University of Texas at Austin

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Dr. King Davis, University of Texas at Austin - Segregated Psych Centers

During the 1800s, segregation was even visible in the medical arena.

King Davis, professor and director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin, is studying the medical records  from the Central Lunatic Asylum for the Colored Insane.

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Hudson Valley News
8:46 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Long Dock Park In Beacon Wins National Recognition

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BEACON – Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park in the City of Beacon is one of eight projects nationwide to achieve certification through the Sustainable Sites Initiative as part of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of the University of Texas at Austin.

It was given three out of four stars for its sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes, said project Director Danielle Pieranunzi.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Dr. Earle McBride, The University of Texas at Austin – D-Day Beach Sand

Earle McBride discovered shrapnel and other microscopic relics from the D-Day invasion more than four decades later on Omaha Beach.
Marc Airhart/U. of Texas at Austin

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Earle McBride of the University of Texas at Austin explains the discovery of microscopic artifacts on one of history’s most famous beaches.

Earle McBride is Professor Emeritus and the J. Nalle Gregory Chair Emeritus in Sedimentary Geology in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. His research is focused on the physical and chemical processes that alter sand over time. He holds a Ph.D. in geology from Johns Hopkins University.

About Dr. McBride

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Dr. Bayani Cardenas, The University of Texas at Austin – Hot Springs

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Bayani Cardenas of the University of Texas at Austin reveals what’s going on beneath the surface of a hot spring.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Dr. Art Markman, The University of Texas at Austin – Why We Like Round Numbers

For the 500th Academic Minute, Dr. Art Markman of the University of Texas at Austin explains why we think round numbers such a big deal.

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