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Media Advisory: 400 Volunteers to Help 7,300+ Students “Mooov-In” at UT Austin

Aug. 20, 2014

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

UT Austin Engineering Professor Makes Top Innovators Under 35 List

Aug. 19, 2014

UT Austin Engineering Professor Makes Top Innovators Under 35 List

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

LIVESTRONG Foundation Gift to Dell Medical School Allows UT Austin to Surpass $3 Billion Campaign Goal

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.

UT Austin Tops Another Global List, Ranks No. 39 Among World’s Best Universities

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

Vince Young Returns to the Forty Acres to Support Programs for Low-Income, First-Generation Students

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).

NSAIDs Benefit Overweight Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Aug. 14, 2014

NSAIDs Benefit Overweight Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

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.

2010 Chilean Earthquake Causes Icequakes in Antarctica

Aug. 13, 2014

2010 Chilean Earthquake Causes Icequakes in Antarctica

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.

Two Years, 1,242 Drawings: Immersive Blanton Exhibition Spotlights Draftsmanship of James Drake

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.

Synthetic Molecule Makes Cancer Self-Destruct

Aug. 11, 2014

Synthetic Molecule Makes Cancer Self-Destruct

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

Board of Regents Honors UT Austin Faculty for Excellence in Teaching

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.