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Entrepreneur talks about keys to building successful companies
February 3, 2015
In order for startup ideas to become a reality, entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, according to Tony Ayaz — serial entrepreneur and chief revenue officer of Founder.org — who visited the University on Monday to discuss key components of building a billion-dollar company.
Study: Facebook hurts grades, helps relationships
January 27, 2015
Periodically checking Facebook while doing homework negatively affects college students’ grades, but using the website also helps to build and maintain relationships, according to a recent Iowa State University study.
Research consortium receives $9.2 million award
December 3, 2014
A research consortium received a $9.2 million award to further investigate the effects of dispersants and oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ecuadorian ambassador to the US visits campus
November 23, 2014
Ecuador’s ambassador to the United States visited campus Friday to explore commercialization partnerships with UT and Ecuadorian business interests.
Professor challenges current G-8 model to combat hunger in Africa
November 17, 2014
A research professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs advocated for more community-based alternatives to end hunger in Africa during a talk on Monday.
Guest lecturer talks about research on fighting bacteria
November 10, 2014
An associate professor from the University at Buffalo spoke on campus Monday about his research in finding new ways to combat superbugs, bacteria that have mutated in response to antibiotics.
Organization raises funds to help North Korean refugees
November 9, 2014
Liberty in North Korea, an on-campus humanitarian organization, held an awareness event Friday to raise funds for North Korean refugees.
Johnston discusses changing health care system
November 4, 2014
Clay Johnston, dean of the Dell Medical School, emphasized in a lecture Monday the importance of not accepting the status quo when looking for new solutions in the health care system.
Former first minister of Wales talks about children’s rights
November 2, 2014
Three politicians and experts discussed Friday the passing of a Welsh children’s rights law in 2011.
UT professors talk about issues surrounding US-Mexico Border Patrol
October 27, 2014
Two assistant professors discussed the realities of law enforcement surrounding the border and by-products of the border crisis, rejecting the misconception that the U.S. Border Patrol is militarized, and addressing the growing tension between U.S. law enforcement and volunteer-based Border Patrol groups.
Longhorn Maker Studio officially opens in Cockrell School of Engineering
October 20, 2014
The Longhorn Maker Studio had its official grand opening Monday afternoon, welcoming all students and faculty in the Cockrell School of Engineering.
School of Law receives $1 million gift for Pro Bono Program
October 20, 2014
Two UT alumni recently donated $1 million to the School of Law’s Pro Bono Program.
Engineering researchers work to improve performance of transistors
October 14, 2014
Several researchers, including a UT professor and graduate student, have found a molecular-scaled “Band-Aid” to fix nanotube defects on transistors.
UT organization raises funds for health project in El Salvador
October 13, 2014
Tables covered with piles of used clothes lined the West Mall on Friday to raise funds for a sustainability project in Guarjila, El Salvador.
USC professor discusses sexual, reproductive rights in on-campus lecture
October 7, 2014
A University of Southern California law professor gave a presentation on campus Monday on sexual and reproductive health to emphasize the interplay of global and national health policies.
Student organization promotes artistic expression on campus
October 6, 2014
The Association of Black Fine Arts Students held its first “Grand Slam Drum Jam” at the Jester Center’s Spanish Oaks Terrace on Friday.
UT to host international conference on global efforts to capture and control carbon gases
September 30, 2014
UT will be hosting the 12th International Greenhouse Control Technologies conference at the Austin Convention Center from Oct. 5-9.
Guest lecturers discuss health disparities
September 22, 2014
Two health advocates discussed the main factors of health disparity at the Rapoport Center’s Fall 2014 Health and Human Rights Colloquium on Monday.
Organizations hold launch party for solar-charging stations
September 22, 2014
Three organizations hosted a party Friday to promote their latest innovation: solar panel charging stations on campus.
Alzheimer’s research fund awards UT professor grant for study
September 17, 2014
A professor received a $165,000 grant for a research study that focuses on improving the memory of patients with cognitive impairments.
Assistant professor receives grant for bullying study
September 8, 2014
Keisha Bentley-Edwards, educational psychology assistant professor, received a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to analyze bullying assessments for African-American students.
UT researcher finds ‘icequakes’ in Antarctica
September 1, 2014
A UT research associate published a recent study claiming the 2010 Chilean earthquake caused micro-earthquakes in Antarctica.