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UT observes Kwanzaa for first time with festive dinner, lighting of unity candle
December 5, 2019
Students celebrated UT’s first Kwanzaa Umoja dinner with a gift exchange, live performances, keynote speech and ceremonial lighting of the unity candle Thursday evening.
UT’s National Deaf Center develops first ASL-accessible video game
November 18, 2019
Deaf teenagers and educators can now play the first-ever American Sign Language-accessible video game this fall thanks to the University’s National Deaf Center for Postsecondary Outcomes.
The Broccoli Project hosts first 24-hour-long Play in a Day
November 18, 2019
A University experimental theater group produced seven plays in 24 hours this weekend at the first Play in a Day event.
Experts commemorate 100 years of womens’ suffrage at panel discussion
November 7, 2019
America’s “history of classism” still prioritizes the votes of white people, a UT professor said during an on-campus panel Thursday.
Intersex individuals, allies rally at City Hall for Intersex Awareness Day
October 27, 2019
During the Intersex Awareness Day rally, attendees advocated for bodily autonomy, adequate healthcare and representation of intersex people at Austin City Hall.
Hindu students adjust religious practices for upcoming Diwali
October 23, 2019
Homemade shrines of Hindu deities adorn students’ dorm rooms and apartments in place of the sacred images found in temples to celebrate Diwali because of busy schedules and long commutes to temples.
Students celebrate Indigenous Peoples Week with beading workshop
October 15, 2019
As part of the week-long celebrations of Indigenous Peoples Week at the University, students learned the art of beadwork Tuesday.
More than 100 graduate schools visit Austin for UT’s 2019 Graduate School Fair
October 9, 2019
Graduate school representatives from around the world lined up to speak with prospective graduate students Tuesday for the 2019 Graduate School Fair.
Department of Design receives $1 million endowment from UT alum
September 25, 2019
Design students interested in bringing their ideas to the real world will be able to do so thanks to a $1 million endowment to launch a new product design program.
YWCA president Alejandra Castillo delivers keynote for Hispanic Heritage Month
September 18, 2019
Latinx Americans need to be proud and fight against negative stereotypes, Alejandra Castillo, president and CEO of YWCA, said during a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff Tuesday afternoon.
Engineering students kick off school year in swimsuits, floaties
September 2, 2019
Engineering students celebrated their return to classes with free food, music and poolside volleyball Sunday at Cockrell Kickoff.