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    UT Austin names Inventor of the Year

    Posted by UT System

    on Monday, November 25, 2013

    Engineering Professor Thomas Milner was recently named UT Austin's Inventor of the Year. Milner, a professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department was named Inventor of the Year at the university’s annual Inventor Award Ceremony in late November. Milner pioneered the development of optical-based instrumentation applications that help physicians and patients in clinical settings.

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    For UTEP students, Opera Bhutan project offers trip of a lifetime

    Posted by UT System

    on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Photo by Jenn Crawford / UTEP News Service

    Recently, a group of thirty-one University of Texas at El Paso students and faculty traveled to Bhutan to participate in the chorus and orchestra of the country's first opera.

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    UTEP launches first-ever 3-D printed electronics into space

    Posted by UT System

    on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Tonight, UTEP’s W.M. Keck Center for 3-D Innovation—a state-of-the-art laboratory focusing on the advancement of 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing—will send the first-ever 3-D printed electronics into space. Preparations for launch begin at 6:30 p.m. (EST) and the mission is set for liftoff between 7:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. (EST) at NASA’s Flight Facility in Wallops, VA. A live stream of the launch can be viewed at www.spaceflightnow.com.

    Learn more about: UT El Paso

    Regents approve Doctor of Pharmacy at UT Tyler

    Posted by UT System

    on Thursday, November 14, 2013

    Changes in the field of medicine, along with the combination of an aging population and broadening of insurance coverage making prescription drugs more affordable to more people, are contributing to an increased need for pharmacists as key players on health-care delivery teams.

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    UTSA honors Chancellor Cigarroa as part of UT System Recognition Day

    Posted by UT System

    on Monday, November 11, 2013

    The University of Texas System celebrated its first annual UT System Recognition Day on Friday, Nov. 8. As part of the celebration, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., was invited to attend the Nov. 9 UTSA football game. A special announcement and program during halftime honored the chancellor and the achievements and longevity of the UT System, and expressed UTSA’s pride in being part of it.

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    UT System celebrates first annual Recognition Day

    Posted by UT System

    on Sunday, November 10, 2013

    Friday, Nov. 8, marked the inaugural celebration of The University of Texas System Recognition Day throughout the state of Texas. At the recommendation of the Employee Advisory Council, the UT System Board of Regents established the second Friday in November as a day to recognize its 15 institutions, 90,000 employees and over 216,000 students.

    Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa with UT System staff during UT System Recognition Day.

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    Federal grant furthers skin cancer prevention studies

    Posted by UT System

    on Thursday, November 7, 2013

    A UT Health Science Center San Antonio researcher at the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) is studying a potential mechanism to prevent skin cancer, thanks to a recently awarded federal grant. Future discoveries could enable development of drugs to complement existing cancer treatment, especially in skin cancer.

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    UT Dallas teams with NASA for 2017 satellite mission

    Posted by UT System

    on Monday, November 4, 2013

    Rod Heelis, Ph.D., director of UT Dallas’ William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences, and his colleagues have been chosen to design and build an experiment that will fly onboard a new NASA satellite mission in 2017 to study space weather.

    NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will orbit about 350 miles above Earth, in a region of the upper atmosphere called the ionosphere. The satellite will carry a suite of instruments built by various institutions, including UT Dallas.

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    UTSA receives $750K grant to develop solar technology, train minorities for energy jobs

    Posted by UT System

    on Friday, November 1, 2013

    The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at The University of Texas at San Antonio has been selected to receive a three-year, $750,000 competitive award through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to develop solar energy technology and to recruit and train underrepresented minorities for jobs in the solar energy industry.

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    Three UT System individuals elected to Institute of Medicine

    Posted by UT System

    on Monday, October 28, 2013

    The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (IOM) elected three individuals from University of Texas System institutions for membership last week. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.  

    Waun Ki Hong, M.D., UT MD Anderson Cancer Center; Carlos Roberto Jaen, M.D., Ph.D., UTHSC-San Antonio; and Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D., UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, are among the 70 new members and 10 foreign associates announced during the IOM’s 43rd annual meeting Oct. 21.

    Learn more about: UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

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