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Scientists Cage Dead Zebras in Africa to Understand the Spread of Anthrax

Scientists Cage Dead Zebras in Africa to Understand the Spread of Anthrax

Infected zebra were left where they died but protected by electrified cage exclosures.

University of Texas Chemist Receives Major Grant to Improve Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

University of Texas Chemist Receives Major Grant to Improve Detection of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Developing a simple, paper-based test for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is the goal of a University of Texas at Austin chemist, whose project just received a $1.6 million point-of-care diagnostics grant through Grand Challenges in Global Health, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Social Entrepreneur and Author to Discuss Experiences in Africa and Middle East

Event: Rye Barcott, author, Marine and co-founder of a non-profit organization in one of the world's largest slums, will give a talk on "Spark Change From Within" and discuss his new memoir. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested. When: 6 p.m., Friday, May 6 Where: Bass Lecture Hall, on…   » Continue Reading

University Celebrates International Education Week

Event: The University of Texas at Austin is celebrating International Education Week with film nights, foreign language sessions, cultural workshops, travel seminars, music and dance performances, art exhibits, study abroad events and international trivia competitions. When: Nov. 15-19 Where: Locations throughout campus Background:Thirty-five cross-campus organizers have created more than 55 events for the university, which…   » Continue Reading

Global Economic Development Fellowship Winners Announced

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin has announced the winners of the 2010 William H. Crook Fellowships.

U.S. Peace Corps Director Shares Global Vision Monday

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law welcomes Aaron Williams, U.S. Peace Corps director, who will speak at The University of Texas at Austin, a top producer of volunteers for the federal agency devoted to world peace and friendship.

Dynamic mapping, other techniques enable Strauss Center scholars to pinpoint African areas most vulnerable to climate change

Dynamic mapping, other techniques enable Strauss Center scholars to pinpoint African areas most vulnerable to climate change

Since the Cold War's end, the source of threats to America's security has shifted from great powers to failing states. Terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Genocide in Darfur and Rwanda. Peacekeeping and disaster relief efforts threaten to strain an already stretched military. Now the Defense Department is considering…   » Continue Reading

Engineers Host Benefit Concert for Global Communities in Need

Event: Students from the Cockrell School of Engineering will hold a benefit concert, featuring When the Lights Turn Red, to support water projects for rural communities in South America and Africa. When: 6-11 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6. Where: Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E 38th 1/2 St. Background: Recognizing that nearly 20 percent of the world's population…   » Continue Reading

Professor finds thriving markets, vast business opportunities and optimistic consumers throughout continent

Professor finds thriving markets, vast business opportunities and optimistic consumers throughout continent

Africa Rising: Is Africa a lost cause? With stories of disease and famine coming out of the continent every day, it is easy to understand why some might come to that conclusion. Africa is a charity case, the thinking goes, and not a winning one at that. Even the brightest academics like Vijay Mahajan can be swayed by the constant wave of negativity about Africa in the mainstream media. To set the record straight, he embarked on a journey across Africa, traveling thousands of miles and listening to hundreds of stories from business leaders, entrepreneurs and consumers over three years.

Center at The University of Texas at Austin Named in Honor of Dr. John L. Warfield

The Center for African and African American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin has been given a new name—the Dr. John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies—honoring the late professor's legacy as an advocate for ethnic diversity and service as founder and long-time director of the center.