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DNA Reveals Local Adoption of New Technologies, Not Migration, Caused Cultural Changes in Ancient Illinois

DNA Reveals Local Adoption of New Technologies, Not Migration, Caused Cultural Changes in Ancient Illinois

DNA samples from North Americans who lived more 1,000 years ago in Illinois reveal that rapid cultural changes came from acceptance of new practices rather than from a population influx into the region, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Indiana University.

TIDES: Transforming Science Education

TIDES: Transforming Science Education

b2ap3_thumbnail_UTeach.jpgThe College of Natural Sciences is launching a home for its current and future programs in innovative undergraduate science education, the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES).  TIDES was proposed in the CNS 2013 Strategic Plan (as the Texas Center for Science Discovery) as a way to continue and enhance the college’s leading role in STEM education.

Chemistry Department Aims to Improve Diversity with $2.7 Million Grant

Chemistry Department Aims to Improve Diversity with $2.7 Million Grant

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences has received two grants, totaling more than $2.5 million, to help recruit, retain and support graduate and post-doctoral students from groups that are under-represented in the sciences. 

Physics and Biology Undergraduates Win Goldwater Scholarships

Physics and Biology Undergraduates Win Goldwater Scholarships

Students recognized for their research studying the Higgs boson and the genetic regulation of single-celled plant hairs.

Doctoral Program in Statistics to Advance Research in Health Care and Technology

The college’s newest Ph.D. program in statistics was unanimously approved recently by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Video: Inspired by Biology

In this video Kyle Scott, a recent graduate from the College of Natural Sciences, talks about how research gave him an edge.   In this video Kyle Scott, a recent graduate of the College of Natural Sciences, talks about how the University's "Research Advantage" has given him an edge in both his education and future. A new report from the U...
Shelley Payne Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Shelley Payne Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Payne will be responsible for faculty promotion and tenure, recruiting and retention, annual faculty reports and faculty development.

Top Faculty Recruited to the College With $2 Million Cancer Research Grants

Top Faculty Recruited to the College With $2 Million Cancer Research Grants

Three natural sciences professors will use substantial start-up funds to pay graduate students and get their labs up and running.

Department of Energy Fellowship Provides Support for Grad Student

College of Natural Sciences graduate student Cory Nelson has received a fellowship as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy program.

Student scientists create living bacterial photographs

Student scientists create living bacterial photographs

AUSTIN, Texas—Using Petri dishes full of genetically engineered E. coli instead of photo paper, students at The University of Texas at Austin and UCSF successfully created the first-ever bacterial photographs. Their work is published in this week’s issue of Nature (Nov. 24, 2005), which is focused on the emerging field of synthetic biology. The s...