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UT Austin Evolutionary Ecologist Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UT Austin Evolutionary Ecologist Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

AUSTIN, Texas — The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced this week the election of 204 new members, including Eric Pianka, an evolutionary ecologist in The University of Texas at Austin's College of Natural Sciences.

Cockrell School of Engineering Senior is One of 15 Students Nationwide to Receive Prestigious Hertz Fellowship

Ashvin Bashyam, a biomedical engineering senior in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected to receive the prestigious Hertz Foundation Fellowship, a five-year award valued at $250,000. He is one of only 15 students in the nation selected for the annual fellowship this year and becomes the Cockrell…   » Continue Reading

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

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

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.

Four UT Austin Engineers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Four faculty members from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards totaling $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation. Since 2012, 14 Cockrell School faculty members have received CAREER Awards.

Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Academic institutions such as The University of Texas at Austin serve an essential role in furthering scientific research that can help drive the commercialization of transformative products and services, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Austin on Thursday.

Provost Among Four UT Austin Engineers Elected to National Academy, the Highest Number of Members Elected Among U.S. Universities in 2014

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that Gregory L. Fenves, executive vice president and provost of The University of Texas at Austin, is one of four professors from the Cockrell School of Engineering to be elected to the prestigious academy this year.

Three Faculty Members to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Three Faculty Members to Receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

UT Austin’s John B. Goodenough Wins Engineering’s Highest Honor for Pioneering Lithium-Ion Battery

UT Austin’s John B. Goodenough Wins Engineering’s Highest Honor for Pioneering Lithium-Ion Battery

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will bestow John B. Goodenough of The University of Texas at Austin with the highest honor in the engineering profession for the groundbreaking creation of the lithium-ion battery.

Cockrell Professor Receives Packard Fellowship in Recognition of Being a Young Innovator

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has selected assistant professor Zheng Wang of the Cockrell School of Engineering as a 2013 Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering.

UT Austin Breaks Single-Year Fundraising Record

The University of Texas at Austin has raised more money in the current fiscal year than in any previous year — $396 million, with three weeks still to go before the Aug. 31 cutoff — placing it among the top public universities in the nation. The increased philanthropy is essential to maintaining and expanding the…   » Continue Reading