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Be in the next Longhorn Network commercial

From the Longhorn Network:

We’re filming a new advertising campaign for LHN and would love for Longhorn Nation to be a part of it. You’ll be a part of the action alongside some awesome Longhorn Legends, and of course Bevo.

We need a group of fans representing all of the Longhorns out there: men and women of all ages, kids, families… Basically, if you bleed orange, you’re perfect for the part.

If you’re interested and available on Monday and/or Tuesday (July 28th and 29th), then email a photo, which day(s) you’re available, and a quick bit about yourself to rsvp@preacher.co for more information. The more the merrier, so share this post to let your fellow Longhorns know.

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UT Campus ScenesHere an inside look at the university’s Tower carillon bells. [Photo: Drew Carls/UT Austin]See more campus scenes photos by viewing #utcampusscenes.Want to be considered for our series? Email your photos to utsocial@utexas.edu.

UT Campus Scenes

Here an inside look at the university’s Tower carillon bells. [Photo: Drew Carls/UT Austin]

See more campus scenes photos by viewing #utcampusscenes.Want to be considered for our series? Email your photos to utsocial@utexas.edu.

UT President Bill Powers’ statement on arrests of two UT Austin student-athletes

The university campus must be an environment free from all sexual assault and violence.

At The University of Texas at Austin, student safety is our top priority and we are involved with the national efforts to prevent a culture of sexual violence from taking root on campuses. We educate all of our students about preventing sexual assault and vigorously investigate all allegations so we can take the appropriate action.

In response to recent allegations of sexual violence on campus, UT police has filed criminal charges against two student athletes, the football team has suspended them and an internal student judicial review is under way. I commend Chief Carter for conducting a fair and thorough investigation and Coach Strong for making a decision that is in the best interest of his team and the university.

We encourage everyone to respect both the criminal and administrative review processes as they continue.

UT Campus Scenes

Here behind-the-scenes with four images of the Tower’s clock face. [Photos: Drew Carls/UT Austin]

More photos from the collection #utcampusscenes.

Your #UTsummer

From London to Budapest to Machu Piccu, Longhorns have traveled the globe this summer. Where have you put your Horns Up?

Wanna appear on our summer board? Follow us on Instagram (@utaustintx) and tag your photos with #UTsummer.

Can’t see the images? Click here.

UT Austin named to “50 Great Affordable Colleges in the South” list

In more good rankings news this week, the website Great Value Colleges put UT Austin on its list of “50 Great Affordable Colleges in the South”.

From the website:

From engineering to liberal arts and from medicine to public affairs, the University of Texas at Austin offers students the widest range of degree programs in the state. The university’s statistics proves their success; 93% of freshmen continue into a second year, and ultimately 79% will graduate in six years or less. Forbes ranks the university 66th in the nation and 10th in the South, no doubt in part because of the central role that public service and tradition take. Students can play on over 500+ intramural teams, join more than 1,100 campus organizations, and enjoy a jam-packed calendar of on-campus events. And thanks to its location in eclectic Austin, students can take advantage of numerous museums, galleries, and cultural venues in a city known for its local music scene.

The university was ranked No. 15 on the top 25 public universities list. Great Value Colleges looked at eight categories: six-year graduation rate, freshmen retention rate, student-to-faculty ratio, percentage of classes entrusted to graduate assistants, average entrance ACT score, number of campus organizations, number of academic programs, and Forbes ranking.

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UT Campus Scenes

Here some of the architectural details of Mary E. Gearing Hall (GEA). [Photo: Marsha Miller/UT Austin]

Photos from the collection will be shared with the tag #utcampusscenes. Enjoy!

Fly’s Super-Hearing Power Could Aid Humans Cockrell School engineers have developed a tiny, low-power device that mimics a fly’s super-evolved hearing mechanism. The new device could be used to build the next generation of hypersensitive hearing aids with intelligent microphones that adaptively focus only on those conversations or sounds that are of interest to the wearer.Read more about this new research.

Fly’s Super-Hearing Power Could Aid Humans

Cockrell School engineers have developed a tiny, low-power device that mimics a fly’s super-evolved hearing mechanism. The new device could be used to build the next generation of hypersensitive hearing aids with intelligent microphones that adaptively focus only on those conversations or sounds that are of interest to the wearer.

Read more about this new research.

CWUR ranks UT Austin No. 29 in latest world rankingIn 2014, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) recognized The University of Texas at Austin as No. 29 among the world’s top 1000 universities.
The CWUR publishes an annual global university ranking that “measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.”In this ranking, CWUR uses eight indicators to rank the world’s top 1000 universities. They include the quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents. Among these criteria, the university ranked highest for national ranking (22) and quality of faculty (24).The only other Texas university included in the top 100 is the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (66). Hook ‘em!

CWUR ranks UT Austin No. 29 in latest world ranking

In 2014, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) recognized The University of Texas at Austin as No. 29 among the world’s top 1000 universities.

The CWUR publishes an annual global university ranking that “measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.”

In this ranking, CWUR uses eight indicators to rank the world’s top 1000 universities. They include the quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents. Among these criteria, the university ranked highest for national ranking (22) and quality of faculty (24).

The only other Texas university included in the top 100 is the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (66).

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We explore space because “discovery is in our DNA.”

So says aerospace engineering professor Hans Mark, who is retiring this summer after a remarkable career that included stints as deputy director of NASA, secretary of the U.S. Air Force and chancellor of the UT System.

He was even in mission control for the first moon landing 45 years ago.

Explore 10 of Mark’s most monumental accomplishments.

(Video footage via NASA)