Science and Technology

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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Expert on youth violence to speak at conference hosted by Texas Head Start-State Collaboration Office

Jan. 5, 2000

An early childhood educator's conference hosted by The Texas Head Start-State Collaboration Office at The University of Texas at Austin's Charles A. Dana Center will feature a nationally known expert on youth violence. Guest speaker Robin Karr-Morse will speak on issues involving violence and young Americans at 12:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 7) at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd.

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