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ChatGPT: Plagiarism device or educational tool?

ChatGPT: Plagiarism device or educational tool?

Molly McIlhinney, General News Reporter February 1, 2023

This spring marks the first full semester that UT students can take classes with access to ChatGPT, an online tool that uses artificial intelligence to generate text. Following its release to the public...

Dell Medical School appoints first chief to new cardiovascular and thoracic surgery division

Dell Medical School appoints first chief to new cardiovascular and thoracic surgery division

Ireland Blouin, Senior News Reporter January 23, 2023

Dr. George Arnaoutakis began his position as the first chief of the Dell Medical School’s new cardiovascular and thoracic surgery division on Jan 9. Arnaoutakis is a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon...

UT researchers receive grant to study nanoscale 3D printing

UT researchers receive grant to study nanoscale 3D printing

Sowmya Sridhar, General News Reporter December 19, 2022

Researchers from UT, the University of Utah and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a way to more quickly and efficiently...

Review of Martian lake basin data provides insights into important environment

Review of Martian lake basin data provides insights into important environment

Rylie Lillbridge, Senior News Reporter October 31, 2022

A review study involving UT researchers provided new insights into the lake basins on Mars and future directions Mars research should go in. Timothy Goudge, a geological sciences assistant professor,...

Electrical and Computer Engineering department renamed after alumni Sanjay Chandra

Electrical and Computer Engineering department renamed after alumni Sanjay Chandra

Pili Saravia, News Reporter October 2, 2022

During her seven years in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rachel Carson has worked with alumni Sanjay Chandra and his family to improve the department.  On Friday, amidst a dance...

Petroleum, Geosystems Engineering department launches new sustainable energy minor

Petroleum, Geosystems Engineering department launches new sustainable energy minor

Judith Matehuala, News Reporter February 22, 2022
The new courses will focus on sustainability issues in energy, energy technology and policy, climate change mitigation and renewable energy technologies
UT engineers commercialize carbon capture technology to combat climate change

UT engineers commercialize carbon capture technology to combat climate change

Joelle DiPaolo, News Reporter January 25, 2022
The agreement between the Texas Carbon Management Program Group and Honeywell, a multinational conglomerate, was announced in December and gives Honeywell the right to scale the technology for commercialization.
UT researchers lead project using world’s most powerful telescope

UT researchers lead project using world’s most powerful telescope

Katy Nelson, News Reporter December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 30 flipbook.  UT researchers will lead a project using the world’s most powerful telescope to see images and data of galaxies closer...

UT study shows how Mars’ surface was formed

UT study shows how Mars’ surface was formed

Katy Nelson, News reporter December 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 12 flipbook. UT researchers recently discovered that, over the span of weeks, massive Mars flooding carved out canyons hundreds of meters...

UT releases new supercomputer for researchers

UT releases new supercomputer for researchers

Koshik Mahapatra November 28, 2021

UT is working on a supercomputer to allow more researchers to perform complex calculations based on their findings.  A collaboration between the University’s Texas Advanced Computing Center and the...

Researchers receive $1.2 million grant for telescope instrument, opens possibilities for exploring planetary conditions

Researchers receive $1.2 million grant for telescope instrument, opens possibilities for exploring planetary conditions

Katy Nelson, News Reporter November 12, 2021

To better understand the conditions and potential for hosting life on other planets, a collaboration of researchers, including some from UT, received a nearly $1.2 million grant in early October for key...

Researchers work toward creating computer chips that operate like human brain

Researchers work toward creating computer chips that operate like human brain

Katy Nelson October 3, 2021

Some UT researchers started creating a new computer chip that could be implemented within the next 10 years in computers and phones to improve their performance. The neuromorphic computer chips mimic...

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