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U.S. News Ranks UT Austin Computer Science Among Best in Graduate Program Rankings

The 2024-2025 rankings tout computer science at The University of Texas at Austin as among the seven best nationally.

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Top Prize Image in Visualizing Science Contest Captures Research Tied to the Sun

Ph.D. student Maile Marriott’s submission illustrates the complexities of the “space weather” generated by our sun.

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CNS Welcomes New Faculty for the 23-24 Academic Year

Meet the newest tenured and tenure-track members of the College of Natural Sciences faculty.

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Amid the Enhancements at New Museum are Contributions by UT Community

Collaborators across the College of Natural Sciences and UT Austin played a role in the transformation at Texas Science & Natural History Museum.

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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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