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Waller Creek Finds a Place in the Sun

June 7, 2018

Waller Creek — the corridor that enlivens The University of Texas at Austin just east of the original Forty Acres — is gaining center stage.

How Birds like Tower Girl Keep Cool in the Hot Summers

June 5, 2018

Birds naturally have high body temperatures and their feathers are remarkable insulators. So, dissipating heat is important for a bird’s health.

Announcing the 2018-19 Green Fund Grantees

May 29, 2018

The Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Green Fund grants. A committee of three faculty-staff and six students reviewed 28 projects, ultimately funding 17 for a total amount just over $300,000. 

UT’s Pantry is Richer by a Ton

May 28, 2018

Thanks to the snack items left behind as students moved out of their their dorm rooms, Trash to Treasure collected a ton (literally) of food for UT Outpost.

From Protecting Bears to Protecting the Environment

May 18, 2018

Graduating senior Katie Aplis, part of the Environmental Sciences Program, is leaving behind a legacy of political and environmental activism.

Beekeeping with a McCombs Senior

May 17, 2018

Kobi Naseck, president of the BEEVO Beekeeping Society, will graduate this spring from Business Honors, Plan II Honors, and the Business & Public Policy Certificate Program. 

In the News: A New Purpose for Campus Trees

May 16, 2018

Armando Blanco and UT Austin's master carpenters reuse trees harvested on campus by Landscape Services to make benches.  

The Fishes of Waller Creek

May 14, 2018

For the last 25 years, the Hendrickson Lab has been monitoring the fishes of Waller Creek on the UT campus. Their findings: the dominant species have not changed, but at least five native species that were rare in the 70s are now gone. They have also recorded a new invasive, albeit beautiful, species from northern Mexico – the Variable Platyfish (Xiphophorus variatus).

Switching Coal Power to Sun Power

May 10, 2018

Brooke Holleman, a graduate student in UT Austin’s Energy Institute, has an answer to the question of what to do with all of the old coal power plants in Texas: Turn them into utility-scale solar farms.

A Mile-Long Classroom

May 9, 2018

The Waller Creek corridor, UT Austin's largest laboratory and outdoor classroom, is a place where students learn about measuring water quality, biodiversity, landscape design, and much more.