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Study shows corporal punishment in schools is biased, harmful

Sachit Saksena October 24, 2016

Corporal punishment in schools is not a pertinent issue in the minds’ of most Americans, but approximately 160,000 children, especially minorities, still experience this practice yearly.  Elizabeth...


College of Pharmacy combats opioid overdoses with campus campaign

Sachit Saksena October 4, 2016

UT’s College of Pharmacy has started the nation’s first comprehensive university opioid-overdose prevention campaign: Operation Naloxone. Operation Naloxone is a student-led training program...


Professor expands LGBT research into practice and policy

Sachit Saksena September 27, 2016

Stephen Russell, a UT sociology and human development and family sciences professor, is bringing together research, practice and policy to improve the lives of LGBT youth in K-12 schools. Russell, whose...

Facebook puts safety in the hands of their users

Sachit Saksena September 9, 2016

Facebook wants to make crisis-reporting a community effort. On Wednesday, Peter Cottle, a founder and lead engineer of Facebook’s Safety Check feature, presented a talk on the addition of crowdsourcing...

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UT researcher discover forgetting can be hard work for brain

Raza Retiwala and Sachit Saksena April 28, 2016

Don’t think about the pink elephant.  Tracy Wang, a neuroscience postdoctoral researcher in the Lewis-Peacock Lab, investigates the science of memories. Earlier this month, Wang released...


UT student organization leads charge for campus sustainability

Sachit Saksena April 21, 2016

The Campus Environmental Center is a group of students dedicated to keeping our earth happy and habitable — starting right here on campus.  This week, the center is bringing speakers, performers...


UT professors collaborate, improve robot soccer team

Sachit Saksena April 5, 2016

Balance doesn’t come as easy to a robot as it does to famous soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. UT professors Michael Mauk and Peter Stone are solving this inequality with computers and cerebellums. Mauk...


Dell Medical School curriculum prepares students for 21st century healthcare

Sachit Saksena March 10, 2016

Staying healthy is the new “going to the doctor” — and Dell Medical School hopes to prepare its students for this 21st century mindset by allowing them to have one foot in traditional...


UT graduate students change the world of energy

Sachit Saksena March 2, 2016

UT students are lowering electricity bills, using nanoparticles to look at oil reservoirs and making phone batteries last longer.   This year, UT students won $6,500 for cutting-edge research at...


UT bioinformaticians bring life science researchers into age of big data

Sachit Saksena February 8, 2016

Genomics. Transcriptomics. Proteomics. Researchers across campus need help with the advanced software necessary in a world of “-omics” technologies.  The Center for Computational Biology...

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