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Engineer Named Next Director of UT Computational Institute

Karen E. Willcox, co-director of the Center for Computational Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been selected as the new director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin. Her appointment begins Aug. 1. Willcox will also hold the W.A. "Tex" Moncrief Jr. Endowment in Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences Chair No. 5, and she will join the university’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics as a tenured professor.

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HIV Cell Dysfunction Discovery Sheds Light on How Virus Works

A new study has revealed that certain immune cells behave differently in HIV-infected patients than they do in healthy individuals, a discovery that moves us one step closer to understanding how the virus works.

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Water Purification Breakthrough Uses Sunlight and 'Hydrogels'

The ability to create clean, safe drinking water using only natural levels of sunlight and inexpensive gel technology could be at hand, thanks to an innovation in water purification.

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Texas Engineering Once Again Named Among Top 10 Best Graduate Engineering Programs

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has been named the No. 10 best graduate program in engineering (No. 6 among public universities) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 graduate program rankings, affirming its position as one of the nation’s top engineering schools. For the past five years, the Cockrell School has remained in the top 10 of the annual rankings, released this morning.

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