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7 hrs ago | Nucleic Acids Research

Exquisite allele discrimination by toehold hairpin primers

Present address: Andrew D. Ellington. Department of Molecular Biosciences, Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA.


Mon Sep 01, 2014

Texas Tribune

UT-Austin: Mission Accomplished for $3 Billion Campaign

University of Texas at Austin officials are claiming victory after an eight-year capital campaign, which ended Aug. 31, exceeded its $3 billion goal.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Texas A&M University

Daily Texan

Increase in UT System funds allows for tuition offset plan

Recent increases in oil production in West Texas have also increased the amount of money available to the UT System, according to Scott Kelley, the System's executive vice chancellor for business affairs.


Related Topix: West, TX, Texas A&M University, Austin, TX

The City Wire

UTeach participants needed

Another academic year is underway, and we are one step closer to 2020. That is the predicted date when three-fourths of the jobs in Arkansas will require advanced skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics: the STEM disciplines.


Related Topix: Education Etc., University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, University of Arkansas Little Rock

Business Journal

Black is the new burnt orange: UT unveils Longhorns license plate designs

The new University of Texas Longhorns license plates come in two distinctive designs, including this black plate with white lettering.


National Public Radio

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

One Friday night, 30 men and 30 women gathered at a hotel restaurant in Washington, D.C. Their goal was love, or maybe sex, or maybe some combination of the two.


Sun Aug 31, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Compton Unified policy on rifles draws criticism but isn't unusual

At a quiet July school board meeting, Compton school police chief William Wu matter-of-factly explained that his officers would need AR-15 semiautomatic rifles to adequately protect students and staff from a heavily armed shooter if such a nightmare unfolded on a campus.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Los Angeles County, CA, Fontana, CA


New DNA Study Reveals Lost History Of The...

Image Caption: Family photo of an Eskimo mother, father, and son, photographed in Noatak, Alaska, by Edward Sheriff Curtis circa 1929.


Related Topix: Noatak, AK, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

ABC News

10 Great Hotels in College Towns

As summer unofficially comes to an end and Labor Day fast approaches, it can only mean one thing - school is about to be back in session.


Related Topix: Boston University, Saint Edward's University, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, Travel

Fri Aug 29, 2014


Acoustical Society of America Names James F. Lynch as Editor-in-Chief

Melville, NY, 29 August 2014 -- James F. Lynch has been selected to be the next Editor-in-Chief of the Acoustical Society of America .


Related Topix: Woods Hole, MA, Stevens Institute of Technology, Oceanography, Science

Off the Kuff

More about TPJ

The Chron profiles Texans for Public Justice , the group that filed the complaint that led to Rick Perry's indictments.


Related Topix: Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas Government

Guatemala's child refugees in Texas: dreamers and victims

People travel on makeshift rafts across the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman, Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, last month to avoid security and customs officials.


Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Daily Texan

'The Big Ticket' sales down compared to LASP

With one day before the start of UT's 2014 football season, sales of "The Big Ticket," the University's new, higher-priced ticketing plan, are down in comparison to the previous plan's sales last year.


Daily Texan

UT alumni give Blanton Museum $10 million worth of Latin American art

With a gift from UT alumni Judy and Charles Tate of Houston, The Blanton Museum of Art exceeded its "Campaign for Texas" fundraising goal, an eight-year, $3-billion University-wide fundraising effort, on Thursday.


Related Topix: Austin, TX

State Department

Collected Department Releases: 2014-15 Fulbright-mtvU Fellows To Explore the Power of Music

Five U.S. graduate students and recent graduates have been selected to participate in the 2014-15 Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship to explore the power of music to foster cross-cultural communication, overcome cultural barriers between nations, and identify the ideas that unite our diverse societies.


Related Topix: University of Puget Sound, New York University

The Washington Post

VA launches a more robusta version of GI Bill Comparison Tool

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday updated its online GI Bill Comparison Tool with the goal of improving how former troops estimate their education benefits and explore programs across the country.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Harvard University, Texas, University of Washington, Blog News

Flex Developer's Journal

Internet of Things (#IoT), Docker and DevOps @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley

Docker offers a new, lightweight approach to application portability. Applications are shipped using a common container format and managed with a high-level API.


Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Gaming the COLLEGE rankings

The case of Northeastern . To get a sense of how nuts this is, note that at #49 in the list, Northeastern ranks ahead of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Washington in Seattle, both among the top 20 research universities in the United States by normal measures of academic excellence .


Related Topix: University of Washington

Medical News Today

In rat model, exposure to toxins makes great granddaughters more susceptible to stress

Scientists have known that toxic effects of substances known as endocrine disrupting chemicals , found in both natural and human-made materials, can pass from one generation to the next, but new research shows that females with ancestral exposure to EDC may show especially adverse reactions to stress .


Related Topix: Washington State University, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Texan

Protesters arrested for obstructing traffic on the Drag

Five people were arrested on Guadalupe Street on Wednesday for obstructing traffic while protesting looming closures of abortion clinics in Texas.


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