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UT Senior Earns Marshall Scholarship and Will Pursue Two Degrees at Cambridge

UT Senior Earns Marshall Scholarship and Will Pursue Two Degrees at Cambridge

Physics and mathematics major William Berdanier has been selected as a Marshall Scholar for 2013 and intends to earn two master’s degrees at Cambridge University through the scholarship. Berdanier is one of 34 scholars from across the nation awarded the scholarship.

University Launches New Tools to Help Answer ‘What’s Your Major?’ for Prospective Students

As part of the university’s initiative to improve four-year graduation rates, The University of Texas at Austin has launched a set of interactive tools to help prospective students evaluate their readiness for college-level instruction and select a major.

Natural Sciences, Engineering Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Three undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

Mathematician Luis Caffarelli Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize

Mathematician Luis Caffarelli Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize

Mathematician Luis Caffarelli has been named a winner of Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize.

College of Natural Sciences Welcomes New Leadership

College of Natural Sciences Welcomes New Leadership

The College of Natural Sciences this fall welcomes a dynamic group of leaders, from department chairs to deans, all of whom are poised to take the college and its academic departments in new directions:

Two Natural Sciences Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Two Natural Sciences Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Steve Lu and Eileen Martin, undergraduates in the College of Natural Sciences, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

Protecting individual privacy in an era of digital connectivity

Protecting individual privacy in an era of digital connectivity

Andrew Blumberg became interested in the issue of "locational privacy" after his parents, who live in Boston, happened to leave their E-Z Pass electronic tolling device at his grandparents' place in New York. "My grandparents mailed it back to them," says Blumberg, an assistant professor of mathematics. "That month, all of these crazy charges turned…   » Continue Reading

Dr. James Vick Selected for Award from Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation has honored Dr. James W. Vick of The University of Texas at Austin for teaching excellence. Vick, the Ashbel Smith Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences, is one of 15 recipients of the 2010 Piper Professor Award given by the San Antonio-based…   » Continue Reading

Texas Curriculum Battle Topic of Debate at The University of Texas at Austin

Event: Two distinguished professors at The University of Texas at Austin will weigh in on curriculum reform in Texas public schools at a debate hosted by the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan Fellows. When: Wednesday April 7, 3 p.m. Where: The University of Texas at Austin, ACE Building, AVAYA Auditorium, room 2.302. A campus map is available…   » Continue Reading

Texas Mathematician John Tate Wins Abel Prize, Highest Distinction in Mathematics Internationally

Texas Mathematician John Tate Wins Abel Prize, Highest Distinction in Mathematics Internationally

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2010 to John Tate, professor emeritus of mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin, for his vast and lasting impact on the theory of numbers. The Abel Prize is the highest honor in the field of mathematics and recognizes contributions of…   » Continue Reading