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  • Origami meets public health with the oPAD

    Origami meets public health with the oPAD

    Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV for less than 10 cents a pop. Such low-cost, “point-of-care” sensors could be incredibly useful in the developing world, where the …

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    Commencement in highlights

    Commencement in highlights

    About 8,000 students graduated at the 129th spring commencement. Watch video highlights from the ceremony with the fireworks as the grand finale.

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    Do business ethics scandals affect political campaigns?

    Do business ethics scandals affect political campaigns?

    In this Elections 2012 analysis, McCombs School of Business Professor Robert Prentice discusses the impact of business scandals on presidential election strategy.

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    Singing the praise of science

    Singing the praise of science

    Neurobiology student Da’Marcus Baymon’s numerous talents stem not only from the classroom, but also the research lab — and the music studio.

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    Top scholars make their mark on the world

    Top scholars make their mark on the world

    In this video, five graduating students share their dreams of making the world a better place through research and education.

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    Thank you kindly

    Thank you kindly

    Linguist Lars Hinrichs and his student researchers in the Texas English Project collect and analyze field recordings of native Texans speaking in a casual setting.

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    The science of prenatal vitamins

    The science of prenatal vitamins

    Choosing a prenatal vitamin can be a challenging decision. University researchers weigh in on the science behind prenatal vitamins and supplements.

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    Anxiety in political advertising

    Anxiety in political advertising

    In this latest analysis, Assistant Professor of Government Bethany Albertson explains how candidates tap into voters’ emotions in political ads.

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    Public art celebrates Walter Cronkite

    Public art celebrates Walter Cronkite

    To mark the legacy of the alumnus and journalist, watch a video about “And That’s the Way It Is,” an art installation by new media artist Ben Rubin.

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    Getting ahead with online courses

    Getting ahead with online courses

    University Extension lets students earn college credit from anywhere in the world. In this video, Peace Corps member Adam Fivenson describes how.

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    Meet Game Changers Andrea Gore and David Crews

    Meet Game Changers Andrea Gore and David Crews

    On April 11 at the Game Changers live taping, the scientists discuss how environmental exposures to commonly used chemicals cause irreversible biological changes in us.

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    Meet a Game Changer: Art Markman

    Meet a Game Changer: Art Markman

    On April 11 at the Game Changers live taping, the cognitive scientist discusses smart thinking and the three keys to solve problems, innovate and get things done.

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    The voting trends of women

    The voting trends of women

    In our latest Elections 2012 video, Government scholar Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto discusses the issues women are mobilizing around.

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    Where undergrads find a spark for creativity

    Where undergrads find a spark for creativity

    Through exposure to and interaction with collection materials at the Harry Ransom Center, undergraduate students can open the door to the creative process.

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    On religion and politics

    On religion and politics

    Religious Studies Professor Tom Tweed discusses religion’s role in politics and its impact on this year’s election season outcomes.

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    Recognizing student success

    Recognizing student success

    To mark the Migrant Student Program’s 25th anniversary, watch 2006 Student of the Year Alexis Fernandez discuss the program’s impact on his life.

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    Meet a Game Changer: Paul Woodruff

    Meet a Game Changer: Paul Woodruff

    On March 28 at the Game Changers live taping, the Undergraduate Studies dean discusses the “Ajax dilemma” and issues of fairness in American society.

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    Meet a Game Changer: Jeremi Suri

    Meet a Game Changer: Jeremi Suri

    On March 28 at the Game Changers live taping, the global affairs expert will examine U.S. history and how it should empower citizens to reinvent American greatness again.

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    Marketing emotion and micro-targeting through political ads

    Marketing emotion and micro-targeting through political ads

    As part of our Elections 2012 coverage, visiting scholar Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto reveals what the future holds for political ad campaigns this season.

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    Going organic?

    Going organic?

    Lydia Steinman in the Department of Nutritional Sciences talks about the meditative joy of gardening and busts some myths about organic versus conventional gardening.

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