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LLILAS Seed Grant Funds Ecology and Culture Seminar in Xalapa, Mexico

May 22, 2024
A four-day symposium took place recently in Xalapa, Mexico, focusing on the interrelationship between ecology and culture in the country’s vibrant Huasteca region, thanks to a $10,000 grant. The UT organizers of the project are Robin Moore, professor of ethnomusicology, and graduate student JA Strub, both at the Butler School of Music.
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2024-25 UT Chevron Energy Graduate Fellows Awards

May 21, 2024
The Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the recipients of the Chevron Energy Graduate Fellowship Endowment. Made possible by a gift from Chevron, the program supports the work of outstanding graduate students conducting energy systems research. Eight graduate students have been selected to receive awards for the 2024-25 academic year.
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Artificial Intelligence Trained to Draw Inspiration From Images, Not Copy Them

May 17, 2024
Researchers led by a team at The University of Texas at Austin, including graduate students, have developed a framework to train generative artificial intelligence models to create images without replicating copyrighted work.
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Congratulations to Graduate School Graduates

May 9, 2024
As the semester concludes and commencement approaches, I wanted to congratulate our graduating master’s and doctoral students and provide resources for students attending this weekend’s ceremonies. And to those of you continuing your studies at the University, I look forward to celebrating your achievements one day soon.
2024-25 Rome Prize

UT Grad Student Among Those Awarded the 2024-2025 Rome Prize

May 6, 2024
The American Academy in Rome recently announced the winners of the 2024–2025 Rome Prize, which includes a Ph.D. Candidate from UT Austin. The Rome Prize was awarded to 31 American artists and scholars, who will each receive a stipend, workspace and room and board for five to ten months at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome, starting this September.
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Graduate School Announces 2024 Award Winners

May 2, 2024
The Graduate School has announced the 2024 winners of its professional and student awards. The awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.
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Not an ending, an evolution: UT Texas Speech director passes the torch

April 23, 2024
After 20 years of directing Texas Speech and even longer coaching, Professor Randy Cox is stepping down and passing the torch to assistant director and rhetoric and language doctoral student Eva Margarita.
How Potatoes, Corn and Beans Led to Smart Windows Breakthrough

How Potatoes, Corn and Beans Led to Smart Windows Breakthrough

April 22, 2024
Smart windows are an exciting technology, potentially reducing energy costs of large buildings by making them more efficient. A study from researchers at UT Austin advances this work through a new type of electrochromic device and materials. The device uses common, low-cost, sustainable building blocks such as amylose, a natural polymer found in corn, potatoes and beans.
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National Science Foundation Announces 2024 Graduate Fellowship Awardees

April 18, 2024
The National Science Foundation recently announced the 2024 award winners for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and includes 31 current UT graduate students.
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Four Graduate Students Win at 2024 Empower Your Pitch Competition

April 16, 2024
On April 11, 2024, four graduate students took home awards at The University of Texas at Austin's inaugural Empower Your Pitch competition. The top three award winners will receive a funded trip to Washington, D.C. to celebrate and perform, and compete with winners from Johns Hopkins University.