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Meet the Two Distinguished Professors Coming to UT on Gov. Abbott’s New Grant

Ten distinguished researchers are coming to Texas universities as a result of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI)...

 
 

The Power of Stories in Helping Disadvantaged Students Stay in College

David Yeager. Photo via Charlie Pearce / The Daily Texan. Research shows that 30 percent of college students drop out after their first year, and half never graduate....

 
 

UT Poll Shows How Energy Issues May Affect the Election

This November, two candidates will go head-to-head in hopes of becoming the next president of the United States. While energy policy has not been at the forefront...

 
 

From BP Oil Spill, Lessons on Bacteria’s Secret Talents

Six years have passed since the largest accidental oil spill in history invaded the Gulf of Mexico. From the day the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, pumping...

 
 

UT’s Eric Tang on Why African-Americans Are Leaving Austin

In 2014, UT professor (and Alcalde Texas 10 awardee) Eric Tang found that Austin is the only fast-growing U.S. city with a shrinking African-American population....

 
 

Volcanoes Play Key Role in Long-Term Climate Shifts, UT Geologists Find

There are no crocodiles near the North Pole today, but that wasn’t always the case. Fossil bones from crocodile-like reptiles called champsosaurs have been unearthed...

 
 

Telling Refugee Stories

According to a 2015 United Nations report, there are now more than 55 million refugees globally. That means more people are fleeing their homes due to violence or...

 
 

UT Sociologist Harel Shapira on American Gun Culture

One in three Americans owns a gun, according to a 2015 Columbia University study. Yet the gulf between gun-owners and non-gun-owners may be wider than ever before—as anyone...

 
 

UT’s Stephen Russell Is Advancing LGBT Student Civil Rights

“Please choose one of the following: male, female, unknown.” It’s a variation of a question everyone has come across at some point in their lives while filling...

 
 

Chemical Engineer Chris Ellison: “I Like to Understand How Things Work”

Twenty years ago, if anyone had told Christopher Ellison he would one day become a professor, he’d have never believed them. “I would’ve told you...

 
 
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