Press Releases

Common Weed Killer Linked to Bee Deaths

Sept. 24, 2018
Honey bee

The world’s most widely used weed killer, Roundup, causes honey bees to lose some of their beneficial bacteria and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.

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Birds Reinvent Voice Box in Novel Evolutionary Twist

Sept. 24, 2018
syrinx and larynx

Birds tote around two vocal organs inside their bodies, but only one works. New research suggests that this distinct avian anatomy arose because birds opted for building a brand new vocal organ.

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UT in New York Program Allows Students to Live, Work in NYC

Sept. 24, 2018
UT in New York

UT Austin is launching a new program that brings students to New York City for a semester to study and pursue internships and other valuable experiences to help transition into professional careers. 

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UT, Texas A&M Alumnus Gives to Mechanical Engineering Depts.

Sept. 24, 2018
Mechanical Engineering

In a rare occurrence and an extraordinary act of philanthropy, UT Austin and Texas A&M each received $20 million gifts from J. Mike Walker to support their Departments of Mechanical Engineering.

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This Data Source Could Enable Better Flu Forecasts

Sept. 19, 2018
Electronic Health Records Improve Flu Forecasts

New research shows that data routinely collected by health care companies could enable more accurate forecasts of when the next flu season will peak, how long it will last and how many people will get sick.

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