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A Dedicated Educator

Alumnus Jeff Cotten (B.A. Computer Science, ’99) has made several gifts that benefit students as he honors his mother’s life and teaching career.

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New Texas Center Will Create Generative AI Computing Cluster Among Largest of Its Kind

UT's powerful artificial intelligence hub has one of the largest GPU computing clusters for AI at a university.

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Two Faculty Members Selected as 2023 ACM Fellows

Computer scientists Aditya Akella and Emmett Witchel have been named 2023 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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UT Designates 2024 ‘The Year of AI’

Building on decades-long leadership, UT will prioritize AI research and education throughout the year ahead and put this leadership on display through signature events, new...

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Zuckerman Receives the NAS Michael and Sheila Held Prize

David Zuckerman is a professor of computer science whose research focuses primarily on pseudorandomness and the role of randomness in computing.

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What Happens to the UT Turtles When it Gets Cold Outside?

Travis LaDuc, who oversees UT Austin’s herpetology collection at the Biodiversity Center in the College of Natural Sciences, spoke to UT News.

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Chemists’ New Process Offers Safer 3D Printing Option, Requiring Less Energy and Cost

The University of Texas at Austin researchers have developed a chemical process that could revolutionize light-driven 3D printing.

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Natural Labs: UT Field Stations Help Predict Drought Impact

UT scientists study how droughts affect local ecosystems at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory and the Stengl Lost Pines Biological Station.

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UT Austin Physicists Receive Keck Foundation Boost for Quantum Materials Research

Edoardo Baldini leads a team developing a new approach to stabilize useful quantum properties of atomically thin materials for far longer and at higher temperatures.

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Tracking the Impacts of Climate Change on Food Webs in the Arctic

New research provides the latest evidence that climate change is having an impact on food webs in high-latitude ecosystems.

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