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Changing Hormones and Nerve Activity During Menstrual Cycle Predispose Women to Knee Injuries

Nov. 14, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Hormone changes during a woman’s menstrual cycle and the resulting fluctuations in nerve activity may be a major reason female athletes have more knee injuries than their male counterparts, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education.

Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Profiled in New Book

Nov. 13, 2012

Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Profiled in New Book

AUSTIN, Texas — A new biography from The University of Texas Press, “Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards,” presents a nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating women in American political history, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.

President Powers to Receive Distinguished Citizen Award from Capitol Area Boy Scouts of America

Nov. 13, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Bill Powers, president of The University of Texas at Austin, has been named recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Citizen Award by the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. he award recognizes Powers for having taken on leadership roles in education and civic service that resulted in expanding opportunity and understanding.

Computer Memory Could Increase Fivefold From UT Research

Nov. 13, 2012

Computer Memory Could Increase Fivefold From UT Research

AUSTIN, Texas — The new technology, developed by University of Texas at Austin chemists and engineers, is being given a real-world test run in collaboration with one of the world’s leading innovators in disk drives.

UT Researchers Receive $25 Million Grant from USAID to Increase Global Aid Transparency

Nov. 13, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected The University of Texas at Austin to be a key partner in a five-year, $25 million grant to develop tools to more effectively target, monitor and evaluate foreign aid globally. This grant is the largest investment ever made into research aimed at mapping foreign aid on a global scale.

Sociology, Economics Researchers Receive Grant to Study Development Across the Human Lifespan

Nov. 12, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black have received a $3.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the effects of cognition on health, mortality, education and employment from high school and beyond. The findings will provide important insights into three key areas of American public policy — health care, economics and education reform.

Jalah Goette Named New Director of Texas Student Media

Nov. 12, 2012

Jalah Goette Named New Director of Texas Student Media

AUSTIN, Texas — Following her exemplary leadership as interim director, Jalah Goette has been selected as the new director of Texas Student Media (TSM), overseeing the daily operations of The Daily Texan, Texas Student Television (TSTV), KVRX 91.7 FM, Texas Travesty and the Cactus Yearbook.

Poignant Tale of a Remarkable Family Comes to the Stage

Nov. 12, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents “And Then Came Tango,” Nov. 30–Dec. 2 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. A heartwarming story, “And Then Came Tango” tells the tale of two male penguins eager to become parents.

Grant to Increase Behavioral Health Specialists in Community and Military Clinics

Nov. 8, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — A $480,000 federal grant will fund master’s degree students in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin for a program that will prepare them to work as behavioral health specialists in health care facilities that treat underserved populations.

Darrell Royal Passes Away

Nov. 7, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Legendary Longhorns Football Coach and College Football Hall of Famer Darrell Royal has passed away in Austin, The University confirmed today. He was 88 years old.