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Your ideas in a time of momentum

Dean Goldbart emailed the college​ community requesting help in constructing a more inclusive path forward for the College of Natural Sciences.
New Sensor May Soon Test for Coronavirus and Flu Simultaneously

New Sensor May Soon Test for Coronavirus and Flu Simultaneously

The novel coronavirus has been compared to the flu almost from the moment it emerged in late 2019. They share a variety of symptoms, and in many cases, an influenza test is part of the process for diagnosing COVID-19.

New Lateral Communities Initiative

Dean Goldbart emailed college staff and supervisors to introduce the Lateral Communities initiative.

Pangolin: An Efficient and Flexible Graph Pattern Mining System

Pangolin: An Efficient and Flexible Graph Pattern Mining System

The datasets used by many software applications can be represented as graphs, defined by sets of vertices and edges. These graphs are rich with useful information, and can be used to determine patterns and relationships among the stored data. This process of discovering relevant patterns from graphs is called Graph Pattern Mining. A team of Texas Computer Science (TXCS) researchers advised by Dr. Keshav Pingali has done groundbreaking work to make these programs more efficient and accessible. Their work was recently accepted to Very Large Databases (VLDB) 2020, one of the premier conferences in computer science.

ICMB Leadership and Graduate Programs to Affiliate with the Department of Molecular Biosciences

​Dean Goldbart informed members of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology and the Molecular Biosciences Department community about some upcoming changes.

A time for reflection

A message to the College of Natural Sciences community​from Dean Paul Goldbart and colleagues supporting the #ShutDownStem movement.

Standing Together in the College of Natural Sciences - Updated

Standing Together in the College of Natural Sciences - Updated

A message from Dean Paul Goldbart to the College of Natural Sciences community underscores the need to stand in solidarity and support one another. This post was updated on Tuesday, June 2 to include a statement from the CNS Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Where We Stand in Natural Sciences

Dean Goldbart wrote a message to all college staff as progress toward planning for the fall and consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak continue.

Mathematician and Neuroscientist Chosen for Texas Ten Recognition

Mathematician and Neuroscientist Chosen for Texas Ten Recognition

Every year, the Alcalde by the Texas Exes flips the script and gives alumni the chance to give their favorite professors an A+. Through nominations from former students, the Texas Ten honors professors who have made a difference in the lives of Longhorns.​ This year, two of the Texas Ten were chosen from the College of Natural Sciences.

Three New National Academy of Sciences Members

Dean Goldbart alerted key supporters of the College to some good news after a vote by the National Academy of Sciences to elect three more faculty to the Academy. The additions bring the total number of NAS members in UT Austin Natural Sciences to 16, and five additional faculty members are in the National Academies of Engineering or Medicine.