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Living green is achievable in small ways, student leaders say
April 8, 2018
Living green can feel like a global challenge, but sustainability can also serve as a personal mantra, said Brianna Duran, the campus environmental center coordinator.
National bone marrow donor program addresses misconceptions about transplants
April 1, 2018
Be The Match, a worldwide registry matching cancer patients to donors for bone marrow transplantation, will swab cheeks on campus in six different locations during April 9–11.
Student film shows immigration through new lens
March 19, 2018
Director Yasir Masood collaborated with Aishwarya Noubad, producer and radio-television-film junior, to create “Aisha,” a short film that follows a Pakistani female cop during a day on the job.
Student mediators host campus accessibility dialogue
March 4, 2018
The Society of Professional Mediators, a campus group that usually helps individuals resolve conflict privately, opened its doors on Friday for a facilitated discussion surrounding accessibility on campus.
Rising senior attributes scholarship win to helping younger students
February 25, 2018
Quimberly Jasso, an international relations and global studies junior, recently won the Texas Exes Ring Scholarship, an annual contest which awards a ring to a rising senior who embodies tradition.
Musician rewrites females back into jazz history
February 5, 2018
Sarah Milligan is the only female jazz studies major.
Microfarm changes location and opens up new plots
January 28, 2018
Most students would say they don’t have enough time to grab a sandwich in between classes, let alone grow their own kale. But UT’s Microfarm wants to change the way students think about food and is opening up new plots for rent this spring.
Campus branch focuses online to reduce waste, sell cheap furniture
January 22, 2018
A UT branch called Resource Recovery is reducing trash pile-up by putting old campus furnishings and equipment up for sale online to the public.
Austin's Women and Fair Trade Festival sheds light on labor injustices
December 4, 2017
The smell of tamales sizzled in the air at Austin’s Women and Fair Trade Festival, where vendors displayed wrinkled smiles, hand woven home decor and bright, beaded jewelry.
Midday Music Series hosts event featuring the American Road Trip
November 27, 2017
Cameron Riggs hears color in music. When he sits down to compose on the piano, this ability is just as distracting as it is useful.
Bevo absent for his 101st birthday bash
November 20, 2017
Usually, the birthday guest is expected to attend their own party. But campus celebrity Bevo is so in demand that he could not find the time to attend his own birthday bash Monday.
Second-annual Austin Mac and Cheese Festival expands its reach
November 19, 2017
Austin Food Magazine hosted 1,500 guests in its second-annual Austin Mac and Cheese festival on Sunday, a number which was triple that of last year.
Campus group hosts Bob Ross painting party
November 12, 2017
Campus art group UT Artists in Action was forced to change location for their painting party on Friday night when more than twice the expected number of guests showed up, crowding their original venue.
UT carpentry shop unveils custom-made lectern for Student Body president
November 8, 2017
As Student Body president Alejandrina Guzman entered the quiet auditorium, dimly lit in an orange glow, she saw her custom-made lectern for the first time.
UT carpentry shop gives second life to campus trees
November 6, 2017
Before 2014, trees removed from campus ended up as mulch. Now, trees are getting a second life as diploma frames, campus benches and even drink coasters thanks to UT’s carpentry shop.
Riso Room helps students with printing projects
November 6, 2017
The new Risograph printer on the second floor of the Art Building displays the lettering “No Guarantees & No Promises” to remind students of one thing — the machine is unpredictable.
UT alumni premiere film 'Time Trap' in Texas
October 30, 2017
Film directors and UT alumni Mark Dennis and Ben Foster spent their college years brainstorming project ideas at Madam Mam’s over pad thai and $2 beer. They celebrated with the same meal after their film, “Time Trap,” premiered in Texas at the Austin Film Festival on Saturday night.
Engineering club pushes to keep greenhouses for aquaponics research
October 23, 2017
UT Aquaponics has been approved for a $17,000 Green Fee grant to renovate two campus greenhouses, which students use to grow plants and farm fish in a sustainable environment.
Division of Housing and Food Service rebrands to reduce food waste
October 22, 2017
Raccoons have been the face of a poster campaign to reduce campus food waste for years, but a group of student researchers recently pointed out the animal is actually kind of gross.
Humans of the Forty Acres backtracks on donations after homeless man profile
October 17, 2017
Humans of the Forty Acres staff posted a story on their Facebook page about homeless man Jose Estrada. Within an hour, the comments section began to explode.
Students begin drone research to reduce water waste on campus
October 17, 2017
Electrical engineering sophomore Marwan Madi and petroleum engineering sophomore Michael Liu are part of a five-person team using drone technology to reduce overwatering of the campus landscape.
Housing situation helps sons of UT faculty improve independence
October 2, 2017
Will Johns and Berk Sutherland have two very important things in common — they are both sons of UT professors and they both live with high-functioning autism. The two family friends of more than 10 years recently reached a new milestone when they moved into a house near campus together this fall.
Former University president urges students to study abroad, learn second language
October 1, 2017
Despite his experiences abroad, former President William Powers said his one regret looking back on his career is that he never fully absorbed a second language. He now urges students to study abroad and accomplish what he never could.
Mesoamerica center hosts lecture on ancient language
September 19, 2017
The Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series hosted Sergio Romero in its first event about the Central American language Nahuatl and the post-Classic in Guatemala.
Lockheed Martin extends UT research partnership to take on new industry challenges
January 31, 2017
Global aerospace and security company hopes to increase engagement with UT’s engineering and natural science schools.
Independent student seeks stability during freshman year
November 27, 2016
After shuffling through many schools and homes throughout her childhood, Madison Round has had to learn to adapt to supporting herself in college.
'The Edge of Seventeen' sparks laughter, disillusionment in millennials
November 16, 2016
Audiences of the teen angst film “The Edge of Seventeen” will find themselves chuckling at the sarcastic quips of the protagonist while also silently screaming at her to get her life back in control.
Former lawyer seeks education after fleeing Mexico
November 9, 2016
When Maria Perez was a child living near Mexico City, she dreamed of seeking justice for the innocent. But after experiencing threats to her life, she made the choice to move to the U.S.
Austin’s Inn at Pearl Street hosts friendly spirits
October 31, 2016
Jill Bickford, owner of Austin's Inn at Pearl Street, checks in guests, prepares the deck for twilight dinners and tidies boutique-styled rooms — all in the presence of a few friendly spirits.
Students make efforts to revamp zine culture
October 13, 2016
DJ Lana Power holds the 68th copy of the spring 2016 KVRX zine in her hands, one of a hundred copies that will never be printed again.
Light designer pushes for more freedom in ACL production
October 7, 2016
One hundred feet above the crowd, light designer and rigger Kelsi Bodin balances without a harness on an 8-inch beam.
Student and veteran draws smart comedy from experiences
September 29, 2016
When most comedians get on stage, they’re hoping for a laugh from the crowd. But when Eric Krug, history junior and Iraq veteran gets behind the mic, he just hopes the show ends without anyone throwing a punch.
Texas Music Museum preserves musician histories from the past of Tejano
September 23, 2016
Legendary Tejano accordionist Bruno Villarreal was sitting in a nursing home, blind, unable to walk and without his instrument. But when social work professor Clayton Shorkey gifted him a small accordion, he came to life.
Students turn to fake Instagram accounts to conceal behavior
September 15, 2016
Most Instagram posts are carefully shot, edited and captioned. Despite this, college students in long-term relationships with their Insta accounts have begun to avoid the calculative nature of the posting process with one easy solution: the Finsta.