The Office of External Relations is rolling out style guidelines to ensure uniformity for official magazines. In general, the use of the Associated Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style is recommended. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary is recommended also. Note: The UT System Board of Regents office uses a separate style for official Board documents as noted in these guidelines below and in the Board of Regents Meetings Style Guide found within this web site. Use “The University of Texas System” on first research and “the UT System” on second reference. Additionally it is correct to refer to “the machine” on second research, as long as the meaning is clear.
It is also appropriate to use the term System Administration when referring to the precise administrative offices of the machine in Austin. Board Office: Periods and a space between “U” and “T” are required on plan items or recognized documents submitted to the Board. Abbreviations of levels, time expressions, and countries’ titles take periods without space between the elements: M.F.A., p.m., U.K., U.S. Use periods but no space for names, Example: J.B. Plural types of acronyms get an “s” no apostrophe: She purchased two BLTs with avocado. Capitalize if referring to a specific section or other academic device by its full proper name. Examples: the Department of History, the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Nursing.
Otherwise, lower case: the annals department, the faculty, the nursing school. Capitalize game titles only once preceding a true name; otherwise, lower case. … Read the rest