Button to scroll to the top of the page.

News

From the College of Natural Sciences
Texas Science has not set their biography yet

Recognizing Outstanding Staff and Teaching

​As nominations open for the 2019 CNS Staff Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards, Dean Goldbart sent the below message to the college community.

Forgetting Uses More Brain Power Than Remembering

Forgetting Uses More Brain Power Than Remembering

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin discovered through neuroimaging.

HIV Hidden in Patients’ Cells Can Now Be Accurately Measured

HIV Hidden in Patients’ Cells Can Now Be Accurately Measured

This human T cell (blue) is under attack by HIV (yellow), the virus that causes AIDS. The virus specifically targets T cells, which play a critical role in the body's immune response against invaders like bacteria and viruses. Credit: Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer and Austin Athman, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

Until now, researchers haven't been able to accurately quantify a latent form of HIV that persists in patients' immune cells. This hampers doctors' ability to assess the effectiveness of a particular treatment and select better alternatives.

Announcing a New Chair for the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences

​This message was sent by Dean Paul Goldbart to faculty and staff in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences and to college leaders.

It is my pleasure to inform you that Dr. Kate Calder will serve as the next chair of the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, starting September 1, 2019. 


Treisman Receives Gung and Hu Award from Mathematical Association of America

Treisman Receives Gung and Hu Award from Mathematical Association of America

Uri Treisman, a professor in the Department of Mathematics, has received the 2019 Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematicsthe most prestigious award for service offered by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

Introducing Cross-Cutting Conversations

This message from Dean Paul Goldbart, highlighting a new event series in Natural Sciences, went to college faculty, staff and researchers. It includes news about a Feb. 13, 2019 event for members of the Natural Sciences research community and colleagues in the Dell Medical School. 

Longhorn Textiles and Apparel Students Singled Out for Top Fashion Prizes

Longhorn Textiles and Apparel Students Singled Out for Top Fashion Prizes

In the five years that students from the Division of Textiles and Apparel at The University of Texas at Austin have participated in in the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund program, students have won prestigious scholarships each year—and four UT Austin students have finished among the top finalists in the country, including two outstanding participants this year.

UTeach Works to Extend Computer Science, STEM Education in Underserved Schools

UTeach Works to Extend Computer Science, STEM Education in Underserved Schools

UTeach, a nationally replicated model program with roots in The University of Texas at Austin's College of Natural Sciences, has announced $5.6 million in new federal funding to support its work to train teachers in effective computer science education, especially in schools that have been underserved. 

World's Largest General Scientific Society Selects Computer Scientist as Fellow

World's Largest General Scientific Society Selects Computer Scientist as Fellow

Computer scientist Peter Stone has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Credit: Vivian Abagiu.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society, has named computer scientist Peter Stone and two other University of Texas at Austin faculty members as fellows. This year's AAAS fellows – members of the College of Natural Sciences, the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts – will be inducted at a February ceremony during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

From College-Ready to Student-Ready, New Math Initiative Seeks Change

From College-Ready to Student-Ready, New Math Initiative Seeks Change

A new initiative from the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin aims to drastically improve students' college readiness and success in mathematics. The new initiative, called Launch Years, looks to align K-12 schools and higher education and is supported by a $6.68 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.