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For 100 years, the Graduate School has built the university’s reputation for research and teaching

For 100 years, the Graduate School has built the university’s reputation for research and teaching

As an undergraduate engineering student at the University of Connecticut, Sheldon Bish participated in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin. So when it came time to make the decision about where to attend graduate school, Bish was confident with his choice. Sheldon Bish and James Tunnell…   » Continue Reading

From research lab to bedside, scientists and doctors collaborate to conquer childhood diseases

From research lab to bedside, scientists and doctors collaborate to conquer childhood diseases

During the last century, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin played a large role in eliminating the nutritional deficiency diseases that were devastating to children’s development with discoveries of vitamins like B5 and B6 and folic acid. Today, a multi-disciplinary group of university researchers from the College of Pharmacy and College of Natural…   » Continue Reading

Resilience is key to thriving rather than just surviving, says expert

Resilience is key to thriving rather than just surviving, says expert

Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center sees, treats and studies about 80,000 adult and pediatric patients a year. If you ask a doctor there how most patients handle the battle with cancer, you’ll find that it’s a little like asking how most people handle marriage or getting an MBA.

Nursing researcher examines what people want to control as end of life unfolds

Nursing researcher examines what people want to control as end of life unfolds

After 30 years in nursing, Debbie Volker has learned if there’s one thing people want to do on their own terms, it’s die. She tells the story of a weakened, dying woman who just wanted to have her Christmas tree decorated. The woman hung a few ornaments each day, succumbing to cancer a few days before Christmas. But the tree was done. Another patient’s request was to be transported by air from Houston to West Texas so he could see his cattle one last time.