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Steve is the Communications Specialist for the College of Natural Sciences. He has a BS in Ecology from Evergreen State College and a BS in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from UT Austin.

Scientist-Artists Bring Animals to Life in Japanese-Inspired Prints

Scientist-Artists Bring Animals to Life in Japanese-Inspired Prints

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Two researchers at the Texas Natural Science Center are combining art and science in a unique form that highlights a beauty in dead animals and animal biodiversity in Texas.

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Singing Mice Protect Their Turf with High-Pitched Tunes

Singing Mice Protect Their Turf with High-Pitched Tunes

Two species of tawny brown singing mice that live deep in the mountain cloud forests of Costa Rica and Panama set their boundaries by emitting high-pitched trills, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered.

College Welcomes Twelve New Faculty

College Welcomes Twelve New Faculty

The College of Natural Sciences welcomes twelve new faculty members this fall. Whether studying star formation, unraveling the effects of epigenetics on gene expression, or understanding the dynamics of ionized matter, these innovative faculty members build on the college’s reputation for groundbreaking research and research-based teaching.

Eight Natural Sciences Faculty Receive 2013 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

Eight Natural Sciences Faculty Receive 2013 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System has chosen 26 faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin to receive 2013 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards, its highest teaching honor.

Chemical Reaction Could Streamline Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals and Other Compounds

Chemical Reaction Could Streamline Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals and Other Compounds

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new chemical reaction that has the potential to lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceutical drugs.

Texas Invasive Species Program Established at Brackenridge Field Lab

Texas Invasive Species Program Established at Brackenridge Field Lab

To combat and manage pesky invasive species such as fire ants, tawny crazy ants and Cactoblastis moths, the Texas Invasive Species Program has been established at The University of Texas at Austin with $2.7 million in support from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation. Professor Larry Gilbert collects phorid flies for his research on the invasive red...
LaMontagne Chair in Infectious Diseases and Global Health Endowment Reaches $1 Million Goal

LaMontagne Chair in Infectious Diseases and Global Health Endowment Reaches $1 Million Goal

The chair will support a talented faculty member performing globally relevant, cutting-edge research in infectious disease.

Novel Method Reveals Diet of Endangered Barton Springs Salamander

Novel Method Reveals Diet of Endangered Barton Springs Salamander

The Barton Springs Salamander (Eurycea sosorum) in Eliza Spring. Image courtesy of Hayley Gillespie. AUSTIN, Texas — Using a novel technique that is less invasive, less lethal, and more informative than traditional methods, an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin has identified what prey the endangered Barton Springs Salamander chooses to ea...
Biologist Camille Parmesan Named 2013 Distinguished Texas Scientist by Texas Academy of Science

Biologist Camille Parmesan Named 2013 Distinguished Texas Scientist by Texas Academy of Science

Parmesan receives honor for her work studying the impacts of climate change on wildlife.