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July 6, 2021
Two men, one a professor and another who works in transportation, walk through a grassy field where they plan to build a mobility hub.
UT and City of Austin Collaborate to Build ‘Smart Mobility Hub’ in North Austin
UT researchers are working with the City of Austin to build a smart mobility hub in the Georgian Acres neighborhood in Northeast Austin, a transit desert.
July 5, 2021
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Highlights: Our Week with the World Economic Forum
Check out the top five things you missed in our Week with the World Economic Forum, when industry and academia came together to discuss how governments buy AI technologies.
July 5, 2021
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Mining Social Media: The Next Frontier in Disaster Response
The University of Texas at Austin is one of many academic institutions working with community volunteers in Maryland to help teach social media how to respond to disasters.
July 5, 2021
AI Ethics: Listening to Stakeholders
Given the life-and-death stakes of AI innovation, it is critical for designers to reflect and to seek input from experts in other domains, such as the legal and policy domains. Hear more from Good Systems experts in this guest blog for Cisco Tech Blog.
July 5, 2021
City of Austin, UT Announce Project to Combat Extreme Heat in Urban Environments
The University of Texas at Austin is teaming up with the City of Austin to create heat maps for the entire city, working to identify places most at risk and then come up with cooling solutions.
July 5, 2021
Businesses Reopening Post-Pandemic Need to Flush Their Pipes to Remove Nasty Bacteria
For those reopening their businesses after the pandemic, water system officials say you should flush your pipes. Cockrell School of Engineering Professor and Planet Texas 2050 researcher Mary Jo Kirisits explains why.
July 5, 2021
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UT Austin Teams up with the City and Community to Fight Extreme Heat in Austin
The University of Texas at Austin, the city of Austin and the neighborhood group Go Austin/Vamos Austin are working to create heat maps for the entire city with the goal of coming up with cooling solutions for the places that suffer the most.
July 5, 2021
Fighting Extreme Heat in Austin Neighborhoods
A new University of Texas at Austin and City of Austin project will help Austinites to beat the heat.
July 5, 2021
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What Makes an Excellent Professor?
Classics Professor and Planet Texas 2050 organizing committee member Adam Rabinowitz is among several University of Texas at Austin professors granted the 2020-2021 President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award. Hear from him and others what makes a great teacher.
April 29, 2021
UT Austin researcher drives an SUV equipped with a state-of-the-art air sampling device through a park in eastern Travis County.
What’s That Smell?
UT researchers took the state-of-the-art Vocus "Sniffer" on the road across Central Texas to find out whether some people are at greater risk than others of breathing in polluted air.