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UT professor helps develop theory explaining why we have biases

UT professor helps develop theory explaining why we have biases

Julian Petzold, General News Reporter March 5, 2024

A UT professor recently co-wrote a research paper explaining why we experience perceptual biases. Perceptual biases occur when observations inform how someone makes decisions. Xuexin Wei, an assistant...

Frog pandemic catalyzed by climate change and habitat loss

Frog pandemic catalyzed by climate change and habitat loss

Chloe Robinson, General News Reporter March 5, 2024

As humanity grappled with the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, the foothill yellow-legged frog faced a pandemic of its own, one that endangered the species.  Since the 1990s, Batrachochytrium...

UT exceeds $1 billion in research expenditures

UT exceeds $1 billion in research expenditures

Matthew Gomez, General News Reporter March 5, 2024

The University recently provided data showing research expenditures at UT passed $1 billion for the first time in the 2023 fiscal year.  The data came from the Higher Education Research and Development...

UT researcher studies how use of voice assistants can drive children’s learning

UT researcher studies how use of voice assistants can drive children’s learning

Sowmya Sridhar, General News Reporter March 4, 2024

Children’s curiosity about the world around them drives them to ask their teachers and parents questions — but now voice assistants and other artificial intelligence can facilitate their learning.  Researcher...

Javier Auyero posing with his book, “Portraits of Persistence” at his office in Patton Hall on Friday.

Sociology professor named 2024 Distinguished Scholar by research foundation

Emma Nguyen, General News Reporter February 29, 2024

A UT sociology professor studying police and drug dealers in Argentina received the 2024 Distinguished Scholar Award on Feb. 6 from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, a research organization dedicated...

UT senior research fellow awarded Time100 Impact Award

UT senior research fellow awarded Time100 Impact Award

Melanie Faz, General News Reporter February 28, 2024

A UT senior research fellow won the prestigious TIME100 Impact Award on Feb. 11 for her work in AI governance.  Kay Firth-Butterfield was one of four recipients of the 2024 TIME100 Impact Award. The...

UT study discovers treatment to curb growth of deadly cancer

UT study discovers treatment to curb growth of deadly cancer

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter February 28, 2024

UT scientists have discovered how the growth of  a deadly form of leukemia could be controlled in a study published on Feb. 13. The study, published in Cell Metabolism, details a possible treatment...

The Mission Within recruits grieving military families for psychedelic research with Dell Medical School

The Mission Within recruits grieving military families for psychedelic research with Dell Medical School

Eden Shamy, General News Reporter February 22, 2024

A psychedelic retreat center for veteran mental health began recruitment on Feb. 9 for its upcoming psychedelic therapy retreat in Mexico amidst a shortage of volunteers for the program. The retreat...

UT professor receives prestigious biology award

UT professor receives prestigious biology award

Caroline McConnico, General News Reporter February 22, 2024

 A UT assistant professor received an award earlier this month from the Society for Developmental Biology, recognizing his outstanding research on cell polarity. Daniel Dickinson, an assistant professor...

UT aerospace engineers help design moon lander

UT aerospace engineers help design moon lander

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter February 22, 2024

A UT aerospace engineering professor and his research team designed a guidance algorithm that will help a moon lander reach its destination on Feb. 22.  The IM-1 Nova-C Lander, built by aerospace...

Study shows rise in alternative health approaches to manage pain and stress

Study shows rise in alternative health approaches to manage pain and stress

Mara Ramazanoglu, General News Reporter February 21, 2024

A greater percentage of U.S. adults are using complementary health approaches, such as yoga and meditation, according to a study published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The...

UT and JPMorgan Chase researchers develop unlearning algorithm for AI

UT and JPMorgan Chase researchers develop unlearning algorithm for AI

Julian Petzold, General News Reporter February 21, 2024

UT researchers, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase, developed an algorithm teaching generative AI models to unlearn information in image-to-image models. The paper describing the research, published...

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