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Florida Lizards Evolve Rapidly, Within 15 Years and 20 Generations

Oct. 23, 2014

Florida Lizards Evolve Rapidly, Within 15 Years and 20 Generations

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species — in as little as 15 years — as a result of pressure from an invading lizard species, introduced from Cuba.

Childhood Sports Participation Influences Adult Creativity

Oct. 23, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The kind of sports participation you engage in during childhood influences your level of creativity later in life, according to research findings from The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education.

Sesquicentennial Exhibition Brings to Life Lewis Carroll’s Book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Oct. 23, 2014

Sesquicentennial Exhibition Brings to Life Lewis Carroll’s Book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, presents the exhibition “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s classic work. The exhibition runs from Feb. 10 through July 6, 2015.

UT/Texas Tribune Poll: Double-Digit Leads Favor Republicans in Statewide Races

Oct. 23, 2014

UT/Texas Tribune Poll: Double-Digit Leads Favor Republicans in Statewide Races

AUSTIN, Texas — Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott and other Texas Republicans continue to hold double-digit leads in major statewide races in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

New Book Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Acclaimed Richard Linklater Film “Boyhood”

Oct. 22, 2014

New Book Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Acclaimed Richard Linklater Film “Boyhood”

AUSTIN, Texas — A new book from the University of Texas Press presents more than 200 images taken over 12 years on the set of director Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed new film, Boyhood.

UT Austin to Lead $58 Million Effort to Study Potential New Energy Source

Oct. 22, 2014

UT Austin to Lead $58 Million Effort to Study Potential New Energy Source

A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to increase the world’s energy supply.

Congolese Refugee “Women at Risk” in U.S. Need Trauma-Related Services

Oct. 21, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. government must do more to address the needs of Congolese refugee “women at risk” through trauma-related services and social support, according to a report by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Sociology & Social Work at North Carolina Agricultural…   » Continue Reading

Harry Ransom Center Accepting Applications for Research Fellowships in the Humanities

Oct. 21, 2014

Harry Ransom Center Accepting Applications for Research Fellowships in the Humanities

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, invites applications for its 2015–2016 research fellowships. More than 50 fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial onsite use of the Center’s collections, supporting research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art,…   » Continue Reading

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.