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UT center develops math education system for community colleges
May 7, 2015
The Dana Center, a research unit in the College of Natural Sciences, has developed the New Mathways Project in order to improve mathematics performance among students in community colleges.
Researchers design robot to help with physical therapy
May 6, 2015
UT researchers have developed a robot exoskeleton that could help provide helpful therapy to patients who have spinal and neurological injuries.
UT gaming academy debuts its first video game
May 4, 2015
The one-year-old Denius-Sams Gaming Academy in the Moody College of Communication released its first video game Friday.
UT searches for other brands of ice cream to replace Blue Bell after recall
April 30, 2015
After the recall of all Blue Bell Creameries ice cream on April 20, students are finding empty freezers where the Dutch Chocolate and Homemade Vanilla cartons used to be.
Chipotle begins delivery service through Postmates website, mobile app
April 28, 2015
Chipotle has introduced a delivery service for all of its menu items through the website and mobile application Postmates.
Energy sector faces challenges as global energy consumption increases
April 24, 2015
The head of a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable energy discussed the challenges and opportunities the energy sector faces as a result of impending climate change.
Dean of engineering school elected president of American Concrete Institute
April 21, 2015
Sharon Wood, the dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering, was elected president of the American Concrete Institute last week.
Astronomy department’s outreach program sends teachers to stratosphere
April 16, 2015
After 17 years of development, UT’s astronomy department successfully flew Texas teachers to the stratosphere as part of an outreach program called the EXES Teacher Associate Program.
DHFS says all Blue Bell products recalled from main campus
April 14, 2015
Blue Bell Ice Cream and Sabra have issued recalls for many of their products because of a possible contamination with Listeria Monocytogens, a food bacterium. The Division of Housing and Food Service said it removed all possibly contaminated food items from campus.
Take Back the Night allows survivors to voice stories
April 9, 2015
Voices Against Violence hosted “Take Back the Night” at the Main Mall on Wednesday to provide an open forum for survivors of sexual violence to share their stories.
Study: Hearing and deaf children with autism both avoid using pronouns
April 6, 2015
A study conducted by a UT professor and a UT alumnus found deaf children with autism tend to avoid using pronouns, mirroring similar habits observed in their hearing counterparts.
Ghirardelli CEO emphasizes importance of leadership, communication in business talk
April 3, 2015
Martin Thompson, president and CEO of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, offered career advice to students at an on-campus talk Thursday.
UT professor says shade-grown coffee is the most sustainable coffee production method
April 2, 2015
Increasing implementation of non-shade coffee production, also called intensive coffee production, has resulted in an unsustainable practice that needs to be changed, according to a UT researcher.
Staff Ombuds Office hosts Share-A-Taco Day to increase office awareness
March 26, 2015
The Staff Ombuds Office and Division of Housing and Food Service hosted Share-A-Taco Day at the Blanton Museum Faulkner Plaza, where live music and free tacos delighted both staff members and postdoctoral researchers Wednesday.
New discoveries lead UT researchers to reconsider the effectiveness of HIV treatments
March 24, 2015
UT researchers found the HIV virus is not as infectious after transmission as previous studies suggested.
New program links patients' medical records to state-funded tobacco cessation initiative
March 13, 2015
A new program that links patients’ medical records to a state-funded tobacco-quitting program will significantly lower healthcare costs for the state, according to Michael Davis, the director of the Cancer Institute at the Baylor Scott & White Health system.
Visiting professor praises Israeli poet’s influence on Hebrew literature
March 10, 2015
Erez Biton used his literary talents to invent a type of language through poetry that had been previously non-existent in Israeli society, according to a visiting Israeli professor from New York.
Weather conditions at Zilker Kite Festival affect vendors, would-be kite flyers
March 2, 2015
Despite poor weather conditions and low turnout, the sky was still dotted with kites at the 86th annual ABC Zilker Kite Festival on Sunday.
Argentine official’s murder raises questions about judicial system
February 26, 2015
The mystery surrounding the death of one of Argentina’s top officials illustrates the flaws in the Argentine justice system, according to law clinical professor Ariel Dulitzky.
Brazil’s public funding system needs makeover, according to Brazilian professor
February 24, 2015
Brazil’s outdated public funding system faces many difficulties, which stem from the country’s unbalanced population structure, according to Cassio Turra, associate professor of demography at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil.
Persian studies department changes course content to prepare students better
February 19, 2015
Persian-language students at UT are typically under-prepared by the time they enter advanced classes, according to Blake Atwood, Middle Eastern studies assistant professor.
Ebola outbreak signals need for better health care in West Africa, according to lecturer
February 10, 2015
The 2014 Ebola outbreak should not be a reason to isolate infected regions, such as West Africa, according to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who spoke at the University on Monday.
Climate change results in migration, according to professor
January 27, 2015
In a lecture Monday, Teófilo Altamirano, visiting professor in social science from the Catholic University of Peru, emphasized the relationship between climate change and forced human migration.