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Record number of CNS honors program applications follow diversity initiatives
November 13, 2018
The applications submitted for the College of Natural Sciences honors programs hit a record amount this year, with over 4,000 applicants so far, and the initiatives to increase diversity are likely the cause.
“Zombie” flies control invasive ant species
October 28, 2018
Scientists are using brain-munching, mind-controlling flies to “zombify” and kill invasive fire ant species. This past weekend, Dr. Robert (Rob) Plowes, a research scientist in the Department of Integrative Biology, gave the 115th Hot Science-Cool Talk called “Fire Ants, Crazy Ants & Zombie Ants” which detailed the process.
Two UT faculty honored by National Academy of Medicine
October 21, 2018
This week, two UT faculty were recognized by the National Academy of Medicine.
Lyft goes carbon neutral
October 10, 2018
With a new commitment to full carbon neutrality and 100 perecent renewable energy, you can now “Lyft” your environmental standards every time you use the ride-hailing app.
Funding for Texas Petawatt returns
October 4, 2018
Last year, funding for the laser was discontinued, threatening UT research, but competition with Europe pushed the program to have funding again.
UT ‘Cancer Pen’ developer awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowship of $625,000
October 4, 2018
For the first time in this century, a UT Austin faculty member, chemistry assistant professor Livia Eberlin, has won the prestigious, five-year MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Each recipient is awarded $625,000, which they can spend however they wish. It is also known as the MacArthur “genius” grant.