Science and Technology

Eric T. Meyer Appointed Dean of the School of Information

May 15, 2018
Eric T. Meyer

Eric T. Meyer’s appointment will begin Aug.1, and he will hold the Louis T. Yule Regents Professorship in Library and Information Science and the Mary R. Boyvey Chair for Excellence.

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Caffarelli Receives 2018 Shaw Prize in Mathematics

May 14, 2018
Luis Caffarelli

Professor Luis Caffarelli received one of the world’s biggest prizes for mathematics, the 2018 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences, which includes $1.2 million.

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Rapid Evolution Fails to Save Butterflies from Extinction

May 9, 2018
Checkerspot

New research confirms that wild species can adapt quickly to human-induced change, but that the adaptation can cause deadly “eco-evolutionary traps” when humans introduce new resources and then quickly take them away.

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Coal Plants Get New Life in the Sun

May 8, 2018
Solar panel

Cheaper renewable energy is reshaping how electricity is generated and consumed. But is there a way to still make use of all those old coal plants and mines?

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Anti-Alcoholism Drug Shows Promise in Animal Models

May 3, 2018
Alcoholism

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have successfully tested in animals a drug that, they say, may one day help block the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that incessantly coax people with alcoholism to drink.

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