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The University of Texas at El Paso Department of Geological Sciences IBA Team recently took first place in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Worldwide Imperial Barrel Competition in Calgary, Canada. The team received $20,000 for their win.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center received a nod last night from Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager during his acceptance speech for the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at The ESPYs in Los Angeles. 
Three University of Texas institutions Wednesday will join the National Cancer Moonshot Summit, Vice President Joe Biden’s effort to dramatically accelerate progress in finding a cure for cancer. UT MD Anderson, UT Health Science Center San Antonio and UT Southwestern – along with hundreds of organizations and institutions across the nation – will hold local summits to spur conversation, collaboration and engagement.
The new medical schools at UT Austin and UT Rio Grande Valley made history as they welcomed their first class of students for orientation this week. The University of Texas System is the only institution of higher education in the nation opening two med schools simultaneously.
The University of Texas at El Paso recently earned recognition as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations. The designation from the National Security Agency is for academic years 2016–21. The prestigious classification requires institutions to meet highly rigorous academic and programmatic criteria. There are only 16 designated CAEs across the U.S., and UTEP is one of two in Texas. 
Born and raised in Del Rio, Christian Treviño '15 grew up with a passion for painting and a mind for engineering. When she graduated early from high school and enrolled as a freshman at The University of Texas at San Antonio, she was uncertain of which path to follow.
The University of Texas System’s Student Advisory Council has been providing student feedback and recommendations to the Board of Regents on a wide range of academic and non-academic topics for more than  25 years.The Council is made up of two representatives from each of UT System’s 14 institutions including leadership within student government and an additional student selected by each institution’s president.
UT System Student Regent Justin A. Drake was honored for his service over the last year by the Board of Regents at its May meeting. Chairman Paul Foster presented a certificate of appreciation and praised Drake for his exemplary service and for his leadership in implementing an annual statewide forum for student regents.
Patients suffering from chronic tinnitus may soon find relief. MicroTransponder, a Dallas-based startup, has developed a medical device that alleviates this often life-altering condition. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head, even when no external source of the sound is present. Although it’s frequently described as ringing in the ears, the problem is actually occurring in the brain.