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Five from UT Austin Elected Fellows of National Science Organization

Nov. 25, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — A neuroscientist, a chemical engineer, a mechanical engineer, a molecular biologist and a pharmaceutical researcher who are faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Engineering Student Becomes Second UT Austin Rhodes Scholar for 2015

Nov. 24, 2014

Engineering Student Becomes Second UT Austin Rhodes Scholar for 2015

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin student Sai Gourisankar, a Plan II and chemical engineering senior, has been awarded a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most distinguished graduate scholarships in the world. He becomes the 30th UT Austin student to receive the award and the second this year.

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Acquired by The University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center

Nov. 24, 2014

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Acquired by The University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

Study Identifies Early Warning Signs of Stroke Risk in Blacks

Nov. 20, 2014

Study Identifies Early Warning Signs of Stroke Risk in Blacks

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education have found that a blood flow impairment in blacks that puts them at higher risk for cerebrovascular diseases like stroke appears at a much earlier age than previously thought.

For Women, Job Authority Adds to Depression Symptoms

Nov. 20, 2014

For Women, Job Authority Adds to Depression Symptoms

AUSTIN, Texas — Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men, according to a new study from University of Texas at Austin sociologist Tetyana Pudrovska.

First Dell Medical School Department Chairs Are Nationally Known Innovators

Nov. 19, 2014

First Dell Medical School Department Chairs Are Nationally Known Innovators

AUSTIN, Texas — Two nationally known innovators will be the first department chairs for the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

Conflicts and In-School Suspensions Drop Sharply at Middle School During Second Year of “Restorative Discipline” Initiative

Nov. 18, 2014

Conflicts and In-School Suspensions Drop Sharply at Middle School During Second Year of “Restorative Discipline” Initiative

AUSTIN, Texas — Truancy, bullying and other conflicts among students are down, and in-school suspensions have declined 75 percent at a San Antonio middle school two years after University of Texas at Austin researchers helped implement “restorative discipline” as an alternative to “zero tolerance” in dealing with these issues, according to second-year findings involving a three-year initiative.

New Doctoral Degree for Nurses Approved for UT Austin

Nov. 18, 2014

New Doctoral Degree for Nurses Approved for UT Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has received approval from the University of Texas System Board of Regents to launch a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program, a professional doctoral program designed to prepare graduates for today’s increasingly complex health care practice and clinical leadership roles.

University of Texas at Austin President Responds to Appeals Court Ruling in Fisher Case

Nov. 12, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Read the full statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today’s ruling in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas.

UT Austin Ranks Among World’s Best in Scientific Productivity

Nov. 12, 2014

UT Austin Ranks Among World’s Best in Scientific Productivity

AUSTIN, Texas — The Nature Index, a new ranking from the prestigious journal Nature, rates The University of Texas at Austin No. 26 among the world's most productive scientific research institutions.