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

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Texas Memorial Museum Set to Reopen in 2023 with Renovations and New Exhibits

The University of Texas at Austin and its College of Natural Sciences will renovate and upgrade one of the most historic visitors' spots on campus...

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Texas Biologics to Bolster Research in Therapeutics

A new University of Texas at Austin initiative will focus primarily on biologic research and development.

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Meeting Challenges, Celebrating 25 Years: UTeach Tackles State’s Teacher Shortage

The UTeach program at 25 is helping Texas address a historic shortage of teachers in STEM by certifying professionals to teach.

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2022 State of the College Address

On March 3, 2022, Dean David Vanden Bout presented to members of the college community his vision and reflections on core college values of community...

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Meet the Scientists Who are New to the Faculty this Spring

More about the newest faces in the College.

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David Vanden Bout Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Sciences

Vanden Bout has served in top College of Natural Sciences leadership posts since 2014, both as associate dean for undergraduate education and, since 2018, as...

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Campus Event to Celebrate Health and Science Heroes Linked to COVID-19 Vaccines

UT Austin scientists have been at the forefront of the race for coronavirus vaccines and the efforts to track and prevent its spread.

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UT Austin Mourns Death of World-Renowned Physicist Steven Weinberg

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, a professor of physics and astronomy at The University of Texas at Austin, has died. He was 88.

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Gift to UT Austin Will Advance Programs in Biodiversity and Ecology

A generous estate gift to The University of Texas at Austin from alumna and former physician Lorraine “Casey” Stengl will have a dramatic impact on...

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College Undergraduate Dean Wins National Award for Inclusive Leadership

Vanden Bout received the 2019 Inclusive Leader Award from GlobalMindED, a national nonprofit organization that aims to improve education and employment opportunities for students who are...

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