News Archives

Half Pint Prairie

In the News: Half Pint Prairie on the Small Screen

April 5, 2020

Check out the Campus Environmental Centers prairie project on Central Texas Gardener!

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Earth Month 2020

A Virtual Earth Month for Longhorns

March 31, 2020

This is a longhorn's guide to virtual Earth Month events during April 2020.


Invasive moth

In the News: Countering an Invasive Moth

March 30, 2020

An invasive South American moth (Cactoblastis cactorum) could decimate prickly pear cacti across Texas according to Dr. Larry Gilbert, a professor of integrative biology, who plans to introduce a natural predator of the cactus moth to control the spread. 

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Crane fly

The Crane Flies of Spring

March 24, 2020

The blog from UT's Biodiversity Center focused a lens on the crane fly, a leggy insect that is common during springtime in Austin.

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EAP Turtle Pond image

Managing the Stress of Social Distancing & Remote Working

March 24, 2020

While working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember to take care of yourself. This guide from the Employee Assistance Program may help!

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Solar-powered moisture harvester collects from air

Water from Air with Solar Power

March 13, 2020

Access to clean water remains one of the biggest challenges facing humankind. A breakthrough by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin may offer a new solution through solar-powered technology that absorbs moisture from the air and returns it as clean, usable water.

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Lithium extraction image credited to Monash University

Extracting Lithium to Power the Future

March 10, 2020

An international research team that includes a professor in the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering has pioneered a new filtration technique that could dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to extract lithium from the earth and thereby improve the supply for electric vehicles and renewable energy sources.

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Picking your own greens on campus

In the News: Pick Local Event from UT FarmStand

March 6, 2020

Students collected their own salad ingredients from the Jester Garden on Thursday at the UT Farm Stand’s Pick Local, Chews Local event.

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Social and environmental investing

Earning a More Positive Return

March 5, 2020

Sustainable finance has grown exponentially over the past decade and now represents $1 in $4 invested in the U.S. securities markets. Read more in this article by UT Austin's Social Innovation Initiative Director, Meeta Kothare.

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Happiness More Likely by Doing Than Acquiring

Experiences Rather than Stuff Leads to a Happier Result

March 4, 2020

New research by Amit Kumar, assistant professor of marketing at the McCombs School of Business, shows that people are happier when they spend on doing rather than acquiring stuff.

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