Alumnus seeks island paradise, finds busy law practice
On weekdays, the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island runs about every forty-five minutes or so, setting out toward the island’s Eagle Harbor across Puget Sound. It’s a relatively short trip, but it transports Parker Folse to an island refuge a world away from his legal practice managing Susman Godfrey LLP’s Seattle office…more.
Joe Jamail Breaks Another Record
Even with a reputation bigger than his home state of Texas, enough war stories to fill several books, and a solid place on Forbes’ list of the wealthiest Americans, Joe Jamail has more work to do. The thing is, there are still people who need his help. Those seeking justice in court, sure, but also those who must fight tomorrow’s legal battles…more.
Engineer Reduces Big Problems to Manageable Numbers
Deep beneath the earth’s surface, complex fluid flow phenomena play out that can have significant implications for human surface dwellers. These phenomena impact such things as oil and gas recovery, the spread of groundwater contaminants and the viability of carbon sequestration schemes…more.
A Patented Success
In a career that has spanned nearly half a century, Dr. Adam Heller has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to turn scientific research into products that make a difference in people’s lives…more.
The Next Big Thing: Fueled by new resources, startups spring to life at UT
Long hours, low pay and only a small chance of success—welcome to the world of startups. But the potential to make it big, to grow something from scratch, often proves irresistible…more.
A Digital Gold Mine: Developers rush to cash in on the iPhone application craze
A recent confluence of technology and entrepreneurship has created the digital version of a gold rush: a few fast movers quickly rake in large amounts of cash and in the process inspire eager legions to stampede in their footsteps in the hope of also striking it rich. Sound familiar?…more.
A Curious Life
Curiosity may be the most powerful scientific tool, but hard work runs a close second. So says Dr. Allen Bard, who has used both to great effect in a scientific career that has spanned nearly half a century so far…more.
News Stories & Press Releases
Cockrell School Engineers Address Haiti and Chile Needs
After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the children of the Louverture Cleary School were too scared to return to their classrooms and dorms. Days had passed and they were still sleeping outside, fearful that an aftershock or tremor would collapse the buildings around them…more.
Formerly stable East Antarctic begins to melt
The East Antarctic ice sheet, the Earth’s largest repository of solid fresh water and previously considered stable, now appears to be losing ice at an estimated rate of 57 gigatonnes per year, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin…more.
Engineers discover predictor of mobility for fluids at nano-scale
Chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new way to predict the mobility of confined fluids at nanometer scales. At these scales, often just a few molecules across, fluids exhibit significantly different properties than at the macroscopic level…more.
Cyclist saves money, relieves stress
Ian Hallett first hopped on a bicycle as a commuter while he was a graduate student at the University of Texas and he’s continued to pedal to work during his two years as animal services supervisor at the Town Lake Animal Center…more.
Juggling busy schedules is just part of life for artists working day jobs
Up-and-coming musicians often struggle to make ends meet as they chase their dreams. Tough economic times certainly don’t make it any easier. So how do they balance their artistic ambitions with the demands of earning a living? It’s not easy but it is possible — though it can require some trade-offs…more.
Carousel Pediatrics expanded services to meet patient and employee needs
Carousel Pediatrics, which has several offices in the Austin area, grew out of a desire to provide health care to underprivileged children. Dr. Glenn Wood, a pediatrician and Carousel’s founder, had been practicing in a West Austin neighborhood for several years when he realized there were few nearby physicians taking new Medicaid patients. That’s when he decided to open Carousel Pediatrics…more.
Helping people in need enhances already rewarding nursing career
At CommUnityCare, nurses care for indigent and low-income residents of Austin and Travis County who have few other health care options. With 16 health centers, this new not-for-profit corporation was formed in March and grew out of the City of Austin’s Community Health Center…more.