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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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).

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2011-06-03 09:20:00

Scientists have used ice-penetrating radar to create the first high- resolution topographic map of one of the last uncharted regions of Earth, the Aurora Subglacial Basin, an immense ice-buried lowland in East Antarctica larger than Texas.

2011-05-24 09:52:00

AUSTIN, Texas and WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 20 percent of University of Texas at Austin professors teach the majority of students, according to a new study released this week.

2011-05-23 10:47:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time of alarming tuition costs and economic uncertainties, an analysis of the preliminary data released earlier this month by the University of Texas System shows one of the state's flagship universities could make tuition vastly more affordable by moderately increasing faculty emphasis on teaching. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity conducted the study released today titled "Faculty Productivity and Costs at The University...

2011-05-18 00:10:16

An essential component of animal nervous systems—sodium channels—evolved prior to the evolution of those systems.


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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...

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