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From the College of Natural Sciences

Dan was publications editor for the College of Natural Sciences from 2006-2013. He is now communications manager for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

The Sound of Science

It’s taken a while for Josh Russell, a 37-year-old undergraduate in the College of Natural Sciences, to unify his interests in art, music, computers and science. A native of Galveston, Texas, Russell did his first stint as an undergraduate in the ’90s, earning a B.A. in photography from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. After graduati...josh-russell

KLE Foundation Gift

UTeach, the college’s groundbreaking math and science teacher preparation program, has been on a roll lately. It was featured prominently in Newsweek magazine’s explanation for why The University of Texas at Austin was America’s hottest college for “saving America’s schools.” The program is going national, through a partnership between the UTeach...

Tree of Life Grows in Seay

Rendering of the Tree of Life installation in the Seay Building. In addition to giving money to the Phyllis L. Richards Endowed Professorship in Child Development, which will support a professor in the Human Development and Family Sciences program, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Rathgeber wanted to give a gift that would inspire further giving. So in colla...Rendering of the Tree of Life installation in the Seay Building.

Professors Elected to AAAS

AUSTIN, Texas—Four professors at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected as 2007 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS fellows are chosen annually by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. This year’s fellows fro...

Autonomous Car Advances to Next Stage of Urban Challenge

AUSTIN, Texas--Marvin, an  “autonomous” Isuzu SUV programmed with the help of computer science undergraduates from The University of Texas at Austin, is one of 53 vehicles selected to advance to the next stage of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) 2007 “Urban Challenge” race, the agency announced on May 11. Marvin is a collab...

2007 Undergraduate Research Forum Awards

On Friday, April 20, The College of Natural Sciences celebrated its student-scientists at the annual Undergraduate Research Forum, a one-day event during which more than 120 students gave posters and oral presentations describing their research. The best and most innovative posters and oral presentations were recognized with awards sponsored by th...

Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research benefits from $38 million federal grant

AUSTIN, Texas—The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded a $38 million grant to the Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism (INIA), $6.25 million of which will fund projects at the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research at The University of Texas at Austin. INIA, which links labs and scientists from si...