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On Campus, volume 32, issue 3; November 29, 2005.
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Anthrax icon Attacking Anthrax
New antibody shows promise as cure for deadly disease

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.

 

From The Tower

Powers named president

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.

Read more about Powers.

Steven Goode Goode appointed interim dean at School of Law

Goode, who holds the G. Rollie White Teaching Excellence Chair in Law, has been a member of the Law School faculty since 1977.

Microscope icon 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.

Thomas Hatfield 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.

Co-op icon 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.

Telescope icon UT helped to build giant African telescope

UT plays a key role in a large telescope project in South Africa.  

Singer icon Songs of the Season celebrated on West Mall

Donations to Orange Santa, annual caroling program brighten holidays for university community.

Paul Woodruff Faculty Council
endorses recommendations

Faculty Council approved
recommendations submitted by
the ad hoc committee to Study
the Course Instructor Surveys.