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Two UT Austin Professors Win Prestigious PEN Literary Awards

Two UT Austin Professors Win Prestigious PEN Literary Awards

Two professors from The University of Texas at Austin — Wayne Rebhorn of the Department of English and Bill Minutaglio of the School of Journalism — have been selected to receive PEN Awards from the PEN USA Center, a human rights and literary organization devoted to defending free expression.

UT Austin Engineering Professor Makes Top Innovators Under 35 List

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.

UT Austin Evolutionary Ecologist Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UT Austin Evolutionary Ecologist Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

AUSTIN, Texas — The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced this week the election of 204 new members, including Eric Pianka, an evolutionary ecologist in The University of Texas at Austin's College of Natural Sciences.

Cockrell School of Engineering Senior is One of 15 Students Nationwide to Receive Prestigious Hertz Fellowship

Ashvin Bashyam, a biomedical engineering senior in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected to receive the prestigious Hertz Foundation Fellowship, a five-year award valued at $250,000. He is one of only 15 students in the nation selected for the annual fellowship this year and becomes the Cockrell…   » Continue Reading

Hilley Receives Music Teachers National Association’s Teacher of the Year Award

Hilley Receives Music Teachers National Association’s Teacher of the Year Award

The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has named Martha Hilley, a professor in the College of Fine Arts’ Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, their 2014 Teacher of the Year.

Four UT Austin Engineers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Four faculty members from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards totaling $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation. Since 2012, 14 Cockrell School faculty members have received CAREER Awards.

Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Academic institutions such as The University of Texas at Austin serve an essential role in furthering scientific research that can help drive the commercialization of transformative products and services, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Austin on Thursday.

Provost Among Four UT Austin Engineers Elected to National Academy, the Highest Number of Members Elected Among U.S. Universities in 2014

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that Gregory L. Fenves, executive vice president and provost of The University of Texas at Austin, is one of four professors from the Cockrell School of Engineering to be elected to the prestigious academy this year.

Three Faculty Members to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Three Faculty Members to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

UT Austin’s John B. Goodenough Wins Engineering’s Highest Honor for Pioneering Lithium-Ion Battery

UT Austin’s John B. Goodenough Wins Engineering’s Highest Honor for Pioneering Lithium-Ion Battery

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will bestow John B. Goodenough of The University of Texas at Austin with the highest honor in the engineering profession for the groundbreaking creation of the lithium-ion battery.