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Phillips 66 Presents $500,000 Check to The University of Texas at Austin

April 18, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has received a $500,000 gift from Phillips 66 that will benefit a range of programs across campus and help support the Cockrell School of Engineering, the McCombs School of Business and the College of Natural Sciences.

Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks

April 17, 2014

Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks

AUSTIN, Texas — Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity called gamma waves, report neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin.

Powers Honors Five UT Alumni, Academics with Presidential Citations

April 17, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will recognize five leaders from business, academia, law, public service and philanthropy with Presidential Citations this week.

Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking as a Proportion of Global Coffee Production

April 16, 2014

Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking as a Proportion of Global Coffee Production

AUSTIN, Texas —The proportion of land used to cultivate shade grown coffee, relative to the total land area of coffee cultivation, has fallen by nearly 20 percent globally since 1996, according to a new study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions.

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

April 15, 2014

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

AUSTIN, Texas — 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.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dell Medical School to Host Launch Ceremony

April 15, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dell Medical School to Host Launch Ceremony

EVENT: Bill Powers, president of The University of Texas at Austin, invites the community to the Dell Medical School launch to be held at the school’s future site.

Tillerson Family Commits $5 Million to Cockrell School of Engineering, Bolsters Engineering Education and Research Center

April 15, 2014

Tillerson Family Commits $5 Million to Cockrell School of Engineering, Bolsters Engineering Education and Research Center

AUSTIN, Texas — Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, and his wife, Renda, have made a personal pledge of $5 million to support the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), a 430,000-square-foot facility that will transform the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Mary Ellen Poole Appointed Director of the Butler School of Music

April 14, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Mary Ellen Poole, dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, has been appointed director of the Butler School of Music and holder of the Florence Thelma Hall Centennial Chair in Music at The University of Texas at Austin, effective Sept. 1.

UT Austin Architecture Professor Awarded Rome Prize

April 14, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Vincent L. Snyder, associate professor in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, was chosen to receive the 2014-2015 Rome Prize, one of the most highly regarded awards in the arts and humanities.

UT’s Center for Identity to Establish Public Resource Center on Identity Theft and Fraud

April 11, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The Center for Identity, a research organization at The University of Texas at Austin, will establish a resource center for the public on identity theft, fraud, and privacy.