Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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UT student startup creates sustainable land management app

UT student startup creates sustainable land management app

November 2, 2022

A team of UT students and two geography professors created an app for ranchers in Botswana to sustainably manage and optimize their land use. Gazelle Ecosolutions CEO Amod Daherkar said about 70% of...

Perry-Castañeda Library no longer a campus polling location, replaced with LBJ School of Public Affairs

Perry-Castañeda Library no longer a campus polling location, replaced with LBJ School of Public Affairs

October 23, 2022

During a Travis County Commissioners Court meeting on Oct. 11, county officials explained that the Perry-Castañeda Library at UT will no longer serve as an early or regular voting location during this...

UT Energy Symposium debate addresses fossil fuel divestment by universities

UT Energy Symposium debate addresses fossil fuel divestment by universities

October 12, 2022

At the UT Energy Symposium on Tuesday, four experts from around the U.S. debated whether university endowments across the country should divest from fossil fuel companies. The online session was part...

Study finds hazing may not strengthen group solidarity in fraternities

Study finds hazing may not strengthen group solidarity in fraternities

September 20, 2022

Though historically used by fraternities to initiate members, the idea that hazing increases social cohesion may not be true, according to a Sep. 12 study co-authored by a UT researcher. Over a 10-week...

UT researchers create tiny, light-driven motor

UT researchers create tiny, light-driven motor

July 25, 2022

UT researchers created the first ever solid-state optical nanomotor, which has the potential to power tiny drones and other devices directly from a beam of light. Nanomotors are miniature versions of...

UT researchers receive grant to improve reconstructive breast surgery

UT researchers receive grant to improve reconstructive breast surgery

July 11, 2022

Researchers from UT and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an accurate model of the breast for reconstructive surgery.  This...

UT researchers create model of campus water distribution system to see how crises affect quality

UT researchers create model of campus water distribution system to see how crises affect quality

May 1, 2022
The study, published at the end of March, was funded by the National Science Foundation and started a few months after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UT-Austin researchers scan lunar time capsule opened for first time in 50 years

UT-Austin researchers scan lunar time capsule opened for first time in 50 years

April 12, 2022

With the help of UT researchers, NASA scientists scanned and opened one of the last samples of rock and soil collected nearly 50 years ago on the moon during NASA’s Apollo program last month. During...

UT researchers create map of Gulf of Mexico coastal plain to improve flood predictions

UT researchers create map of Gulf of Mexico coastal plain to improve flood predictions

April 3, 2022

UT researchers created a map of the Gulf Coastal Plain to show how an overlooked network of water channels creates drainage pathways for floods. Coastal plain areas are places where sediment builds...

Researchers develop AI capable of beating top human drivers in Gran Turismo video game

Researchers develop AI capable of beating top human drivers in Gran Turismo video game

March 6, 2022
The researchers developed GT Sophy, the AI program, using a technique called deep reinforcement learning, which researchers have previously used to train AI to beat humans in games like chess, Go and Jeopardy.
School of Nursing lacks resources to accept all qualified applicants under Texas nursing shortage

School of Nursing lacks resources to accept all qualified applicants under Texas nursing shortage

December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 16 flipbook.  Hospitals across the state are facing a nursing shortage due in part to education programs like UT’s School of Nursing...

UT releases new supercomputer for researchers

UT releases new supercomputer for researchers

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...

Waterloo Park reopens to public after decade of closure

Waterloo Park reopens to public after decade of closure

October 6, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 flipbook. Visitors can now come to the newly reimagined Waterloo Park, which reopened in August for the first time in a decade as...

UT researchers team up with other universities to build a supercomputer

UT researchers team up with other universities to build a supercomputer

October 6, 2021

Researchers from UT and two other universities received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a prototype of a supercomputer that will make it easier for scientists to process...

CapMetro offers free rides for October, cuts bus frequency due to staffing shortage

CapMetro offers free rides for October, cuts bus frequency due to staffing shortage

September 29, 2021
CapMetro announced Sept. 3 that it would decrease the frequency of 15 of its bus routes and suspend the Entertainment bus late-night service that runs between student housing neighborhoods and downtown starting Sep. 19.
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Democratic US Senate candidates talk climate change at Austin forum

February 18, 2020

Three Democratic candidates running to unseat United States Sen. John Cornyn gathered at the University Presbyterian Church on Monday to share their plans to address climate change. The Texas Interfaith...

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