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Researchers use nanotechnology to increase solar power efficiency

Trevor Heise February 6, 2015

Researchers at UT are working to improve the efficiency of solar panels, which could lead to lower energy costs in Texas, according to Brian Korgel, chemical engineering professor. Korgel spoke at the...


UT researchers feel the toll of federal research funding reductions

Trevor Heise December 2, 2013

Ongoing budget cuts are taking their toll on UT researchers and students in the form of grant cancellations, delayed projects and diminished assistance from federal agencies. The government shutdown...


College of Fine Arts launches interdisciplinary digital arts program

Trevor Heise November 21, 2013

Music professor Bruce Pennycook was appointed late October to the new role of director of digital arts for the College of Fine Arts, and is in the midst of redesigning the college’s interdisciplinary...


Formula One engineers talk racing technology at the Cockrell School

Trevor Heise November 14, 2013

Matt Cadieux, a head engineer and chief information officer at Infiniti Red Bull Racing, spoke Wednesday to a packed auditorium of UT engineers and Formula One enthusiasts about the behind-the-scenes engineering...

UT social work researchers evaluate Texas’ foster care reforms

Trevor Heise November 7, 2013

A team of faculty and researchers at UT’s Center for Social Work Research will begin compiling a comprehensive report to advise the state in overhauling its foster care system this month. The...

New poll shows close race between Abbott, Davis

Trevor Heise November 5, 2013

A joint UT/Texas Tribune poll released Monday shows a close gubernatorial race shaping up between Greg Abbott, the likely Republican nominee and state attorney general, and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort...

UT students, professor chart return to Mars

Trevor Heise October 24, 2013

Aerospace engineering professor Hans Mark is working with students to develop a blueprint for using current technology to visit Mars without exceeding the United States’ space exploration budget. Mark,...

CEO of XCOR Aerospace says private space travel will be viable by 2015

Trevor Heise October 21, 2013

Though government inefficiencies often lead to inadequate funds for space exploration, private companies will be a viable option for space travel as soon as 2015, according to Jeff Greason, CEO and co-founder...

Art and science converge in UT scientists’ animal prints

Trevor Heise October 17, 2013

The work of two UT scientists who use Japanese printmaking techniques to create images of a variety of insects, mammals and birds will be highlighted in two art exhibitions in November. Adam Cohen,...

Government shutdown threatens research grants

Trevor Heise October 8, 2013

As the federal government shutdown heads into a second week, UT researchers find themselves missing grant submission deadlines and worrying about their prospects for funding in the next fiscal year. Substantial...


Students, curators prepare centennial World War I exhibit

Trevor Heise September 27, 2013

As fall approaches, students and curators at the Harry Ransom Center are wrapping up work on an upcoming World War I exhibition. The exhibit is titled “The World at War, 1914-1918” and...


Public speaking contest hosted by UT Sciences Toastmasters

Trevor Heise September 16, 2013

Students, friends, faculty and family gathered Friday to participate in what the UT Sciences Toastmasters’ pamphlets call “the spectacle of a speech contest.” Toastmasters International,...

Google Fiber application deadline approaches for nonprofits

Trevor Heise September 12, 2013

Google Fiber is not (only) in Kansas, anymore; the zippy new high-bandwidth Internet service is coming to Austin. Following the spring announcement of plans to expand Fiber to Austin, Google and the...

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