Science and Technology

Signing of Southern African Large Telescope agreement marks major milestone

Jan. 28, 2000

An agreement was signed this week, formalizing the Hobby¬Eberly Telescope Board of Directors' participation in the design and construction of a $16.5 million Southern African Large Telescope observatory, to be built at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Sutherland, South Africa.

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EPA awards $3.65 million to UT Austin, consortium of universities to examine air quality in Houston

Jan. 25, 2000

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded $3.65 million to a consortium of universities led by The University of Texas at Austin to examine air quality in Houston. Houston recently surpassed Los Angeles as the city with the worst ozone concentrations in the United States and has been designated one of six particulate matter "supersites" by the EPA.

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Director named for UT Austin Bureau of Economic Geology

Jan. 25, 2000

Dr. Scott Tinker has been named director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at UT Austin.

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Schlumberger provides $21.8 million in petroleum exploration, production software to UT Austin as aid to geoscience research, education

Jan. 12, 2000

The University of Texas at Austin has received $21.8 million in leading-edge oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) software from Schlumberger.

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The Texas Memorial Museum celebrates new Millenium with major exhibit on billion years of Texas history

Jan. 10, 2000

Over the course of geologic time, Texas has been home to millions of living things, from tiny, oceanic predators to the world's largest flying reptiles. With help from UT Austin's department of geological sciences, the Texas Memorial Museum is presenting a multimedia exploration of geologic time as recorded in the rocks of Texas.

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