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Human Skull Evolved Along with Two-Legged Walking, Study Confirms


The evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull — a claim that was previously contested but now has been further validated by researchers at Stony Brook University and The University of Texas at Austin.
17-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Conformity Is Not a Universal Indicator of Intelligence in Children

Because innovation is part of the American culture, adults in the United States may be less likely to associate children’s conformity with intelligence than adults from other populations, according to research from developmental psychologists at...
9-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

PTSD Risk Can Be Predicted by Hormone Levels Prior to Deployment, Study Says

Up to 20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder from trauma experienced during wartime, but new neuroscience research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests some...
7-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UT Austin Partners with Local Nonprofit to Turn Veterans into Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders and Entrepreneurs

The VETTED Foundation, a transition program that identifies and prepares top military talent for industry placement or entrepreneurship. VETTED was created by a current Full-Time Texas MBA student and active duty military officer, Michael Sarraille.
21-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UT/TT Poll: Support for Trump Increases, Divisiveness Remains


In the first public statewide poll since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, 46 percent of Texas voters approve of the job he is doing as president, and 44 percent disapprove. Texas voters’ opinions of...
20-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Trust Gap May Hinder Academic Success for Minorities

Middle school students of color who lose trust in their teachers due to perceptions of mistreatment from school authorities are less likely to attend college even if they generally had good grades, according to psychology research at The University...
8-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Blacks Experience More Family Member Deaths Than Whites, on Average

African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience the loss of a parent during childhood and more likely to be exposed to multiple family member deaths by mid-life, according to a study by the Population Research Center at The University of...
18-Jan-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Breakup of Supercontinent Pangea Cooled Mantle and Thinned Crust


The oceanic crust produced by the Earth today is significantly thinner than crust made 170 million years ago during the time of the supercontinent Pangea, according to University of Texas at Austin researchers.
13-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Expert Perspectives Available on Trump Administration

2-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST

Computing Power Will Reduce Car Ownership, Expert Says

27-Jan-2015 11:50 AM EST

University of Texas at Austin Expert Available to Talk About Oil Prices and the Keystone Pipeline

20-Jan-2015 9:00 AM EST

Experts Available to Talk About Research Related to Breast Cancer and Health Literacy

October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Health Literacy Month. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on detecting and coping with breast cancer, as well as research that may improve health literacy...
30-Sep-2011 3:00 PM EDT

Nursing and Health Experts

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing researchers studying memory improvement, bullying, Hispanics and diabetes and obesity in children.
29-Apr-2011 1:00 PM EDT

Experts Available To Share Insight on FDA Move to Require Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs and Other Health Communication Topics

Advertising and health communication experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss strategies for effective public health campaigns, communicating risk, communicating with low health-literate audiences and communicating...
15-Nov-2010 3:00 PM EST

University of Texas at Austin Experts Help Shape Border Debate

As Americans continue to debate immigration reform, border enforcement and Arizona's recent legislation, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are offering their views on these issues through a series of online videos.
22-Jul-2010 10:45 AM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss Border Violence and Immigration Issues

Experts at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss a host of topics relating to immigration reform and the border – from the rise in U.S.-Mexico border violence, to the consequences of Arizona’s new immigration law.
6-May-2010 12:25 PM EDT

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