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Researchers use nanotechnology to increase solar power efficiency
February 6, 2015
Researchers at UT are working to improve the efficiency of solar panels, which could lead to lower energy costs in Texas, according to Brian Korgel, chemical engineering professor.
UT researchers feel the toll of federal research funding reductions
December 1, 2013
Ongoing budget cuts are taking their toll on UT researchers and students in the form of grant cancellations, delayed projects and diminished assistance from federal agencies.
College of Fine Arts launches interdisciplinary digital arts program
November 20, 2013
Music professor Bruce Pennycook was appointed late October to the new role of director of digital arts for the College of Fine Arts, and is in the midst of redesigning the college’s interdisciplinary programs and course offerings.
Formula One engineers talk racing technology at the Cockrell School
November 14, 2013
Matt Cadieux, a head engineer and chief information officer at Infiniti Red Bull Racing, spoke Wednesday to a packed auditorium of UT engineers and Formula One enthusiasts about the behind-the-scenes engineering that he said plays a critical role in the company’s champion racing team.
New poll shows close race between Abbott, Davis
November 5, 2013
A joint UT/Texas Tribune poll released Monday shows a close gubernatorial race shaping up between Greg Abbott, the likely Republican nominee and state attorney general, and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, the likely Democratic candidate.
UT students, professor chart return to Mars
October 24, 2013
Aerospace engineering professor Hans Mark is working with students to develop a blueprint for using current technology to visit Mars without exceeding the United States’ space exploration budget.
CEO of XCOR Aerospace says private space travel will be viable by 2015
October 20, 2013
Though government inefficiencies often lead to inadequate funds for space exploration, private companies will be a viable option for space travel as soon as 2015, according to Jeff Greason, CEO and co-founder of private space company XCOR Aerospace.
Art and science converge in UT scientists' animal prints
October 17, 2013
The work of two UT scientists who use Japanese printmaking techniques to create images of a variety of insects, mammals and birds will be highlighted in two art exhibitions in November.
Government shutdown threatens research grants
October 8, 2013
As the federal government shutdown heads into a second week, UT researchers find themselves missing grant submission deadlines and worrying about their prospects for funding in the next fiscal year.
Students, curators prepare centennial World War I exhibit
September 27, 2013
As fall approaches, students and curators at the Harry Ransom Center are wrapping up work on an upcoming World War I exhibition.
Public speaking contest hosted by UT Sciences Toastmasters
September 15, 2013
Students, friends, faculty and family gathered Friday to participate in what the UT Sciences Toastmasters’ pamphlets call “the spectacle of a speech contest.”
Google Fiber application deadline approaches for nonprofits
September 12, 2013
Google Fiber is not (only) in Kansas, anymore; the zippy new high-bandwidth Internet service is coming to Austin.