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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. 

Campus Resources & Spring Updates for Grad Students

Feb. 2, 2022

Dear Graduate Students: I’d like to welcome you back to campus for the spring semester and provide some updates as in-person classes resume. I know that we still face many uncertainties about the course of the pandemic, but I appreciate your continued dedication to scholarship, research and teaching at the university.

Michener Fellow’s Novel Named Oprah Book Club Selection

Jan. 27, 2022

When Nathan Harris arrived at the Michener Center for Writers, he had already begun writing his now best-selling novel, “The Sweetness of Water.”

As a Michener Fellow, Harris spent his time in the program finishing and refining it with the encouragement and feedback from faculty members and fellow students. By the start of his third year, he had made the novel his dissertation and secured a book deal.

New Dissertation, Treatise, Thesis and Report Formatting Guidelines and Templates

Jan. 25, 2022

Student Services has revised the Formatting Guidelines for Dissertations, Treatises, Theses and Reports and updated the templates with input from and the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate Assembly. 

Mental Health Resources for Graduate Students

Dec. 9, 2021

It is extremely important to exercise self-care and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing. Toward this end, we would like to make you aware of the mental health resources available to all UT students, including graduate students.

Looking and Listening in Machine Learning

Nov. 18, 2021

Seeing is not always believing—at least not for Ph.D. alumnus Ruohan Gao, whose research in machine learning uses senses beyond just sight to inform artificial intelligence.

Gao’s work investigates how algorithms locate and understand audio-emitting objects when multiple sound sources are present. While conventional approaches to object identification in unsupervised machine learning rely solely upon visual cues, Gao’s work leverages audio as a semantic signal to disentangle object sounds in unlabeled video.