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Take a look back at some of the many stories in 2011 that showed the impact of The University of Texas at Austin

Take a look back at some of the many stories in 2011 that showed the impact of The University of Texas at Austin

Across The University of Texas at Austin people are changing the world every day through discovery, creativity and teaching. They are exploring our world and our universe, inventing new ways to address social and public health problems, and engaging in issues around the globe. It’s all in a day’s work for the university’s students, faculty,…   » Continue Reading

The Energy Institute’s research team is developing a plan to promote responsible oil production in challenging, environmentally sensitive regions

The Energy Institute’s research team is developing a plan to promote responsible oil production in challenging, environmentally sensitive regions

What began as a postmortem on the worst oil spill in history has turned into a blueprint for safely extracting the maligned fossil fuel from some of the most challenging and environmentally sensitive regions on earth, areas that hold unequaled potential for new discoveries in oil and gas. “The BP spill was a real wake-up…   » Continue Reading

Here are 10 stories highlighting students who have overcome obstacles, discovered new dimensions and doggedly pursued their academic goals

Here are 10 stories highlighting students who have overcome obstacles, discovered new dimensions and doggedly pursued their academic goals

About 7,500 students will graduate from The University of Texas at Austin at the 128th spring commencement this Saturday, May 21. Students from around the world with diverse cultural backgrounds, students who have faced adversity and students who have realized their dreams will come together to share in the spirit of commencement. “Inspired by the…   » Continue Reading

Advising corps sends university grads to high schools and helps low-income students into college

Advising corps sends university grads to high schools and helps low-income students into college

I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. The bad news first -– Texas has a critical shortage of school guidance counselors and this means many students who are academically capable of getting into college but need help with the application process won’t end up attending. To make matters worse, the schools most affected…   » Continue Reading

Facing burgeoning traffic on the Web, Cockrell School researchers engineer ways to deliver video quickly and efficiently

Facing burgeoning traffic on the Web, Cockrell School researchers engineer ways to deliver video quickly and efficiently

Cardan Samples has two favorite prime-time TV shows: ”The Office” and the science fiction series “Fringe.” But between classes and homework at McCombs School of Business, the Management Information Systems junior doesn’t have time to watch them when they air. Instead, once or twice a week he uses the 15 to 20 minute bus ride from The…   » Continue Reading

Terrifying terms explained by fearless faculty from the Macabre School of Business

Terrifying terms explained by fearless faculty from the Macabre School of Business

VIDEOS and PHOTO SLIDESHOW In a world crawling with things that go bump in the night, fresh terrors lurk behind every corner. There are the usual suspects — slithering snakes, terrifying tarantulas, that clown from your sixth birthday party. But in today’s age, we’re just as likely to be haunted by credit default swaps or…   » Continue Reading

Professors put a human touch on extreme time scales — from the very long to the ultra-short

Professors put a human touch on extreme time scales — from the very long to the ultra-short

We measure our days in slices of time. Geologic Time as a Football Field Here’s a way to put geologic time scales in perspective. Lay out the 4.6 billion years since the Earth was formed on a football field and we can see where the milestones would appear: Start at the goal line and go…   » Continue Reading

Coming from every corner of the state, thousands of Texans will travel to Explore UT

Coming from every corner of the state, thousands of Texans will travel to Explore UT

Watch Audio SlideshowDownload Explore UT Program (PDF) On March 6, thousands of children will be roaming the halls of The University of Texas at Austin and getting a peek of what the future could hold. They will come to the campus from all over Texas, from small towns and cities across the state. Some will…   » Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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