News: Accolades

Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin


Molecular Biosciences Professor Honored for Outstanding Teaching

Janice Fischer is honored for her outstanding teaching as a professor of molecular biosciences and director of the Biology Instructional Office at UT Austin.

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McLellan Honored for Contributions to COVID-19 Vaccines

Jason McLellan, UT Austin molecular biosciences professor, has received the 2021 Shirley Bird Perry Longhorn Citizenship Award

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Department of Computer Science

Bill Press Named to President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Bill Press will provide scientific perspective to the White House as a member of President Biden's PCAST

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Natural Sciences Researchers Win President’s Award for Global Learning

A team with two CNS undergraduates of UT Austin were involved with research about the relationship between undergraduates' mental health and their social support networks...

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Three Natural Sciences Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

UT Austin assistant professors in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Chemistry have been selected for NSF CAREER awards.

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Research on Language Learning Yields Mitchell Prize for UT Austin Statisticians

Giorgio Paulon and Abhra Sarkar researched how nonnative English speakers learned another language's tonal differences.

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Department of Molecular BIosciences

Jason McLellan Named Texas Inventor of the Year

For his role in biomedical research linked to the development of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, the professor of molecular biosciences won the award given...

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Biologist Awarded Radcliffe and Guggenheim Fellowships

Steven Phelps will research how and why animals form attachments as part of a book project focused on the biology of intimacy.

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Two CNS Faculty Receive President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Awards

Laura Lashinger and Sally Ragsdale received awards recognizing the university’s educational innovators who demonstrate exceptional undergraduate teaching in the core curriculum.

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