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Design industry expert joins College of Fine Arts faculty

March 11, 2016

The College of Fine Arts has appointed a new faculty member to help integrate design studies into colleges across the Forty Acres. Doreen Lorenzo will help oversee the new initiative in collaboration...


Dell Medical School offers cash prize for novel health care ideas in SXSW contest

March 9, 2016

The Dell Medical School is searching for ideas on how to improve the health care system by encouraging community members to submit their thoughts on the evolving health care system. The medical school...


Researchers evaluate black history in state, national curriculum

March 4, 2016

Two UT staff members from the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis believe a more accurate portrayal of black history and involvement in the United States is needed in Texas and national curriculum...

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UT professors receive $55,000 award for science, engineering research

March 2, 2016

Four UT professors won $55,000 each as part of a fellowship to further their research in engineering and natural sciences.  The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced the professors as fellowship...


Guest speaker researches gay sexual contact between straight white men

February 26, 2016

Let’s talk sex. A researcher presented her work Thursday on why homosexual encounters between straight white men have been widely normalized in American culture.  Jane Ward, gender and sexuality...


UT students win prize for business card mobile app

February 24, 2016

Three UT students won a $5,000 prize Saturday at the BodyHacking Con 2016 Startup Pitch Competition for pitching their crowd-favorite application ForeverCard. In 2014, educational administration...


Research fellow leads study of children coping with parental cancer

February 19, 2016

A research fellow in the School of Social Work is analyzing how children are affected by child-centered intervention programs designed specifically for those whose parents have cancer in the hopes of encouraging...


Panel discusses Mexico’s challenges in opening electrical energy market

February 17, 2016

Government officials and private sector energy experts discussed the issues facing Mexico’s renewable electrical energy in a UT Energy Week panel at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on Tuesday.  In...


UT scholar: Police reform requires public action

February 10, 2016

Police reform not only requires action from the federal government, but also requires the community to hold officers accountable, according to Christy E. Lopez, UT School of Law’s current G. Rollie...


UT sticks with previous admissions requirements, despite new SAT format

February 5, 2016

UT will not make changes to its current admissions requirements despite the new SAT taking effect this March. In March 2014, College Board announced major changes to the exam. The test will revert...


UT researcher discusses glacier research

January 29, 2016

When it comes to learning about how glaciers change and move, scientists have only scratched the tip of the iceberg, according to one UT researcher. Timothy Bartholomaus, glaciologist and postdoctoral...


Newly published test to aid in education of bilingual children

January 31, 2014

Two UT professors saw 15 years of research pay off when their bilingual speech pathology test was published in December.   Along with researchers from universities across the country, communication...

Women’s center receives large grant

January 24, 2014

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies received a $50,000 contribution from a nonprofit charitable organization to sustain and expand a leadership program for female students.  The INSPIRE...


Three UT professors win early-career achievement awards

January 21, 2014

Although their research topics vary from human-computer communication to the relationships between neuron movement and decision making, three UT professors each won one of the 102 presidential awards given...

Three UT professors win early-career achievement awards

January 18, 2014

Though their research topics vary from human-computer communication to the relationships between neuron movement and decision making, three UT professors each won one of the 102 presidential awards given...