AUSTIN, Texas — The Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin has launched an online reconstruction of a famous art exhibit visited by novelist Jane Austen on May 24, 1813 – exactly 200 years ago to the day. In a letter to her sister, Austen joked that she would be searching for a portrait of… » Continue Reading
May 23, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — A new report issued today by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and developed by two University of Texas at Austin professors, says schools should play a key role in ensuring all students have the opportunity to engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity each day. Harold W. Kohl III, a… » Continue Reading
National Science Foundation Awards $550,000 for Creation of State-of-the-Art Crowdsourcing Techniques
May 22, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a University of Texas at Austin School of Information faculty member $550,000 to explore ways to make crowdsourcing more viable and lower the risk for potential adopters.
May 21, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas and Texas A&M University systems will celebrate the opening of the Joint Library Facility on Friday, May 24, at Texas A&M’s Riverside Campus located west of Bryan, Texas. The dedication begins at 10:30 a.m. with remarks and ribbon cutting led by officials of both university systems, followed by an open house… » Continue Reading
May 20, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — The economic status of African Americans in Texas has significantly declined during the first decade of the 21st century, according to a policy report released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.
May 16, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — The ecologically dominant crazy ants are reducing diversity and abundance across a range of ant and arthropod species.
May 15, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has awarded more than 65 research fellowships for 2013-14.
University of Texas at Austin Partners with Video Game Executives to Create Denius-Sams Gaming Academy
May 14, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with video game industry leaders Warren Spector and Paul Sams to create the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy, the first video game program in the United States led and taught by gaming industry executives.
May 13, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — Katherine Noble, a graduating senior in the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature for her collection of poems, “Like Electrical Fire Across the Silence.”
May 13, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas — Faculty members, state legislators, business executives and current and retired government officials will be among those addressing graduates at University of Texas at Austin convocations May 17 and 18.