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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Launches Live Owl Nest Cam

A much-loved great horned owl named ‘Athena’ is viewable at The University of Texas at Austin center and field station.

A great horned owl perches on a tree branch.


Philanthropic Gift Establishes Historic UT Commitment to Monitoring Texas’ Natural Resources

A transformative donation allows for the expansion of a Texas Field Station Network to study biodiversity and sustainability.

A young man in a hat holding equipment leads a group of students down a creek at a Hill Country-based field station


UT Austin Ranks among Top U.S. Universities in Nature Index

Among U.S. universities, UT ranks 17th in natural sciences, 8th in physical sciences and 7th in chemistry.

UT is spelled in flowers south of the main mall with the UT Tower in the distance


Texas Science Festival Inspires Texans to Delve into Discovery

Go deep in the heart of science this month and next.

A space telescope, two girls, a planet, a bird and a robot represent science festival events


UT Austin Leads in New Summary of Top “Degrees of the Future”

A new report releases what the nation’s best degrees of the future are.

Photo of the UT Tower lit burnt orange with windows lit to form the number "1"

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UT Austin Hires Director for Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lee Clippard has been selected to serve as executive director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the official botanic garden and arboretum of Texas.

Lee Clippard in a collared sheet stands in an aboretum


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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Receives Field Station Designation

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has been integral for UT Austin's involvement in life sciences research.

A building with a cafe and plants and visitors at the Wildflower Center

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Gift to UT Austin Will Advance Programs in Biodiversity and Ecology

A generous estate gift to The University of Texas at Austin from alumna and former physician Lorraine “Casey” Stengl will have a dramatic impact on educational efforts and scientific research examining plants, animals and their interactions with the natural world.

Casey Stengl holds a framed montage of plants and outdoor areas