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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.

District Judge Harley Clark, Man Behind “Hook ‘Em Horns” Sign, Dies at 78

Oct. 9, 2014

District Judge Harley Clark, Man Behind “Hook ‘Em Horns” Sign, Dies at 78

AUSTIN, Texas — Retired state District Judge Harley Clark of Austin, a venerated Texas Ex who became a part of Longhorn lore by introducing the “Hook ’em Horns” hand sign at a University of Texas pep rally during the 1950s, died Thursday at the age of 78.

Spike in Sea Turtle Rescues Linked to Warming Gulf Waters

Oct. 9, 2014

Spike in Sea Turtle Rescues Linked to Warming Gulf Waters

WHAT: Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Release WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 (The morning that the ABC program “Sea Rescue” features Texas sea turtles rescued by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute) WHERE: Marker 35 on Mustang Island Beach, Port Aransas, Texas BACKGROUND: PORT ARANSAS, Texas – An uptick in the number of sea turtles…   » Continue Reading

Harrington Fellows at Cutting Edge of Progressive Research

Oct. 8, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Optical imaging, brain plasticity, planet formation and human trafficking are just a few areas of research to be explored by the winners of this year's Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program, the most prestigious fellowship program at The University of Texas at Austin.

Hiring Look-Alike Employees Alienates Customers

Oct. 8, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — In order to create brand ambassadors who can sell a certain look, clothing stores have been known to screen prospective employees based on appearance. In addition to creating ethical concerns, this practice may be alienating customers, according to research from the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin.