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Border Patrol Holds Hundreds of Migrants in Growing Tent City Away From Prying Eyes

Justin HamelEL PASO, Texas—Hundreds of migrants are being held for days in an emerging tent city at a Border Patrol station in a preview of what the Trump administration is reportedly considering to absorb a surge on the border.   Five U.S. Army tents meant for battlefield hospitals have been repurposed to hold men, women, and children, including infants. Two of the tents were erected over the past week, expanding the facility’s capacity by several hundred people. The tents are tightly surrounde...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Nbc News, Dhs, CBP, Customs, Border Patrol, Central America, Trump, El Paso, Ortiz, Juarez, Hamel, Customs Enforcement, Erika Andiola


Depression-Era Workers Found Strange Fossilized Beasts in 'Texas Serengeti'

About 12 million years ago, antelopes with slingshot-like horns and beasts that weren't quite elephants but that had long trunks and tusks tramped across the "Texas Serengeti" searching for food and caring for their babies.Little was known about this ancient menagerie until, during the Great Depression, the government created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and tasked some of the organization's employees with finding and preserving thousands of fossils from the Miocene, an epoch ...
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Ancient 'Texas Serengeti' had elephant-like animals, rhinos, alligators and more

During the Great Depression, Texans were put to work as fossil hunters. The workers retrieved tens of thousands of specimens that have been studied in small bits and pieces while stored in the state collections of The University of Texas at Austin for the past 80 years.Now, decades after they were first collected, a UT researcher has studied and identified an extensive collection of fossils from dig sites near Beeville, Texas, and found that the fauna make up a veritable 'Texas Serengeti.'
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Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER BOSTON — Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The “Desperate Housewives” star and the other parents will admit to charges in the scheme, which authorities say involved rigging standardized test scores and bribing coaches at such pres...
Tags: Business, News, California, Stanford, Boston, Uncategorized, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, University, Soccer, Higher Education, Yale, Michelle Obama, Justice Department, Stanford University


VC-backed Aceable appoints one as CFO and another as finance VP

Austin-based Aceable, a provider of digital high-stakes education, has named Justin Kvasnicka as chief financial officer and Nancy Spencer as vice president of finance. Previously, Kvasnicka worked at RetailMeNot while Spencer worked at Google. Aceable is backed by Sageview Capital, Silverton Partners, Floodgate Fund, Next Coast Venture Partners, Wildcat Venture Partners, Nextgen Partners and the Capital Factory Fund. PRESS RELEASE AUSTIN (PRWEB) APRIL 08, 2019 Aceable, the leader in digital hig...
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Felicity Huffman, 12 Other Parents Will Plead Guilty In College Bribery Scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The “Desperate Housewives” star and 12 other prominent parents will admit to charges in the scheme, which authorities say involved rigging standardized test scores and bribing coaches at such prestigious schools as Yale and Georgetown. Huffma...
Tags: News, California, Stanford, Boston, Los Angeles, Ap, University, Yale, Michelle Obama, Stanford University, University Of Southern California, Yale University, Felicity Huffman, Macy, Rick, U S Justice Department


Evolution imposes 'speed limit' on recovery after mass extinctions

It takes at least 10 million years for life to fully recover after a mass extinction, a speed limit for the recovery of species diversity that is well known among scientists. Explanations for this apparent rule have usually invoked environmental factors, but research led by the University of Texas at Austin links the lag to something different: evolution.
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MIT’s ‘cyber-agriculture’ optimizes basil flavors

The days when you could simply grow a basil plant from a seed by placing it on your windowsill and watering it regularly are gone — there’s no point now that machine learning-optimized hydroponic “cyber-agriculture” has produced a superior plant with more robust flavors. The future of pesto is here. This research didn’t come out of a desire to improve sauces, however. It’s a study from MIT’s Media Lab and the University of Texas at Austin aimed at understanding how to both improve and automate f...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Antarctica, University of Texas at Austin, Caleb Harper, John de la Parra


Education Dept. Probes 8 Universities In Light Of College Bribery Scheme

Eight universities embroiled in a massive college admission cheating scheme are now being investigated by the U.S. Education Department. Letters sent to the schools Monday and obtained by The Associated Press say the department is conducting a “preliminary investigation” to determine if they violated federal laws or rules surrounding the management of federal student aid. A department spokeswoman said the agency does not confirm or comment on ongoing investigations. The inquiry stems from a sw...
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Department of Education investigating USC, UCLA in college admissions scandal

LOS ANGELES — UCLA and USC were among eight universities notified they were under investigation by the Department of Education in connection with the college admissions scandal, it was reported Tuesday. Investigators would be looking into whether the schools violated laws “governing the federal student financial aid programs” or other laws, according to a document reviewed by the political news website Politico. If violations are found, the schools could be penalized up to having access to Pell ...
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U.S. Professor Becomes First Woman To Be Awarded Math’s Top Prize

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, made history on Tuesday.
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Soap Bubble Theorist Is the First Woman to Win the ‘Nobel Prize’ of Mathematics

Trailblazing mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck from the University of Texas at Austin has been awarded the 2019 Abel Prize—regarded as one of the highest accolades in mathematics. She is now the first woman to receive the illustrious award.Read more...
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Abel Prize: American professor is first woman to win prestigious math award

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin wins one of the world’s most prestigious mathematics awardsAn American professor has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious international mathematics awards.The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced in Oslo on Tuesday that Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin was this year’s winner of the prize, seen by many as the Nobel Prize in mathematics. Conti...
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U.S. professor is first woman to be awarded math’s top prize

HELSINKI (AP) — An American professor has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious international mathematics awards. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced in Oslo on Tuesday that Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin was this year’s winner of the […]
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Solar-powered moisture harvester collects and cleans water from air

A breakthrough by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin offers new solution through solar-powered technology that absorbs moisture from the air and returns it as clean, usable water. This 'super-sponge' could be used in disaster situations, poverty-stricken areas and developing countries.
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Intentional forgetting may take more mental effort than remembering

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin discovered through neuroimaging.
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Forgetting uses more brain power than remembering

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin discovered through neuroimaging.
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Interacting with more people is shown to keep older adults more active

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that older adults who spend more time interacting with a wide range of people were more likely to be physically active and had greater emotional well-being.
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Funds for Richard’s Rainwater, New CPRIT Executive, & More TX Tech

—Pinpoint, an Austin startup that makes analytics tool to measure software engineering’s contribution to businesses, has raised $13.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Other investors include Storm Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Slack Fund, Social Capital, and Cherubic Ventures. The new money brings Pinpoint’s total funding to $16.5 million.—A Texas-based startup will be among the participants at the Hatch Pitch competition at South By Southwes...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Microsoft, China, Cancer, Cherubic Ventures, Funding, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Investment, Sustainability, People, Palo Alto, Vc, Commercialization


Apply These 10 Customer Service Strategies from Top Brands

Product reliability and quality have become near-commodities in our world. The challenge then, for a business, is to find another way to differentiate yourself. And one of the best ways to truly engage customers is to connect with them via superior customer service. Today, let’s look at a variety of companies whose have succeeded by doing precisely this. These companies have made their mark in the marketplace with their exceptional customer experience and extraordinary customer service. Exampl...
Tags: Nordstrom, UK, New York, Jimmy Fallon, California, Samsung, Sales, Startup, Customer Service, Chicago, Italy, Manhattan, Starbucks, Zappos, Meyer, Seattle


Climate change could make corals go it alone

Climate change is bad news for coral reefs around the world, with high ocean temperatures causing widespread bleaching events that weaken and kill corals. However, new research from the University of Texas at Austin has found that corals with a solitary streak -- preferring to live alone instead of in reef communities -- could fare better than their group-dwelling relatives.
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Exercising regularly linked to better eating habits

In the latest evidence that it's worth sticking to your health-focused New Year's resolutions, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found that exercising regularly is linked to better eating habits.
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Investing, Real Estate, In-Game Ads: Sputnik ATX’s Third Accelerator

Austin—Startup accelerator Sputnik ATX has a picked five startup companies for its newest program, the third Sputnik has run. That includes software makers and entrepreneurs focused on investing, commercial real estate, advertising for gaming, and building websites.Founded in 2017, Sputnik ATX runs two programs annually, selecting a group of five startups that are seeking help with product development, mentorship, sales, and more. The accelerator gives each selected startup $100,000 to particip...
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Computational model of the heart’s mitral valve enables customized care for patients

Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new noninvasive technique for simulating repairs to the heart's mitral valve with levels of accuracy reliable enough for use in a clinical setting.
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New heart valve modeling technique enables customized medical care for patients

Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin develop noninvasive way to simulate repairs to the heart's mitral valve allowing surgeons to provide patient-specific treatments.
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College Students Are Rushing in Record Numbers To Study Computer Science (slashdot)

Lured by the prospect of high-salary, high-status jobs, college students are rushing in record numbers to study computer science. Now, if only they could get a seat in class. An anonymous reader shares a report: On campuses across the country, from major state universities to small private colleges, the surge in student demand for computer science courses is far outstripping the supply of professors, as the tech industry snaps up talent. At some schools, the shortage is creating an undergraduate...
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Richard T. Cheatham Hired as Executive Director of DSC Foundation

Richard-T.-Cheatham DALLAS -(Ammoland.com)-Following an extensive search that began with the appointment of the Executive Director Search Committee in the fall of 2017, DSC Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Richard T. Cheatham as the executive director of DSC Foundation. As president of the DSC Foundation for the past two years, Cheatham has performed many of the duties and responsibilities of the executive director and has been a director of the Foundation since its formation. ...
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College Students Are Rushing in Record Numbers To Study Computer Science

Lured by the prospect of high-salary, high-status jobs, college students are rushing in record numbers to study computer science. Now, if only they could get a seat in class. An anonymous reader shares a report: On campuses across the country, from major state universities to small private colleges, the surge in student demand for computer science courses is far outstripping the supply of professors, as the tech industry snaps up talent. At some schools, the shortage is creating an undergraduate...
Tags: Tech, University of Texas at Austin, Computing Research Association


GPB Capital expands team with new hire

GPB Capital Holdings LLC has named Brian Weisenberger as a managing director, communications. Previously, he worked at Ascendant Capital where he was executive director of product and due diligence. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2019 — GPB Capital Holdings, LLC (GPB Capital) announces that Brian Weisenberger has joined the firm as Managing Director, Communications. He will lead GPB Capital’s new in-house communications team. “Our ongoing growth, and that of our various operating partners acro...
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Herman Cain touts opportunity zones; gets heckled

Herman Cain, a business executive who ran for president in 2012 as a Republican, talked up “ opportunity zone ” investments at a Jan. 16 conference in New York, encouraging developers, investors, local officials and others in the audience to “ think bigger ” and go beyond just affordable housing. But Cain ’ s veering into more political topics rubbed one attendee the wrong way, leading to an awkward public exchange after the end of his remarks. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Congre...
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