Other than as hammock poles and hiding spots for the elusive albino squirrel, the nearly 5,000 trees on the UT main campus are useful for helping filter the air and keep buildings cool with shade, and a new interactive website can now show curious Longhorns an exact dollar amount for the benefits their favorite tree provides.
November 30, 2016
Trees removed from the Dell Medical School construction site are getting a second life, being repurposed into furniture for places around campus.
November 7, 2016
UT Landscape Services celebrated Texas Arbor Day on Friday by planting trees next to the turtle pond, educating the UT community about tree care and giving away seedlings grown from seeds gathered from campus.
October 4, 2016
On Friday, a working group of students, faculty and staff from across campus unveiled UT’s first campus-wide Sustainability Master Plan.
The plan, intended to guide development in conservation, social equality and environmental education over the next 15 years, defines sustainability as development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the security of future generations.
September 29, 2016
Tomorrow, a working group started by the Office of Sustainability will unveil the University’s first Sustainability Master Plan at the seventh-annual Sustainability Symposium.
September 16, 2016
Although they look like regular plastic, sandwich containers and parfait cups from DHFS aren’t recyclable — they’re compostable.
September 7, 2016
Next summer, a short-term UT research institute will teach scientists about the new field of precision medicine.
In May, a pop-up institute involving the Colleges of Natural Sciences and Liberal Arts and the Dell Medical School will help researchers from diverse fields explore precision medicine, where treatment is customized for individual patients.
August 30, 2016
At first glance, it would seem that computer scientists and humanities researchers live in different worlds.
Today, however, computers can help human researchers better study traditionally human subjects — such as linguistics, literature and archaeology — in a field known as digital humanities. During the summer of 2017, UT will host an interdisciplinary research institute called DH@UT aimed at training students in this new field.
May 6, 2016
On Monday morning, Mercury will slowly march across the face of the sun. The Department of Astronomy and the Astronomy Students Association will help interested viewers see this relatively rare event on the roof of RLM from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
October 14, 2015
To help women defend themselves from attack, UTPD will be hosting Rape Aggression Defense classes again this fall. The 12-hour RAD class teaches students self-defense and prevention techniques against assault.