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Cancer-Causing Virus Blocks Human Immune Response, Study Shows

Jan. 26, 2015

Cancer-Causing Virus Blocks Human Immune Response, Study Shows

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California at San Francisco have revealed how a type of cancer-causing virus called Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) outwits the human body's immune response. By helping explain why some cancer therapies fail, the discovery might lead to more effective treatments. EBV, a virus…   » Continue Reading

A 3-D View of the Greenland Ice Sheet Opens Window on Ice History

Jan. 23, 2015

A 3-D View of the Greenland Ice Sheet Opens Window on Ice History

Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet, opening a window on past climate conditions and the ice sheet’s potentially perilous future.

Majority of Young Women and Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships, Study Shows

Jan. 20, 2015

Majority of Young Women and Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships, Study Shows

AUSTIN, Texas — The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if that possibility were available to them, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Faculty Experts Guide for 2015 Texas Legislative Session

Jan. 16, 2015

Faculty Experts Guide for 2015 Texas Legislative Session

As lawmakers convene to tackle complex issues for the state, experts at The University of Texas at Austin can provide rich commentary and insight based on years of research and work in the field.

Texas Students Win IBM Watson Competition With App Expanding Access to Social Services

Jan. 16, 2015

Texas Students Win IBM Watson Competition With App Expanding Access to Social Services

AUSTIN, Texas —  Students from The University of Texas at Austin won $100,000 in seed funding for developing an idea for a smart phone app that would use artificial intelligence to help Texas residents get information about health care, food assistance and other social services in partnership with the United Way for Greater Austin’s 2-1-1…   » Continue Reading

Annual MLK Day March and Rally Will Begin at UT Austin Campus

Jan. 13, 2015

The 21st annual community march and rally honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at The University of Texas at Austin and proceed to the Huston-Tillotson University campus where events and entertainment will continue until 3 p.m.

Dell Medical School Pediatrics Chair is Well-Known Researcher and Caring Physician

Jan. 8, 2015

Dell Medical School Pediatrics Chair is Well-Known Researcher and Caring Physician

AUSTIN, Texas — A renowned pediatrician for more than three decades and a father for nearly as long, Dr. Steven Abrams nevertheless sometimes wanders through a grocery store’s infant formula aisle, observing the imposing set of options — and, occasionally, the intimidated grown-ups shopping there — “just so I can see what new parents must face and advocate…   » Continue Reading

Short Words Predict Academic Success

Jan. 7, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas — The smallest, most forgettable words in admissions essays can tell us in advance how students will perform in college, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reveals.

UT Austin One of Six Top Research Universities to Earn 2015 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

Jan. 7, 2015

UT Austin One of Six Top Research Universities to Earn 2015 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has received a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Big Bertha, Meet Big Ben: Texas Drum and Longhorn Alumni Band Will Lead London’s New Year’s Day Parade

Dec. 30, 2014

The world’s largest drum, Big Bertha of The University of Texas at Austin, will lead the world’s largest New Year’s Day parade in London on Jan. 1, accompanied by the Longhorn Alumni Marching Band.