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UT’s Dell Medical School and Seton Teaching Hospital Lay Foundation for Working Relationship in Affiliation Agreement

Oct. 20, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — A landmark agreement between The University of Texas at Austin and Seton Healthcare Family sets a legal foundation for a new medical school, a new teaching hospital, a health care district in downtown Austin and greater access to health services in Travis County.

Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests

Oct. 20, 2014

Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests

AUSTIN, Texas — A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning.

Parkinson Gene Link May Aid Battle Against Disease

Oct. 20, 2014

Parkinson Gene Link May Aid Battle Against Disease

AUSTIN, Texas — A research lab at The University of Texas at Austin has identified the function of a gene believed to play a critical role in parkinsonian disorders.

New Hurricane STORM Code to Provide Hourly Evacuation Updates

Oct. 20, 2014

New Hurricane STORM Code to Provide Hourly Evacuation Updates

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) has received a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to further advance the storm surge predictive simulations that have helped Texas emergency managers develop some of the country’s most successful hurricane evacuation plans.

Ebola Update from UT Austin

Oct. 17, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers sent this statement to the campus community today.

Media Advisory: Mexico Presents Round One Oil & Gas Areas Available to Private Companies in 2015

Oct. 16, 2014

Mexico’s round one executive and technical sessions on areas and fields that will be tendered in 2015 for private companies to participate in hydrocarbon exploration and extraction projects, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences and the Greater Houston Partnership.

Book on Jefferson, Islam Among Hamilton Award Winners at UT Austin

Oct. 16, 2014

Book on Jefferson, Islam Among Hamilton Award Winners at UT Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin History Professor Denise A. Spellberg has been named the $10,000 grand prize winner of the 2014 University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for her work “Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders.”

New Gift Raises Mithoff Family Support of Pro Bono Program to $2 Million

Oct. 15, 2014

New Gift Raises Mithoff Family Support of Pro Bono Program to $2 Million

A recent $1 million gift to The University of Texas School of Law from Richard and Virginia “Ginni” Mithoff of Houston will support the school’s Pro Bono Program. The gift brings the Mithoffs’ total contributions to the program to $2 million.

As Ebola Kills Some, It May Be Quietly Immunizing Others

Oct. 14, 2014

As Ebola Kills Some, It May Be Quietly Immunizing Others

AUSTIN, Texas — As Ebola continues to spread in West Africa, it may be silently immunizing large numbers of people who never fall ill or infect others, yet become protected from future infection. If such immunity is confirmed, it would have significant ramifications on projections of how widespread the disease will be and could help determine…   » Continue Reading

Clapper, Hadley, McRaven to Address Intelligence Reform at Event Hosted by Clements Center and Strauss Center

Oct. 10, 2014

Clapper, Hadley, McRaven to Address Intelligence Reform at Event Hosted by Clements Center and Strauss Center

In partnership with the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the Clements Center and Strauss Center will host a multiday conference to examine lessons that have been learned and the challenges that lie ahead.