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College of Liberal Arts to offer three SMOCs in the fall

August 9, 2014

The College of Liberal Arts has expanded its synchronous massive online course offerings for the fall semester by an additional course for fall semester.   The SMOC format was launched in fall 2013...


Student group participates in ‘Texas Stands with Gaza’ protest

August 3, 2014

A group of UT students participated in the “Texas Stands with Gaza” protest of more than 3,000 at the Texas State Capitol on Saturday. Saturday’s protest was the most recent of five...

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Perry announces surge of National Guard troops to Texas-Mexico border

July 22, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry announced on Monday he will deploy 1,000 state National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border. According to a statement issued by Perry’s office, the troops will work alongside...


UT researchers prevent worms from getting drunk

July 21, 2014

Neuroscience researchers at the University reported they successfully prevented mutant worms from becoming intoxicated by alcohol in “The Journal of Neuroscience” in July. The researchers...


President Powers to stay on until June 2015

July 9, 2014

In an unexpected decision, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced President William Powers Jr. will remain in his position until June 2, 2015 in a statement on Wednesday. Cigarroa previously...


Women’s engineering group flies in NASA aircraft to test new material

July 8, 2014

Students in a women’s engineering group at UT became the first people to test how a new material burns in microgravity in early June. The six students, members of the Cockrell School of Engineering’s...


UT researchers develop new method to enrich stable isotopes

July 4, 2014

UT physicists have invented a new method, called Magnetically Activated and Guided Isotope Separation, or MAGIS, to increase efficiency, affordability and environmental sustainability of stable isotope...


Vice provost and director of admissions to leave UT

June 29, 2014

Kedra Ishop, vice provost and director of admissions, is leaving her position at the University in July after working in the admissions office for 16 years. Ishop is resigning to become the associate...


UT engineering program receives $12 million to research reducing greenhouse gas emissions

June 21, 2014

The University’s Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security, led by engineering professor Larry W. Lake, received a $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, also known as the...

University’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis appoints new director

June 12, 2014

The University’s Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis appointed Kevin Cokley, an educational psychology and African and African diaspora studies professor, as its new director...