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Semester in Review: looking back, looking forward
May 3, 2018
A series of blurbs looking back on what has happened in the past semesters, as well as what is to come.
The honest truth: Academic dishonesty reports rise during finals
May 3, 2018
As stress mounts during finals week, so do the reports for academic dishonesty as students become desperate to make the grade.
How UT keeps the lights on
April 19, 2018
Through all of the expansion and construction, UT still uses the same amount of natural gas as it did in 1976 when there were nine million less square feet on campus than there are today.
Students B-cycling for Earth Month
April 11, 2018
In 45 days, students have generated enough miles on B-cycle bikes to travel around the world almost five times. Now, the University is upping the ante for Earth Month.
Fifth floor forever more: Fine Arts administration recommends fifth floor collection stays put
April 5, 2018
The books and resources on the fifth floor of the Fine Arts Library have been the focus of the continuing press for space on campus, but now administration is backing faculty and student requests by asking for the books to stay put.
Charles Fraser joins Dell Medical School to work on the hearts of Texas
March 27, 2018
With more than 10,000 heart surgeries and a 25-year career treating congenital heart disease under his belt, Charles Fraser will bring his expertise to Dell Medical School when he returns to his alma mater as the school’s newest faculty member.
Faculty, students: Relocation of Fine Arts Library resources doesn't stack up
March 19, 2018
A typical meeting for the Faculty Council on Monday became a two-hour forum about the concerns of faculty and students surrounding the relocation of 150,000 resource materials from the Fine Arts Library and possible future renovations.
UT System regents approve Dell Medical School to enter negotiations for more space
March 9, 2018
The UT Board of Regents unanimously approved Dell Medical School to enter negotiations to sublease two pieces of land with the nonprofit 2033 Fund on Feb. 27. The land includes two individual acre blocks which were formerly part of the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus just south of the medical school, which have sat unused for almost a year.
Freshmen team competes for its wings to Europe with Red Bull challenge
March 1, 2018
UT team “The Tryhards” were picked as finalists in the Red Bull “Can You Make it?” challenge, where more than 200 teams of college students will race across Europe in a week with only a preprogrammed phone, a paper map and 24 cans of Red Bull to use as currency.
UT buys building designed by alum John Chase, the first African-American architect student enrolled at UT
February 22, 2018
John Chase, the first African-American architecture student to enroll at UT, will be immortalized by the University with his first commercially designed buildings serving as the new home of the Community Engagement Center.
Student Activity Center gets decked out with new exterior renovations
February 20, 2018
Students can rock around an outdoor fireplace and swing in hammocks under the trees this coming fall semester at the Student Activity Center.
UT students get new sets of wheels with the B-cycle pilot program
February 15, 2018
The City of Austin’s bicycle share system, Austin B-cycle, is helping students get on and off campus with its new, free UT student membership.
‘It was disgusting:' Butler School aging ungracefully as ceiling tiles come crumbling down
February 9, 2018
Early Saturday morning, music studies sophomore Pablo Estrada walked into the recital hall of the Butler School of Music to find a pile of broken fiberglass ceiling tiles had fallen near the elevators.
'Hijabi Monologues' strives to help people see the Muslim women wearing the scarves
February 5, 2018
Wearing a hijab is only part of Imani Sebri’s identity.
New meditative space near Blanton Museum of Art to open this month
February 2, 2018
An array of colorful stained glass from Munich, Germany, a redwood totem sourced from northern California and marble flown in from Greece and Italy will all come together in “Austin,” the only free-standing building designed by the late artist Ellsworth Kelly.
Foundry provides students tools to 3-D print six-string violin
January 30, 2018
The rush of sound from the composition “Dharma at Big Sur” is, for violinist Sean Riley, like the coastal waves it was inspired by. The music performance graduate student was determined to play it. The only problem — it wasn’t written for his 240-year-old acoustic violin, but a six-string electric.
Law professor argues in Supreme Court
January 24, 2018
On a routine call with CNN as a Supreme Court analyst, Stephen Vladeck heard from the newsroom that his petition to present a case before the Supreme Court had been accepted; a decision only made for one percent of all submissions.
Student adjusts to life with cochlear implant
January 15, 2018
After three years of suffering from hearing loss, aerospace engineering senior Amy Quartaro noticed a low thrumming in her ear after a cochlear implant surgery.
Students travel to LA to study firsthand the effects of gentrification
December 6, 2017
This spring semester, 11 students will travel to Los Angeles to study the reality of gentrification for those who have called the City of Angels their home for decades.
'Ali: Fear Eats the Soul' screening provides perspective on migration
November 28, 2017
Arabic melody and the twang of a sitar filled the room as the lights dimmed for a screening of “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul,” part of the Faces of Migration film series.
Students raise money to build sanitation station in Thailand
November 17, 2017
Seven UT students will travel across the world in May to the village of Don Kang, Thailand, to build a sanitation station for an elementary school.
Research illustrates how wind contributes to the melting of glaciers
November 12, 2017
The Totten Glacier could contribute to more than 11 feet of sea level rise as it slowly melts from beneath, and geoscience graduate student Chad Greene’s research could help predict the rate of the potential resulting climate change.
$2 million LED display installed in Frank Erwin Center
November 8, 2017
Just in time for the basketball season openers, a new $2 million center-hung video system was installed last Wednesday in the Frank Erwin Center.
IBM gives students hands-on design experience
November 3, 2017
International Business Machines recruits more graduates from UT than any other college in the world, and they are continuing to strengthen that relationship through a design thinking class offered for the first time this semester.
Chemistry lecturer’s science demonstrations blow up
November 1, 2017
From breathing fire to setting a balloon alight, chemistry lecturer Kate Biberdorf’s explosive demonstrations — and herself — have recently been featured by news media and other programs.
Fine arts professor creates series as resource on music, social justice
October 27, 2017
Fine arts professor Andrew Dell’Antonio started a new publications series, “Music and Social Justice,” last week as a resource for those interested in the way music impacts and changes society.
Engineering professor’s algorithm may make brain surgery easier
October 20, 2017
In an effort to transform brain surgery, engineering professor George Biros and his team will begin clinical testing early next year on their algorithm designed for in-depth analysis of tumors.
Studio art professor inspires set design of international dance performance
October 18, 2017
The hundreds of scissors featured in studio art professor Beili Liu’s art installation, “Mending Project,” inspired the set design for an ongoing worldwide dance performance.
Egyptian government holds UT alumni in solitary confinement for 100 days
October 12, 2017
UT alumni Ola al-Qaradawi and Hosam Khalaf passed the 100-day mark of living in solitary confinement Monday after being detained by the Egyptian government.
Evan Smith discusses fake news
October 5, 2017
President Donald Trump is consciously attempting to diminish the public’s faith in the media by calling real journalism fake news, said Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of the Texas Tribune, during a lecture on Wednesday.
Harvey campus-wide drive ends Sept. 29
September 28, 2017
The Help for Harvey drive is making a final push for donations before the Sept. 29 end of the crusade to assist Hurricane Harvey victims.
Gender gap prevalent in US attorney nominations by Trump
September 19, 2017
President Donald Trump has chosen only one woman to fill one of the 42 nominated U.S. attorney positions, illustrating a large gender equality gap at the highest level of the justice system.
Welch Foundation awards $500,000 to engineering professor
September 13, 2017
Mechanical engineering professor John Goodenough will receive the $500,000 Welch Award in October for his pioneering research in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that changed how the world uses portable electronic devices.