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Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you’re not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active — and more obese — in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or…   » Continue Reading

Registration Opens for “Visions of the Future,” Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium at Ransom Center

Registration Opens for “Visions of the Future,” Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium at Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has opened registration for “Visions of the Future,” the 10th Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium, scheduled for Nov. 1-3. The symposium brings together historians, architects, industrial designers and visionaries in the fields of science fiction, film, theater and future…   » Continue Reading

Sustainable Urban Design Conference Seeks Collaboration Among Universities, Communities and Corporations

The Sustainable Urban Design Conference will explore ways to improve the sustainable nature of cities, discussing research developments and best practices to reduce environmental impact, decrease energy consumption and ensure long-term economic sustainability.

Exhibit Showcases School of Architecture’s Contributions to Future Development and Urban Planning for Dallas

Event: The Rachofsky House hosts a reception to celebrate an exhibition of work from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture's Dallas Urban Laboratory. The lab is a research initiative of the graduate program in urban design investigating issues in landscape and urbanism that affect the development future of the City of Dallas.…   » Continue Reading

School of Architecture Receives 2009 Best Places Award

The Dallas Urban Laboratory, an urban design workshop opened in spring 2007 by the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, has received one of the 2009 Great Places Awards, co-sponsored by PLACES journal and Metropolis magazine.

School of Architecture Receives $1 Million to Tackle Urbanization Challenges

Prominent Dallas civic leaders Deedie and Rusty Rose have donated $1 million to the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin to fund two endowments in urban planning.

Experts for Earth Day 2008: Researchers Offer Environmental Perspectives

Earth Day 2008 will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from building sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.