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From the College of Natural Sciences

Announcing a New Chair for the Department of Astronomy

This message from Dean Paul Goldbart, announcing Volker Bromm will be the next chair for the Department of Astronomy, was sent to members of the faculty and staff this week.

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.

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

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. 

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. 

Recognize Excellent Alumni and Friends of Texas Science

This message to the College of Natural Sciences community invites nominations for individuals to induct into the college's 2019 Hall of Honor.

Do you know the common thread that ties together two recent winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, the only woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, the leader of NASA's New Horizons Space mission and a famous 97-year-old style icon?

A Special Message for College of Natural Sciences Undergraduates

This message was sent to current CNS undergraduate students in the weekly email from the college, prior to an evening with the dean especially for students.

Preparing for Workday

This message was sent from Dean Goldbart to college faculty and staff ahead of the transition in some business services systems.

Our Commitment to Inclusion

This message was sent to College of Natural Sciences faculty, staff and graduate students at the semester's start.

A top priority of mine is for our community to instill in each individual member – student, staff or faculty – a sense that they are welcome, i.e., the knowledge that they belong and that their wellbeing as individuals matters a great deal here.

A Message on Dean Goldbart's First Day on the Job

Beginning my new role as dean for the University of Texas at Austin's College of Natural Sciences, I'm humbled by and grateful for all the support that many of you have extended already in the run-up to my arrival in Austin. As I continue to learn about this remarkable place, meeting more of you and hearing your perspectives and insights will be crucial.