A helicopter drops water on the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado in 2012.

UT Study Shows Effects of Wildfires on Health

Joshua Fu, the John D. Tickle Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Tickle College of Engineering has completed a collaborative study to understand how smoke particles from wildfires can impact human health.

Hap McSween with Mars in the background

Journey to Mars

Mars expert Harry “Hap” McSween retired from his position as a professor of planetary geoscience in 2016, but he is still a very present force in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

art work of bacteria

Fighting with Viruses

Viruses don’t always kill their microbial hosts. In many cases, they develop a mutually beneficial relationship: the virus establishes itself inside the microbe and, in return, grants its host immunity against attack by similar viruses.