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Powers Elected Vice Chair of Association of American Universities

Oct. 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Universities (AAU) elected University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers vice chair at its semiannual meeting this week. Scott S. Cowen, president of Tulane University, was elected association chair.


Belo Center for New Media Dedication Ceremony and Tours Take Place Nov. 1

Oct. 25, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will host Belo Center for New Media tours and a building dedication ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 300 W. Dean Keeton St.

Policy Brief Calls for Mandatory HIV Tests in State Prisons

Oct. 25, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Routine testing for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among state prison populations will help reduce the spread of AIDS among the general public, according to a policy brief recently released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Archived Course Lectures and Academic Video Collections Now Available on iTunes U

Oct. 25, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Hundreds of course-related videos from The University of Texas at Austin are now available on iTunes U. The 689 videos are spread across 23 collections and include academic subject matter as diverse as engineering, biology and history.

Austin Technology Incubator Awarded Grant for Wet Lab Project

Oct. 24, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) at The University of Texas at Austin was recently awarded a federal Economic Development Administration grant to develop a public-private partnership to support an Austin-area wet laboratory incubator. The project is a result of an earlier ATI feasibility study that quantitated demand for a wet laboratory space in the Austin vicinity.

New Texas Venture Labs Scholar Program Enables Entrepreneurs to Fund Their MBAs with a Business Plan

Oct. 24, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business announced today its new Texas Venture Labs Scholar Program, in which entrepreneurs are awarded scholarships to pursue their startup businesses as part of earning their MBAs.

Water Expert to Discuss Challenges of Meeting the Water Needs of Texas and the Southwest

Oct. 24, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Jay Famiglietti, expert in the global water cycle, will present "Last Call at the Oasis: Will There Be Enough Water for the 21st Century?"— part of the Hot Science-Cool Talks Outreach Series — from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in the Student Activities Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402). A pre-lecture fair starts at 5:45 p.m., featuring engaging activities in the SAC Foyer.

Briscoe Center’s ‘When I Rise’ Honored At International Filmmaker Festival

Oct. 23, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History’s documentary film "When I Rise" has won two awards at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in Kent, United Kingdom.

U.S. Ambassador to Discuss Human Trafficking on the Texas-Mexico Border

Oct. 23, 2012

Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State, is the keynote speaker at the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking Annual Conference at UT's School of Social Work this week.

Author Nicolas Freeling’s Papers Available at Ransom Center

Oct. 23, 2012

Author Nicolas Freeling’s Papers Available at Ransom Center

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has opened the papers of British novelist Nicolas Freeling (1927-2003) for research. Freeling received numerous international awards for his writing, including the Grand Prix de Roman Policier (1964, France), the Edgar Allan Poe Award (1966, United States) and the Crime Writers’ Association Golden Daggar (1964, Britain).