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  • Pieces of Pi

    Pieces of Pi

    Scientists and mathematicians at UT Austin have reasons to celebrate pi year round, not just on Pi Day, March 14.

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    Tower Shines for Swimming & Diving Big 12 Wins

    Tower Shines for Swimming & Diving Big 12 Wins

    The Tower will shine orange Saturday, February 28, in honor of the Texas Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams’ Big 12 championships.

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    Five Great Longhorn Speeches

    Five Great Longhorn Speeches

    UT has been home to some of the most influential figures in science, politics, sports and film. Watch some of their most memorable speeches.

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    Year in Review: 2014 in the Eyes of Longhorns

    Year in Review: 2014 in the Eyes of Longhorns

    [Video] This year marked another great one for The University of Texas at Austin. Check out our recap of 2014.

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    Building Blocks of Democracy: Now in Your Web Browser

    Building Blocks of Democracy: Now in Your Web Browser

    The Constitute Project, developed by government professor Zachary Elkins, brings constitutions from all over the world into one handy, online resource.

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    Inventors of the Year Transforming Medical Field

    Inventors of the Year Transforming Medical Field

    [Video] One created tamper-proof technology for drug tablets, the other is developing a more targeted way to kill cancer cells. Learn about James McGinity and George Georgiou.

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    Making A Difference in 4/4 Time

    Making A Difference in 4/4 Time

    UT’s Miró Quartet does more than perform at the highest level — they help with medical research on repetitive stress injuries. They’re Longhorn Game Changers.

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    Green Thumbs, Healthy Kids

    Green Thumbs, Healthy Kids

    Jaimie Davis is proving that kids who garden eat better, have improved brain function, and have a lower risk of obesity and related diseases. University of Texas Elementary School students learn to garden. Photo by Alex Wang. It’s no secret that the rate of childhood obesity in the United States is rising at an alarming …

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    How to March: Secrets of the Longhorn Band

    How to March: Secrets of the Longhorn Band

    [Video] Have you ever wondered how to play an instrument and be part of a football-field-sized TEXAS at the same time? Learn how the Longhorn Band makes its famous formations.

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    Working on a Better Way to Treat Pertussis

    Working on a Better Way to Treat Pertussis

    [Video] Chemical engineer Jennifer Maynard is on the cusp of a new treatment for whooping cough, a devastating illness that kills 195,000 children each year. Learn more.

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    A Better Way From Here to There

    A Better Way From Here to There

    Longhorn Game Changer Chandra Bhat is an expert in understanding how people move through urban environments. His work on long-term transportation planning may help gridlock disappear.

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    Plants: The Future of Energy?

    Plants: The Future of Energy?

    A group of first-year students are examining the viability of switchgrass as an alternative energy source. Watch a video about diving into research through the Freshman Research Initiative.

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    Everyday Ethics

    Everyday Ethics

    Incorporating ethics lessons into courses across majors helps students practice making tough decisions before they’re tested in the working world.

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    Five Great UT Ideas

    Five Great UT Ideas

    From 3-D printing to a battery used by millions, these inventions from UT researchers are worth knowing about. Read more.

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    #HiddenUT: There’s More to UT Than You Know

    #HiddenUT: There’s More to UT Than You Know

    From secret nooks to unexpected resources, untold collections, artifacts and treasures can be found all over campus. Our #HiddenUT series shines a spotlight onto UT’s unheralded gems.

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    10 Things You Need to Know About UT System’s Next Chancellor

    10 Things You Need to Know About UT System’s Next Chancellor

    Longhorn and Navy SEAL Admiral William McRaven was named the sole finalist to become chancellor of the University of Texas System. Here’s a quick look at the leader.

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    From Rituals to Geopolitics: Navigating the World Cup

    From Rituals to Geopolitics: Navigating the World Cup

    The FIFA World Cup is a monthlong celebration of fútbol, rituals and even international geopolitical relations. As the Brazil World Cup draws to a close, we’ve got a couple of experts to help us navigate what’s happening off the field. To start, the FIFA World Cup, perhaps more than any other sporting event except the …

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    Around the World Tour: Longhorns Play Asia, London

    Around the World Tour: Longhorns Play Asia, London

    Summertime is world tour season for big-time musicians: Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. That’s right! The UTWE just returned from Asia and Europe.

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    Tech and Health: Innovative Devices Aren’t Science Fiction

    Tech and Health: Innovative Devices Aren’t Science Fiction

    From nanomotors to customized prosthetics, check out inventions developed by Cockrell School engineers to provide better health care options in the future.

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    Lifelike Heart Valve Model Will Aid Treatment

    Lifelike Heart Valve Model Will Aid Treatment

    Michael Sacks is developing mitral valve models that will enable heart surgeons to test solutions before they enter the operating room.

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