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$2.1 Million Grant Targets Antibiotic Resistance

March 31, 2015

$2.1 Million Grant Targets Antibiotic Resistance

AUSTIN, Texas — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Dr. Walter Fast, associate professor of medicinal chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Pharmacy, a four-year $2.1 million grant to develop small-molecules that counter antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. If successful, the research could lead to new drugs for treating bacterial infections that are resistant to most antibiotics.

UT Austin Honors George P. Bush and Establishes Latino Research Initiative

March 31, 2015

UT Austin Honors George P. Bush and Establishes Latino Research Initiative

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has launched a new Latino Research Initiative in conjunction with presenting the university’s first Latino Leadership Award to Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

George P. Bush to Receive UT’s Inaugural Latino Leadership Award

March 27, 2015

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will receive the first University of Texas at Austin Latino Leadership Award for his public service and exemplary leadership.

President Obama Honors UT Austin Geosciences Mentoring Program

March 27, 2015

President Obama Honors UT Austin Geosciences Mentoring Program

AUSTIN, Texas — President Barack Obama has honored The University of Texas at Austin’s GeoFORCE Texas program with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, the highest such honor from the United States government. GeoFORCE Texas, an outreach program of the university’s Jackson School of Geosciences, takes high school students from…   » Continue Reading

Fenves Named Finalist for President of The University of Texas at Austin

March 27, 2015

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has named Gregory L. Fenves the sole finalist for the presidency of The University of Texas at Austin.

Clements Center to Welcome U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

March 27, 2015

Clements Center to Welcome U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte

AUSTIN, Texas — The William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to present an address by U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

New Housing and Food Service Director Named

March 26, 2015

New Housing and Food Service Director Named

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has selected Hemlata Jhaveri as the new executive director of Housing and Food Service, a department in the Division of Student Affairs.

Alcohol Advertising Has Little Effect on Overall Consumption, Study Finds

March 25, 2015

Alcohol Advertising Has Little Effect on Overall Consumption, Study Finds

AUSTIN, Texas — Despite alcohol advertising facing increasing regulatory pressure in the U.S. and abroad, new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that advertising has little if any effect on overall alcohol consumption.

City of Austin and UT Austin to Host 2015 Texas Relays Reception and News Conference

March 24, 2015

Reception and news conference for the 88th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Sponsors include The University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Texas Men’s and Women’s Athletics, and the City of Austin.

Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

March 24, 2015

Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels.