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UTeach, the college’s groundbreaking math and science teacher preparation program, has been on a roll lately. It was featured prominently in Newsweek magazine’s explanation for why The University of Texas at Austin was America’s hottest college for “saving America’s schools.” The program is going national, through a partnership between the UTeach...

Introducing the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation

This past fall marked the debut of the new Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation (SSC), a campus-wide service unit housed in the College of Natural Sciences under the inaugural direction of Dr. Sheldon Ekland-Olson, former provost and the Rapoport Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts. For years, the university’s courses in statistics a...

UTeach Spreads to 13 Universities Across the Nation

AUSTIN, Texas—After 10 years of incubation at The University of Texas at Austin, the highly successful teacher preparation program UTeach is spreading to other universities throughout the country, thanks to a partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative and the Texas High School Project. In all, 13 universities will receive grants of u...

College welcomes 16 new faculty

Chemistry & Biochemistry Ron Elber, W. A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Computational Life Sciences and Biology Dionicio Rhodes Siegel, Assistant Professor Katherine Willets, Assistant Professor Computer Sciences Kristen Grauman, Assistant Professor Computer Sciences & Integrative Biology William H. Press, Warren J. and Viola Mae Raym...

A Battle on Many Fronts

For every one of the researchers at The University of Texas at Austin involved in the study of infectious diseases, the challenge is a never-ending one. It’s a race to stay one step ahead of the mutations and transmission of the pathogenic microorganisms they’re analyzing in their labs, modeling on their laptops, and tracking around the world. Scie...infectious_krug

UTeach Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

AUSTIN, Texas—UTeach, the nationally acclaimed program for preparing secondary teachers in mathematics, science and computer science, is celebrating ten years of success at The University of Texas at Austin. UTeach was established in 1997 as a new-and-improved way of introducing undergraduate math and science majors to secondary school teaching. T...

UT Physicist and Colleagues Lead Five-Member Nanoscience Consortium

AUSTIN, Texas–Researchers from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas at Austin will explore ways to control optical energy for applications in nanoscience and nanotechnology as leaders of a five-university consortium awarded $1.4 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Re...

Professors Elected to AAAS

AUSTIN, Texas—Four professors at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected as 2007 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS fellows are chosen annually by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. This year’s fellows fro...

Trees Prepped to Move from ESB

Workers have been preparing live oak trees lining 24th Street in front of the Experimental Sciences Building (ESB) for relocation. The trees will be moved during winter break to make way for demolition and construction of the new ESB. Demolition of the building will begin sometime in early 2008, said Dr. Peter Riley, associate dean for research an...

Texas Memorial Museum Installs Outdoor Saber-Toothed Cat Sculpture

Event: A larger-than-life bronze saber-toothed cat sculpture will be installed at the east entrance to the Texas Memorial Museum. When: 8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24. (A public unveiling will take place at 12:45 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30). Where: The east entrance to the Texas Memorial Museum on The University of Texas at Austin Campus, 2400 Trinity St. ...

Co-Discoverer of DNA Double Helix James Watson to Speak

Event: Dr. James D. Watson, Nobel Laureate and co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA, will give a lecture entitled “Rules for Important Science” as part of the Paul D. Gottlieb Distinguished Lecture Series. General admission tickets are limited for this free event and will be distributed on Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on ...

Grand Opening for New Marine Fisheries Lab

Event: Grand opening ceremony for the new Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Texas Laboratory for Marine Larviculture at The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) in Port Aransas. This event is by invitation only. Media are invited to attend and should contact Steve Lanoux. When: 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug 17. Where: UTM...

Summer Nanoscience Academy for High Schoolers

Austin, Texas—Teachers and their students will convene on The University of Texas at Austin campus August 3-4 to explore and gain hands-on experience in nanoscience. Nine high school teachers and 13 of their students from throughout Central Texas will attend the first annual Summer Nanoscience Academy, where they will explore the nanocosmos using e...

Summer Nanoscience Academy for High Schoolers

Austin, Texas—Teachers and their students will convene on The University of Texas at Austin campus August 3-4 to explore and gain hands-on experience in nanoscience. Nine high school teachers and 13 of their students from throughout Central Texas will attend the first annual Summer Nanoscience Academy, where they will explore the nanocosmos using ...

Program Addresses Gender Equity in Computing

"Tool Time" at First Bytes AUSTIN, Texas--About 50 high school women from across Texas will attend the fifth annual First Bytes Residential Summer Program, created by the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin to enhance gender equity in technology and computing fields. Nationally, women represent around 60 percent of ...