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UT research shows greater e-cigarette use due to unregulated marketing

September 13, 2019

Exposure to different kinds of electronic cigarette marketing, especially in retail stores and on TV, is associated with increased initiation of use in young people, according to a new study led by a UT...


New accelerated UTeach program addresses STEM teacher shortage

May 8, 2019

UTeach has launched a new accelerated program for students who become interested in STEM teaching later in college.  The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, will begin this fall...


Texas Shark Tank at UT-Austin features student entrepreneur teams

April 22, 2019

On Saturday, 22 student entrepreneur teams competed in Texas Shark Tank at UT, where they pitched their company ideas to investment professionals with backgrounds in venture capital and serial entrepreneurship. The...


UT alumni, Linda and Lee Norris, support women in engineering and low-income students with $1 million gift

April 19, 2019

Linda and Lee Norris, UT class of 1970 alumni, have made a $1 million gift to UT to go toward scholarships for women in engineering and need-based scholarships. The need-based part of the gift...


UT graduate students bring science to Austin libraries

April 11, 2019

UT biology graduate students have started a new initiative called Neighborhood Science to bring science to public libraries. The new project is a branch of Science Under the Stars, which has been hosting...


UT researchers find that engaging with memories can help with trying to forget them

March 27, 2019

Devoting more attention to memories may be key if you’re trying to forget them, according to new UT research.  “We’ve known for about 20 years now that people could intentionally...


UT researchers receive $6 million grant to control invasive species in Texas

March 13, 2019

Researchers at UT Brackenridge Field Laboratory recently received a $6 million grant from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation to find ways to sustainably control invasive species in Texas.  “Sustainable...


New research finds genes associated with alcoholism

March 6, 2019

A new study, co-authored by researchers from UT, has revealed the genetic factors that can cause alcoholism.  The research used various scientific tools, such as genetics-based approaches,...

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Study shows higher rates of LGBTQ youth found in foster care or unstable housing

February 22, 2019

A recent UT study found LGBTQ adolescents are disproportionately represented in foster care and unstable housing, such as shelters or transitional facilities, compared with their heterosexual counterparts.  Lesbian,...

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New program seeks to increases accessibility of cancer screenings

February 15, 2019

A Dell Medical School and CommUnityCare Health Centers collaboration resulted in a doubled rate of colorectal cancer screenings at their clinics over the last year, said Eda Baykal-Caglar, directory of...


Researchers develop new detection method for HIV

February 8, 2019

A UT researcher led developments of a new method to accurately measure hidden forms of HIV in immune cells, which will help better evaluate experimental HIV treatments in research and clinical trials. This...


NASA funds $7 million for UT researchers’ project to detect extraterrestrial life

February 6, 2019

UT researchers are among a team of scientists around the world who received $7 million from NASA to work on a project to detect extraterrestrial life. “NASA’s mission is to explore the universe,...

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UT study shows Austin salamanders in danger of extinction

February 1, 2019

Overexploitation of groundwater led to the endangerment of 13 Central Texas salamander species, according to a new UT study. Three of those 13 species are Austin natives: the Barton Springs Salamander,...


UT researcher better understands earthquakes through computer modeling

January 23, 2019

A researcher at UT is developing a new way of computer modeling to better understand earthquakes using findings from a 2011 earthquake in Japan. Thorsten Becker, the lead author of the paper and...


New Austin project aims to revive monarch butterfly populations

December 6, 2018

As it starts to cool down here in Texas, it’s time for the annual monarch butterfly migration. This year, the Austin Parks and Recreation department aims to create corridors of milkweed plants and...


New app aims to optimize energy efficient room temperatures for UT buildings

November 9, 2018

Walking into campus buildings can sometimes feel like walking into a cooler. This not only makes students uncomfortable, but can be costly for energy usage. An app that will maximize student comfort...


Individual personalities meld in secure relationship, study says

November 1, 2018

When you’re in a relationship with a person long enough, you might start to act like them. Courtney Walsh, a human development and family sciences graduate student, published research this year in...


British colonial history explored through Central American skeletons

October 26, 2018

UT researchers are analyzing the DNA of Central American skeletons to understand the history of British colonization. Graduate research assistant Lauren Springs, a graduate anthropology student recently...


Austin startup Seekr connects people to unique local experiences

October 21, 2018

You can tour Austin from the sky with “Stew’s Flight Over Austin,” an experience which can only be enjoyed through a UT startup called Seekr. Andoni Almeida, UT international relations...


UT researchers work to identify sewage leaks to Waller Creek

October 17, 2018

Waller Creek is not safe due to high levels of bacteria from feces, but researchers are tracking bacteria and sewage leaks to improve water quality for both the river aquatic ecosystem and the Austin community. Mary...


Texas Aerial Robotics wins second place with self-flying drones

October 10, 2018

Creating a robot that can make decisions and navigate its environment isn’t easy. Students from Texas Aerial Robotics, a student organization at UT, did just that by creating a drone capable of intelligent...