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43 min ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Neurons in the brain tune into different frequencies for different spatial memory tasks

Researchers recorded gamma waves in the brains of rats navigating through a simple environment to understand how current and past locations are represented in the brain.


4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Dell Med School will lead in business development, innovation, dean says

Dr. Clay Johnston, the dean of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, expects the school to become a powerful tool for the development of biotech and life sciences businesses in central Texas.


Related Topix: Austin, TX

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Cortez Journal News

Joseph Eleison

Joseph John Eleison was born in North Bergen, N.J., on Jan. 24, 1919, and died on March 7, 2014, near Cortez, Colo.


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Business Journal

UT psychology professor honored at the White House

President Barack Obama talks with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers recipients in the East Room of the White House on April 14. Jonathan Pillow , a professor of psychology and neurobiology at the University of Texas at Austin , has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


Dallas IFF Review: Produce

Filmmaker Chris Dowling , an alumnus of the radio-TV-film program at The University of Texas at Austin, wrote and directed family drama Produce , which debuted at the Dallas International Film Festival last week.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Austin, TX

Scientific American

Soot and Smog Put China's Babies at Risk

China's smoke-belching coal plants and heavy traffic may be signs of a bustling economy but health experts fear the country's dirty air is hurting its infants China's smoke-belching coal plants and heavy traffic may be signs of a bustling economy but health experts fear the country's dirty air is hurting its babies.


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Transparency Committee Proceeds Cautiously as Emotions Rise

Following the release of a special counsel's report laying out possible grounds for University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall's impeachment, a legislative committee is proceeding cautiously as it determines its next steps.


Related Topix: Texas, Austin, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The record Online

Piano and baritone concert set in Claraville

Rappahannock Concert Association's final program for the 2013-14 season will be a piano and baritone duo with Jason Paul Peterson and David Small.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, Switzerland, Broadway, VA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center Tonight

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards will be held at the Long Center, tonight, April 17 at 7:30pm.


Related Topix: Musical Theater, Theater, Arts, Austin, TX, Austin College

The Austin Chronicle

It's Cruz Control a " for Now

The hunt is on for a new AISD superintendent, but that doesn't mean the district is leaderless.


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KXAN-TV Austin

Maroon bluebonnets at UT Tower.

Over the last few days many people have been curious about the maroon colored bluebonnets that have been blooming around the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.


Related Topix: Austin, TX

The Planetary Society

The Birth of the Wanderers

How did planets originate? This is a question that has puzzled scientists for centuries, but one which they have been able to tackle directly only in the last few decades, thanks to two major developments: breakthroughs in telescope technology and ever-increasing computing power.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science


Shade grown coffee shrinking as a proportion of global coffee production

This shows the percentage of the cultivated coffee area managed under different technology or shade levels.


Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Texas, Agriculture, Science, Environment, Apiculture


Pastor Rick Warren to Speak at Westmont Commencement

Pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest and author of the book The Purpose-Driven Life , will speak at Westmont College's commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3 on Carr Field.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Rick Warren, Vocal, Westmont College, Montecito, CA, California Baptist University, Southern Methodist University

University of Texas goes anotherround to get Farrah Fawcett portrait

The case of Farrah Fawcett's missing portrait is getting a redo. The University of Texas is appealing a Los Angeles Superior Court jury verdict from December that an iconic portrait of the late actress by Andy Warhol belongs to her on-again off-again lover, actor Ryan O'Neal.


Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on NSA Reporting Awards, Boston...

Uprising's guest expert Robert Jensen, author and a Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today's news headlines: News reporting on the NSA's spying program has garnered top journalism honors for the Guardian and Washington Post.


Related Topix: Journalism, US Military, US Army

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Rubio To Texans: Terrorists Training In Syria May Strike U.S.

While giving a foreign policy speech sponsored by various groups at the University of Texas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world - or even on the nation's home soil.


Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Texas Government, US News, US Senate, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, Rick Perry, US Governors


UT-Austin to remove maroon-colored Bluebonnets

Flower beds containing brightly-colored Bluebonnets are now home to a variant known as Alamo Fire, which is a shade of maroon.


Government Computer News

Universities beef up cybersecurity, identity theft research

The University of Texas at Austin will open a center to offer research, programs and workshops to help the public better understand the threats of identity theft, fraud and privacy.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, University of Connecticut


Sensitive Detection Method May Help Impede Illicit Nuclear Trafficking

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium to construct a crude nuclear explosive device.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Physics, Science