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Fill out the census, make sure you are are counted

April 3, 2020

In recent days, the coronavirus has been dominating all our thoughts, social media and bandwidth. Students’ lives have been upturned as universities across the nation close down, move classes online...

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UT seniors’ new startup creates smart bike racks

May 4, 2017

Smack, a startup created by UT electrical and computer engineering seniors, hopes to improve bike security on campus and beyond.  Created as part of a project in the entrepreneurial part of the...

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CNS professors recognized for work teaching freshman

May 4, 2017

This is not a dad joke: Two College of Natural Sciences professors recently received the Dads’ Association Centennial Fellowships.  Established in 1983 by The University of Texas System Board...

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“What Lives at the Gym” campaign educates students on common germs found at the gym

April 27, 2017

The “What Lives at the Gym” campaign hopes to make gains educating students about good gym hygiene.  The campaign, started by a group of advertising and public relations students in...

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Petra Nova removes CO2 and makes oil extraction easier

April 27, 2017

Everything’s bigger in Texas: Oil companies and environmentalists alike welcome Petra Nova, the largest carbon dioxide capture system in the world, to the state.  The system, a partnership...

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Study shows that bees have kept their gut microbes for 80 million years

April 20, 2017

Nothing lasts forever, but bacteria living in the guts of some bees have been around for 80 million years.  Nancy Moran, UT integrative biology professor, recently worked with Waldan Kwong, evolutionary...

Recent WHO report says depression is leading cause of disability worldwide

April 14, 2017

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization. The report estimates that more than 300 million people live with depression...

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Texas 4000 awards funds biomedical engineering research

April 14, 2017

Texas 4000, a local nonprofit organization that funds cancer research through an annual student bike ride from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, recently granted $50,000 to UT biomedical engineering researchers...

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Recent study reveals Great Dying extinction events slowed recovery process

April 13, 2017

The world’s worst mass extinction was followed by two more extinction events, according to a study published in PLOS ONE last month.  Paleontology postdoctoral researcher William Foster said...

GRACE mission celebrates 15th anniversary

April 10, 2017

In March, UT’s Center for Space Research celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, which has been taking detailed measurements of the Earth since its launch. The...

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Students get the chance to tackle Alzheimer’s

March 29, 2017

A HornRaiser campaign launched this month will help fund student Alzheimer’s disease research over the summer in Jon Pierce’s neuroscience lab. Pierce, a UT neuroscience associate professor,...

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Former faculty and nursing alumnus takes skills to Nepal

March 22, 2017

Former School of Nursing associate professor Marilyn Pattillo has dedicated most of her life to sharing her nursing skills with those in need around the world. During her latest trip overseas last December,...

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Volunteers help replant Waller Creek

March 1, 2017

On Saturday, students gathered along Waller Creek to replant native trees and shrubs. The volunteer day was part of the Waller Creek remodeling project, aimed at increasing healthy, native plant life...

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H2fromH2O promotes science, defeats stigma

March 1, 2017

At Girl Day on Saturday, over 8,000 students participated in over 150 hands-on activities and demonstrations to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Girls of all backgrounds...

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Environmentalist opens 2017 Lozano Long Conference on Latin American food system

February 27, 2017

This year’s Lozano Long Conference focused on the relationship between consumerism, environmentalism and sustainability in Latin America’s food system. The conference, now in its 10th year,...

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UT researcher named 30 Under 30

February 16, 2017

Charlie Upshaw was pleasantly surprised when he opened an email this January to find that Forbes had named him one of their 30 Under 30 recipients. The 30 Under 30 award recognizes innovative and entrepreneurial...

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Designing gaming to change attitudes

February 8, 2017

Video games have evolved past traditional shoot-em-ups to immersive experiences that teach empathy and open mindedness. Patrick Jagoda, English, cinema and media studies associate professor from the...

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Lockheed Martin sponsors four innovative Cockrell projects

February 3, 2017

Last Tuesday, the Cockrell School of Engineering and Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace and security company, announced a master research agreement to support innovative engineering projects. The initial...

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Using Obama’s Tweets to Study Data

February 1, 2017

Last October, the White House asked the public what they would do with all of former President Barack Obama’s social media posts at their fingertips. Amelia Acker, UT School of Information assistant...

Home, sweet (tiny) home

February 1, 2017

In a world beginning to feel the growing pains of urban crowding and expensive housing, many are turning to alternative residences. Architecture graduate student Davis Richardson responded to Austin’s...

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Don’t always follow your gut when it comes to probiotics

January 20, 2017

Dozens of yogurt brands lining grocery store shelves claim to contain probiotics. These live bacterial cultures which been paraded as dietary supplements to promote healthy gut microbiota and aid digestion. But...

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Calvin Lin Turing Scholars Endowment exceeds fundraising goal

December 5, 2016

With less than a month left, fundraising efforts for the Calvin Lin Turing Scholars Endowment have already overshot their $25,000 goal. The endowment serves to benefit the Turing Scholars program, which...

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Q&A with Christina “PhaZero” Curlee

November 17, 2016

Studio art senior Christina “PhaZero” Curlee specializes in creating video games that are works of art. Curlee, who this year became an ambassador for the International Game Developers Association’s...

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Graduate student awarded EPA fellowship for marine science research

November 2, 2016

First-year marine science Ph.D. student Arley Muth is one of 52 graduate students recently awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results, or STAR, fellowship.  The...

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Undergrads share research breakthroughs at new talk series

October 18, 2016

Curious students gathered Sunday night to listen to two undergraduate students present their research at the inaugural Research and Undergraduate Learning Talk.  Called ResULTS for short, the monthly...

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UT Robotics and Automaton Society kicks off the 2016 Robotathon season

October 3, 2016

Energy surged through a crowd of around two hundred students, including aspiring roboticists and members of the UT Robots and Automaton Society, as they gathered for the Robotathon 2016 Kickoff Tuesday...

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Texas Tribune Festival panel discusses the state of Zika in Texas

September 27, 2016

This year, 201 cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Texas, and it has the potential to spread, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.  On Saturday, a panel of public...

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UT students share research at Texas Tribune’s Innovation Showcase

September 26, 2016

UT students presented five projects Saturday at the Texas Tribune Festival’s Innovation Showcase to share their cutting-edge research with peers and bystanders. Dreamer Robot  The Dreamer...

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UT students share experiences in undergraduate research

September 9, 2016

During his Gone to Texas address, Karan Jerath told the incoming freshman class the key to success is relentless pursuit. Jerath, who was recently selected for the Forbes Top 30 under 30 list, speaks from...