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UT Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

March 31, 2021

The Graduate School stands in solidarity with the Asian community and vehemently denounces the anti-Asian violence that has occurred recently. UT Austin President Hartzell issued the following statement:

Neuroscience Ph.D. Student Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

Nov. 13, 2020

On Nov. 13, 2020, the Graduate School held the finals of its Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition virtually, with neuroscience Ph.D. student Cherish Taylor winning first prize for her presentation “SLC30A10 Protein: The Key to Discovering Treatments for Manganese-Induced Parkinsonism.”

Enrollment of Diverse Graduate Students Grows at UT Austin

Sept. 29, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin enrolled a greater number of Asian American, Black and Hispanic students to graduate programs during the 2020-21 spring and fall semesters. Additionally, the university received a greater number of applications and admitted a greater number of these students.

Overall graduate enrollment declined this year by 5.1 percent, led by a smaller number of international students enrolling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Message from Dean Mark J. T. Smith on Protests and Unrest

June 2, 2020

Dear Graduate Community,

The recent ruthless killings of African Americans across the country—including George Floyd, Michael Ramos, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Atatiana Jefferson—have led to protests and unrest across America in response to police brutality and our nation’s continued legacy of racism. 

Graduate School Announces 2020 Award Winners

April 24, 2020

The Graduate School has announced the 2020 winners of its professional and student awards. Generously underwritten by the University Co-op, the awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.

The winners represent a diverse community of students, scholars, teachers and administrators at the university. 

Education Ph.D. Student Wins People’s Choice Award at Regional Three Minute Thesis Competition

March 12, 2020

On March 7, 2020, UT Austin Ph.D. student Daniel Thomas won the people’s choice award at the regional Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

International Graduate Applications to UT Grew 8 Percent in 2019

Nov. 21, 2019

Applications from international graduate students to The University of Texas at Austin rose by 8.3 percent for 2019, despite a recent trend of diminishing international applications at U.S. universities.

University-wide admittance and new enrollment rates also rose in 2019. Graduate programs at the university admitted 14 percent more international students and newly enrolled 7.6 percent more than in 2018.

Education Ph.D. Student Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

Oct. 28, 2019

On Oct. 25, 2019, the Graduate School held the finals of its Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on the UT campus, with curriculum and instruction Ph.D. student Daniel Thomas winning first prize for his presentation, “Black Male Teachers Entangled in Pathology.”

Civil, architectural and environmental engineering Ph.D. student Farid Khosravikia was runner-up for “Dangerous Earthquakes Triggered by Humans in Central U.S.” and physics Ph.D. student Avik Roy won the People’s Choice Award for “Looking for the Li'l Ones.”

Michener Fellow's MFA Thesis Becomes Best-Selling Novel

July 9, 2019

A novel written by Michener Center Fellow Lara Prescott (M.F.A ’18) as her master’s thesis at UT Austin has become a New York Times bestseller.

“The Secrets We Kept,” published by Knopf in September, is based upon the real-life story of how the CIA smuggled copies of Boris Pasternak’s classic novel “Doctor Zhivago” into Russia during the Cold War to subvert the Soviet Union.

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