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Texas Slavery Mapping Project Will Address Human Trafficking in Texas

Dec. 4, 2014

Texas Slavery Mapping Project Will Address Human Trafficking in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — The scope of human trafficking in modern-day Texas will be charted by researchers working on the Texas Slavery Mapping Project, a new two-year initiative funded by a $500,000 state grant to help prevent exploitation and to care for survivors.

Students Roll Out Projects on HornRaiser — UT’s First Crowdfunding Platform

Dec. 4, 2014

Students Roll Out Projects on HornRaiser — UT’s First Crowdfunding Platform

AUSTIN, Texas — Students at The University of Texas at Austin are taking advantage of HornRaiser, the university’s first crowdfunding platform, to garner community support for innovative extracurricular projects that embrace the university’s motto, “What Starts Here Changes the World.”

Brain Specimens were Disposed of by Environmental Workers in 2002

Dec. 3, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — A preliminary university investigation has revealed that UT environmental health and safety officials disposed of multiple brain specimens in approximately 2002 in accordance with protocols concerning biological waste.

Alcohol Abuse Linked to Newly Identified Gene Network

Dec. 2, 2014

Alcohol Abuse Linked to Newly Identified Gene Network

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a network of genes that appear to work together in determining alcohol dependence. The findings, which could lead to future treatments and therapies for alcoholics and possibly help doctors screen for alcoholism, are being published this week in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

DNA Reveals Local Adoption of New Technologies, Not Migration, Caused Cultural Changes in Ancient Illinois

Dec. 2, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — DNA samples from North Americans who lived more 1,000 years ago in Illinois reveal that rapid cultural changes came from acceptance of new practices rather than from a population influx into the region, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Indiana University.

Convocation Speakers to Address Fall 2014 Graduates at The University of Texas at Austin on Dec. 6 and 7

Dec. 1, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Speakers for the 2014 fall convocation ceremonies by schools and colleges at The University of Texas at Austin on Dec. 6 and 7 include a state senator, corporate executives and academic scholars.

Five from UT Austin Elected Fellows of National Science Organization

Nov. 25, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — A neuroscientist, a chemical engineer, a mechanical engineer, a molecular biologist and a pharmaceutical researcher who are faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Engineering Student Becomes Second UT Austin Rhodes Scholar for 2015

Nov. 24, 2014

Engineering Student Becomes Second UT Austin Rhodes Scholar for 2015

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin student Sai Gourisankar, a Plan II and chemical engineering senior, has been awarded a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most distinguished graduate scholarships in the world. He becomes the 30th UT Austin student to receive the award and the second this year.

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Acquired by The University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center

Nov. 24, 2014

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Acquired by The University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

Study Identifies Early Warning Signs of Stroke Risk in Blacks

Nov. 20, 2014

Study Identifies Early Warning Signs of Stroke Risk in Blacks

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education have found that a blood flow impairment in blacks that puts them at higher risk for cerebrovascular diseases like stroke appears at a much earlier age than previously thought.