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UT alumnus named on Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2018
December 8, 2017
Alumnus Grant Pinkerton made Forbes’ 2018 30 Under 30 list for his Houston restaurant Pinkerton’s Barbecue and credits much of his success to his liberal arts degree.
Texas Political Union questions state of current world order
December 5, 2017
The nonpartisan citizen engagement group discussed whether the world order, with America as a global arbiter, has been beneficial overall and if the internet is to blame for its potential downfall.
LAC addresses lack of diversity in university honors programs
December 1, 2017
Liberal Arts Council convened Thursday night for students to discuss problems concerning diversity in the University’s honors programs.
Cockrell becomes new home to Petroleum Extension program
November 29, 2017
The Cockrell School of Engineering recently announced that Petroleum Extension, a self-funded training organization, will be incorporated into the school’s continuing education program for alumni in the oil and gas industry.
Facebook CMO encourages personal connections in business
November 17, 2017
Gary Briggs, chief marketing officer of Facebook since 2013, spoke Thursday on campus about how he broke into the world of big business through personal connections and pursuit of his passions.
Texas Political Union questions what UT should invest in amid the threat of tuition increases
November 15, 2017
UT has one of the largest endowments in the world, but the threat of tuition increases still exist, according to a statement by UT’s Texas Political Union.
Neuroscience professor produces neural maps, revealing connections between language and thought
November 9, 2017
Seeing a horse and hearing the word “horse” trigger neural activity in the same location of the brain, according to neuroscience professor Alexander Huth at a lecture Thursday.
Entrepreneur Jan Ryan hired as director of new program in College of Fine Arts
November 1, 2017
Fine arts students with a passion for creativity but a fear of financial instability are not being neglected. Jan Ryan, a strategic advisor and entrepreneur, has recently been hired as the director of creative entrepreneurship and innovation in the College of Fine Arts.
Renowned author speaks on hardships of Central American immigrant children
October 26, 2017
Torn from their homes and surrounded by strangers, many migrant children have relied on Mexican-born author Valeria Luiselli for a chance at a new life.
SG proposes creation of National Fellowships Office to mentor diverse candidates for prestigious scholarships
October 25, 2017
Assembly Resolution 18 would create an Office of National Fellowships on campus to recruit students to apply for competitive fellowships and put UT on par with other major research institutions.
LBJ professors debate contested future of US-Russia relations
October 17, 2017
Two LBJ School of Public Affairs professors debated about one of the 21st century’s most disputed foreign policy predicaments: relations between the United States and Russia.
Organization informs students with disabilities of study abroad opportunities
October 15, 2017
In honor of Disability Awareness Month, Services for Students with Disabilities hosted an informational session for students with disabilities on Thursday to share their experiences studying abroad.
University irrigation system at odds with construction sites — and squirrels
October 11, 2017
Despite recent rainfall, sprinklers near Speedway continue to water plants and walkways at night, contrary to water conservation efforts by the University.
Professor Rating websites reveal biases among students
October 9, 2017
Professor rating websites might be useful, but the sites tend to reveal student's biases.
Class of 2021's first-year representatives’ platforms focus on campus communication and sexual assault
October 4, 2017
Last Wednesday, students elected two new first-year representatives to Student Government who aim to improve University communication and safety procedures for freshmen.
Student successfully petitions to reschedule Class of 2021 photo out of respect for Yom Kippur
September 29, 2017
Business freshman Eliana Schuller successfully petitioned to reschedule the Class of 2021 photo to promote inclusivity and respect of Yom Kippur.
TX Votes hosts Trivia Night in hopes of increasing political awareness on campus
September 27, 2017
TX Votes, a nonpartisan civil engagement student organization, hosted a political trivia night Tuesday as part of their initiative to increase University-wide political involvement.
Student entrepreneurs pitch business ideas with the hope of creating a startup company
September 22, 2017
Students with interests in innovation, marketing and entrepreneurship had the opportunity to share their startup ideas with fellow students at UT Startup+Connect’s event Thursday.
Target in Dobie will bring more than 50 new jobs to campus
September 20, 2017
A new scaled-down Target is scheduled to open inside Dobie Twenty21 this October, bringing student necessities and new jobs to campus.
UT engineering team earns hyperloop innovation award
August 31, 2017
UT engineering team Texas Guadaloop brought home an innovation award Sunday at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II as the only first-time competitors in the competition.