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From Texas to the Peruvian Amazon, a UT Researcher Preserves a Dying Language

Nestled deep in the Amazon basin, a makeshift house sits alongside a rustic nut storage facility. Two of the occupants of this house in Peru’s remote Madre de Dios District might be the last chance of survival for the endangered language Iñapari. 
Meanwhile, over 3,000 miles away, a doctoral student is huddled over his laptop at the University of Texas at Austin. Barrett Hamp, a UT doctoral student in linguistics, has dedicated his research since 2019 to recording the indigenous language in Peru to prevent it from disappearing.  “Once a language is gone, it’s gone.  There’s no reviving it,” Hamp said.

A More Efficient Financial System: UT Professor Explains Potential of Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain

In an interview with Reporting Texas, Cesare Fracassi, director of the Blockchain Initiative and associate professor of finance at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, shed light on cryptocurrency and the blockchain.

UT Scientist’s Research Should Shorten Path to Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

Jason McLellan works with the spike proteins that give the virus its shape and allow it to attach to receptors on human cells and begin to replicate.

Britain’s Brexit Imbroglio: ‘Nobody is Happy’

Zeynep Somer-Topcu, associate professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, makes sense of Brexit.

May 18, 2020

What Collapse of Oil Prices Means for Texas’ Future

Slack demand caused by the coronavirus crisis on top of excess production translates into a perfect storm for the global oil industry.

Dec 13, 2019

Understanding Impeachment and What it Means for Texas Politics

Stephen Vladeck, a University of Texas at Austin law professor, explains Impeachment and its potential effect on Texas politics.

May 24, 2019

Deciphering the U.S. Move Against Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

An expert at UT’s LBJ School says he supports the terrorist designation but doubts it will make a difference.

May 16, 2019

Flying Through a ‘Junkyard’: Assessing the Risks of Space Debris

Professor who designed database that tracks satellites and assorted “space junk” discusses risks posed by space debris.

Mar 07, 2019

Understanding the Conundrum of North Korea

With America’s thorny relationship with North Korea in limbo once again, Reporting Texas asked professor Robert Oppenheim, professor and Posco Chair in Korean Studies at the University of Texas, to shed light on the issues.

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