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UT-Austin to Host Carbon Capture and Storage Conference

The University of Texas at Austin will host the world’s leading conference on carbon capture and storage research, the 12th international Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies conference (GHGT-12), Oct. 5-9, 2014.

Chevron Invests $800,000 in The University of Texas at Austin

Chevron Corp. recently announced an $800,000 gift to The University of Texas at Austin through its University Partnership Program, mainly to support programs in the McCombs School of Business, Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences, the primary areas where Chevron recruits employees.

UT Austin Receives $12 Million to Help U.S. Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded The University of Texas at Austin a $12 million grant to fund carbon storage research aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources

Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources

Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, it’s being melted from below by geothermal heat, researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) report in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy…   » Continue Reading

ConocoPhillips Donates More Than $1 Million to The University of Texas at Austin

ConocoPhillips continued its commitment to funding higher education at The University of Texas at Austin yesterday with a contribution of $1.185 million.

Hydrologists Find Mississippi River’s Buffering System for Nitrates is Overwhelmed

Hydrologists Find Mississippi River’s Buffering System for Nitrates is Overwhelmed

A new method of measuring the interaction of surface water and groundwater along the length of the Mississippi River network adds fresh evidence that the network’s natural ability to chemically filter out nitrates is being overwhelmed.

UT Austin’s Geosciences, Engineering, Education, Law, Business Schools in Top 15 in New US News Rankings

The University of Texas at Austin’s graduate schools in business, education, engineering, geosciences and law are all ranked among the Top 15 in the nation and the university’s accounting program is No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” released this morning. In all, approximately 30…   » Continue Reading

New Research Revises Conventions for Deciphering Color in Dinosaurs While Suggesting Connection between Color and Physiology

New Research Revises Conventions for Deciphering Color in Dinosaurs While Suggesting Connection between Color and Physiology

New research that revises recently established conventions allowing scientists to decipher color in dinosaurs may also provide a tool for understanding the evolutionary emergence of flight and changes in dinosaur physiology prior to the origin of flight.

Austin Technology Incubator Recognizes Manoj Saxena and Michael Webber for Contributions to Tech Community

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, has recognized a veteran entrepreneur and a renowned faculty member with a pair of awards that honor their accomplishments and contributions the technology community.

New Reserves Assessment Solidifies Forecast of Natural Gas Supplies from Fayetteville Shale

A new study from the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at The University of Texas at Austin forecasts that one of the nation’s most productive shale gas basins, the Fayetteville Shale, will continue to be a major contributor to U.S. natural gas supplies for years to come, with economically recoverable reserves of 18 trillion cubic…   » Continue Reading