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On April 14, Honors Day will salute extraordinary undergraduates who have distinguished themselves through talent, hard work and intellectual endeavor

On April 14, Honors Day will salute extraordinary undergraduates who have distinguished themselves through talent, hard work and intellectual endeavor

One is an avid chess player who applies her fascination of the game’s emphasis on creative problem solving to her research on retinal image processing. Kelly Moynihan (left) and Anjali Datta are among the 3,914 students who will be recognized for academic excellence during Honors Day at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Frank…   » Continue Reading

Future students, parents, school children and teachers from across the state discover the university’s research, art, traditions and resources at Explore UT

Future students, parents, school children and teachers from across the state discover the university’s research, art, traditions and resources at Explore UT

Travis Imken, an aerospace engineering major and member of the Longhorn Band, is looking forward to graduating this May from The University of Texas at Austin. It’s been a long road to this milestone — one that began before he even applied to the university. As a junior in high school, Imken joined thousands of…   » Continue Reading

With the help of supercomputing power, researchers explore the health risks of wireless devices through virtual body models and advanced algorithms

With the help of supercomputing power, researchers explore the health risks of wireless devices through virtual body models and advanced algorithms

VIDEO Every moment, we’re swimming in a sea of electromagnetic radiation. Appliances, power lines, cellphones, Wi-Fi and a slew of other modern technologies emit microwaves that pass through, and interact with, our bodies. As wireless technology continues to proliferate in our daily lives, anxiety builds about its dangers.  Do cellphones cause cancer? Impact fertility? Affect…   » Continue Reading

Health communication researchers devise strategies to empower people to make informed decisions about their health

Health communication researchers devise strategies to empower people to make informed decisions about their health

In the middle of the night, while soothing her feverish daughter, a mother strains to read the instructions on the bottle of Children’s Tylenol. The dosage instructions state one and one-half teaspoons, but the mother gives her daughter one and one-half tablespoons — more than four times the recommended dosage. A 57-year-old man about to…   » Continue Reading

Social Work students and alumni respond in record numbers to veterans’ needs through internships and careers

Social Work students and alumni respond in record numbers to veterans’ needs through internships and careers

Social workers go where the need is, and their battlefield is large. With military involvement today in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya there is no greater need than working with veterans and their numerous issues such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairment, chronic pain, substance abuse, disabilities, homelessness,…   » Continue Reading

The university’s film program equips the next wave of Latino filmmakers with the tools to share their world views

The university’s film program equips the next wave of Latino filmmakers with the tools to share their world views

VIDEO As a kid growing up in San Antonio, Miguel Alvarez adored comic books. His favorites included the film noir-style comic books and graphic novels by Frank Miller, Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” and “V for Vendetta,” and the seminal underground cult comic book series “Love and Rockets” by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez. These books ignited…   » Continue Reading