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Associate dean to receive award for contributions to the University

January 23, 2014

In 1975, Lawrence Abraham moved from New York on a whim to take a job teaching at UT. This spring, Abraham, now associate dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies, will receive the Civitatis Award for...

J. Tinsley Oden, director of ICES, awarded 2013 Honda Prize

December 2, 2013

J. Tinsley Oden, director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, received the 2013 Honda Prize for his works in the field of computational mechanics. The Secretariat of the Honda...

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Nutritionist speaker provides healthy living advice

November 21, 2013

It would be easy to assume registered dietitian nutritionists believe in strict eating habits, but at a talk Wednesday, a woman in this profession revealed that this is not the case. At the event presented...

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LBJ School offers a course explaining health insurance

November 6, 2013

The Policy Research Project, a required graduate course ranging in topics as diverse as children’s welfare and lobbying in the Texas legislature, has introduced a new core topic for the 2013-2014...

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Editor of Baffler Magazine talks about rising tuition costs

October 31, 2013

Though many believe a college education can provide opportunities, Baffler Magazine editor Thomas Frank expressed in a discussion hosted by the Department of American Studies why he thought the expenses...

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UT professors talk about the existence of fear

October 30, 2013

In honor of Halloween, UT professors talked about the dimensions of fear at a KUT live radio discussion Tuesday.  Art Markman, a psychology and marketing administration professor, and music professor...

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Campus Conversations presents Magnum photographer Alec Soth

October 24, 2013

Magnum photographer Alec Soth, who is known for his all-American approach, presented his widely showcased photos at the inaugural Campus Conversations Lecture on Wednesday. Steven Hoelscher, the Harry...

Poll shows majority of registered voters support water infrastructure funding

October 19, 2013

A majority of registered voters support a proposed constitutional amendment to use money from the Rainy Day Fund for water infrastructure and water projects throughout the state. Proposition 6, which...

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Research could reveal the linkage between early puberty and adolescent substance abuse

October 16, 2013

Research revealed that adolescents who go through puberty at an earlier age may be more likely to experiment with substance abuse because of their desire to resemble older peers.  Jessica Duncan...

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UT professors encourage use of Twitter as tool to improve in-class communication

October 3, 2013

A few years ago, having Twitter or Facebook open during class was a sure sign a student was distracted — but as social media becomes more popular, many professors have embraced the sites and integrated...

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Pulitzer prize winner Anne Hull discusses truth and journalism

October 2, 2013

Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Hull questioned the intersection of truth and the standards of journalism at a talk on campus Tuesday. Hull, a reporter for The Washington Post, discussed her...

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Energy Institute discusses energy technology policies

September 20, 2013

Students can measure their energy use through technological tools. That’s what Greg Nemet, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin in the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the...

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SEED talk discusses successful student employee practices

September 18, 2013

Student employees received career advice at a talk Tuesday, where they discussed how they can accomplish work goals and manage priorities in order to be successful in their field and at school. Alisa...

UT scientists discuss lander mission to Europa

September 12, 2013

UT scientists are designing a mission to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, to test theories that the moon’s large supply of liquid water might contain life. Scientists Don Blankenship, Britney...

Hot Science talk focuses on the science of mating

September 9, 2013

At Friday’s installment of the “Hot Science, Cool Talks” series, “Explor[ing] Human Mating Strategies,” psychology professor David Buss discussed the motivations behind the...