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Cancer Institute grants $8.5 million to UT to further research

Pili Saravia, News Reporter October 1, 2022

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awarded a grant of approximately $8.5 million to UT on Sept. 14.  Half of the grant money went towards recruiting Ku-Lung Hsu, a chemistry, pharmacology...

McCombs professor finds mixed-gender teams in workplace can fight gender inequality

McCombs professor finds mixed-gender teams in workplace can fight gender inequality

Corinne Piorkowski, News Reporter October 1, 2022

Mixed-gender coalitions and team unity in the workplace are more likely to grab managers’ attention and fight gender inequity, according to a new McCombs study. Insiya Hussain, assistant professor...

NASA funds UT professor’s space sustainability proposal

NASA funds UT professor’s space sustainability proposal

Tisha Shrestha, News Reporter September 27, 2022

A space sustainability proposal co-created by a UT researcher was selected by NASA on Sept. 13 to help spread sustainability efforts to the stars.  Moriba Jah, associate professor of aerospace engineering...

UT researchers studying intersection of trauma, genetics in development of bipolar disorder

UT researchers studying intersection of trauma, genetics in development of bipolar disorder

Sowmya Sridhar, News General Reporter September 27, 2022

Content warning: this story mentions suicide.   Researchers at UT and the University of Cincinnati are conducting a five-year study to understand the development of bipolar disorder in young...

UT, North Carolina State University researchers discover unique material characteristic in nanostructure

UT, North Carolina State University researchers discover unique material characteristic in nanostructure

Sophia Kurz, News Reporter September 22, 2022

UT researchers, in collaboration with co-authors at North Carolina State University, proved the existence of anelasticity in nanostructures in a study published Sept. 12. Similar to elasticity, anelasticity...

UT LaunchPad launches new grants for undergraduate student startups

UT LaunchPad launches new grants for undergraduate student startups

Raiyan Shaik, General News Reporter September 21, 2022

UT’s LaunchPad, a student entrepreneurship program, is accepting applications for new StartUP grants to provide funding to any undergraduate student for their entrepreneurial ventures.  “We’re...

UT report showing that sustainable jobs have a growing place in the workforce affirms value of on-campus environmental activism

UT report showing that sustainable jobs have a growing place in the workforce affirms value of on-campus environmental activism

Vivien Ayers, General News Reporter September 21, 2022

A UT report analyzing the connection between career growth and environmentally focused workplaces found that jobs that promote sustainable practices are growing faster than the rest of the workforce in...

Students, faculty support decision to remove paywalls from publicly funded research

Students, faculty support decision to remove paywalls from publicly funded research

Joelle DiPaolo, Senior news reporter September 8, 2022

Publicly funded research should be rid of paywalls by 2026, according to an Aug. 25 memorandum from the White House, which requires federal agencies to make all public research accessible.   The decision...

$1.5M grant awarded to UT researchers for synthetic cell development

$1.5M grant awarded to UT researchers for synthetic cell development

Rylie Lillibridge, Senior News Reporter September 8, 2022

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund the formation of a team of UT researchers to further the development of synthetic cells. The grant, which was awarded over the summer,...

UT-Austin research into Antarctic ice provides insights into Jupiter’s moon Europa

UT-Austin research into Antarctic ice provides insights into Jupiter’s moon Europa

Rylie Lillibridge, Senior News Reporter September 7, 2022

A new study from UT researchers analyzed categories of ice found in Antarctica in order to make predictions for the makeup of Jupiter’s moon Europa’s icy shell. Published in Astrobiology at NASA,...

Delays in COVID-19 contact tracing decreased effectiveness, according to new study from UT researchers

Delays in COVID-19 contact tracing decreased effectiveness, according to new study from UT researchers

Rylie Lillibridge, Senior news reporter September 4, 2022

A new study from UT researchers found that delays in COVID-19 contact tracing undermined the effectiveness of preventing further spread of the virus in Austin. The study describes contact tracing as...

UT studies show LGBTQ+ youth experience more discrimination, distress

UT studies show LGBTQ+ youth experience more discrimination, distress

Joelle DiPaolo, Senior News Reporter September 1, 2022

Content warning: This article mentions suicide.  Forty-nine years ago, homosexuality was unclassified as a mental illness in the U.S. Seven years ago, same-sex marriage was legalized. Despite U.S....

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