News: Accolades

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


Natural Sciences Alumna Receives Distinguished Texas Exes Award

“When we think of this 2018 Distinguished Alumna, we think ‘trailblazer.’ She has spent her career focusing on delivering health care to the underserved, especially...

Anitha Mitchell Logan


Dave Thirumalai Awarded Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics

Davarajan Thirumalai, a professor of chemistry, received the Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics.

Dave Thirumalai in a collared shirt smiling

Department of Molecular Biosciences

UT Austin Alum James Allison Awarded Nobel Prize

James P. Allison, a world-renowned pioneer of cancer immunotherapy, has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine jointly with Tasuku Honjo.

James P. Allison is a world-renowned pioneer of cancer immunotherapy.


Fields Medal Recognition Linked to Work at UT Austin

Former UT Austin professor Alessio Figalli, one of four 2018 Fields Medal winners announced today, works in an area of mathematical analysis known as optimal transport.

Fields Medal against a surface

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Caffarelli Receives 2018 Shaw Prize in Mathematics

This is the first Shaw Prize awarded to a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin since its inception in 2002.

Luis Caffarelli.


Chemistry Educator Selected for Texas 10 Honor

Education is not just a job for Dr. Fatima Fakhreddine, but a true joy. “Nothing gives me more pleasure than interacting with my students in...

Fatima Fakhreddine teaches during TIP Chemistry Jumpstart in 2017.

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University of Texas at Austin Alum Michael W. Young Awarded Nobel Prize

Michael W. Young, recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, received his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from UT Austin and made a...

Michael Young in his lab


Three Alumni to be Inducted into Hall of Honor

Hall of Honor Awards