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Center scientist in Washington Post

Sept. 19, 2007
Center scientist in Washington Post

Alcoholics with cirrhosis (scarring and dysfunction) of the liver have more brain function impairment than other alcoholics, according to new research. Researchers examined gene expression in the frontal cortex of the brains of seven alcoholics with cirrhosis and 14 alcoholics without cirrhosis.

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Engineer receives NSF CAREER Award

Sept. 19, 2007
Engineer receives NSF CAREER Award

David Z. Pan, an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, received a $410,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which recognizes promising young faculty members.

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College of Natural Sciences debuts new division

Sept. 19, 2007

This fall marks the debut of the new Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation (SSC), a campus-wide service unit in the College of Natural Sciences.

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Architecture prof wins Vasari Award

Sept. 19, 2007
Architecture prof wins Vasari Award

Anthony Alofsin, the Roland Gommel Roessner Centennial Professor, has won the Vasari Award for his new book, "When Buildings Speak: Architecture as Language in the Habsburg Empire and its Aftermath, 1867-1933." Presented by the Dallas Museum of Art, the prestigious award recogniz

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TACC assistant director in WSJ

Sept. 19, 2007
TACC assistant director in WSJ

In theory, the Barcelona design improves communication between processors. Earlier dual-processor Opterons already had advantages in fetching data from memory chips, and the new model has improved circuitry for complex chores called floating-point calculations.

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