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Archive for June, 2010


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Getting Started: Biologist John Wallingford

Biologist John Wallingford

Biologist John Wallingford

In the Getting Started series, Further Findings highlights the paths that some researchers at The University of Texas at Austin took to the laboratory, the library, the field—wherever they do their work.

Biologist John Wallingford’s early interest in science was nurtured by a teacher.

“Alice Kagi,” he says. “She was just fantastic. She was so enthusiastic and so excited.”

Wallingford, an associate professor in the Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology at The University of Texas at Austin, had Kagi for seventh
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tate picks up Abel Prize

John Tate, left, gets a hand from King Harald of Norway after presentation of the Abel Prize/Photo: Scanpix/Berit Roald, The Abel Prize/The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

John Tate, left, gets a hand from King Harald of Norway after presentation of the Abel Prize/Photo: Scanpix/Berit Roald, The Abel Prize/The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

John Tate, a professor emeritus of mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin, received the Abel Prize on May 25, 2010 from King Harald of Norway in a ceremony in Oslo.

The prize was awarded to Tate by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for his vast and lasting impact on the theory
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Forum hears from Pecan Street Project

Brewster McCracken, executive director of the Pecan Street Project

Brewster McCracken, executive director of the Pecan Street Project

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been a reminder about the tremendous expertise The University of Texas at Austin has in petroleum and related issues.

Experts from petroleum engineering, supercomputing, government and law have been sought for their views on the BP spill: what happened, what continues to happen and what it all means.

The June 1 Austin Forum event is a reminder that the university has ample expertise in alternative forms of energy: wind,
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