2016
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More Supportive Strategies May Reduce Bullying Against LBGT Youth in Schools

Wed, Dec 7, 2016

Students feel more connected to their peers and teachers and are less likely to experience homophobic bullying when schools combat bullying with supportive practices, such as counseling, according to researchers in the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.


In the study, infants of trichromatic mothers were 22 percent more likely to survive the first year. Photo by Rebecca Lewis.

Female Lemurs with Color Vision Provide Advantages for Their Group

Mon, Dec 5, 2016

Female lemurs with normal color vision, as well as their cohabitating colorblind group members, may have selective advantage over lemur groups whose members are all colorblind, according to anthropologists at The University of Texas at Austin.


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Human Ancestor ‘Lucy’ Was a Tree Climber, New Evidence Suggests

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Evidence preserved in the internal skeletal structure of the world-famous fossil, Lucy, suggests the ancient human species frequently climbed trees, according to a new analysis by scientists from The Johns Hopkins University and The University of Texas at Austin.


Anthony Di Fiore is a professor and chair of Department of Anthropology.

Anthropology Chair Named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Anthony Di Fiore was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his research on primate behavioral ecology and the genetics of wild populations, conducted at The University of Texas at Austin.


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Insurers Use High Drug Costs to Deter Some Obamacare Patients, Economist Says

Thu, Nov 17, 2016

An economist at The University of Texas at Austin will brief members of Congress on how insurers are using high out-of-pocket prescription drug costs to deter certain chronically ill patients from joining their plans in the individual markets.


Frontiers

Students Can Further Post-Graduation Goals with Frontiers Program

Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Liberal Arts students at The University of Texas at Austin have a new way to make sure they’re preparing for their post-gradation endeavors.


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Study: Childhood Obesity and Overweight Rates Rise During Summer Break, Not School Year

Thu, Nov 3, 2016

Increases in overweight and obesity rates among young children occur during summer vacations, not during the school year, according to research from a sociologist at The University of Texas at Austin.


During learning, the hippocampus (orange), in concert with prefrontal cortex (blue), builds conceptual knowledge for a given goal. When goals change, new learning in HPC and PFC updates knowledge.

UT Austin Psychology Researchers Map Neurological Process of Learning, Deciding

Tue, Nov 1, 2016

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can now map what happens neurologically when new information influences a person to change his or her mind, a finding that offers more insight into the mechanics of learning.


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Partnership with U.S. Census Bureau makes UT Austin a statistical research hot spot

Fri, Jul 8, 2016

A new partnership with the United States Census Bureau will establish an on-campus Federal Statistical Research Data Center, stimulating more research and enhancing graduate training opportunities at The University of Texas at Austin.


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Sleep May Preserve Memory and Cognition in Aging Adults, UT Study Shows

Thu, Jul 7, 2016

Lifestyle changes, such as getting a good night’s rest, can help maintain memory function and may slow cognitive decline in older adults, according to psychology research at The University of Texas at Austin.


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Lessons on personalities help teens cope with social stressors

Thu, Jul 7, 2016

Teaching teens that social and personality traits can change helps them cope with social challenges such as bullying, which in turn can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance, according to a study by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.


Rachel Graubard

UT Austin Student Developing App That Can Help Diagnose Skin Cancer

Wed, Jul 6, 2016

A psychology and biology student at The University of Texas at Austin is using the accessibility provided by the web and smartphones to help people who could be in medical need.


Jennifer Oruebor

Under the Microscope: Undergraduate Research Week 2016

Liberal Arts Students Present at Undergraduate Research Week 2016

Wed, Jul 6, 2016

The fields of study within the College of Liberal Arts are vast, and the number of topics that merit in-depth investigation are seemingly endless.


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Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool, Study Finds

Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Relationship satisfaction and the energy devoted to keeping a partner are dependent on how the partner compares with other potential mates, a finding that relates to evolution’s stronghold on modern relationship psychology, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin.