on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tonight, UTEP’s W.M. Keck Center for 3-D Innovation—a state-of-the-art laboratory focusing on the advancement of 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing—will send the first-ever 3-D printed electronics into space. Preparations for launch begin at 6:30 p.m. (EST) and the mission is set for liftoff between 7:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. (EST) at NASA’s Flight Facility in Wallops, VA. A live stream of the launch can be viewed at www.spaceflightnow.com.
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on Thursday, November 14, 2013
Changes in the field of medicine, along with the combination of an aging population and broadening of insurance coverage making prescription drugs more affordable to more people, are contributing to an increased need for pharmacists as key players on health-care delivery teams.
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on Monday, November 11, 2013
The University of Texas System celebrated its first annual UT System Recognition Day on Friday, Nov. 8. As part of the celebration, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., was invited to attend the Nov. 9 UTSA football game. A special announcement and program during halftime honored the chancellor and the achievements and longevity of the UT System, and expressed UTSA’s pride in being part of it.
on Sunday, November 10, 2013
Friday, Nov. 8, marked the inaugural celebration of The University of Texas System Recognition Day throughout the state of Texas. At the recommendation of the Employee Advisory Council, the UT System Board of Regents established the second Friday in November as a day to recognize its 15 institutions, 90,000 employees and over 216,000 students.
Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa with UT System staff during UT System Recognition Day.
on Thursday, November 7, 2013
A UT Health Science Center San Antonio researcher at the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) is studying a potential mechanism to prevent skin cancer, thanks to a recently awarded federal grant. Future discoveries could enable development of drugs to complement existing cancer treatment, especially in skin cancer.
on Monday, November 4, 2013
Rod Heelis, Ph.D., director of UT Dallas’ William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences, and his colleagues have been chosen to design and build an experiment that will fly onboard a new NASA satellite mission in 2017 to study space weather.
NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will orbit about 350 miles above Earth, in a region of the upper atmosphere called the ionosphere. The satellite will carry a suite of instruments built by various institutions, including UT Dallas.
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on Friday, November 1, 2013
The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at The University of Texas at San Antonio has been selected to receive a three-year, $750,000 competitive award through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to develop solar energy technology and to recruit and train underrepresented minorities for jobs in the solar energy industry.
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on Monday, October 28, 2013
The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (IOM) elected three individuals from University of Texas System institutions for membership last week. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Waun Ki Hong, M.D., UT MD Anderson Cancer Center; Carlos Roberto Jaen, M.D., Ph.D., UTHSC-San Antonio; and Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D., UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, are among the 70 new members and 10 foreign associates announced during the IOM’s 43rd annual meeting Oct. 21.
on Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The latest work in The University of Texas at Austin’s Landmarks public art program made its debut Oct. 19 – Artist James Turrell’s new Skyspace called “The Color Inside.” The installation is located on the roof of the Student Activity Center.
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on Monday, October 21, 2013
A year after its launch, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Moon Shots Program propels innovative approaches to cancer prevention and treatment fueled by exceptionally broad collaborations and underpinned by state-of-the-art resources.
Learn more about: UT MD Anderson Cancer Center