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'Dreams come true': How a UT team created guidance for first US moon landing in 50 years

Feb. 26, 2024
Odysseus, a lunar lander by Intuitive Machines, touched down on the south pole of the moon Thursday night, marking the first U.S. moon landing in more than 50 years. A University of Texas professor and his students helped make it happen.
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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.
Outstanding TAs

Jackson School Grad Students Win Outstanding TA Awards

Feb. 15, 2024
Three Jackson School students – Eric Hiatt, Sinjini Sinha and Travis Stone – were among the 14 teaching assistants to be honored in January by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). The Jackson School winners are all doctoral students in the school’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
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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.
Emily N. Hilz, Ph.D. in lab

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.
Ana Guadalupe Vielma with Dean Martinez

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.
East Campus Apts

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.