The violent churning of river water as currents of different speeds collide over rapids. The dull thrum of air buffeting the window of a moving car. The sudden change in color when cream is stirred into coffee …
TACC Stampede, Lonestar supercomputers help discover gamma ray creation from lasers.
Astronomers at UT Austin have confirmed the existence of a young planet, only 11 million years old. The discovery lends unique insights into the origin of planetary system architectures.
This collaboration between the School of Architecture and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center explores the role of architecture in ecology.
Computer scientist Marijn Heule and his colleagues have solved a decades-old math challenge known as the boolean Pythagorean Triples problem (BPTP) and created the largest mathematical proof ever, at a whopping 200 terabytes.
Veteran Spouse Network project provides a platform for the spouses of veterans to inform, evaluate and advocate for the use of effective mental health care practice in their communities.
Scientists using radar data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age in the planet’s north polar ice cap.
In an Innovations in a Downturn – Q&A session, research scientist Dr. Pradeep Ashok talks about RAPID (Rapid Automation and Performance Improvement in Drilling) program.
Lifestyle changes, such as getting a good night’s rest, can help maintain memory function and may slow cognitive decline in older adults, according to psychology research at UT Austin.
Researchers at UT Austin have revealed how a group of drugs that are being developed to treat hepatitis C works. Pharmaceutical companies might be able to apply these new insights to future drugs design.
Emotional Aperture Measure, which rates a person’s ability to pick up the patterns of feeling of an entire group, is a tool that could find a place in management training.
Researchers discovered that serotonin, a chemical in the brain that regulates a host of mental states, also regulates the sensitivity of auditory neurons, brain cells involved in hearing.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has named the Periods, Organized web project as a finalist for its grant awards in the first cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura …
In an Innovations in a Downturn – Q&A session, Assistant Professor Dr. Hugh Daigle talks about a new technique for recovering residual oil from old reservoirs, in particular those containing heavy oil.
When ICES' computational medicine research meets clinical applications, cardiologist Dr. Kent Beasley is there with the bedside manner uniquely provided by a physician with more than 40 years of clinical practice.
Research shows stock analysts' thumbs up or down can affect whether a merger gets completed or torpedoed and offer opportunities for contrarian investors.
In fall 2015 students at the UT System began participating in the nation’s most comprehensive study on sexual assaults ever conducted on a college campus.
In honor of the Freshman Research Initiative's 10th Anniversary, we take a closer look at the innovative program in this article from the latest issue of The Texas Scientist.
In an Innovations in a Downturn – Q&A session, Professor Dr. Mukul Sharma talks about two software products that have emerged from the research over the past eight years.
Archaeologists working on an archeological site in Italy have discovered what may be a rare sacred text in the Etruscan language that is likely to yield rich details about Etruscan worship of a god or goddess.
The 2013 Humanities Research Award recipients used their prize to travel around the globe to libraries, archives and museums to gather data and submerge themselves into their research.
A team of researchers reports the discovery of a new catalyst that significantly improves the efficiency of water electrolysis under alkaline conditions.
Stephennie Mulder, an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts, was invited to Tehran in February 2016 to receive the Islamic Republic of Iran’s World Award for Book of the Year from the Iranian Ministry of Culture.
The College of Pharmacy is the newest member of a multi-university collaborative designed to advance pharmaceutical research and education initiatives.
UT research institute won a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Texas Governor’s Office to map modern slavery across the state.
Computational models are being developed to provide understanding of the breast reconstruction process and to improve breast reconstruction outcomes.
Scientists from UT Austin have imaged proteins which repair DNA and gained new insights into how the body regulates DNA repair. The research could lead to a better understanding of how cancerous cells repair their DNA.
On the national political stage, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump may say very different things, but phonetically they sound almost the same, according to an analysis by the Texas English Linguistics Lab at UT Austin.
Studies indicate that depressed older adults who take medications for their conditions prefer talk therapy to antidepressant medications. Even so, there is a stigma and discomfort attached to seeking psychotherapy.
How many injured patients come into emergency rooms not knowing they also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Can they be screened to address their needs sooner – before their PTSD symptoms worsen?
A research study shows that it’s this growth in global supply chains that’s actually keeping tariffs low, not multinational trade legislation like NAFTA or the TPP.
Dr. Can Kilic, specializing in theoretical particle physics, the Standard Model, and dark matter models, talked about his research, teaching, and hopes for the future of science.
Wraparound, an intensive and individualized care planning and management process helps children with mental health issues reach their full potential while staying in their homes and communities.
Stock options became a dirty word after the 2008 crash, blamed for encouraging CEOs to place too many risky bets. But in an economic recovery, a bigger threat might be playing it too safe.
The Regional Friend to Friend Patient Navigation program provides low-income women with the missing links in the fragmented health system so that they can afford early screening services that can save lives.
From the perspective of substance use, the US-Mexico border, conceived as a space of mixtures and exchanges of all types, has attracted the attention of scholars and researchers for a long time.
The University of Texas formed the department of chemical engineering in 1915 and in 2012, it was named in honor of John J. McKetta, Jr.
Microbiologists have discovered genetic evidence that a group of subsurface microbes, Hadesarchaea, consumes carbon monoxide to produce energy.
Undergraduates showed off their work at the first Texas Student Research Showdown, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Cultural values play a major role in the development and academic achievement of Latinos
Andrew Carson applied his education about theatrical lighting to the airplane to match passengers’ circadian rhythm and reduce the feeling of jet lag.
Research findings offer techniques to make ads more effective by telling better stories.
It’s important for educators to understand what children do with technology when they aren’t in the classroom and how those experiences vary.
Children’s Bureau has funded a project designed to develop evidence-based models of support and services that will better the adoption journey for foster children and families.
If English proficiency is not sufficient, navigating tricky terrain like medical treatment and healthcare access can become difficult to the point of impossible for immigrants, particularly as they age.
What’s the latest status symbol for a billionaire businessman? Forget about buying a yacht, a mansion, or a private island. Instead, purchase a politician.
Neuroscientists have estimated, based on the sizes of brain synapses, that a single human brain might potentially store a petabyte of information, roughly the size of the entire World Wide Web.
Associate professor Xiaoqin Li and her lab are developing lightweight and flexible semiconductors for potential use in bendable computer screens and wearable electronics.
When dealing with school discipline, Restorative Discipline is an alternative to zero tolerance policies that have failed to deliver good outcomes.
Membership has its privileges, even in a stock index. New research from the McCombs School of Business finds a change in a stock’s relative ranking can cause its price to rise or fall.
Researchers are collaborating to develop an interventions specifically targeting Latino men in order to find the best culturally adapted approach to treating heavy drinking.
Professor Min Liu's research, “Designing Science Learning with Game-Based Approaches,” explores digital games as a tool for learning.
Daniel Jaffe grew up in an unusual milieu for an astronomer – New York City – where star gazing was not among his pastimes. But after building a solar telescope in high school, he was set on the path to astronomy.
Tropical rainforests vary widely in climate and species composition. But when scientists plot out the numbers of trees by size, each rainforest follows the same pattern in the distribution of trees of different heights.
The Moncrief Undergraduate Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students studying math, science or engineering to spend their summer working alongside faculty, staff and graduate students.
A research team at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is turning up the heat in its efforts to understand and ultimately block production of cancer cells.
An interactive, tablet-based prevention approach is being used to reduce disorders caused by substance exposure during pregnancy.
UT researcher is conducting an evaluation of an evidence-based intervention program designed for children dealing with parental cancer.
Archival digitization is limited by the sheer volume of historical works that exist and by that which continues to be created. Sometimes, the only sure way for art to be preserved digitally, is for a specific need to arise.
New research from McCombs shows how marketing cues can guide consumers to make better decisions about what they purchase and, in turn, help businesses improve customer satisfaction and increase sales.
A carbon tax is both more beneficial and easier to administer in competitive markets than in less competitive markets.
Astronomer Natalie Gosnell has used Hubble Space Telescope to better understand why some stars look hotter and bluer than they should for their advanced age, as if they were somehow reinvigorated to look much younger.
Educational Psychology Professor Toni Falbo and graduate student Sophia Y. Hooper recently conducted and published a meta-analysis of research into China’s only children.
Allison Skerrett, associate professor at the College of Education, recently published a book for educators and researchers, Teaching Transnational Youth: Literacy and Education in a Changing World.
Scientists have discovered that in fish the nutrients that are passed from a mother to her offspring can change the way her offspring develop and make a big difference in how well they do in life.
In 1999, then-President Larry Faulkner named Juan M. Sanchez as Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at Austin. Under Sanchez’s leadership there has been a sea change in research driven by the …
The Education Research Center at UT Austin allows researchers to study a variety of topics on an extremely wide scale with more than 20 years of individual records on education and the workforce.
To test the Theory of General Relativity, scientists from UT-Austin have traveled to the Sahara Desert to observe a rare eclipse and used computers to model ripples in space and time unleashed by the mergers of black holes.
Einstein's Theory of General Relativity has successfully explained a lot of what we observe out in the universe. However the existence of mysterious dark energy might mean that the theory needs to be tweaked or even replaced.
The Theory of General Relativity, Einstein's description of gravity, has so far held up well to various tests scientists have thrown at it. But there are signs that it's incomplete.
Chemists have developed an environmentally friendly method for creating chemical structures, which have implications in chemical manufacturing, biological processes, and medical therapies.
Researchers have recently developed a new data analysis tool, NOMAD, to explore problems where the system automatically determines the appropriate topics related to billions of documents.
Water is the most precious resource on Earth, but there always seems to be too little or too much of it in Texas. Research at the Jackson School is tackling the challenges posed by these extremes.
Pieces of detectors for particle colliders and neuroscience research line the shelves in the UT Austin Physics Machine Shop. The air constantly hums with the noise of advanced machines at work.
Scientists have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus can overcome one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes this protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs.
Jackson School scientists play a key role in NASA’s quest to find life-supporting environments on Jupiter’s moon.
Over the past decade the ICES tumor-modeling group has been using computational methods to model cancer treatment. The group's latest research venture is to model how cancer cells thrive in their native environment.
In 2013, Yahoo made headlines when it stopped allowing employees to work remotely. New research shows Yahoo likely misjudged its employees, and the decision may have reduced their productivity in the process.
New research shows that risk of serious pipeline accidents were overestimated.
Studies indicate that by harnessing the power of often helpful bacterial communities known as the microbiomes of plants will give plants a pesticide-free boost.
Chemicals that disrupt the body’s hormone system may also be linked to two of the biggest public health threats facing society – diabetes and obesity, according to a recent statement co-authored by Dr. Andrea Gore.
Research at the Jackson School of Geosciences Bureau of Economic Geology into U.S. shale oil gas production and reserves is widely considered to be the most comprehensive public study of its kind.
Dr. Christopher Frei, associate professor of pharmacotherapy, has been named director of the Translational Science Ph.D. Program.
Physicists at UT Austin have been exploring new ways to manipulate light on the nanoscale that could lead to better biological sensors and improved devices for optical communications and computing.
"Eating Well While Eating Out" is an online healthy eating resource designed to provide viable options for restaurant patrons concerned about weight and making healthful dining choices.
Undetected by humans, slow motion earthquakes are happening all over the world. Understanding them could help predict when destructive quakes are coming.
A team of UT Austin scientists received a two-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build a Digital Rocks Portal utilizing the latest technologies in data storage.
Study shows that when choosing a mate, female túngara frogs switch their choice about a third of the time when a decoy is present.
A research team examine the lava to understand what volcanic conditions caused Yellowstone’s magma to steadily effuse and the eruption type that dominates Yellowstone’s past and could happen again in the future.
UT Austin astronomers working with NASA’s Kepler mission have helped to discover the first near-Earth-sized planet around a Sun-like star in the range of distances where liquid water could pool on a planet’s surface.
Tawny crazy ants are taking hold in the U.S. But scientists from UT Austin recently discovered a chink in the insect's armor that could help control the spread of this invasive species.
By studying the genomes of almost 2,000 species of sorghum, researchers has developed a method to predict how varieties of the crop will respond to stress from their environment.
Researchers at UT Austin have developed an improved method for measuring glycerides. The finding also could help with detecting counterfeit olive oils.
Professor Edward Buskey of UT Marine Science Institute explains what has been learned to date from studying the effects of oil and dispersants as part of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while.
Researchers from UT Austin announced the design of a device—called a photonic topological insulator (PTI)—that can bend the path of light by 120 degrees without any reflections.
Researchers have developed a new tool for probing the properties of topological insulators that might aid in the development of new materials and devices for spintronics.
Determining patient-specific tumor details is important in choosing the best treatment plans for those suffering from brain tumors or other forms of cancer.
Marine science professor Lee Fuiman has hypothesized that a natural compass based on Earth's magnetic field guides seals, helping them return to breathing holes in the ice.
Supercomputing is enabling some of the most exciting advances of our time in the life sciences and allowing us to delve deeper and ask bigger questions than we ever knew possible.
The work of mathematics professor Luis Caffarelli is commonly considered to have laid the foundations for solving the unknowns of the Navier-Stokes equations.
Chemists at UT Austin have developed a laboratory technique that can detect single viruses floating in a solution of water. This is the first time the technique has been demonstrated on biological samples.
Scientists have developed the most precise sequence map yet of U.S. cotton and will soon create an even more detailed map for navigating the complex cotton genome.
This month marks the 50th Anniversary of Moore's Law, an observation that every couple of years, computer chip manufacturers manage to squeeze twice as many transistors onto a computer chip.
A new method of testing the most common cause of life-threatening infection in people with cystic fibrosis could improve efforts to study and combat the illness.
A tool from neuroscience opens a window to peek into the brain and find out if restructuring a manager’s pay help that manager make better business decisions.
In the world of living things, surely one of the oddest relationships is the one between certain insects and the bacteria they can't seem to live without. Such bacteria, called obligate symbionts live inside the host's cells.
An international team of astronomers including UT's Michael Endl have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun.
UT researchers have invented a new flexible smart window material that, when incorporated into windows, sunroofs, or even curved glass surfaces, will have the ability to control both heat and light from the sun.
As emerging markets in the Middle East and North Africa become increasingly attractive for business opportunities, they also have become more prone to ethical infractions in advertising, according to a study from UT.
UT is starting a new research initiative called “Pop-Up Institutes” which are designed to harness knowledge, expertise, and resources across multiple disciplines on campus to address a research goal.
To help researchers, journalists and policymakers locate available research on the education of black males, UT Professors Louis Harrison and Anthony Brown launched The Black Male Education Research Collection website.
A study of tens of thousands of generations of E. coli bacteria reveals that most new genetic mutations that were passed down were actually beneficial and occurred at much more variable rates than previously thought.
Variations in the ability of sand particles, kicked into the atmosphere from deserts in the Middle East, to absorb heat can change the intensity of the Indian Summer Monsoon.
A new interactive, online database provides the public full access to records on 6,913 deaths that have occurred in Texas state custody since 2005.
Some of the bacteria in our guts were passed down over millions of years, since before we were human, suggesting that evolution plays a larger role than previously known in people’s intestinal-microbe makeup.
A team of UT physicists has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device.
With support from the Governor’s University Research Initiative grant program, UT has recruited renowned researchers Joan Brennecke in chemical engineering and Wei Yang in molecular biosciences.
Droughts in California are mainly controlled by wind, not by the amount of evaporated moisture in the air, new research has found.
Researchers at UT have been able to quantify fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices.
Bird fossil specimens dating back 50 million years represent a species of a previously unknown relative of the modern-day ostrich.
Vocational training without a strong college-preparatory focus in blue-collar community high schools led some millennials to face wider gender employment and wage gaps than their peers, according to UT sociologists.
Requests for abortions increased significantly in Latin American countries that issued warnings to pregnant women about complications associated with Zika virus infection.
Teaching teens that social and personality traits can change helps them cope with social challenges such as bullying, which in turn can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance.
An extremely rare eyeless catfish species, previously known to exist only in Mexico, has been discovered in Texas.
UT researchers have developed a new, open-source computer programming framework that could make the web significantly more energy efficient, allowing people to save more battery power while browsing on mobile devices.
The Harry Ransom Center has acquired the archive of Indian author and philosopher Raja Rao (1908-2006), recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature and numerous other literary awards.
UT Study shows increasing the diversity of pollinator species, including bees, flies and butterflies, can dramatically increase cotton production.
An abundance of aerosol particles in the atmosphere can increase the lifespans of large storm clouds by delaying rainfall, making the clouds grow larger and live longer.
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT have discovered a correlation between aging and the effectiveness of T-cells, a type of immune cell programmed to fight or kill a threat. Researchers found that …
A new study finds that courses that engage college students in conducting scientific research early on can dramatically increase students’ odds of completing a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) degree.
Incoming college students, especially students of color and first-generation college students, who anticipate challenges and recognize these as normal and temporary are more likely to remain enrolled full time …
Scientists at UT have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine. Although the technique presently works on just one virus, scientists say it could be adapted to detect a range of viruses …
It took nearly a half trillion tries before UT Austin researchers witnessed a rare event and perhaps solved an evolutionary puzzle about how introns, noncoding sequences of DNA located within genes, multiply in a genome.
Research published in the journal Nature on May 19 has revealed that vast regions of the Totten Glacier in East Antarctica are fundamentally unstable and have contributed significantly to rising sea levels several …
Relationship satisfaction and the energy devoted to keeping a partner are dependent on how the partner compares with other potential mates, a finding that relates to evolution’s stronghold on modern relationship …
With an advance that one cryptography expert called a "masterpiece," UT Austin computer scientists have developed a new method for producing truly random numbers, a breakthrough that could be used to encrypt date …
Scientists have identified genetic mutations that appear to be a key culprit behind a suite of birth defects called ciliopathies, which affect an estimated 1 in 1,000 births. In a paper published online this week …
A new study did not find that the drug ticagrelor was better than aspirin in reducing the risk of stroke, heart attack or death in certain patients.
Microbiologists at The University of Texas at Austin and their colleagues have cracked the genetic code of how bacteria broke down oil to help clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Research published in the May 6 edition of Science indicates that slow-motion earthquakes or “slow-slip events” can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes.
The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new …
A new study reveals that volcanic activity associated with the plate-tectonic movement of continents may be responsible for climatic shifts from hot to cold over tens and hundreds of millions of years throughout much …
An international team of researchers, including Brett Baker from The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, has made the most comprehensive tree of life based on genomes, greatly expanding our view of the …
Researchers at UT successfully culminated years of work when a drug they engineered for the treatment and prevention of inhalational anthrax — the anthrax antitoxin obiltoxaximab — received approval March 21 from …
New research has found that wind carved massive mounds of more than a mile high on Mars over billions of years. Their location helps pin down when water on the Red Planet dried up during a global climate change …
Although years of drought and over-pumping have significantly depleted groundwater in Arizona and California, a new study shows the situation has an upside: It has created underground reservoirs where extra surface …
More cities than previously assumed could soon grapple with the Zika virus if two species of mosquitos are found to be equally effective carriers of the disease, a University of Texas at Austin disease ecologist and …
Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in China on environmental issues are more successful in advocating for their causes by leveraging “transnational networks,” according to new research from U T that …
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an antenna that is able to process incoming and outgoing radio-wave signals more efficiently and without the need …
Accepting a job below one’s skill level can be severely penalizing when applying for future employment because of the perception that someone who does this is less committed or less competent, according to new …
Scientists have discovered that bacteria have a system that can recognize and disrupt dangerous viruses using a newly identified mechanism involving ribonucleic acid (RNA).
Exercise helps smokers with a high risk for cessation failure due to emotional distress finally kick the habit, according to psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.
A majority of community college students are underprepared for college-level work, are not successful in developmental or remedial coursework, and do not reach their educational goals, according to a report from the …
Researchers have discovered a new species of extinct worm lizard in Texas and dubbed it the “Lone Star” lizard. The species — the first known example of a worm lizard in Texas — offers evidence that Texas …
A majority of Americans say government and industry should collaborate to strengthen U.S. energy security and energy independence, according to the latest edition of the UT Energy Poll.
Individuals in “on-off” dating relationships — relationships involving couples who break up and get back together — are more likely than others to communicate frequently with friends outside the relationship, …
Researchers at UT have discovered that a type of cancer found primarily in children can grow only when signaled to do so by other nearby cells that are noncancerous.
The most dangerous times of year for children with asthma are soon after their schools reopen after a break, and a new study finds that cold viruses are largely to blame.
Scientists have created the first map that shows how the Greenland Ice Sheet has moved over time, revealing that ice in the interior is moving more slowly toward the edges than it has, on average, during the past …
The public defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas may have led to a decrease in highly effective forms of contraceptive services and an increase in Medicaid-paid childbirths among women who previously used …
An international team of researchers supported by the National Science Foundation will journey to Antarctica this month to search for evidence that the now-frozen continent may have been the starting point for some …
UT has established The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, which will host its inaugural national conference Feb 8-9.
On the 30th anniversary of the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle, recent research from the McCombs School of Business at UT examines why large organizations as diverse as NASA and BP have a tendency to make …
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering have solved a problem in micro- and nanofabrication — how to quickly, gently and precisely handle tiny particles — that will allow researchers to more easily …
Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a mechanism that may explain how the brain can recall nearly all of what happened on a recent afternoon — or make a thorough plan for how to spend an …
The Shakespeare Gallery has been digitally reconstructed by The University of Texas at Austin — just as it looked in 1796, when novelist Jane Austen took lodging around the corner while visiting London’s sites.
The threat of ostracism influences children to imitate group behaviors as a means of re-affiliating, according to psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.
Pioneering students, hands-on tech and the space to create and collaborate — that’s the foundation of the Longhorn Maker Movement. From traditional soldering and woodworking to advanced 3D printing and robotics, …
the water supply of the Colorado River basin, a vital source of water in the Southwest, is influenced more by wet-dry periods than by human use, which has been stable during past decades.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that natural selection drives some male prairie voles to be fully monogamous and others to seek more partners. The surprising contrasts in the animals’ …
Professor John Daly in the Department of Communication Studies has published new research that explores public speaking and how speakers handle objections and questions after their presentations.
A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Synthetic Biologics Inc. have developed two antibodies to potentially treat or prevent pertussis, the highly contagious respiratory tract infection …
Research from UT Austin shows that rock salt, used by Germany and the US as a subsurface container for radioactive waste, might not be as impermeable as thought or as capable of isolating nuclear waste from …
Researchers for the first time have discovered that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.
Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery about how some fish seem to disappear from predators in the ocean, a discovery that could lead to more effective methods of ocean camouflage.
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development of flexible …
UT Austin will partner with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook to help scientists and health practitioners better communicate scientific findings to …
Austinites are “cautiously optimistic” about the future of the 10-1 system of geographic representation adopted by the City of Austin in 2014 to elect City Council members, according to a report conducted by the …
The McDonald Observatory, along with an international group of universities and research institutions, celebrate groundbreaking for telescope that will address key questions in cosmology, astrophysics and more.
Four-year-olds in the nation’s largest preschool program fare worse with 3-year-olds in their classrooms, according to new research that shows a common practice in most Head Start programs may stunt children’s …
After several years and a massive team effort, one of the world’s largest telescopes, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) at UT Austin's McDonald Observatory, has opened its giant eye again, achieving “first …
In a discovery that holds promise for future drug development, scientists have detected for the first time how nature performs an impressive trick to produce key chemicals similar to those in drugs that fight …
Researchers at UT Austin have developed a nanoscale machine made of DNA that can randomly walk in any direction across bumpy surfaces and could potentially be used for cancer detection.
Researchers have discovered a species of extinct pig-nose turtle that lived alongside dinosaurs and fills a gap in understanding the evolution of turtles.
More than 3 out of 4 Americans (76 percent) now believe that climate change is occurring, up from 68 percent just one year ago, according to the latest UT Energy Poll.
Countries worldwide may soon see mass species loss and challenges for local fishing economies if predictable breeding events where fish gather in large numbers remain unprotected from overfishing, scientists say.
Doing Innovation, a research project at UT Austin, has launched a multimedia website that examines how millennials are using new technology, developing creative communities and finding innovative paths to respond to …
Global public health agencies such as the CDC should use storytelling techniques to get audiences to share key public health messages, according to a UT health communication scholar.
nspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new flame retardant to replace commercial additives that are often toxic and can …
Online users can now travel back in time to the medieval world by clicking through a collection of international research on the first digital platform of its kind from UT Austin.
Cockrell School of Engineering researchers have invented a method for making inexpensive and high-performing wearable electronic patches that monitor the body’s vital signs for health and performance tracking.
Professor John Goodenough, the inventor of the lithium-ion battery, and his team have identified a new cathode material, presenting a significant advancement in the race to develop a commercially viable sodium-ion …
Females in the Texas juvenile justice system are often at greater risk of serving longer sentences and having a mental health need than their male counterparts, according to new research from UT Austin.
Sexual assault is more pervasive in Texas now than in 2003, the time of the last statewide survey, according to a new study by the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at UT Austin.
Researchers at UT Austin discovered the assembly instructions for nearly 1,000 protein complexes shared by most kinds of animals, offering a powerful new tool for studying the causes of diseases such as Alzheimer's, …
Researchers at UT Austin have found that a well-known period of abrupt climate change 12,000 years ago occurred rapidly in northern latitudes but much more gradually in equatorial regions, a discovery that could …
Amid concerns that immigrants may pose a threat to American society, a new study from UT Austin shows that immigrant teens are less likely to engage in violent behaviors, crime and drug use than their U.S.-born …
UT Austin Students Build High-Efficiency, Solar-Powered Home A team of students from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the School of Architecture at UT Austin and the Technische Universität München (TUM) in …
The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at UT Austin, is acquiring the archive of award-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.
A new article by researchers at UT Austin reports that Texas Fitness Now, Texas’ $37 million physical education program, had no effect on children’s weight.
Various Western nations’ work-family policies leave many working mothers feeling unsupported as both caretakers and workers, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple countries by UT Austin.
Dr. William Tierney, an internationally recognized leader in medical informatics and health services research who has devoted his career to creating innovation, value and efficiency in health care delivery, will be …
A computer science team at The University of Texas at Austin has found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off …
Partnering with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), which acts as a Japanese government agency, The University of Texas at Austin will begin using alternative energy sources to …
Researchers for the first time have used seismic sensors to track meltwater flowing through glaciers and into the ocean, an essential step to understanding the future of the world’s largest glaciers as climate …
Men’s and women’s ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists at UT Austin.
Psychologists at UT Austin found that children flexibly choose when to imitate and when to innovate the behavior of others, demonstrating that children are precocious social learners.
Seton Healthcare Family and UT Austin's Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs have announced the funding of seven new health care research studies aimed at resolving critical …
Researchers have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved to treat high blood pressure. If proven effective in humans, this could help prevent relapses by …
Authoritarian parenting can lead to depression and somatization in young Mexican American and Dominican American children, according to new research from the School of Social Work.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remain front-runners among Republican and Democratic primary voters in Texas, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Sexual dysfunction in women can be linked to low resting heart rate variability, a finding that could help clinicians treat the condition, according to a study by psychologists at UT Austin.
Medicare, which is already the costliest public health insurance program in the world, is costing taxpayers an excess of $2 billion annually because of a practice called “upcoding” in private Medicare Advantage …
A team of scientists and engineers at UT has identified the first sensor of the Earth’s magnetic field in an animal, finding in the brain of a tiny worm a big clue to a long-held mystery about how animals’ …
Improving air quality — in clean and dirty places — could potentially avoid millions of pollution-related deaths each year. That finding comes from a team of environmental engineering and public health …
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a groundbreaking new energy-absorbing structure to better withstand blunt and ballistic impact, which can be integrated into car bumpers, military and …
Researchers have demonstrated—for the first time—a visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin form of carbon. This new type of light source could form the basis of faster communications devices and …
The new initiative will utilize top experts to ensure that the campus’s best health-focused research is transformed into new drugs, devices and health products to benefit patients, health care providers and the …
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a genetic variation in the FOXP2 gene is strongly associated with the ability to learn a foreign language during adulthood. The FOXP2 gene, …
Construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope was unanimously approved by the 11 international partners including The University of Texas at Austin. The decision initiates final design and fabrication of the GMT, …
The archive of the legendary Washington Post editor complements the archives of the reporters who covered the Watergate break-in.
When a NASA spacecraft sets off to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa to look for the ingredients of life, radar equipment designed to pierce the ice of Antarctica will be among the passengers. Ice-penetrating radar …
Anthropologists show that epigenetic marks, or chemical modifications on DNA, can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may further understanding the effects of famine and disease in the …
A researcher from the Cockrell School of Engineering at heads to Nepal as part of a rapid response mission to assess post-earthquake damage to potentially dangerous glacial lakes and to begin the process of …
Humans share hundreds of genes with baker’s yeast and biologists are creating genetically engineered yeast using human genes to better understand genetic disorders and screen drugs for treating the diseases.
A new forecasting method, created by the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Texas Water Development Board, is thought to be more accurate for predicting summer rainfall across the state.
In May, President Obama announced a task force to protect pollinators, in particular bees. Researchers at UT are looking at the problem for a number of perspectives.
The LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum, will host “Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy.
Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a new study.
Research from the McCombs School of Business has identified a way to accurately predict which delinquent credit card accounts will repay an outstanding balance.
In the battle against superbugs, new research suggests that the infecting bacteria might be turned against themselves to weaken their defenses.
New research by the Austin Child & Family Research Institute at UT finds main barriers to safe sex practices include lack of access and misinformation.
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS-based positioning system that could revolutionize geolocation.
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a first-of-its-kind, rehabilitation exoskeleton that could provide new therapies.
Partisan politics are polarizing Americans’ views of several controversial energy issues according to the latest version of The University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll.
The Undergraduate Awards is an annual international competition that celebrates the research projects and coursework of students from all over the world.
Emily Edwards, an anthropology and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures senior from La Porte, Texas, studied the dental and skeletal changes in Native Americans over time at an archeological site in Galveston, Texas.
Shalaka Joshi, a government and Plan II Honors senior, examined the policies of the United States and India toward China and the similarities and differences in these ideas and tactics.
This year our Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development (WIALD) student organization has been working on a robotics project, a planetary rover.
Adam Benden drew upon his experience as a yoga instructor and his interests in class, gender, and race theory to design a unique research project in partnership with the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless.
Beau Baumann, a government senior from Flower Mound, Texas, researched the “unorthodox” legislative tactics of Congress in order to determine the impact of Speaker Nancy Pelosi on enacting legislation.
Aerospace engineering Longhorns gave it their all at this year’s international Design/Build/Fly (DBF) competition, landing 13th place among more than 80 competing universities.
Global Studies BDP student and jazz performance major Andre Galuban stepped outside of his academic comfort zone to research Algerian military power. The experience inspired Andre to consider graduate work in foreign …
Digital Arts & Media BDP student Julia Chernis created an animation affirming the safety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. She sought to counter the misperceptions of family members and friends with …
Matthew Snidal, a student in the Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits BDP, spent the summer before his senior year participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
Ethics & Leadership BDP student Megan Maldonado analyzed the literature on transnational surrogacy practices in India. Among other aspects, she studied risks to reproductive laborers.
Human Rights & Social Justice BDP student Sarah Qureshy pursued an independent research study investigating prisoners’ rights within the English criminal justice system. Sarah’s experience conducting research …
Sarah Talaat, a student in the Media, Culture & Identities BDP, spent the summer before her senior year researching the history and evolution of Wien Hauptbahnhof, the central train station in Vienna, Austria.
Sahara Khan, an Iberian and Latin American Languages & Cultures sophomore from Frisco, Texas, researched the variety of impacts that physically demanding labor can make on first-generation Mexican-American men.
Hector Cantu's project consists of a comparative analysis between United States and European Union labor law and tax law harmonization.
Ignacio Cruz's undergraduate research thesis aims at conceptualizing contemporary meetings through the influence of technology.
Jacob Spangler's research project focuses on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s persuasive capabilities, and how today’s business leaders could use them to fight the inaction that accompanies large-scale bureaucracies.
Jennifer Huang's thesis focused on the association between lipids and cardiovascular disease risk factors among firefighters. The analysis was part of the recommendation to the fire department for its future wellness program.
Jessica Thompson conducted research on how international influences exhibited themselves in the design of the Pisa Baptistery, and how this speaks to the cultural identity of late medieval Pisa.
Julie Timte's research investigates how Dante’s word became image, or rather what influences shaped manuscript illuminators, and how the visualized Inferno permeated later iterations of Hell.
In one of her undergraduate research projects, Juliette Seive analyzed digital archives of jokes from World War II to better understand public sentiment.
Kelsey Ball conducted research on the contact between Spanish and English in Texas, and the way that manifests itself at a semantic and syntactic level.
Loyce Gayo's research forcused on African socialism and development theories with a regional focus on Tanzania.
Madilynn Garcia combines undergraduate research in dramaturgy with creative activity in her work with the Cohen New Works Festival.
Maria Renteria's research project uses quantitative secondary data of a previous longitudinal study that examined perceptions of drug trafficking and immigration on borderland culture.
Mirna Reyna's research project focuses on second language acquisition and the pronunciation of French vowels by English-speaking learners of French.
Mirusha Yogarajah's research project aims to understand the roles of female revolutionary fighters in the Black Panther Party in the United States and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka.
Nicole Tsao's research project aims to understand how the bilingual experience modulates audiovisual processing and to examine the multimodality of speech and language processing in noisy listening environments.
Rachel Gosch's project involved financial mathematics and creation of a model that used macroeconomic data to output a set of “business condition indices,” or the underlying state of the economy, on a relative scale.
Sai Gourisankar conducted undergraduate research as part of a team investigating engineering nanotechnology that can target tumors for bioimaging and diagnosis.
Sanjai Bashyam's undergraduate research led to the creation of the Innovation Station 3D printing vending machine.
Sara Saastamoinen's undergraduate research examined how travel and luxury in the works of James Bond author Ian Fleming have shaped consumer behavior.
Thales Smith combined undergraduate research and creative activity by researching and performing guitar works from the southwestern U.S.
Adeli Block, a Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures and geography senior from the Washington, D.C., area, investigated the prevalent belief that the Arabic language is dying out among Arabic speakers.
Christina Kent traveled to Mongolia to conduct research on poverty and vocational training as part of her undergraduate research experience.
Alex Fischer’s work is a rhetorical analysis. He analyze the discussions surrounding the Iraq war to discover the strengths and weaknesses of our country’s most recent war deliberation.
Alexander D'Jamoos's research project seeks to analyze the propagandist tendencies of current news media in Russia.
Ankit Sharma's undergraduate research project looked at MoS2 (molybdenum disulfide) nanowalls as a potential material for light sensors.
For her undergraduate research project, Ava Ibanez went to UT’s Marine Science Institute to study the trophic dynamics of Atlantic croaker in the hypoxic zone of the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Christine Nbemeneh's undergraduate research on black business history led to her becoming the founding associate editor of a new undergraduate research journal.
Dara Oke’s undergraduate research consisted of a photojournalistic history of black-owned businesses in Austin.
Divya Ramamoorthy studied whether a hydrogel environment can maintain the growth of heart muscle cells and helped test how stem cells can be differentiated into mature heart cells.
Evan Delord took part in undergraduate research by using computer modeling to uncover the computational principles of a particular neuron layer in the cerebellum of the brain.
Jennifer Oruebor, a psychology senior from Houston, Texas, evaluated if the stress that black students experienced on predominantly white college campuses affects academic self-concept.
Joy Youwakim, an economics sophomore from Nederland, Texas, is working on agricultural research that simulates an environment affected by climate change.
Rachel Graubard and Vatsal Shah, both alumni of the Freshman Research Initiative's DIY Diagnostics stream, have created two apps which could help patients detect skin cancer at home.
Breana Lovelace, an International Relations & Global Studies and Asian Studies senior from Arlington, Texas, examined the global rise of Korean popular music (K-Pop) and interactions between fans, artists and companies.
Studio Art senior Christina Curlee was selected to be an International Game Developers Association’s Women in Games Ambassador, a program designed to build bridges between female university students and the game industry.
Rachel Graubard, a Liberal Arts Honors (LAH) senior from Houston, Texas, has been working on an app that can diagnose and monitor skin cancer since her freshman year.
A team of four UT undergraduate students received second place at the 25th Imaginations Design Competition, put on annually by Walt Disney Imagineering, and competed against six teams from eight other universities.
Undergraduate researchers in UT Austin's Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) join the effort to develop a readily available test for the newly spreading Zika virus.
Wine analysis research in the lab of Professor Eric Anslyn can help prevent counterfeits and improve winemaking. Best of all, it's helping students learn the value of scientific research.
Captain America’s evolution reflects the transformation of American society during and in the decades following World War II. He remains to this day a manifestation of America’s desire for righteousness.
UT PGE Professor Gary Pope has been a trailblazer for undergraduate research in UT PGE for almost three decades, leading the largest group in the department.
When an artist relays a message or theme, the medium of the idea often determines its effectiveness as a piece of art. Such is true for Cildo Meireles’ Missão/Missões [Mission/Missions] (How to Build Cathedrals).
In Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf addresses the effort to preserve female individuality and autonomy in the face of a society bent on reducing women to abstract, mythical ideals.
Finding time to sit and talk about herself isn’t easy for Kaitlin (Kate) Galloway. The first semester senior is in Nursing’s undergraduate Honors Program, a rigorous academic program for high-achieving undergraduates.
Since he became president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin has sought to portray Russia’s war in Chechnya as part of the fight against global Islamic terrorism, and the Chechens as radical Islamists …
The historical sources of The Tempest, as well as its invocation of generic conventions of the travel narrative and other New World literature, lend the play to historicist modes of interpretation. In the last few …
If nations behave similarly to actors in an evolutionary game model, then as long as the probability of nuclear war or catastrophe is less than one, global disarmament, if it occurs, will not be a stable equilibrium.
To improve accuracy, an auto-ranging circuit consisting of two important circuit stages is proposed for the design of a bio-impedance measurement system for use in cardiac ablation treatment.
University of Texas at Austin freshmen, working to develop do-it-yourself health care diagnostics, make up a research group that was announced today as a Grand Challenges Explorations winner.
The National Science Foundation selected 36 students for its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships Program, giving UT Austin the 12th highest number of NSF graduate fellows in the country in 2015.
Brendan Chou, an undergraduate biochemistry major, has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a four-year, $2 million grant to Andrea Alù of the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin to break the conventional ways in which light and acoustic waves propagate.
ExxonMobil will invest $15 million as a leadership member of the UT Energy Institute to pursue technologies to help meet growing energy demand while reducing environmental impacts and the risk of climate change.
The Department of Energy has selected Battery500, a national consortium to help lead a new five-year, $50 million initiative to advance battery technology in electric cars.
Three UT engineers receive DOD grants to lead Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) projects, to help advance innovative technologies in energy, computing and nanoelectronics.
Eleven faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been chosen to receive the prestigious 2016 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System Board of Regents.
ICES Professor Michael Sacks has received a $2.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop the first detailed computer simulations of how to improve bioprosthetic heart valves’ durability.
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is honoring Scott W. Tinker, director of UT Austin Bureau of Economic Geology, with the Michael T. Halbouty Award for Outstanding Leadership.
UT Austin physics professors Mike Downer and Philip J. Morrison each have garnered career research awards from the Humboldt Foundation to fund international research collaborations with German physicists.
The National Science Foundation awards $30 million to TACC at UT to acquire and deploy a new large-scale supercomputing system, Stampede 2.
The College has been awarded $4 million by the Texas Education Agency to design and launch the state’s new literacy and reading-to-learn academies.
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering received a $100,000 grant from the Gates Foundation for health-related research.
UT researchers have received almost $5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to kick-start drug discovery programs.
The Harry Ransom Center has awarded more than 75 fellowships to postdoctoral, dissertation and independent researchers.
Huriya Jabbar, assistant professor of educational policy and planning, has been selected as a 2016 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.
UT's James Bull has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research.
Engineers have received a $2.7 million grant to advance a promising treatment for peripheral ischemia, a condition that restricts blood flow to muscles in the lower limbs.
A team of graduate students the School of Architecture has won the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) third annual Innovation in Affordable Housing competition.
Humanities junior Zoraima Pelaez will use her Truman Scholarship to pursue a law degree upon graduation.
The article by Dr. Min Liu, Professor of Learning Technologies and former and current graduate students, focused on the study middle school science students in a 3D game environment
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a $500,000 grant to Professor Sharon Strover to study rural library “Hotspot Lending programs", where libraries loan out devices that connect to cellular network.
UT ranked No. 25 in the world among academic institutions for publication of scientific research, according to the latest annual report from the Nature Index.
Sonia Seeman, associate professor of ethnomusicology, received a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research in Turkey for a book project.
UT School of Nursing will partners with community groups on projects to address health care inequalities after receiving two six-year grants totaling more than $3 million from the City of Austin.
Communities of gun owners may be reshaping democracy, according to ongoing research by UT sociologist Harel Shapira, recipient of a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.
Sarah Rumbellow, a P-3 pharmacy student, has been selected to receive the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award for her contributions to public health.
Economics graduate student Nick Buchholz was selected by The Review of Economics to participate in the 2016 “Restud Tour,” the highest honor for a graduating Ph.D. student in the field of Economics.
Austin-area elementary schools will participate in a study with UT researchers, thanks to a $3.85 million grant from the NIH, to learn whether gardening, nutrition and cooking can improve health and fight obesity.
The Innovation Center in the Cockrell School of Engineering launched a grant program to provide critical funding for faculty entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between university research and developing technologies.
A $6 million award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) will underwrite UT's hiring of a leading cancer researcher as chairman of Molecular Biosciences.
Two faculty members have received Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the nation’s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of research.
David R. Maidment, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering, and Bridget R. Scanlon, senior research scientist in the Jackson School of Geosciences have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
A study that focuses on the role of pharmacists in helping asthma patients stay healthy is the inaugural program supported by a new initiative of the College of Pharmacy.
The Center for Infectious Disease at UT renamed for Dr. John Ring LaMontagne, a scientist who combated flu and other infectious diseases to improve public health around the globe.
The Council on Library and Information Resources has granted the Harry Ransom Center a 2015 award to digitize more than 24,000 pages from the Gabriel García Márquez archive.
George Georgiou, Thomas Milner and Jonathan L. Sessler, professors at The University of Texas at Austin, have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
UT PGE Professor Mary Wheeler and her collaborators received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop computational techniques that more effectively use big data to predict and model …
Leaders and policymakers in five states will develop state mathematics task forces and work to improve college student success through a new initiative from UT Austin’s Charles A. Dana Center.
Thanks to a $6 million recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), The University of Texas at Austin has hired Thomas Yankeelov, a distinguished cancer researcher.
NASA has selected the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin for a five-year, $1.3 million grant that will support the national expansion of a STEM program that gives high school students and teachers the …
A research team led by Xiaoqin Elaine Li has been awarded a grant of $2 million to research and develop thin, flexible semiconductors that might eventually lead to bendable computer screens and wearable electronics.
Nearly 1,000 Texas high school students will receive scholarships worth $20,000 over four years through Texas Advance, a year-old UT Austin initiative aimed at supporting economically disadvantaged students.
Stephennie Mulder at UT Austin has been named the $10,000 grand prize winner of the 2015 University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for her work.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded CHASP faculty associate Angela Evans an EAGER Grant of $300,000 to explore how training protocols supported by NSF and targeted at research scientists in the hard …
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) at UT Austin has been named one of the top eight startup incubators in the nation by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a leading international entrepreneurship organization.
The Belo Foundation has awarded UT Austin $1.5 million to create the Dallas Morning News Journalism Innovation Endowment, a fund to support digital innovation in the School of Journalism.
The Hearst Foundations have awarded a $200,000 grant to the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the College of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Library at UT Austin to help create a common makerspace.
A $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at UT's School of Social Work test a health intervention to reduce fetal exposure to alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco during early pregnancy.
A team of Longhorns is being honored with a national award for conveying the wonder of science through art.
Integrative biology professor Tom Juenger will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study a native prairie grass, including how it can become a sustainable source of bioenergy amid global climate change.
John B. Goodenough will receive the Samson Prize, totaling $1 million. It is the world’s largest monetary prize awarded in the field of alternative fuels.
Researchers at UT Austin will receive three grants totaling $4 million to develop techniques for imaging and manipulating the activity of neurons in the brain.
The Television Academy announced today that Cockrell School of Engineering professor Alan Bovik and his team of former students and collaborators will be honored with a 2015 Engineering Emmy Award.
UT Austin has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine for the fourth consecutive year.
UT Austin will receive a $2.4 million grant over the next five years from the National Institute on Aging to study how social interactions improve the health of older adults.
NSF selects the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin to house one of seven state-of-the-art, experimental natural hazards research facilities.
Assistant professor Laura Colgin has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation to pursue her research on the relationship between brain waves and memory during sleep.
The Ransom Center invites applications for its 2016–2017 research fellowships. More than 50 fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial onsite use of the Center's collections, supporting …
The American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) has accredited the Energy Management Program at the McCombs School of Business, making the program one of 11 nationally accredited land management programs in …
The School of Nursing received a $2.4 million federal grant to help improve the lives of people struggling with chronic health conditions.
UT Austin is ranked No. 37 in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which evaluates more than 1,200 international higher education institutions.
Halliburton has donated $1 million to renew support of the Texas Business Foundations Summer Institute at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. The grant will fund the Summer Institute through 2020.
A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant will make many of the first books printed in the Americas available for the first time in digital full-text format, thanks to innovations in optical character …
Dr. Robert L. Talbert, the Smithkline Centennial Professor Emeritus in Pharmacy, has received the Paul F. Parker Medal from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).
President Barack Obama intends to nominate UT Austin economics Professor Sandra E. Black to join the three-member White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).
UT Austin's School of Nursing has received final approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to launch a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program.
Professor Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences.
The Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin is leading the effort to build a software platform, data repository and tools that will help the United States design more resilient buildings, levees and other public …
ICES Professor Clint Dawson will lend his hurricane modeling expertise to a new cyberinfrastructure effort funded by a $13.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The W. M. Keck Foundation has awarded scientists at UT Austin two grants totaling $1.5 million to develop a powerful, alternative method for cooling atoms and involve more undergraduate students in using new advanced …
Eleven faculty members from UT Austin have been chosen to receive 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.
A biomedical engineer at the Cockrell School of Engineering has received a $1.8 million NIH grant to advance his light-based technique for imaging blood flow across the brain.
UT ranked No. 19 in the world for high-impact science, according to the Nature Index, which tracks publication in the world’s top research journals.
The Charles A. Dana Center at UT Austin has been awarded a $12.7 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity to advance math education for children on U.S. military bases.
Texas has authorized $4.47 million for the TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program, an initiative led by the Bureau of Economic Geology — the State Geologic Survey of Texas — at UT, to place monitors and analyze data.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a four-year, $3 million grant to Sarah Powell, an assistant professor in the College of Education, to study ways to help students better solve word-problems in math.
A student team participating in the Freshman Research Initiative working to develop do-it-yourself health care diagnostics, received a Grand Challenges Explorations award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at UT, has awarded 70 research fellowships for 2015–2016.
Richard Corsi, Mechele Dickerson and John Markert have been inducted into the university's Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2015.
Andrea Alù, associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering, received the prestigious 2015 Waterman Award. Alù is the first recipient from a Texas university to receive this National Science Foundation Award.
Associate professor Nicholas Priebe and three colleagues have been awarded a Human Frontier Science Program research grant worth $1.05 million to study how our sensory systems change as the environment changes.
President Barack Obama honored GeoFORCE Texas, an outreach program of the Jackson School of Geosciences, with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
Moncrief Grand Challenge Award recipients and their progress in computational material modeling, pathway simulation and visualization.
UT one of only six universities to receive a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.