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Some Tips for Registration Time

It's nearly that time of semester again to register. Registration lands in the thick of the semester, when many of you are already juggling all of the things.To help you through, here are some tips:If you haven't already, make an appointment with your assigned academic advisor to discuss your plans for summer and fall.Check your Registration Inform...
Undetected Coronavirus Variant Was in at Least 15 Countries Before its Discovery

Undetected Coronavirus Variant Was in at Least 15 Countries Before its Discovery

Illustration: Jenna Luecke

A highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 variant was unknowingly spreading for months in the United States by October 2020, according to a new study from researchers with The University of Texas at Austin COVID-19 Modeling Consortium. Scientists first discovered it in early December in the United Kingdom, where the highly contagious and more lethal variant is thought to have originated. The journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, which has published an early-release version of the study, provides evidence that the coronavirus variant B117 (501Y) had spread across the globe undetected for months when scientists discovered it.

From the CARE Team to our CNS Students

Dear Students,Greetings from your College of Natural Sciences CARE counselors!We wanted to drop by and acknowledge how difficult this semester has been as an ongoing continuation of the pandemic. Many are hitting a "pandemic wall" right now, especially as we pass the anniversary of this monumental disruption. It looks a little different for everyon...
D&I Officers Coalition Solidarity with the AAPI Community

D&I Officers Coalition Solidarity with the AAPI Community

Dr. Shelley Payne and the other University of Texas at Austin Diversity and Inclusion Officers shared this message with the College of Natural Sciences in the wake of thousands of reported incidents nationwide targeting Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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Collaborative Strengthens Women in STEM Community at UT

Collaborative Strengthens Women in STEM Community at UT

For the first time at UT, student organizations and programs from across the College of Natural Sciences and Cockrell School of Engineering that focus on women in STEM fields are coming together in a formal group to extend support for leadership development in women in STEM. 

Most Flexible 2D Material Discovered at UT Austin

Most Flexible 2D Material Discovered at UT Austin

A new kind of two-dimensional (2D) material with unique properties has been discovered by researchers with The University of Texas at Austin, bringing next-generation flexible electronic devices one step closer.

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Exploring Passive RFID Tag Use For Sensory Technology

Exploring Passive RFID Tag Use For Sensory Technology

Recent PhD graduate Swadhin Pradhan and his advisor Professor Lili Qiu.

When was the last time you changed out a battery in your house? Studies show that battery-powered devices are used substantially in modern times; Americans use nearly 3 billion batteries every year. Batteries are currently popular because they are able to make electric devices, such as flashlights and watches, portable. However, our usage of batteries extends further than just portable electronic devices. 

Dean Goldbart Will Be Provost of Stony Brook University

Dean Goldbart Will Be Provost of Stony Brook University

Dean Paul Goldbart reached out to the College of Natural Sciences community as Stony Brook University announced he would be that campus's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. 

Marder Receives University’s Civitatis Award

Marder Receives University’s Civitatis Award

UTeach Executive Director and physics professor Michael Marder has been selected as the recipient of The University of Texas at Austin's 2020 Civitatis Award.

Gifts From the Heart Lead To Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

Gifts From the Heart Lead To Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

Elizabeth Sauer, BBA '66, known to all as Betsy, was a Houston native. She referred to Austin as "her place" and was known to say "hook 'em!" rather than hello or goodbye. She considered the four years she spent at The University of Texas at Austin to be the best years of her life. When Betsy wrote her estate plan, she wanted to help others experience their own life-defining moments at UT.