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Tech Startup Powered by Two Computer Science Professors Teams Up with Intel

Katana Graph specializes in graph computing and analyzing enormous data sets.

Interconnected dot map of Katana Graph data models


UT Students’ Jewelry Design Picked Up by Kendra Scott

A group of 2020 University of Texas at Austin graduates can now see the jewelry they designed on the shelves at Kendra Scott.

Set of gold earrings


Alumna Lisa Piccirillo Solves Famous 50-year-old Math Problem

During her graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin, Lisa Piccirillo solved a problem that had bedeviled mathematicians for five decades.

Profile pic of Lisa Piccirillo


New Iris Apfel Coloring Book Will Support Student Scholarships

The coloring book features the unstoppable fashion icon.

Black and white phot of Iris Apfel


Texas Science Students Serve the Community During the Pandemic

Undergraduates in public health, neuroscience and computer science found ways amidst the pandemic to help out their communities and fellow classmates.

A composite portrait of 6 students with the words "Serving the Community"


Spring Insects to Spot on Neighborhood Walks

With much of the world practicing social distancing, walks and other opportunities to get outdoors are the highlight of many people's days right now.

A green sweat bee covered in yellow pollen sits on a purple flower


7 Ideas from the School of Human Ecology for Responding to COVID-19

Stephen Russell talks about how we can use the pandemic to reach greater human connection.

A person walks across the Gearing Hall courtyard alone near the UT Tower


Joydeep Biswas Builds Robots to Navigate the Real World

Joydeep Biswas leads the Autonomous Mobile Robotics Laboratory (AMRL) at UT

Robotic car


Graduate Researcher Studies Cells that Fight Autoimmunity

Jayashree Srinivasan works to unlock the secrets of the immune system

Jayashree (Jay) Srinivasan in white lab coat at her laboratory bench


What Neuroscience Suggests to Better Your Study Habits

Every student has their own style of studying for exams. Some hold marathon study sessions, others endlessly review their notes.

A drawing of a desk covered in papers and post-it notes, pends and coffee cups