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UT online enrollment grows 81% since 2015

January 30, 2020

Online class enrollment at UT has grown 81% between 2015 and 2018, according to the Austin American-Statesman, meaning nearly a quarter of the student body was enrolled in an online class in 2018. UT...

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UT study links HPV to head, neck cancer

January 27, 2020

A recent UT study found that human papillomavirus, better known as HPV, is linked to 73% of head and neck cancers. Dr. Laura Chow, an oncologist at the UT Health Austin LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes,...

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UT scientist works with NASA to find first habitable zone

January 21, 2020

A team of NASA scientists, including a UT researcher, discovered an Earth-sized planet in the star’s habitable zone, according to a College of Natural Sciences press release published on Jan. 8. Star...

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UT School of Architecture ranked No.1 for programs with under 100 graduates

January 21, 2020

The UT School of Architecture was ranked as No. 1 among architecture programs with 70-99 graduates, according to DesignIntelligence, an architecture and design industry publication. The School of Architecture...

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Nile river is millions of years older than previously thought, according to University scientists

November 21, 2019

University scientists have discovered the true age of the Nile River to be millions of years older than previously thought. Lead author Claudio Faccenna said geoscientists from the Roma Tre University...

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UT study finds increase in West Texas earthquakes

November 20, 2019

Earthquake activity is increasing in West Texas, according to a recent study by University researchers. The research team used an earthquake tracking system made up of 10 seismographs, which record...

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Harry Ransom Center acquires Frederick Seidel’s notes, unfinished poetry

November 7, 2019

The Harry Ransom Center recently obtained the notes and unfinished works of Frederick Seidel, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet. Poet Jonathan Galassi said Seidel, now 83 years old, writes poems that...

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UT joins 19 universities to bring inclusivity to STEM faculty

October 31, 2019

To recruit a more diverse STEM faculty, the University joined 19 other universities in a three-year effort to change current faculty recruitment practices.  The initiative, called Aspire Alliance,...

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University startup gains major investment after discovering chemical sensors

October 24, 2019

An accidental scientific discovery led to a multimillion dollar investment for a University startup. Lantha Sensors, a chemical company started by associate chemistry professor Simon Humphrey,...

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McCombs School of Business offers first cybersecurity certificate program

October 21, 2019

The McCombs School of Business now offers a certificate program that educates students on how to protect U.S. health care systems from cybersecurity attacks. According to a University press release,...

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UT molecular evolution professor named 2019 American Physical Society Fellow

October 15, 2019

The American Physical Society recently recognized a UT professor of molecular evolution as one of their 2019 fellows. Claus Wilke said he was nominated by the Division of Biological Physics within the...

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Newly developed software from McCombs researchers plays music according to listener’s mood

October 11, 2019

After six years of work, researchers at the McCombs School of Business have developed a “personalized DJ” software that plays music according to a listener’s mood. Researchers Maytal...

Cockrell School of Engineering appoints first assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion

September 23, 2019

The Cockrell School of Engineering appointed its first assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion this month. Christine Julien, an electrical and computer engineering professor, began her position...

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Raising Canes founder donates $10,000 for children’s future college careers

September 10, 2019

Raising Cane’s CEO and founder Todd Graves donated $10,000 to the UT’s Neighborhood Longhorns Program on Monday to support students who want to attend college. Graves presented the check...