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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.
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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.
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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).
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Fulbright Scholar Program Grants 4 UT Awards for 2023-2024

June 6, 2023
The U.S. Department of State and Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have selected four members of The University of Texas at Austin to receive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards for the 2023-2024 academic year, including one postdoctoral fellow.
Jennifer Maynard, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at UT Austin

The Achilles Heel That Could Lead to Universal Coronavirus Treatments

May 21, 2023
Researchers behind discoveries that led to vaccines for the virus that causes COVID-19 have identified a potential Achilles heel that exists in all coronaviruses. These findings were led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Alyssa K. Gordon ’22

Texas Law Graduates Receive Prestigious Public Service Fellowships

May 15, 2023
Eight graduates from the Class of 2023, along with a graduate from the Class of 2022, have received national postgraduate fellowships to work for the public good. “These competitive national postgraduate fellowships honor our Texas Law graduates starting their public interest legal careers,” said Mary Murphy, public interest career counselor with the Career Services Office.
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Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows Named For 2023

May 11, 2023
Sam Law, a fifth year UT graduate student in Cultural Anthropology, has been awarded the 2023 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.