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Development in Textile Defect Detection Wins Walmart Foundation Grant

Bugao Xu, UT Austin professor in the School of Human Ecology, and his research team have developed a detection system for textiles using optical sensors, which garnered the praise and support of the Walmart Foundation, including a $350,000 grant.

Good Mothers Provide Foundations for Future

Good Mothers Provide Foundations for Future

by Deborah Jacobvitz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences  

This past Sunday was a celebration of all things motherhood, and rightfully so because research is showing just how important mothers truly are.

As the chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, I along with my colleagues have followed parents as they have raised their children. We observed family functioning as children matured from infancy through adolescence. Decades of research have pointed to one important conclusion: The quality of parenting a child receives from his or her mother affects how well he or she is prepared to be a parent.