Austin-Area Residential Treatment Program Improves Mental Health
An Austin-area residential mental health care facility is treating a large population experiencing homelessness while saving the local health care system millions annually, according to new peer-reviewed research.
Breathing New Life Into Fuel Cells
UT Austin researchers developed a new method to improve the oxygen reduction portion of the chemical reaction in fuel cells, in which O2 molecules are split to create water.
UT Austin Study Aims to Shield Critical Brain Functions From Surgery
Researchers will map the brains of adolescents before and after epilepsy surgery to examine how novel brain-machine interfaces and embodied learning technologies can help the brain rewire itself before surgery, move …
UT Austin, Texas State University Land NSF Grant for New Materials Center
The new Center for Intelligent Materials Assembly will promote recruitment, retention and degree attainment of a diverse student cohort with a pathway into advanced degrees and careers in materials science.
Investigating the Incurable: Spotlight on Multiple Myeloma Research
For individuals with multiple myeloma, even successful treatment can be difficult to celebrate: The blood cancer is notorious for relapse within just a few years or less. Kiera Rycaj, Ph.D., a postdoctoral …
Kristen Grauman Rethinks How Floor Plans are Created
Floorplans are used in many industries to help people visualize what the inside of a building looks like without actually seeing it. Traditionally, floorplans have been created by actually observing a 3D environment …
More Direct Flights, Improved Organ Donations
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers looked at the impact of direct airline flights on kidney sharing and transplantation.
Army Futures Command to Host Advanced Technology Summit
Army Futures Command is hosting the inaugural Advanced Technology Summit, July 21-22, on the UT Austin campus. The event will bring together U.S. Army leaders, UT faculty and academic leaders, small businesses and …
Using Self-Determination Skills to Boost Reading Achievement
Self-determination skills can help students plan for the future through promoting autonomy and self-directed actions. But can those skills also help 4th and 5th graders with their reading? That’s what Associate …
Making Clean Hydrogen Is Hard, But Researchers Just Solved a Major Hurdle
For decades, researchers around the world have searched for ways to use solar power to generate the key reaction for producing hydrogen as a clean energy source — splitting water molecules to form hydrogen and oxygen …
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Businesses that want to thrive in the 21st century need to throw out the old marketing playbook that puts the customer first, according to new research from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
9 Research-Based Revelations About Multitasking
Think you’re great at completing multiple tasks at the same time? A new study shows why you’re probably wrong.
What’s the Healthscape? 4 Examples
Revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy requires more than medicine.
A Lab for Innovation
UT’s Austin Technology Incubator supports local businesses, prepares student leaders of the future.
The Body’s Real-Time Response to Racism
For the first time, researchers have recorded how the body responds when someone is confronted with racism or discrimination in the real world, providing new insight into health disparities in the United States and …
Manuel Rausch Creates At-Home Device, Recognized for Teaching Excellence
Anyone who has met Manuel Rausch is familiar with his energetic personality and passion for teaching. An assistant professor of aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics and biomedical engineering, Rausch can …
Document, Protect and Preserve BIPOC Sacred Spaces
Over the past year, two School of Architecture graduate students – Diana Hernandez (MSHP ’21) and Mitch Ford (MSCRP ’21) – have been working to document, protect and preserve sites of significance for Black …
Mysterious Substance that Could Transform the Future of Energy
In 2017, UT Austin geoscientists led the first U.S. university-based expedition to the Gulf of Mexico in search of methane hydrates. Today, they are at the forefront of research to understand this possible new energy source.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Allison McNamara
The Department of Anthropology is excited to share the following interview with Graduate Student Allison McNamara, conducted by Julia Earle.
Elisa Borah: A Champion for Military & Veteran Families
Elisa Borah, Ph.D., is the director of the Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness, a collaboration between Dell Medical School and the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at UT Austin. She is also courtesy …
UT PGE Maša Prodanović Wins Two Prestigious Industry Awards
Maša Prodanović, an associate professor in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, earned two prestigious industry awards this month — she was named a Distinguished Member from the Society …
Three Natural Sciences Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards
Three faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences have received distinguished Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation.
Top Geology Award Goes to Ian Dalziel of the Jackson School of Geosciences
Ian W.D. Dalziel, a professor in the Jackson School of Geosciences, has been awarded the Geological Society of America’s Penrose Medal for pioneering discoveries about Earth’s ancient geography and its past supercontinents.
UT Austin Statisticians Received Mitchell Prize
A cross-disciplinary team including UT Austin statisticians Giorgio Paulon and Abhra Sarkar have received the Mitchell Prize, a top prize in the field, for their study modeling what happens in the brains of nonnative …
Dingxin Fan Wins Best Student Paper Prize at PetroPhase2021
Congratulations to Phd student Dingxin Fan, winner of the PetroPhase2021 Best Student Poster Award. Fan is a researcher working with Dr. Jim Chelikowsky at the Oden Institute’s Center for Computational Materials.
Todd Humphreys Elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation
Todd Humphreys has been elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) “for improving understanding of GNSS vulnerabilities and pioneering the use of alternate techniques to achieve resilience.”
UT Austin a Top 5 “Rising Star” in Materials Science
UT Austin was ranked fourth in the world on the materials rising stars list compiled by Nature Index, which tracks research output by universities around the world.
College of Fine Arts Honors Three Faculty Members
This year’s College of Fine Arts 2020–2021 Distinguished Awards celebrate the work of three faculty members selected by a panel of senior faculty in the college.
Texas ECE Students Win Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Competition 2021
A team of Texas ECE students has been named a winner of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2021 (North America) competition. The team of Akash Doshi and Manan Gupta won for their project "Federated Generative …
Catherine H. Popovici named 2020–2022 Ittleson Fellow at CASVA
UT Art History doctoral candidate Catherine H. Popovici is the 2020–2022 Ittleson Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Carey Scholarship 2021 Marcos Botto Tornielli
This year’s Carey Scholar is Marcos Botto Tornielli, a 22-year-old Computational Engineering student at UT’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.
Beyond the Weather Report
UT student reporters tell climate change stories in a new podcast.
Art History Research Project Uncovers Histories of Mystery Objects
The course “Problems in Art Historical Research” was developed to train Art History majors in original research and critical consideration of how knowledge and archives are constructed and used. Original research—and …
Engaging with Opportunities
Donatus Nnani is a religious studies and psychology senior from Detroit, Michigan. In this Q&A, read more about his time in the military and his undergraduate research experience.
Four UTCS Students Named 2021 Dean's Honored Graduates
Each year, the College of Natural Sciences selects a group of outstanding graduating seniors to receive the college’s highest honors. They are recognized as the Dean's Honored Graduates because they have demonstrated …
Giving a Sip
Akash Thakkar is an economics and Plan II honors senior from Austin, Texas. He was named a 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Graduate, one of only 12 liberal arts students honored each year. In this Q&A, read more about how …
College Brings Adventure — Including Research on Mars
Before coming to UT Austin for college, Irineo Sanchez—who is graduating this spring from the honors program in the Department of Geological Sciences at the UT Jackson School of Geosciences —had left Houston only …
Class of 2021 - Hyeonseung “Shawn” Lee, UT21 Senior
Computational engineering senior Hyeonseung “Shawn” Lee seeks to build not only cool machines but also amazing teams.
Class of 2021 - Mia Stanley, UT21 Senior
Art history senior Mia Stanley on finding community with the Longhorn Band and deciphering ancient language mysteries during the pandemic.
Class of 2021 - Arjun Menta, UT21 Senior
Patent-pending entrepreneur and biochemistry and business senior Arjun Menta continues brainstorming and innovating — even from his garage.