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President Obama honors Jackson School GeoFORCE program
March 31, 2015
President Obama awarded the Jackson School of Geosciences’ GeoFORCE Texas program Friday with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, one of the highest federal honors for a university.
Backside backlash: New lumbar curvature study prompts criticism over social media
March 26, 2015
A recent study by University researchers concluded that men tend to prefer women with specific lumbar curvatures — and its promotion prompted criticism on social media.
Research suggests hand-writing notes improve retention
March 11, 2015
Although use of computers for note-taking purposes at the University is up to each professor’s discretion, research shows that students who take handwritten notes typically perform better than those who use a computer.
UT graduate college of education ranks top 10 in nation for 2016
March 10, 2015
The College of Education is ranked among the top 10 graduate schools of education in the nation for 2016 because of its increased focus on research, according to a University official.
Dean invites University to join Chinese summer exchange program
March 4, 2015
The University has been invited to take part in a new summer exchange program with Peking University in Beijing.
Senate of College Councils changes nomination process with two new bills
March 3, 2015
The Senate of College Councils passed two bills in February that altered its nomination processes before the 2015 elections, which will take place March 12.
Report finds Austin most economic segregation for major metropolitan area
February 25, 2015
A report The Martin Prosperity Institute, a Toronto-based economic think tank, issued Monday said Austin has the most economic segregation for a major metropolitan area in the U.S.
UT3D program offers RTF students experience in 3-D filmmaking
February 24, 2015
The Moody College of Communication is at the forefront of 3-D filmmaking because of the UT3D program, one of the only collegiate 3-D filming programs in the United States.
UT Energy Week panelists say nuclear energy will power the future
February 18, 2015
Nuclear energy could be the solution to providing the world with both clean and reliable power, according Kirk Sorensen, founder of Flibe Energy, during The Future for Nuclear panel discussion at UT Energy Week on Tuesday.
UT psychologist’s research suggests K-12 teachers leave jobs due to stress
February 17, 2015
K-12 teachers across the country are leaving their jobs because of high amounts of stress, according to UT educational psychologist Christopher McCarthy, whose research is being used to develop new stress prevention strategies.
Lecturer discusses role of poetry and music in wartime
February 11, 2015
War stories and songs from ancient times to present day are useful for understanding what happens to people living under dire circumstances, according to classics professor Tom Palaima, who gave a talk at the Belo Center for New Media on Tuesday.
Student researcher makes strides in detecting diseases
February 10, 2015
One UT undergraduate’s research could lead to a cheaper, quicker way to detect diseases, such as leukemia and multiple sclerosis, especially in developing countries.
UT students develop app featuring pizza, Christian rap duo
February 4, 2015
Even the best class assignments don’t usually go viral — but that’s exactly what happened to management information systems senior James Rauhut, who saw his assignment turn into a successful app that was downloaded more than 5,000 times over the course of a week.