AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin will welcome more than 7,300 students from 42 states, 35 countries and five continents as they “Mooov-In” to 14 on-campus residence halls. Nearly 400 faculty members, staffers and student volunteers will be on hand to help the newest generation of Longhorns and their families “Mooov-In.” Mooov-In is organized by… » Continue Reading
Aug. 19, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — MIT Technology Review has named Cockrell School of Engineering assistant professor Guihua Yu to its prestigious list of the world’s top 35 Innovators Under the age of 35. Yu was chosen for his work developing materials that could drive advancements in energy storage, health monitoring and environmental cleanup.
LIVESTRONG Foundation Gift to Dell Medical School Allows UT Austin to Surpass $3 Billion Campaign Goal
Aug. 19, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — With a $50 million gift from the LIVESTRONG Foundation to the Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin has exceeded its goal of raising $3 billion during the eight-year Campaign for Texas.
Aug. 18, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas of Austin is the 39th best university in the world and 28th best in the U.S., according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Vince Young Returns to the Forty Acres to Support Programs for Low-Income, First-Generation Students
Aug. 14, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — Former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young, who led the team to the 2005 national championship, is returning to The University of Texas at Austin to work for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE).
Aug. 14, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers have determined that postmenopausal overweight or obese breast cancer patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their treatment and who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen have significantly lower breast cancer recurrence rates and a sizable delay in time to cancer recurrence.
Aug. 13, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — Seismic events are not rare occurrences on Antarctica, where sections of the frozen desert can experience hundreds of micro-earthquakes an hour because of ice deformation. Some scientists call them icequakes. But shortly after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile on Feb. 27, 2010, the ice sheets in Antarctica vibrated more than usual.
Aug. 12, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents an immersive exhibition of works by virtuosic draftsman James Drake. Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) represents the culmination of two consecutive years of active creation by the artist, a native Texan now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Aug. 11, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have created a molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the cancer cells. These synthetic ion transporters, described this week in the journal Nature Chemistry, confirm a two-decades-old hypothesis that could point the… » Continue Reading
Aug. 8, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System has chosen 28 faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin to receive 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards, its highest teaching honor.