Quantcast

Latest University of Texas at Austin Stories

b8e7d4befc0b472296fc396fc34322d2
2011-08-07 06:42:06

Female cognitive ability can limit how melodious or handsome males become over evolutionary time, biologists from The University of Texas at Austin, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have observed. Males across the animal world have evolved elaborate traits to attract females, from huge peacock tails to complex bird songs and frog calls. But what keeps them from getting more colorful feathers, longer tails, or more melodious...

2011-08-04 06:07:00

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Education technology firm AcademyOne announced the launch of the Grad TX website (www.GradTX.org). AcademyOne develops innovative technology including, websites, portals and mobile applications promoting college and career success. The Grad TX website offers tools and services for adults returning to college to finish their bachelor's degrees. Grad TX targets over 40,000 Texas adults who "stopped out" of college with 90 or more credit...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

Collaboration represents new training opportunities for San Antonio professionals. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at The University of Texas at Austin is teaming with The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to offer human resources and project management training on UTSA's downtown campus. San Antonio's professional community can now take advantage of resources from both of these sister institutions within the UT System. This...

2011-07-28 11:30:00

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentry Data Systems, Inc., a healthcare business intelligence technology solutions company headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, announces the opening of a new office in Austin, Texas on August 1, 2011. The satellite office -- located at 2028 East Ben White Blvd., Suite 300, Austin, Texas 78741 -- will support and better address the company's technology needs. The office is slated to be staffed with a Technical Analyst, Senior...

2011-07-26 08:15:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation has named Mary Herman as Deputy Director of Development. Herman, who assumed her new position on July 18, 2011, is a long-time fundraiser and community leader in the Central Texas area and brings years of expertise to the position. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110726/DC41224) Herman will direct the Foundation's fund-raising activities as well as provide guidance in the development of...

2011-07-14 00:00:39

People who see the "glass as half empty" may be more willing to contribute to a common goal if they already identify with it, according to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, University of Chicago and Sungkyunkwan University. According to the studies, individuals who already care a lot (highly identify) with a cause are more likely to financially support the cause if a solicitation is framed by how much is still needed (for example, "we still need $50,000 to reach our goal")....

2011-07-13 23:53:38

Faculty and students at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are developing ways for cancer patients and children born with facial deformities to make more informed decisions about which reconstructive surgeries would be most aesthetically pleasing and practical based on their individual body types and personal preferences. The interdisciplinary research, which includes biomedical engineering Professor Mia K. Markey and aerospace engineering Professor K....

02c5848e243df825347a12eaab6bee19
2011-07-13 11:51:18

Current and proposed border fences pose significant threats to wildlife populations, with those animals living in border regions along the Texas Gulf and California coasts showing some of the greatest vulnerability, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows. "Our study is the first comprehensive analysis of threats to species across the entire U.S.-Mexico border," says Jesse Lasky, a graduate student in the laboratory of Tim Keitt, associate professor of integrative biology....

2011-06-15 07:25:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center (PDC), a component of Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at The University of Texas at Austin, announces the launch of a new Personal Trainer Certificate Program on the university campus. This 6-week program meets once a week and includes 15 hours of lecture and 15 hours of practical gym training. After the successful completion of the training program and final exam, students must complete a 30-hour...

2011-06-04 00:00:29

PETEX enlists top professors and industry experts to write top-selling "Fundamentals of Petroleum." Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 Three top professors at The University of Texas at Austin have made new contributions to the latest edition of "Fundamentals of Petroleum," a best-selling oil and gas industry training publication produced by the Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX). Since its inception in 1944, PETEX has become the industry trainer of choice, and "Fundamentals of Petroleum" is...


Latest University of Texas at Austin Reference Libraries

30_cf03b5f2241f902e14ffacfa005d199d
2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
Related