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Demanding path of pre-med has a purpose, experts and students say
December 7, 2018
Forty-one hours of prerequisites, volunteering, shadowing, MCAT studying … sound familiar?
To drink or not to drink: Study finds parents influence likelihood of making pour decisions
November 15, 2018
Alcohol plays a pivotal role in most high school and college experiences, and whether you partake or not, research shows your decisions are strongly influenced by your parents.
Lift your way to a higher libido: Exercise improves sexual function, study says
November 8, 2018
It’s hard to fit exercise into a busy schedule, but researchers have found that its effects on women’s sexual function make a compelling case to squeeze it in.
Campus creatures: grackle, friend or fowl?
November 6, 2018
You may hate grackles — the beady-eyed, dark-colored birds you see flocking around campus. The widespread hatred for these birds actually plays a funny part in 1990’s UT history.
Music start-up “Producer.ly” orchestrates a new way to create
October 30, 2018
Between stolen tracks, convoluted mechanisms for collaboration and lesser known artists getting robbed of credit, the music industry faces barriers to efficiently and fairly produce music. One UT-led start-up called Producer.ly wants to change that.
Campus creatures: Turtle pond grows as people introduce newcomers
October 24, 2018
The turtle pond lies just north of the UT Tower and houses UT’s unofficial school mascots, the resident turtles. The turtle population has increased due to people treating the pond as a place to dump turtles, said herpetology curator Travis LaDuc.
Les and Dianne White Donate Ranch to Jackson School
October 16, 2018
Les and Dianne White donated their 266-acre ranch to the Jackson School of Geosciences, the school that fed Les’s curiosity and developed his love of learning.
Ten square miles over millions of years, mapping Little Cayman Island formation
October 10, 2018
Tucked between tourist central Grand Cayman and less known Cayman Brac lies Little Cayman, which serves as a tropical record of the past, said Scarlette Hsia, geoscience graduate student.
"Exploring the Arctic Ocean" Exhibit Melds Research into Art
October 3, 2018
Science visualizations often include crowded graphs and definition heavy videos but at UT, presenting research can be art. Exploring the Arctic Ocean is a collection of eight projects currently on display in the Visual Arts Center and includes time lapses, a spinning map, a giant copper man and 3D printed sea ice. The exhibit raises questions on the changing arctic environment and explores how politics, activism, scientific research and cultural endurance all come into play when viewing the globe from above.