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Mathematician Receives National Teaching Prize

Mathematician Receives National Teaching Prize

AUSTIN, Texas—Mathematics Professor Michael Starbird of The University of Texas at Austin received a 2007 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The award is given to three college or university teachers from the MAA’s membership of ...
Team of Theoretical Physicists Develop A Test for String Theory

Team of Theoretical Physicists Develop A Test for String Theory

AUSTIN, Texas—For decades, many scientists have criticized string theory, pointing out that it does not make predictions by which it can be tested. Now, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of California, San Diego and The University of Texas at Austin have developed a test of string theory. Their test, described in the Jan. 2...
New Book Shines Light on Successful Anti-Poverty Program

New Book Shines Light on Successful Anti-Poverty Program

AUSTIN, Texas—New Hope, an experimental program started by community activists and business leaders in Milwaukee to boost employment among the working poor and improve poor children’s lives, can be a model for national anti-poverty policies, says a new book co-authored by a professor of child development at The University of Texas at Austin. The b...
Groundbreaking for New Marine Fisheries Lab

Groundbreaking for New Marine Fisheries Lab

Event: The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) will break ground for the new Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Texas Laboratory for Marine Larviculture in Port Aransas. When: 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24. Where: UTMSI Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory grounds at 1300 Port St., Port Aransas, Texas. Background: UTM...
Award Recipients to be Recognized at The University of Texas at Austin

Award Recipients to be Recognized at The University of Texas at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas—Recipients of some of the most prestigious awards given by The University of Texas at Austin to faculty and supporters of higher education will be honored Jan. 22 at an awards dinner at the Blanton Museum of Art hosted by William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin. Award presentations will include the Preside...
Global Warming Increases Species Extinctions Worldwide, University of Texas at Austin Researcher Finds

Global Warming Increases Species Extinctions Worldwide, University of Texas at Austin Researcher Finds

AUSTIN, Texas—Global warming has already caused extinctions in the most sensitive habitats and will continue to cause more species to go extinct over the next 50 to 100 years, confirms the most comprehensive study since 2003 on the effects of climate change on wild species worldwide by a University of Texas at Austin biologist. Dr. Camille Parmesa...
Not Just Stuffing

Not Just Stuffing

Nutrition faculty member Monica Meadows offers up mindful eating tips for savoring holiday fare.
Reichl named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Reichl named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Linda Reichl, professor of physics, has accepted the appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Natural Sciences effective December 11, 2006. Reichl came to The University of Texas at Austin in 1973 and was acting director of the Center for Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems from 1974 to 2005. The center was r...
Defense Department's $1.4 Million Appropriation Funds Texas Nanotechnology Consortium

Defense Department's $1.4 Million Appropriation Funds Texas Nanotechnology Consortium

AUSTIN, Texas—The U.S. Department of Defense will use a $1.4 million appropriation secured by U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to fund a consortium of seven leading Texas universities created to develop and commercialize revolutionary nanomaterials for the defense aerospace industry. The Consortium for Nanomaterials for Aerospace Commerce and Tec...
Krische wins Elias J. Corey award for his work in green chemistry

Krische wins Elias J. Corey award for his work in green chemistry

AUSTIN, Texas--Dr. Michael Krische, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has won the Elias J. Corey Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for an outstanding original contribution to organic synthesis by a young investigator. His award will be presented the ACS National Meeting in March 2007. Krische received the honor for his origina...