Yearly Archives: 2009

Pain is often undertreated or untreated, sometimes leading to harmful side effects, researchers say

Sept. 28, 2009

Let’s talk about pain. Dull, sharp, aching, gnawing, stinging, nagging, throbbing, pounding, shooting, stabbing, radiating, searing, tearing, pinching, suffocating, splitting, crushing, wrenching, I-can’t-stand-it-anymore agonizing pain. The fact is pain is often undertreated in this country and many people suffer unnecessarily, say University of Texas at Austin researchers. Dr. Scott Strassels of the College of Pharmacy…   » Continue Reading

Mathematicians’ computer models on vaccine distribution, human behavior help decision-makers fight H1N1 flu

Sept. 21, 2009

The new H1N1 flu is spreading like a wildfire across the globe. It’s the first flu pandemic the world has seen since 1968, and many people are holding their breath. Whether or not swine flu will leave a massive amount of destruction in its wake or smolder along like a typical seasonal flu is a…   » Continue Reading

Internet and use of the computer as communication device the 1960s brainchild of psychology alum

Sept. 14, 2009

Texas alum had vision for the Internet that changed the world It was the mystery of the human brain that first sparked Bob Taylor’s interest in computers nearly a half century ago. Bob Taylor earned his master’s degree in experimental psychology at The University of Texas at Austin in 1964. Before Taylor initiated the ARPAnet…   » Continue Reading

Companies that quiet employee opinions alienate workers and miss out on big ideas

Sept. 7, 2009

There’s a scene in an episode of the television series “The Office” in which the incompetent boss Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) tries to impress his supervisor by sharing employee ideas from a suggestion box, which he claims to sort through regularly. The first item he reads aloud: “What should we do to prepare…   » Continue Reading

Teens forge a path past challenging academic and social obstacles through leadership program

Aug. 31, 2009

“Yes, he’s a black man, and he’s an inspiration to me, but not even just that–he’s fair,” Willyam “BJ” Winston says of Barack Obama. “He targets all races that live in the U.S. He’s trying to be a global icon, and I admire that.” Winston, a 17-year-old senior at McCallum High School in Austin, is…   » Continue Reading

Texas-size welcome for new students marks start of academic year

Aug. 24, 2009

The University of Texas at Austin will welcome new students to the campus at “Gone to Texas,” an annual program highlighting what it means to be a Longhorn and the academic mission of the university. Gone to Texas takes place Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 8:30 p.m. on the university’s Main Mall. Experience Gone to Texas…   » Continue Reading

Ranger supercomputer renders Sun anew for most advanced planetarium show ever produced

Aug. 10, 2009

“We live on a planet powered by a star.” –Whoopi Goldberg, “Journey to the Stars” Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History The Sun is the source of life and light, a bright companion in our travels through space. In recent years, new observations, new theories and new computer models of the Sun have shed…   » Continue Reading

American studies scholars serve up stories behind Texas’ dynamic barbecue culture

July 27, 2009

Barbecue State of Mind:

University experts condemn violence, but urge diplomacy toward Iran

July 13, 2009

Power of Protest:

Feed your curiosity this summer with a bushel of books selected by faculty and staff

June 29, 2009

Pick of the Crop: When you think of summer reading, do you seek to delve into a serious novel, dip into a collection of poetry or peer into the biography of a public figure? Maybe you hope to find guidance for how to live a better life, or to be taken to a place you’ve never traveled, or simply to sit down beside your son or daughter and see them delight in being told a story. Whatever your desire, the books on this year’s summer reading list are sure to please. For the seventh year, faculty and staff at The University of Texas at Austin have gathered a selection of page-turners–both old favorites and new discoveries–they think you shouldn’t miss this summer.