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  • Moving for a Better Mind

    Moving for a Better Mind

    Darla Castelli is proving the link between fitness and brain function. Now she hopes to change attitudes about the importance of physical education. Watch a video.

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    Science Study Break Looks at Star Trek

    Science Study Break Looks at Star Trek

    In this installment of Science Study Break, Professor Glenn Lightsey tackles the real and unreal of navigating vehicles in space as portrayed in the television and film productions of the Star Trek franchise.

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    Science Study Break Looks at Superhuman Strength

    Science Study Break Looks at Superhuman Strength

    In this installment of Science Study Break Drs. Jan and Terry Todd, co-founders and co-directors of the Stark Center for Physical Culture & Sports, look at the strength of superheroes like Batman and the Avengers, and discuss the realities of human strength.

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    Coming Attraction: UT3D Program

    Coming Attraction: UT3D Program

    Coming soon to radio-television-film students: UT3D, the first-of-its-kind 3-D production curriculum in the country. Watch a video to learn more about the new program.

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    Learning the Artists’ Way

    Learning the Artists’ Way

    It’s not every day that you see a two-story structure built inside a gallery. But this spring’s artists-in-residence at the Visual Arts Center think big. Watch the video.

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    Goodenough, Bard Win National Medals of Science

    Goodenough, Bard Win National Medals of Science

    President Obama awarded medals to not one but TWO University of Texas at Austin scientists! The tower will be lit Feb. 12 in their honor. Learn more.

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    No Longer a Pipe Dream

    No Longer a Pipe Dream

    What has 1604 pipes, 2000 leather pouches and more than 10,000 parts in all? The newly restored pipe organ in Jessen Auditorium. Watch a video about how it was refurbished.

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    Science Study Break Looks at Addiction

    Science Study Break Looks at Addiction

    In this installment of Science Study Break Dr. Carlton Erickson (Pharmacy–Addiction Science & Research Center) discusses the science of addiction, using scenes from “House MD,” “Nurse Jackie,” “E.R.,” and other shows. About Science Study Break Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features researchers from The University of Texas at Austin discussing …

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    Reflect, Explain, Apply: Transforming Chem 301

    Reflect, Explain, Apply: Transforming Chem 301

    Jimmy Wadman went from failing to teaching in Chemistry 301, a course transformed from massive lecture to interactive experience. Watch his story.

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    The Race is On

    The Race is On

    As the rubber hits the road at Austin’s Formula One racetrack this week, check out the contributions of Longhorns and read about technology behind really fast cars.

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    Skeletons in the Closet: Flesh Eating Beetles Pick the Bones Clean

    Skeletons in the Closet: Flesh Eating Beetles Pick the Bones Clean

    You may see a few skeletons walking about once a year on Halloween night, but a colony of voracious flesh eating beetles at the University of Texas at Austin are busy every night turning roadkill into one of the spookiest collections on campus.

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    Film Shares Architect’s Mission for African Schools

    Film Shares Architect’s Mission for African Schools

    Erinn McGurn, M. Arch. ’98, worked with RTF filmmakers to tell a story about the importance of education in rural Zambia through the eyes of two sisters.

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    Scratchpad Memory

    Scratchpad Memory

    The brain has a function for short term memory, and professors at UT’s Center for Learning and Memory are uncovering its structure.

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    Fly Over the Forty Acres

    Fly Over the Forty Acres

    Take an aerial view of the Forty Acres in this helicopter flyover of campus. Go to YouTube to share the video http://youtu.be/itO9IXiH4Nk. “The Eyes of Texas” is performed by the Longhorn Band.

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    Hands On and Horns Up: Research is Key to Academic Success

    Hands On and Horns Up: Research is Key to Academic Success

    In this video, College of Liberal Arts student Maggie Gunn talks about research opportunities at UT.

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    Business, Higher Education, Civil Rights Groups Support University in Supreme Court Case

    Business, Higher Education, Civil Rights Groups Support University in Supreme Court Case

    Amicus briefs have been filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of The University of Texas at Austin’s holistic admissions process.

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    President Powers on Fisher Case Brief

    President Powers on Fisher Case Brief

    AUSTIN, Texas — August 6, 2012, the University of Texas at Austin filed its brief to the United States Supreme Court as respondent in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The plaintiff in the case claims that she was denied undergraduate admission to the university in 2008 because she is white. …

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    Z Machine

    Z Machine

    For the past few years astronomer Don Winget has been using the Z Machine, the world’s largest x-ray generator, to create white dwarf “star stuff” here on earth. When he put a photograph of the Z Machine up on the projector, in his Astronomy 301 course, it inspired fine arts student Leah Flippen to begin …

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    Mitigating Underwater Noise

    Mitigating Underwater Noise

    Post-doctoral researcher Kevin Lee demonstrates a technique that reduces harmful affects on marine life from underwater noise created by industrial activities like oil drilling. Read more about this research.

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    From ‘Technopolis’ to ‘Coopetition’

    From ‘Technopolis’ to ‘Coopetition’

    John Sibley Butler director of the IC² Institute spoke on the Place-Based Innovation Plenary Panel at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting in Chicago, June 7, 2012.

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