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2013-10-01 08:32:08

Premier program combines mine safety training with OSHA courses to be "one stop shop" for Texas occupational health and safety instruction. AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center (UT PDC) at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to introduce the new Health and Safety Training Center (HSTC) for professionals in Texas and beyond. Previously operating as the Texas Mine Safety and Health Program, the new HSTC continues to offer Mine Safety...

Singing Mice Use High-pitched Tunes To Protect Their Turf
2013-09-26 11:05:02

[ Watch the Video: Alston’s Singing Mouse ] University of Texas at Austin Two species of tawny brown singing mice that live deep in the mountain cloud forests of Costa Rica and Panama set their boundaries by emitting high-pitched trills, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered. Although males of both the Alston's singing mouse (Scotinomys teguina) and Chiriqui singing mouse (S. xerampelinus) sing to attract mates and repel rivals within their respective...

2013-09-25 12:24:48

-- West Virginia University Takes #1 Spot for the First Time in the List's History -- LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy magazine today announced the release of its highly-anticipated Top 10 Party Schools list, with West Virginia University coming in at number one. The much-talked-about rankings are featured in Playboy's October 2013 college issue (on newsstands now). This is the eighth time the magazine has published its party school rankings, and the...

New Research Could Eventually Make Fish Farming Cheaper, More Environmentally Friendly
2013-09-23 11:00:27

University of Texas at Austin It's not the chicken or the egg, but marine scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have answered a basic question about red drum fish and their eggs that may eventually help save the state of Texas a great deal of money in hatcheries management and make fish farming more environmentally friendly. Every year the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department spends millions of dollars breeding red drum, a popular game fish, releasing between 20 and 30...

2013-09-22 00:20:23

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Magnum Photos collection, which contains nearly 200,000 press prints of images taken by world-renowned Magnum photographers, has been donated to the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The gift was made by Michael and Susan Dell, Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman and John and Amy Phelan. Michael Dell is founder, chairman and CEO of Dell Inc. Glenn Fuhrman and John Phelan are co-managing partners and co-founders of MSD...

Rainfall In South Pacific Varied Much More Dramatically Before 20th Century
2013-09-10 09:16:25

The University of Texas at Austin A new reconstruction of climate in the South Pacific during the past 446 years shows rainfall varied much more dramatically before the start of the 20th century than after. The finding, based on an analysis of a cave formation called a stalagmite from the island nation of Vanuatu, could force climate modelers to adjust their models. The models are adjusted to match the current levels of climate variability that are smaller now than they were in the recent...

2013-09-05 08:34:20

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center (UT-PDC) at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to continue its partnership with The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to offer human resource management training in San Antonio. This ongoing collaboration represents the deep commitment of UT System to produce training opportunities in Texas that will further education for learners at all ages at any point in their lives or careers. The...

2013-08-30 23:01:48

Always Best Care, the leading provider of home care services in Austin, TX, was recently honored with a Small Business Skills Development Award from the City of Austin. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 As part of the City of Austin’s partnership with the University of Texas at Austin’s Professional Development Center, the city and the university have been making efforts to offer small business owners the opportunity to develop valuable skills that will give them an edge in their...

2013-08-26 16:20:10

Silverado becomes Official Truck of the Texas Longhorns, the Texas Exes and Bevo AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevrolet, the University of Texas Athletics program, IMG College and the Ex-Students' Association of the University of Texas (the Texas Exes) announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement today, designating Silverado as the Official Truck of the Texas Longhorns and of the Texas Exes. Silverado also is now the Official Truck of Bevo, the Texas Longhorns' live...

2013-07-31 08:24:56

Revolutionary 3-D product brings complex mechanics and inner workings of rig to life AUSTIN, Texas, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX(TM)) at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce the launch of its new Interactive Offshore Oil Rig. This innovative, 3-D e-product provides a unique learning perspective on the inner workings of a semi-submersible oil rig, one of the most intricate and powerful units used in offshore drilling...


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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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