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Article ID: 712965

The University of Texas Tower Fellows Program Graduates Its Inaugural Class

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

AUSTIN (May 16, 2019) – The University of Texas at Austin will honor it first Tower Fellows Program cohort at a graduation ceremony on May 16, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Robert B. Rowling Hall, 300 West MLK, Jr. Blvd., Austin.

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15-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712788

25 U.S. Counties Identified as Most at Risk for Measles Outbreaks

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Twenty-five counties across the country have been identified to be most at risk for a measles outbreak due to low-vaccination rates compounded by a high volume of international travel, according to an analysis by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Johns Hopkins University.

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13-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: GRACE Mission Data Contributes to Our Understanding of Climate Change

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GRACE Mission Data Contributes to Our Understanding of Climate Change

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The University of Texas at Austin team that led a twin satellite system launched in 2002 to take detailed measurements of the Earth, called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)

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10-May-2019 10:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710263

The University of Texas McCombs School of Business and Moody College of Communication Join Forces with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to Conduct a Study to Improve Adult Vaccine Delivery in Austin/Travis County, Texas

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The McCombs School of Business and Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin announce a collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to launch a research project, “Improving Adult Vaccine Delivery by Optimizing Clinical and Health IT Processes in Austin/Travis County, Texas (VACOPT).”

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27-Mar-2019 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709696

Solar-Powered Moisture Harvester Collects and Cleans Water From Air

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Engineers at UT Austin combined hydrogels - materials designed to be “super sponges” - that are both highly water absorbent and can release water upon heating. The tech could be used in disaster situations, water crises or poverty-stricken areas and developing countries.

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15-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Simple Directions From Parents Can Guide Children’s Discovery

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Simple Directions From Parents Can Guide Children’s Discovery

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Whether it’s probing a child’s understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through simple directions, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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14-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709583

Later Abortion Increase in Texas Linked to House Bill 2

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

A 2013 law, known as House Bill 2, led to more Texas women seeking abortion in their second trimester due to increased distance to clinics, fewer providers and longer wait times.

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13-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709530

Texas McCombs MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth Program Moves to Uptown Dallas

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business has announced it will move the Weekend MBA at Dallas/Fort Worth program from UT Southwestern to The Centrum in Uptown Dallas fall 2019.

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12-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Fossil Teeth from Kenya Solve Ancient Monkey Mystery

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Fossil Teeth from Kenya Solve Ancient Monkey Mystery

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The teeth of a new fossil monkey, unearthed in the badlands of northwest Kenya, help fill a 6-million-year void in Old World monkey evolution, according to a study by U.S. and Kenyan scientists published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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12-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709419

Forgetting Uses More Brain Power Than Remembering

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin discovered through neuroimaging.

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11-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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