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9 hrs ago | Nanodot

The NNI Debate of 2014

Just when it seemed like debate over the National Nanotechnology Initiative was a thing of the past , disagreements regarding re-authorization and budget cuts are prompting politicians and researches to take a detailed look at what the program supports and what it is achieving.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, US Politics, US News, Representative Larry Bucshon, Republican, US House of Representatives, Small Business, Personal Finance, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Democrat

10 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Dallas Fed chief Fisher, Admiral William McRaven are front-runners for UT System job, reports say

Dallas Fed president Richard W. Fisher and Admiral William McRaven are the two front-runners to become the next chancellor of the University of Texas System, a source close to the search told The Dallas Morning News today.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors

14 hrs ago | GretaWire

Latest on President Obama

At shortly before 1 pm local time, POTUS strode onstage to a rousing, standing ovation of welcome.


Related Topix: US News

18 hrs ago |

7 Subtle Signs You're Drinking Too Much-and What to Do About It

Actors Shia LaBeouf and Robin Williams both announced last week that they're seeking treatment for alcoholism: LaBeouf as an outpatient following an outburst in a New York City theater and Williams in a rehab facility.


Related Topix: Alcoholism, Health, Medicine, Theater, Arts

22 hrs ago | KXII-TV Sherman

Businesses recognized at Durant Main Street banquet

The Country Framer took home Main Street's "Business of the Year," and Dena Sherrill, the creator of Colton's Run, took home "Volunteer of the Year."


Related Topix: Durant, OK

Yesterday |

How the U. of Texas Flagship's Chief Built the Power Base That Saved His Neck

Credits clockwise from top left: Mark Wilson, Getty Images; David Paul Morris, Bloomberg via Getty Images; Eric Gay, AP Images; Eric Gay, AP Images Key players in the dramatic saga that swept the U. of Texas at Austin this week were William C. Powers Jr., the flagship campus's president; Gov. Rick Perry of Texas; Wallace L. Hall Jr., a prominent ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Yesterday | DFW Catholic

Researcher questions data in same-sex parenting study

Austin, Texas, Jul 11, 2014 / 02:06 am .- A study claiming better wellbeing among children of same-sex couples was based on data that merits "healthy scepticism" due to "suspect science" such as selective surveying, a sociology professor has said.


Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Gay/Lesbian

Yesterday | The Baltimore Sun

Nancy S. Grasmick: Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]

The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained teachers who are prepared to inspire students early on in these science, technology, engineering and math fields.


Related Topix: Towson University, Maryland, Maryland Government, Mathematics, Science, Opinion, Education

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Business Journal

University of Texas regents OK medical degree programs in Austin, Rio Grande Valley

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa says the regents' decision to approve two new medical degree programs in Austin and the Rio Grande Valley will address the health needs in these two regions.


Related Topix: Texas, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of Texas at Brownsville, University of Texas Pan American

Daily Texan

President Obama discusses economy in Austin speech

Before a packed audience at the Paramount Theater on Thursday, President Barack Obama said the economy has improved since the economic recession from 2008 to 2009 in an address on the economy that criticized political gridlock in Washington, D.C. Obama credited the American people with helping the nation recover from the recession but said that his ... (more)


Related Topix: Austin, TX, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors

Hydrogel matrix makes superhydrophobic surface

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin in the US and Nanjing University in China have succeeded in synthesizing a superhydrophobic thin film that can be coated onto virtually any substrate.



Anti-deportation activists protest outside Obamaa s Austin speech

A dozen protesters held signs and banners outside the Paramount Theatre in Austin on Thursday, rallying against President Barack Obama's immigration policies.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration

KXII-TV Sherman

DISD undergoing final construction on High School and Stadium

Class is out for the summer, but DISD officials are hard at work, getting the new High School and renovations to Munson Stadium ready for students this fall.


Related Topix: Denison, TX, Grayson County, TX, Austin, TX

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Animosity Between Germany and U.S. After Caught Spy, UT Austin...

Editor's Note : We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

KXII-TV Sherman

Retesting begins for Denison students whose STAAR tests were lost

Denison ISD is retesting students whose STAAR tests were lost by the testing company last month, but if kids can't make it this week there will be another opportunity in December.


Related Topix: Denison, TX, Family, Kids, Austin, TX

The Austin Chronicle

Powers Survives

A victory of sorts for supporters of UT Austin President Bill Powers : Efforts to forcibly remove him today have seemingly been derailed, as he reached an agreement to step down on June 2, 2015.


Related Topix: US Politics, Texas Government, US News, Senator Kay Bailey, Texas, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Rick Perry, US Governors

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Bottom-up Proteomics: Supercomputer helps Researchers Interpret Genomes

Tandem protein mass spectrometry is one of the most widely used methods in proteomics, the large-scale study of proteins, particularly their structures and functions.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Science, Computer Science, Computers

Wed Jul 09, 2014

UT-Austin President Powers resigns

Bill Powers, President of the University of Texas at Austin, welcomes guests to the discussion panel, LBJ and MLK:Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream, held at the the Civil Rights Summit at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Austin, TX, University of Louisville

KLTV Tyler

7 from 7: East Texan bumps into President Obama at dinner, receives special coin

Good afternoon! Here are some stories for you to peruse on this lovely Wednesday: 1. A Tyler resident received a token of appreciation from the president while on vacation in Colorado on Tuesday night.


Related Topix: Texas


Is Same-Sex Parenting Better for Kids? The New Australian Study Can't Tell Us

Yesterday we published an article about anAustralian study claiming that children of same-sex parents are healthier.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Parenting, Orange County, CA