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2007 Undergraduate Research Forum Awards

2007 Undergraduate Research Forum Awards

On Friday, April 20, The College of Natural Sciences celebrated its student-scientists at the annual Undergraduate Research Forum, a one-day event during which more than 120 students gave posters and oral presentations describing their research. The best and most innovative posters and oral presentations were recognized with awards sponsored by th...
Unveiling a Next-Generation Computer Processor

Unveiling a Next-Generation Computer Processor

AUSTIN, Texas--The prototype for a revolutionary new general-purpose computer processor, which has the potential of reaching trillions of calculations per second, has been designed and built by a team of computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin. The new processor, known as TRIPS (Tera-op, Reliable, Intelligently adaptive Processing...
2007 College Faculty and Staff Awards

2007 College Faculty and Staff Awards

The College of Natural Sciences is filled to capacity with intelligent, creative and incredibly devoted people. Each spring, we have the opportunity to honor some of the individuals that make the College of Natural Sciences so wonderful. This year's 2007 honorees are: OFFICE OF THE DEAN Kate Waldman Dean’s Office Staff Excellence Award Michael ...
Cheaper disease treatments expected from faster approach to developing therapeutic antibodies

Cheaper disease treatments expected from faster approach to developing therapeutic antibodies

AUSTIN, Texas--A method of mass-producing disease-fighting antibodies entirely within bacteria has been developed by a research group at The University of Texas at Austin. The group led by Dr. George Georgiou developed the new antibody-production approach to improve upon processes used previously to identify new drugs.  Drug companies have used th...
Exploring Dark Energy

Exploring Dark Energy

On a rare cloudy October night in the Davis Mountains of West Texas, University of Texas at Austin astronomers wrangled with what they believe to be the largest mystery of the universe: dark energy.

Complex Flows of Turbulence Visualized

Complex Flows of Turbulence Visualized

AUSTIN, Texas--The convoluted tangle describing turbulence has been visualized for the first time by a group of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Their work, published in the April 6 issue of Physical Review Letters, may ultimately help engineers design more efficient planes, ca...
Graduate Programs Rank Among Nation's Best

Graduate Programs Rank Among Nation's Best

Several college Ph.D. programs rank among the nation’s top ten in this year’s U.S. News & World Report magazine survey. The rankings will be in the April 9 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine, available at newstands on Monday, April 2. Rankings are based on opinions of deans, department heads and other senior faculty. College pro...
Common Fungicide Causes Long-term Changes in Mating Behavior

Common Fungicide Causes Long-term Changes in Mating Behavior

AUSTIN, Texas—Female rats avoid males whose great-grandmothers were exposed to a common fruit crop fungicide, preferring instead males whose ancestors were uncontaminated, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have discovered. Their research shows that environmental contamination could affect the evolution of wildlife through changes ...
University of Texas at Austin AmeriCorps Program Joins Groups in Day of Service to Austin

University of Texas at Austin AmeriCorps Program Joins Groups in Day of Service to Austin

Event: The AmeriCorps program at The University of Texas at Austin, AmeriCorps for Community Engagement and Education (ACEE), will join other Austin-area AmeriCorps groups for the third annual Austin AmeriCorps Awareness Day. More than 300 Austin AmeriCorps members will perform service projects to beautify downtown Austin—including helping to clean...
Faculty receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Faculty receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Helmut Koester AUSTIN, Texas—Two faculty members of The University of Texas at Austin have been named recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships for 2007. Dr. Lexing Ying, assistant professor of mathematics, and Dr. Helmut Koester, assistant professor of neurobiology, will each receive $45,000 over two years to be used on research of their choic...