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College welcomes 16 new faculty

College welcomes 16 new faculty

Chemistry & Biochemistry Ron Elber, W. A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Computational Life Sciences and Biology Dionicio Rhodes Siegel, Assistant Professor Katherine Willets, Assistant Professor Computer Sciences Kristen Grauman, Assistant Professor Computer Sciences & Integrative Biology William H. Press, Warren J. and Viola Mae Raym...
 Astrophysics Student Wins Coveted Rhodes Scholarship

Astrophysics Student Wins Coveted Rhodes Scholarship

AUSTIN, Texas—Sarah Miller, an astronomy and physics major who will graduate in May from The University of Texas at Austin, was recently selected as a Rhodes Scholar for 2008. She is one of 32 students in America to be honored with the scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship was created in 1902 by British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes to bring outstandi...
Invasive Plants Are Moving Targets

Invasive Plants Are Moving Targets

Left top: Healthy Senecio vulgaris growing in Calif. where it was introduced approximately 100 yrs ago. Left bottom: Dying Senecio vulgaris covered in Puccinia and Albugo pathogens, growing in part of its native range in the UK (from Calif. seed). Center top: Senecio squalidus growing in the UK where it invaded nearly 400 years ago, with some Pucci...
A Battle on Many Fronts

A Battle on Many Fronts

For every one of the researchers at The University of Texas at Austin involved in the study of infectious diseases, the challenge is a never-ending one. It’s a race to stay one step ahead of the mutations and transmission of the pathogenic microorganisms they’re analyzing in their labs, modeling on their laptops, and tracking around the world. Scie...infectious_krug
UTeach Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

UTeach Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

AUSTIN, Texas—UTeach, the nationally acclaimed program for preparing secondary teachers in mathematics, science and computer science, is celebrating ten years of success at The University of Texas at Austin. UTeach was established in 1997 as a new-and-improved way of introducing undergraduate math and science majors to secondary school teaching. T...
 Biology Professor Camille Parmesan Honored for Conservation Leadership

Biology Professor Camille Parmesan Honored for Conservation Leadership

AUSTIN, Texas — The nation's leading conservation education and advocacy group has honored Dr. Camille Parmesan, associate professor of integrative biology at The University of Texas at Austin, with its National Conservation Achievement Award for exemplary leadership in protecting the environment and natural resources. Parmesan was selected for her...
Biologist Parmesan Honored For Conservation Leadership

Biologist Parmesan Honored For Conservation Leadership

AUSTIN, Texas—The nation’s leading conservation education and advocacy group is honoring Dr. Camille Parmesan, associate professor of integrative biology at The University of Texas at Austin with its National Conservation Achievement Award for exemplary leadership in protecting the environment and natural resources. Parmesan was selected for her ...
Chang Appointed To Congressional Commission on Cyber Security

Chang Appointed To Congressional Commission on Cyber Security

Fred Chang AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Fred Chang, research professor of computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, and Admiral Bobby Inman, the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, have been appointed to the new Commission on Cyber Security, established to make sure that the next president o...Fred Chang
UT Physicist and Colleagues Lead Five-Member Nanoscience Consortium

UT Physicist and Colleagues Lead Five-Member Nanoscience Consortium

AUSTIN, Texas–Researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas at Austin will explore ways to control optical energy for applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology as leaders of a five-university consortium awarded $1.4 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Re...
Professors Elected to AAAS

Professors Elected to AAAS

AUSTIN, Texas—Four professors at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected as 2007 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS fellows are chosen annually by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. This year’s fellows fro...