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Graduate School News

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Little Groundwater Recharge in Ancient Mars Aquifer, Graduate Student Discovery

Feb. 21, 2024
A discovery by Jackson School of Geosciences doctoral student Eric Hiatt shows that no matter how much rainfall fell on the surface of ancient Mars, very little of it seeped into an aquifer in the planet’s southern highlands.
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Announcing New Postdoctoral Affairs Office in the Graduate School

Feb. 7, 2024
The Graduate School announces the establishment of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs within the Graduate School’s portfolio at UT Austin. The new office will work to support the development and success of postdoctoral scholars across the University during their time on the Forty Acres.
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Introduction & Resources for Graduate Students

Jan. 30, 2024
Welcome back to campus for the spring 2024 semester of graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin! As the new dean of the UT Austin Graduate School, I am excited to begin working with graduate students across campus to further graduate education and student success.
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UT Postdoctoral Researcher Spreads Consumer Awareness on Chemicals Harmful to Hormones

Jan. 25, 2024
In UT’s Gore Lab, a group of researchers — affectionately called “The Gore Girls” — and their experimental rats collaborate with one another to understand how endocrine disruptors affect human hormones.
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Former Grad School Dean Mark J.T. Smith Receives Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education

Dec. 7, 2023
Mark J.T. Smith, Former Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, received the Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education during an award ceremony at the Council of Graduate Schools’ 63rd Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
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Passing the Torch: A First-Gen Ph.D. Candidate on Becoming a Role Model

Dec. 1, 2023
At only 25, Ana Guadalupe Vielma has already reached some remarkable academic and professional milestones. She earned her Master’s in Education in the spring of 2023 and is just a few months shy of her PhD, with a focus on Human Development, Culture, and Learning Sciences.
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Sarah Ades Named Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Nov. 30, 2023
The University of Texas at Austin has named Sarah Ades as the next dean of the Graduate School and the senior vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral studies. Ades, who is currently the associate dean for graduate student affairs in the Graduate School at Penn State, also serves as a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Eberly College of Science.
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New Graduate Housing Complex Now Accepting Applications

Oct. 19, 2023
Applications are now being accepted for the newly constructed East Campus Graduate Apartments, slated to open in fall of 2024. Located on the east side of campus, the complex will provide affordable, state-of-the-art housing for more than 750 graduate students.
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Cancer Drug Restores Immune System’s Ability to Fight Tumors

Oct. 9, 2023
A new, bio-inspired drug restores the effectiveness of immune cells in fighting cancer, a team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found. The study’s co-first authors include Donjeta Gjuka, a former UT postdoctoral researcher.
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Events for Graduate Students

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Scheduled
Tuesday February 27, 2024, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FAC 2.142 Classrooms ABC
Do you feel daunted about what comes next after graduating from UT? Join us and listen to the experiences and insights of our exceptional international alumni.
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Scheduled
Wednesday February 28, 2024, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Virtual
In the virtual session, Texas MBA and ETS will be discussing the GRE and best practices for preparing for the exam, as well the value of an MBA. Plus, attendees will be eligible for a $30 discount on GRE registration and $20 off the GRE Mentor prep program.
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Wednesday February 28, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Learning Lab #2 (PCL 2.340)
Engage with first-generation graduate students, postdocs and staff who have walked the same academic path, offering guidance on navigating academia and career, building networks and thriving in your chosen field.
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Scheduled
Wednesday February 28, 2024, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Recurs: every 2 weeks on Wednesday at 5:30pm until Wed, May 8 2024
WCP 2.302 Legislative Assembly Room
Graduate Student Assembly meetings will be held in a hybrid format every other Wednesday from 5:30-6:30. Graduate Students can join in person or via Zoom.
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Scheduled
Thursday February 29, 2024, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Virtual
In the virtual session, Texas MBA and GMAC will be discussing the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and Executive Assessment (EA), best practices for preparing for the exam, and how it compliments the holistic admissions process. Plus, attendees will be eligible to receive a 10% discount on the GMAT Official Prep Store.
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    Inspired by his work at a forensic finance consulting firm before grad school, Prateek Mahajan now studies finance as a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the McCombs School of Business.
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    Inspired by his work at a forensic finance consulting firm before grad school, Prateek Mahajan now studies finance as a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the McCombs School of Business.

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    Using a sociological lens, Faith Deckard’s work focuses on better understanding how people and their families navigate the criminal legal system and its aftermath. A sixth-year Ph.D.
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    Using a sociological lens, Faith Deckard’s work focuses on better understanding how people and their families navigate the criminal legal system and its aftermath. A sixth-year Ph.D.

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    Combining his interests in education and the psychology of learning, Ph.D. student Ryan A. Mata focuses on how facets of identity and culture play a role in educational trajectories and outcomes for adolescents and undergraduates. Ryan is a 2nd year Ph.D.
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    Combining his interests in education and the psychology of learning, Ph.D. student Ryan A. Mata focuses on how facets of identity and culture play a role in educational trajectories and outcomes for adolescents and undergraduates. Ryan is a 2nd year Ph.D.

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    Nirmalay Barua, today's #UTGradStudentProfile, is a 3rd year Ph.D. student from Bangladesh studying gas sensing devices in the Materials Science and Engineering program at the Cockrell School of Engineering.
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    Nirmalay Barua, today's #UTGradStudentProfile, is a 3rd year Ph.D. student from Bangladesh studying gas sensing devices in the Materials Science and Engineering program at the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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    Today's #UTGradStudentProfile, Greg Holste, has always been drawn to data analysis. Now a third-year Ph.D. student in the Cockrell School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, he is leveraging that skill to advance his research on medical artificial intelligence (AI).
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    Today's #UTGradStudentProfile, Greg Holste, has always been drawn to data analysis. Now a third-year Ph.D. student in the Cockrell School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, he is leveraging that skill to advance his research on medical artificial intelligence (AI).

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    Izzi Clark has always been fascinated by animal behavior and ecology. After studying wild lemurs in Madagascar as an undergrad, she became incredibly drawn to primates by their rich social lives and evolutionary proximity to humans. <br />
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    Izzi Clark has always been fascinated by animal behavior and ecology. After studying wild lemurs in Madagascar as an undergrad, she became incredibly drawn to primates by their rich social lives and evolutionary proximity to humans.

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    Today’s #UTGradStudentProfile is 5th-year Ph.D. student Ricardo Castro Agudelo, studying Latin American Literatures and Cultures in @LiberalArtsUT. In his research, he explores representations of violence in Peru and in his home country of Colombia.
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    Today’s #UTGradStudentProfile is 5th-year Ph.D. student Ricardo Castro Agudelo, studying Latin American Literatures and Cultures in @LiberalArtsUT. In his research, he explores representations of violence in Peru and in his home country of Colombia.

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    We are excited to welcome Sarah Ades as Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies beginning in the spring 2024 term. <br />
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    We are excited to welcome Sarah Ades as Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies beginning in the spring 2024 term.