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American Statistical Association releases statement questioning p-values
April 8, 2016
Science journals commonly use p-values, a statistical index used in research data, to decide whether papers are worthy of publication. However, even scientists frequently misuse p-values, according to a statement released by the American Statistical Association.
Computer science professor discusses the future of artificial intelligence
March 25, 2016
About 70 students took a study break to discuss the future of artificial intelligence Wednesday evening.
Excluded children imitate group behaviors to fit in
February 15, 2016
Children, like adults, have an innate desire to belong. When excluded, they imitate their peers’ behaviors to try to fit in.
UT alumnus leads team in detecting gravitational waves, confirms Einstein’s theory
February 13, 2016
UT alumnus David Reitze led the first direct detection of gravitational waves, 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted them in his general relativity theory.
Science Scene: Genetically based weight loss programs
February 11, 2016
A group of researchers led by nutritional sciences professor Molly Bray found initial evidence that weight loss efforts can be customized to specific genetic information in the body, as published in the journal Obesity.
Staged mock shooting near campus met with student protest
December 12, 2015
In response to a gun-support organization’s plan to stage a mock shooting near UT campus Saturday, a group of UT students protested with signs, chants and fart noises.
Ideathon furthers discussion on gender-based violence
December 4, 2015
Around 10 UT students joined a worldwide discussion aimed at combating gender-based violence across college campuses. Only two of them were males, including the male co-host.
Increasing number of campus projects crowdfund using HornRaiser
December 2, 2015
More members of the University are using HornRaiser — the University’s official crowdfunding platform — to fund their projects, according to Marsha Reardon, student philanthropy and special campaign coordinator at the University Development Office.
Special education department to offer teaching certificate
November 25, 2015
UT graduate students in special education will soon be able to earn a teaching certificate.
Fenves meets with black student leaders, discusses actions needed at University
November 24, 2015
As part of a discussion series ‘to develop an action plan’ on issues important for the University, UT President Gregory L. Fenves met with black student leaders in his office Monday morning.
University aims to improve health, scientific communication through partnership with Alda Center
November 19, 2015
The University is working to bridge the communication gap between the scientific community and the general public.
UT to offer graduate certificate in engineering education beginning fall 2017
November 17, 2015
Engineering graduate students transitioning into faculty positions can now breathe easily — teaching help is on its way.
Students rally against tuition fees, student debts
November 13, 2015
Students chanted and carried signs that said “education should not be a debt sentence” as they rallied against tuition fees and student debts on Thursday afternoon.
College of Natural Sciences seeks funding to renovate Welch Hall
November 10, 2015
The College of Natural Sciences has launched a kickstarter for a $1.2 million crowdfunding campaign to renovate Welch Hall.
Engineering, business students face off in annual week of competition
November 6, 2015
Students from the Cockrell School of Engineering and McCombs School of Business are celebrating the “classic rivalry” between both schools by showcasing their physical and mental muscles in a week of competition that began on Monday.
Senate hosts Academic Enrichment Week
November 4, 2015
Academic Enrichment Week, a program hosted by the UT Senate of College Councils which aims to enhance students experience outside the classroom, began Monday.
Black students from Society for Cultural Unity confront UT President regarding diversity issues at the University
October 30, 2015
Black students from the Society for Cultural Unity spoke out at The Texan Talks event during an interview with UT President Gregory Fenves, asking if black lives matter to him.
Researcher studies newly discovered extinct species of pig-nosed turtle
October 28, 2015
An extinct species of turtle made its way to the present when a student began studying its remnants, only to discover the reptile was unlike any turtle ever found — it had a nose similar to that of a pig.
Study finds preserving fish reproduction sites is key to fisheries and conservation
October 23, 2015
The preservation of fish reproduction sites is most effective in balancing fisheries and fish conservation, according to UT assistant professor in marine science Brad Erisman.
University kicks off "I’m A Veteran" campaign
October 23, 2015
The “I’m a Veteran” campaign, an effort to raise awareness of the culture of veteran students on campus, officially started Wednesday.
PCL holds book repair workshop
October 21, 2015
A librarian at the Perry-Castañeda Library said in a workshop Tuesday afternoon that keeping personal books in a cool temperature and dry environment with no direct exposure to sunlight will help prevent decay.
23 IE students named fall 2015 Kuhn scholars
October 16, 2015
The Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate Internship Program awarded Kuhn awards to 23 undergraduates for the fall 2015 semester.
LBJ School names new director of development
October 14, 2015
The University appointed Maggie Gilburg as the new director of development for the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs.
UT study finds girls serve longer sentences than boys in juvenile justice system
September 25, 2015
Girls are sentenced to serve in detention facilities for longer periods than boys in juvenile justice settings, according to Erin Espinosa, research associate within the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the UT School of Social Work.
Study: Testosterone, cortisol levels affect leadership ability
September 22, 2015
A research team including psychology professor Robert Josephs found male executives with high testosterone and low levels of the stress hormone cortisol tend to have higher-rank job positions.
UT alumna speaks about sexual violence, writing career
September 18, 2015
UT alumna Amy Gentry spoke about sexual violence and her writing career as part of Joynes Reading Room lecture series Thursday evening.
UT researchers find China’s One-Child policy has psychological benefits
September 16, 2015
Children born in China without siblings have fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to research published by faculty in the department of educational psychology.
Students learn to become entrepreneurs in Longhorn Startup course
September 11, 2015
Engineering entrepreneur Ben Dyer encouraged students to “think big and do big” during the Longhorn Startup Seminar on Thursday evening.
Asian American student organizations host annual cultural event
September 4, 2015
The Asian American Culture Committee and the Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective, welcomed new students in the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom on Thursday night.
University students build energy-efficient house for national competition
September 2, 2015
A team led by University of Texas at Austin architecture professor Michael Garrison is designing and building a solar-powered home to compete nationally as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
Study shows aspirin may reduce breast cancer recurrence in overweight women
September 2, 2014
A study found non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, helped lower hormone-related breast cancer recurrence in overweight women by half.
Cockrell School of Engineering receives $35 million endowment
August 6, 2014
Cockrell School of Engineering received a $35 million donation from UT alumnus T.W. “Tom” Whaley Jr., the University announced Thursday.
Co-op to begin shelving books alphabetically
August 5, 2014
The University Co-op main store on Guadalupe Street will be shelving textbooks alphabetically by the first author’s last name, instead of by class title, for the fall semester.
Sociology professor to speak at White House symposium
July 30, 2014
Sociology professor Keith Robinson will be speaking at a symposium held at the White House on Wednesday.
HB 2 cuts down abortion clinics and legal abortions in Texas, study shows
July 27, 2014
Since stricter abortion regulations went into effect in Texas in September, 46 percent of clinics have closed, and legal abortions have decreased by 13 percent, according to a study from the University’s Texas Policy Evaluation Project released in July.
UT School of Nursing receives $703,000 grant from St. David’s Foundation
July 19, 2014
The School of Nursing received a two-year $703,000 grant from St. David’s Foundation, the University announced Tuesday.
UT professor and colleagues find genes behind evolution of electric organs in electric fish
July 2, 2014
A research team led by Harold Zakon, integrative biology and neuroscience professor, discovered how genes and pathways in electric fish caused their electricity-producing organs to evolve independently six times throughout their evolutionary history.
UT professor emeritus James Stice receives lifetime achievement award
June 28, 2014
James Stice received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.