News Category: News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

End-of-Semester Updates for Graduate Students

May 19, 2022

Now that the semester is winding down, I wanted to congratulate you on completing a successful academic year and wish you a happy, productive summer. Whether you are graduating or continuing your studies, you have shown great resolve and dedication during this past year. Below, please find some updates with news and resources for graduate students leading into the summer.

UT Austin Master’s Alumna Wins Pulitzer Prize in History

May 17, 2022

UT Austin History alumna Ada Ferrer (M.A., ’88) has been awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in history for her book “Cuba: An American History,” a study of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States. Earlier this year, the book also won the Los Angeles Book Prize in History.

Graduate School Announces 2022 Award Winners

May 4, 2022

The Graduate School has announced the 2022 winners of its professional and student awards. 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. 

Graduate School Rankings

March 29, 2022

As many of you are aware, U.S. News & World Report published its new rankings this morning for “the Best Graduate Schools” in the U.S. I am excited to share that The University of Texas at Austin now has 55 graduate programs ranked in the top 10.

Grad Students Play Key Role in the Development of COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb. 11, 2022

As the world began to lock down in the early months of 2020 at the onset of COVID-19, researchers in the McLellan Lab at The University of Texas at Austin were furiously at work.