Science and Technology

Tiny phorid flies attack imported fire ants as experimentmoves from UT Austin zoology lab to natural environment

Sept. 26, 1997

Recent developments at Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) at UT Austin represent small but important benchmarks toward the ultimate goal of long-term biological control of imported fire ants, according to Dr. Lawrence Gilbert, director of the laboratory and of the research project and director of the zoology department at UT Austin.

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Conference honors philosopher Charles Hartshorne

Sept. 24, 1997

A conference honoring Charles Hartshorne, Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at UT Austin, will be held on campus Oct. 10-11 on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

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UT Austin engineers successfully developprototype for next generation of locomotives

Sept. 23, 1997

In the race to build faster, more powerful, fossil-fuel-driven passenger train locomotives, engineers at The University of Texas at Austin lurched ahead last week. Tests of one of the world's lightest-weight, highest-energy flywheel rotors surpassed these designers' performance goals, bringing low-cost, high-speed passenger rail service closer to reality.

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Teachers enrich knowledge at NEH seminar offered on UT campus this summer

Aug. 25, 1997

What better way to learn more about the instruction of classics than to sit at the foot of a scholar renowned for his teaching and research on Greek and Roman classic civilizations. That's just what 15 teachers from small colleges around the country did this summer at The University of Texas at Austin - they became immersed in the Karl Galinsky method."He's our Socrates," said Kristina Board of Galinsky. "He teaches by asking questions."

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Routine archeology turns exciting for UT Austin field school in Belize

July 8, 1997

An ancient Maya burial tomb has been unexpectedly uncovered by a University of Texas at Austin team of archeologists participating in a summer field school in the rain forest of northwestern Belize. The group had been researching agriculture and population movements among the Maya and was doing limited excavation work when team members made the discovery.The tomb, located in the ancient city of Dos Hombres, currently is being unearthed, although heavy rains have slowed the progress. According to Dr. Fred Valdez, a UT Austin associate professor of anthropology and director of the Programme for Belize Archeological Project (PfBAP), the tomb dates to the Early Classic (AD 250-600) period.

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