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Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking as a Proportion of Global Coffee Production

April 16, 2014

Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking as a Proportion of Global Coffee Production

AUSTIN, Texas —The proportion of land used to cultivate shade grown coffee, relative to the total land area of coffee cultivation, has fallen by nearly 20 percent globally since 1996, according to a new study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions.

Hilley Receives Music Teachers National Association’s Teacher of the Year Award

April 15, 2014

Hilley Receives Music Teachers National Association’s Teacher of the Year Award

AUSTIN, Texas — The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has named Martha Hilley, a professor in the College of Fine Arts’ Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, their 2014 Teacher of the Year.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dell Medical School to Host Launch Ceremony

April 15, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Dell Medical School to Host Launch Ceremony

EVENT: Bill Powers, president of The University of Texas at Austin, invites the community to the Dell Medical School launch to be held at the school’s future site.

Tillerson Family Commits $5 Million to Cockrell School of Engineering, Bolsters Engineering Education and Research Center

April 15, 2014

Tillerson Family Commits $5 Million to Cockrell School of Engineering, Bolsters Engineering Education and Research Center

AUSTIN, Texas — Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, and his wife, Renda, have made a personal pledge of $5 million to support the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), a 430,000-square-foot facility that will transform the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Mary Ellen Poole Appointed Director of the Butler School of Music

April 14, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Mary Ellen Poole, dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, has been appointed director of the Butler School of Music and holder of the Florence Thelma Hall Centennial Chair in Music at The University of Texas at Austin, effective Sept. 1.

UT Austin Architecture Professor Awarded Rome Prize

April 14, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Vincent L. Snyder, associate professor in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, was chosen to receive the 2014-2015 Rome Prize, one of the most highly regarded awards in the arts and humanities.

UT’s Center for Identity to Establish Public Resource Center on Identity Theft and Fraud

April 11, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The Center for Identity, a research organization at The University of Texas at Austin, will establish a resource center for the public on identity theft, fraud, and privacy.

Researchers Discover Possible New Target to Attack Flu Virus

April 9, 2014

Researchers Discover Possible New Target to Attack Flu Virus

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus.

Report Highlights Importance of More Fully Engaging Part-Time Faculty at Community Colleges

April 8, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Despite the fact that, compared to full-time faculty, community college part-time faculty have less teaching experience, hold fewer advanced degrees, and are not on a tenure track, they are most often assigned to teach students who require more help, says a new University of Texas at Austin report.

Clements Center to Welcome U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

April 4, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — The William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to present an address by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.