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Make an impact by getting involved with the Graduate Student Assembly

Sept. 21, 2023
Whether you’re looking to get more involved on campus or just looking for support in advocating for your needs, the Graduate Student Assembly should be one of your first points of contact during your time in grad school. Here's why.
Woman drinking water in the hot sun.

Hot Summer Air Turns Into Drinking Water With New Gel Device

Sept. 11, 2023
Researchers at UT Austin have reached a significant breakthrough in their efforts to create drinkable water out of thin air: a molecularly engineered hydrogel that can create clean water using just the energy from sunlight.
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2023 Resources for Graduate Students

Sept. 7, 2023
The Graduate School is here to help you navigate your degree and provide resources for academics, career development, and physical and emotional wellbeing. Learn about and take advantage of the many resources available to you—starting now. It’s not too early to tailor your time here so that you can get the most out of this experience.
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Longhorns Awarded 17 Prestigious Scholarships, Including Rhodes and Marshall

Aug. 15, 2023
This year, more than a dozen University of Texas at Austin students and alumni were recipients of some of the world’s most competitive scholarships and fellowships. Many competed against thousands of other applicants, and all were recognized for their intellectual curiosity, hard work and commitment to changing the world.
Frances Camille Wu, a graduate research assistant in the Microelectronics Research Center, uses a microscope to study electronic devices in a clean room at the Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas.

New Materials That Could Transform Our Lives Are in the Works at UT Austin

July 26, 2023
The Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials at The University of Texas at Austin has been on the leading edge of materials development for the past six years. With a fresh infusion of funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the center will turn its attention to new research thrusts that will bring to life materials with enhanced properties and capabilities.
Steinbeck home

UT Austin Michener Center Creates Writers’ Retreat at Former John Steinbeck Home

July 25, 2023
The University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers is establishing a retreat for internationally known writers at the Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck’s former residence in Sag Harbor, New York.
2023 Michael H. Granof Award Winner Will Burg

New Technologies with a Twist: Engineering Alumnus Wins Top Dissertation Prize

July 11, 2023
Dr. Will Burg’s dissertation, “Collective Quantum States in Twist Controlled Graphene Heterostructures” was awarded the 2023 Michael H. Granof Award – the Graduate School’s most prestigious honor. The contributions of his groundbreaking dissertation is widely recognized by those in the field and can potentially lead to new quantum devices for computation.
Pedro Valdez-Castro

Pedro Valdez-Castro Receives Brumley Fellowship from Strauss Center

July 5, 2023
LLILAS master’s student Pedro Valdez-Castro has been awarded a Brumley NextGen Fellowship by the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at LBJ School of Public Affairs. During academic year 2023–24, he will develop a research project within the center’s Central America and Mexico Policy Initiative and receive mentorship from its director, Stephanie Leutert.
Master of Science in AI

AI Master’s Program Launches With Ability to Serve Thousands

June 22, 2023
Just as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning emerge as the fastest-growing in-demand skill sets in the global workforce, The University of Texas at Austin is establishing a new online master’s program in AI with the potential to bring thousands of new students into the field.
Kimber Long next to her award-winning poster with Dean Sam Poloyac and Associate Dean John Richburg at Research Day 2023.

Graduate Student First Author on PNAS Paper

June 13, 2023
Kimberly J. Long, a Ph.D. candidate in the Dalby Lab in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, was a first author of a recent research paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).