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Chemistry Ph.D. Student Wins 2023 Three Minute Thesis Competition

Nov. 21, 2022

On Nov. 11, 2022, Chemistry Ph.D. student Atreya Dey won first place in the final round of The Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at UT. Dey’s presentation “The Theory of a Hundred Thousand Grandmas” earned him a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to advance to the regional 3MT competition in March.

Making Friends with the Leviathan of Uncertainty

Oct. 7, 2022

A self-proclaimed ‘defector’ of academia, Stephanie Malak (Ph.D. '16) has spent the last six years learning to be comfortable in the face of uncertainty. After completing her Ph.D. in Latin American literature, she currently works as a senior research associate at Spark Admissions, a college admissions consulting firm. Upon graduation, Stephanie found the courage to venture into uncharted territory when a fateful fellowship helped open her mind to career possibilities beyond a professorship. 

Graduate School Dean Mark J. T. Smith Announces Retirement

Sept. 16, 2022

Mark J. T. Smith, dean of the Graduate School and senior vice provost for academic affairs, has announced his retirement and will step down as upon completion of the 2022-23 academic year. A national search will soon begin to identify his successor.

Sexual Assault Prevention For New Graduate Students

Sept. 13, 2022

Whether you are new to UT Austin or you are already a Longhorn, we want you to feel safe and supported. All first-year graduate students are required to complete a mandatory online education course: Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (SAPG). 

2022 Resources for Graduate Students

Aug. 26, 2022

The Graduate School is here to help you succeed during and after your graduate studies. Toward this end, I wanted to make you aware of the following resources that are available to all graduate students.

Overleaf Professional Now Available to UT Faculty and Grad Students

Aug. 15, 2022

UT Austin is happy to provide free access to the online collaborative authoring tool Overleaf Professional for faculty members and graduate students.

Virus Discovery Offers Clues About Origins of Complex Life

June 27, 2022

The first discovery of viruses infecting a group of microbes that may include the ancestors of all complex life has been found, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin report in Nature Microbiology. The latest research, by Ian Rambo (a former doctoral student at UT Austin) and other members of Brett Baker’s lab, sheds light on how viruses, too, might have played a role in this billions-year-old history.

UT Among Top Schools for NSF Research Awards

June 21, 2022

New data from the National Science Foundation shows that The University of Texas at Austin is No. 1 in Texas and among the top 10 universities in the country for research awards that are financially supported by the NSF. The NSF funds cover the costs of research scientists, postdoctoral researchers and graduate student fellowships to carry out this work.

A Fellowship and Phone Call: Ph.D. Alumnus Journeys Beyond Tenure Track

June 20, 2022

Frank Goodyear had every intention of becoming a professor after receiving his Ph.D. in American studies from The University of Texas at Austin in 1998. That is until a well-timed fellowship opportunity and one-of-a-kind job offer directed him down a new career path.

Today, the knowledge Frank gained as a Ph.D. student continues to shape his career as he serves as co-director at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art—a position he shares with his wife Anne, whom he met over 20 years ago in a photography seminar at UT while she was pursuing her Ph.D. in Art History.

UT Joins Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities

June 9, 2022

With a goal to increase opportunity for those historically underserved by higher education, The University of Texas at Austin and 19 of the nation’s top research universities will form the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities.