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Three Professors Elected Members of National Academy of Engineering

Three Professors Elected Members of National Academy of Engineering

AUSTIN, Texas—Two computer science professors and a professor of engineering have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), widely considered among the highest honors to be earned in the engineering and technology professions. Dr. Stelios Kyriakides, the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engine...
Texas Researchers Aim to Use Saliva To Diagnose Health and Disease

Texas Researchers Aim to Use Saliva To Diagnose Health and Disease

AUSTIN, Texas—Innovative saliva-based health diagnostic tools will be developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin through a $6 million, multi-institutional grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Saliva—with its slimy mix of proteins, hormones and antibodies—can tell a lot about a person’s health, and it is much easie...
Explore UT 2007

Explore UT 2007

Dean Mary Ann Rankin chairs this year's “Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas!” The eighth annual  event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. More than 30,000 visitors are expected to participate in a day of free hands-on activities, performances, demonstrations and lectures. At Explore UT, guests will have the opportunity...
 Mathematics Professor Receives National Prize for Research

Mathematics Professor Receives National Prize for Research

AUSTIN, Texas—Mathematics Professor Karen Uhlenbeck of The University of Texas at Austin received the 2007 Leroy P. Steele Prize for her seminal contribution to mathematics research from the American Mathematical Society. The Steele Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics and was awarded to Uhlenbeck on Jan. 6, at the Joint Mathemat...
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...