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A new anthrax antibody engineered by scientists at UT Austin protects and defends against inhalation anthrax without the use of antibiotics and other more expensive antibodies.
The high-affinity antibody, an anthrax antitoxin, successfully eliminated both anthrax bacteria and its deadly toxins in animal tests. If future tests concur, this could be the first successful treatment for late-stage anthrax infection, even for an anthrax strain that has been designed to resist antibiotics.
William C. Powers Jr., dean of the School of Law, was officially named president of UT Austin on Dec. 5 by the UT System Board of Regents.
Powers, who will succeed President Larry R. Faulkner on Feb.1, was named the sole finalist for the position by the Board of Regents one month ago.
“The Board of Regents is delighted that Bill Powers has agreed to serve as president of this great institution,” said Board of Regents’ Chairman James R. Huffines. “Bill Powers has an outstanding record and broad national stature in law, teaching, administration and public service. We believe he is the right person for the job and will continue to lead the university into even greater excellence and prominence in the state and nation.”
Powers, who has been dean of the Law School at UT Austin since 2000, is also a university distinguished teaching professor, Hines H. Baker and Thelma Kelley Baker Chair in Law, and John Jeffers Research Chair in Law. He joined the law school faculty in 1977 and has held several faculty chairs and other administrative appointments. He was associate dean for academic affairs from 1984 to 1987 and 1994 to 1995. Powers received his law degree from Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
Goode, who holds the G. Rollie White Teaching Excellence Chair in Law, has been a member of the Law School faculty since 1977.
Funding for sponsored research reaches new high
Research funding for UT Austin reached a record $417 million in the fiscal year that ended August 31, 2004.
Hatfield to retire and become senior research fellow
Thomas M. Hatfield, dean of the Division of Continuing Education, will retire to assume a new role at the Center for American History.
University Cooperative Society's $300,000 grant
This gift goes to the university's College of Fine Arts for the design and construction of a new student center in the Doty Fine Arts Building.
UT helped to build giant African telescope
UT plays a key role in a large telescope project in South Africa.
Songs of the Season celebrated on West Mall
Donations to Orange Santa, annual caroling program brighten holidays for university community.
Faculty Council approved