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TACC to Expand with $20 Million New Building in 2016

Nov. 6, 2014

TACC to Expand with $20 Million New Building in 2016

Leading computational science center continues growth path AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has received approval from the UT System Board of Regents to expand its facilities. TACC's facilities are home to computing, data, and visualization resources as well as expert staff that support cutting-edge scientific…   » Continue Reading

UT Austin Architecture Student Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Nov. 6, 2014

UT Austin Architecture Student Wins Rhodes Scholarship

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin architecture student Jessica Glennie has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious graduate scholarships in the world. “On behalf of the whole Longhorn family, I congratulate Jessica on this great honor,” said UT Austin President Bill Powers. “I’m excited to see how she will use…   » Continue Reading

New Dual Degree in Social Work and Latin American Studies Addresses Gap in Services for Latinos

Nov. 5, 2014

New Dual Degree in Social Work and Latin American Studies Addresses Gap in Services for Latinos

AUSTIN, Texas — The School of Social Work and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin are establishing a dual degree program at the graduate level, the first of its kind in the United States. The dual degree will address the gap in services for U.S.…   » Continue Reading

UT Austin Students Celebrate Annual Thanks Day to Thank Donors and Raise Awareness for Philanthropy

Nov. 5, 2014

UT Austin Students Celebrate Annual Thanks Day to Thank Donors and Raise Awareness for Philanthropy

University of Texas at Austin students will have an opportunity to say “thank you” to the more than 271,000 donors who gave $3.12 billion during the Campaign for Texas at the university’s fifth annual “Thanks Day.”

Compared with Apes, People’s Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Study Finds

Nov. 4, 2014

Compared with Apes, People’s Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Study Finds

AUSTIN, Texas — The microbes living in people’s guts are much less diverse than those in humans' closest relatives, the African apes, an apparently long evolutionary trend that appears to be speeding up in more modern societies, with possible implications for human health, according to a new study.

Inhaled Ebola Vaccine May Offer Long-Term Protection from Virus

Nov. 3, 2014

Inhaled Ebola Vaccine May Offer Long-Term Protection from Virus

AUSTIN, Texas — A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus, as reported this week in the online edition of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.

Massive Geographic Change May Have Triggered Explosion of Animal Life

Nov. 3, 2014

Massive Geographic Change May Have Triggered Explosion of Animal Life

AUSTIN, Texas — A paper by Ian Dalziel of The University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences, published in the November issue of Geology, a journal of the Geological Society of America, suggests a major tectonic event may have triggered the rise in sea level and other environmental changes that accompanied the apparent…   » Continue Reading

MEDIA ADVISORY: Groundbreaking to Commence Construction of New Graduate Business School

Oct. 30, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Groundbreaking to Commence Construction of New Graduate Business School

AUSTIN, Texas — The McCombs School of Business will officially break ground on the new 458,000-square-foot graduate business building on Friday, Nov. 7, 2-3 p.m.

Immigration, Border Security Remain Top Issues in UT/Texas Tribune Poll

Oct. 29, 2014

Immigration, Border Security Remain Top Issues in UT/Texas Tribune Poll

AUSTIN, Texas — With mid-term elections less than a week away, immigration and border security remain foremost on Texans' minds when they think about the problems facing the state, according to the latest University of Texas / Texas Tribune Poll.

Sexualized Body Image Has Negative Effect on Young Adolescent Girls

Oct. 29, 2014

Sexualized Body Image Has Negative Effect on Young Adolescent Girls

AUSTIN, Texas — Middle-school girls who value sex appeal differ from their peers in troubling ways, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.