LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL: NYBERG ARRIVES IN SPACE
Last week, Cockrell School of Engineering graduate Karen Nyberg, MS '96, PhD '98, began her six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Learn how to follow her mission updates.
TEXAS EXES ANNOUNCE 2013 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Since 1958, the Distinguished Alumnus Awards have been the Texas Exes' highest honor, reserved for an elite group of alumni whose professional successes and service to the University go far beyond expectations. This year's recipients continue that tradition. Meet the six who will receive one of the University's most coveted awards.
AND THE STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD GOES TO?
Brian Schwarz, MFA '12, will be in Beverly Hills on June 8 for the 40th Student Academy Awards. Schwarz received the honor for writing, directing and editing a narrative film about a son who is struggling with his new role in life as his father's caretaker. He will find out his medal placement at the ceremony. Watch a trailer of his nominated film, "Ol' Daddy."
UT INCUBATOR STARTUP WINS FUNDING GRANT, MENTORING
AdBm Technologies, a member of UT's Austin Technology Incubator, was named one of 10 finalists to participate in Founder.org's 12-month mentoring program and receive a $100,000 grant. AdBm has developed high-performance, low-cost and easy-to-use noise abatement technology for marine environments. The startup was chosen from more than 500 entries.
MOVING FOR A BETTER MIND
As school budgets diminish, physical education is often one of the first things to be reduced or cut. What if physical health was directly tied to brain health and better grades, and somebody had the data to prove it? As it turns out, someone from the College of Education does. Watch a video with Professor Darla Castelli explaining the link between fitness and brain function.
UT GRAD STUDENT FILMS AUSTIN AFTER DARK
There's no city more beautiful than Austin at night ? and here's the proof. Andrew Takano, BS '07, MS '10, created this dreamy timelapse of Austin after dark. The three-minute video ? "Sleepwalking Austin" ? features popular spots like the Capitol, the skyline, and the UT Tower, and it?s racking up hits on websites like YouTube and Reddit.
EXXONMOBIL FOUNDATION MAKES LARGEST MATCHING DONATION
The ExxonMobil Foundation has given a record $1.31 million to the University as a match of 353 unique gifts made by the company's employees and retirees during the past year. The contribution is the largest the foundation made to any of the 871 institutions participating in its matching gift program. ExxonMobil's UT philanthropy mostly benefits programs that promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, as well as diversity in the workforce.
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