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Black Business Owners See Obstacles to Growth in Texas, Report Says

June 19, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The number of black-owned businesses in Texas is growing, but the firms remain small in comparison to other Texas businesses, and their owners perceive significant barriers to growth and profitability, according to a new report from the Bureau of Business Research at The University of Texas at Austin.

Media Advisory: Report Will Address State of Black-Owned Businesses in Texas

June 17, 2014

EVENT: State Sen. Royce West and University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will join researchers from The University of Texas at Austin as they issue a report, prepared in collaboration with the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce, on the state of black-owned businesses in Texas. The event is open to…   » Continue Reading

Abbott Maintains Lead Over Davis in Latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll

June 12, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Greg Abbott continues to hold an edge over gubernatorial challenger state Sen. Wendy Davis in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, with Republicans maintaining double-digit advantages in other major races.

$1.5 Million Gift to Support Religious Studies Initiatives at UT Austin

June 11, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — A $1.5 million gift from the Foundation for Biblical Studies will support graduate students and faculty research in the study of Christian origins and related fields at The University of Texas at Austin.

“The Making of ‘Gone With The Wind’” Exhibition Takes Visitors Behind the Scenes on 75th Anniversary of Classic Film

June 10, 2014

“The Making of ‘Gone With The Wind’” Exhibition Takes Visitors Behind the Scenes on 75th Anniversary of Classic Film

AUSTIN, Texas — The exhibition "The Making of 'Gone With The Wind'" commemorates the 75th anniversary of one of the most popular films ever created by exploring its history and legacy. The exhibition runs from Sept. 9 to Jan. 4, 2015, at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University…   » Continue Reading

Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources

June 10, 2014

Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources

AUSTIN, Texas — Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, it’s being melted from below by geothermal heat, researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) report in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy…   » Continue Reading

UT Engineer Named Dean of Cockrell School

May 30, 2014

UT Engineer Named Dean of Cockrell School

AUSTIN, Texas —  Sharon L. Wood has been named the ninth dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. A professor of structural engineering and an expert on the earthquake response of concrete structures, Wood has served as interim dean since October 2013 and will assume the post permanently…   » Continue Reading

$2.4 Million Grant Expands UT Austin’s Freshman Research Initiative

May 29, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded a $2.4 million grant to The University of Texas at Austin to expand its Freshman Research Initiative, a program that gives students the opportunity to take part in advanced research projects early in their academic careers. The grant is one of 37 that HHMI is awarding to U.S.…   » Continue Reading

Variety in Diet Can Hamper Microbial Diversity in the Gut

May 28, 2014

Variety in Diet Can Hamper Microbial Diversity in the Gut

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have discovered that the more diverse the diet of a fish, the less diverse are the microbes living in its gut. If the effect is confirmed in humans, it could mean that the combinations of foods people eat can influence the diversity of…   » Continue Reading

The Food Lab Offers $30,000 in Prizes for Food System Innovation

May 23, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — AUSTIN, Texas — Do you have an idea for a business, a product or a process that will change the way the world feeds itself? If so, consider submitting your business plan to The Food Lab Challenge, an early-stage startup competition launching June 1.  Entrants will compete for $30,000 in prizes to launch their business…   » Continue Reading