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News desk editor deletes last oxford comma
May 10, 2019
During my time at UT, people were often confused when I told them I — a public health student aspiring to go to medical school — spent much of my free time working for a newspaper. For a while, so was I.
Young people play key role in improving public perception of the press, expert says
September 14, 2017
While the public perception of the press has shifted from respectful to critical in recent years, the future of journalism remains bright, according to Tulane University law professor Amy Gajda, an expert in media law and press rights.
One-third of UT students come from hurricane-affected areas, data shows
September 4, 2017
For thousands of UT students, the devastation of Hurricane Harvey hits close to home.
Study shows racial discrepancy in timing of loss of family members
January 24, 2017
A UT study shows African-Americans tend to lose more family members earlier in life than white Americans.
Madam Mam’s to relocate, revamp
January 19, 2017
The restaurant’s new location at 26th and Nueces is set to open by the end of February.
Architecture students win award in statewide train station design contest
December 5, 2016
A train station design featuring a sweeping canopy, solar panels and translucent concrete earned five UT architecture students the Urban Planning Award at the Future Architects Design Competition.
Women learned how to advance themselves, advocate for each other at McCombs event
November 30, 2016
A panel of four local women advised female professionals about how to succeed in male-dominated work environments.
Organization unites students, serves community through food
November 29, 2016
Students dined on Chipotle, Tiff’s Treats, P.F. Chang’s, Panera Bread and Papa John’s at the first charity buffet hosted by The Austin Meal Movement.
Prospective students discover life as Longhorns at Texas Preview
November 21, 2016
Prospective student Jane Palacios toured campus yesterday and paid special attention to the quality of the city buses.
Campus community participates in smoking cessation initiative
November 17, 2016
The campus community took part this week in the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, a smoking cessation event that encourages people to take the first step to quit smoking by abstaining for one day.
Native American student groups host awareness event on history, current events
November 14, 2016
“Feast on This” attendees took part in a Native American prayer, ate tacos, listened to various speakers and watched live performances.
Women share personal stories through student-written production
November 8, 2016
“Amplify: UT Women’s Voices,” a collection of student-written performances, will replace the planned performance of “The Vagina Monologues.”
Majority of millennials take energy issues into account when voting, UT poll indicates
November 2, 2016
Millennial views on energy issues could play a role in the upcoming presidential election, according to the most recent annual UT energy poll.
Texas UNICEF uses trick-or-treating to raise awareness, funds
November 1, 2016
About 150 students spent Halloween evening collecting monetary donations rather than candy at Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
$265,000 grant to University Leadership Network supports student leadership, achievement
October 26, 2016
The Sid W. Richardson Foundation awarded a grant to the University Leadership Network last week.
Business students devise solutions to real-world problems during biannual case competition
October 25, 2016
Eighty business students will compete against each other in devising a proposal on if and how a global security and aerospace company should expand its business to include new services.
Students seek new tools to plan for registration
October 19, 2016
Following the closure of MyEdu, students are searching for alternative methods to plan their schedules.
Fundraiser for Autism Speaks meets opposition from autistic students
October 16, 2016
Texas Neurodiversity members boycotted Taco Xi, an Alpha Xi Delta event benefiting Autism Speaks, Thursday night.
72-hour Prayer Tent promotes conversation, unity among students
October 12, 2016
Three large boards currently on display outside Gregory Plaza pose the questions “What are you going to be for Halloween?”, “How does the world need to change?” and “If you were face-to-face with God, what would you ask or say?”
Texas THON registers 127 new members during registration competition
October 11, 2016
In the wake of a Red River rivalry loss on the football field, Longhorns can celebrate a victory in a different arena: philanthropy.
Students, faculty empower themselves through fire safety training
October 4, 2016
Students watched as the flames of a grease fire spread several feet into the air after being doused in water at Gregory Plaza yesterday, in a demonstration hosted by UT Fire Prevention Services and the Austin Fire Department.
Transcript prices double to accommodate rising costs
October 4, 2016
Transcript prices doubled from $10 to $20 on Sept. 12, increasing for the first time in 15 years.
UHS seeks to improve campus health through flu vaccine campaign
September 28, 2016
Hundreds lined up to receive flu shots at the first temporary clinic of University Health Services’ annual flu vaccine campaign.
Co-op residents prepare for overdose emergencies by participating in Operation Naloxone
September 27, 2016
Residents of the 21st Street Co-op attended an optional workshop Monday night hosted by College of Pharmacy graduate students to learn about the national opioid overdose epidemic and the potentially life-saving drug Naloxone, which reverses narcotic overdose symptoms.
Common themes influence experiences of different immigrant groups, professor says
September 21, 2016
Natalia Molina explained the influence of racial scripts on the experiences of various immigrant groups during a talk titled, “How Race is Made in America” for the Mexican American and Latina/o Studies Lecture Series.
California-based store expands to Austin, offers healthy options on campus
September 19, 2016
Shake Smart’s first out-of-state location is now open in Gregory Gymnasium, offering smoothies, açaí bowls, whole-wheat wraps and more to the UT community.
2016 brings fewer traffic fatalities, road improvements to Austin
September 14, 2016
Traffic fatalities on Austin roads have decreased by 38 percent in 2016 since this time last year.
Foam Sword Friday tradition continues, students battle to relax before exams
May 6, 2016
Students will battle one another with foam swords this afternoon on the East Mall to celebrate the end of the semester and relieve stress before final exams begin.
Company seeks permission to open Taco Bell Cantina, serve alcohol despite proximity to church
May 4, 2016
Students may soon have a new option for Mexican food near campus, since plans are in the works to open a Taco Bell Cantina at 2000 Guadalupe St.
Longhorn Band ranked among best college marching bands
April 29, 2016
UT’s Longhorn Band was recently ranked No. 7 of the 35 Great College Marching Bands, compiled by Great Value Colleges, a website dedicated to helping students find the best education for their money.
Alpha Phi Alpha promotes campus unity through service project
April 27, 2016
Students volunteered to package and distribute meals to the local homeless community for the United Service Project hosted by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Tuesday.
HB 1992 allows more students to claim credit by AP exam
April 22, 2016
Beginning May 1, UT will grant credit for Advanced Placement test scores of three and higher in accordance with House Bill 1992, a law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2015 requiring public colleges and universities in the state to award credit for these scores across the board.
Foreign policy expert lectures on role of government, individuals in countering violent extremism
April 20, 2016
Shaarik Zafar, special representative to Muslim communities at the U.S. Department of State, gave a lecture discussing the importance of countering violent extremism yesterday afternoon at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Group uses humor to raise funds for Counseling and Mental Health Center
April 15, 2016
Operation Raising Funny, a comedy-based fundraising campaign benefiting the Counseling and Mental Health Center, released its first video this Monday.
Michael Dell returns to UT for Texas Cowboys Lectureship series
April 13, 2016
Michael Dell discussed Dell Inc.’s evolution and advised students not to be afraid of failure, even in competitive environments, in Hogg Auditorium as a part of the Texas Cowboys Lectureship series Tuesday.
Panelists discuss economic inequality, human rights at conference
April 8, 2016
The Inequality and Human Rights Conference opened yesterday afternoon with a panel titled “What Do Human Rights Have to Do with Economic Inequality?” at the School of Law.
Texas Speech wins AFA National Championship for first time in 14 years
April 6, 2016
Texas Speech gave a record-breaking performance at the American Forensic Association (AFA) National Individual Events Tournament last weekend in Florida, winning their first Team Sweepstakes National Championship title in 14 years.
HFSA honors Cesar Chavez’s legacy with ceremony
April 1, 2016
The Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association held a ceremony honoring Cesar Chavez in front of his statue on the West Mall Thursday afternoon.
“Guard your Goods” campaign encourages student awareness of HPV
March 30, 2016
University Health Services (UHS) has launched the “Guard your Goods” campaign to raise awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection.
Undergraduates illustrate 'youth' at new art exhibition
March 25, 2016
Young Bloods, a student-curated art exhibition showcasing the work of 15 undergraduate artists, opened Tuesday at the E. William Doty Fine Arts Building’s Gallery.
Students hop to SAC to play with, learn about rabbits at Bunny EDU Day
March 23, 2016
Chi Kappa Phi Service Society hosted its third annual Bunny EDU Day on Tuesday afternoon to educate students about responsible bunny adoption and to socialize rabbits from a shelter.
West Sixth Street Bridge repairs delayed for bat removal process
March 9, 2016
Mexican free-tailed bats have been roosting in crevices beneath the West Sixth Street bridge, causing delays in construction repairs.
First Amazon pickup location in Texas to open at UT this summer
March 4, 2016
Amazon announced Wednesday that Amazon@UTAustin, the first Amazon pickup location in Texas, will open on campus this summer.
Progress still needed in global gender equality, foreign relations expert says
March 2, 2016
Advancing the status of women and girls globally is in the U.S.’s best interests, a foreign relations expert said at a talk on Tuesday.
Study shows exercise may help smokers quit by lowering anxiety sensitivity
February 26, 2016
Exercise may help individuals with high anxiety sensitivity quit smoking, according to a study conducted by a research team that included UT psychologists.
Despite overall growth in industry, Austin musicians struggle to find jobs
February 24, 2016
Austin’s music industry lost 1,200 jobs in four years despite economic growth in the music industry as a whole, according to a recent study commissioned by Austin Music People, an advocacy group for the local music industry.
Unconscious bias in STEM poses challenges for female scientists
February 19, 2016
Male students are more likely than female students to underestimate the strengths of their female classmates despite their similar grades, according to a recent study.
Death of Justice Scalia complicates Fisher v. UT decision
February 17, 2016
The death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday has further complicated Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas, which could decide the fate of affirmative action in college admissions.
Genesis Program will provide funding, mentorship to UT entrepreneurs
February 12, 2016
UT students and alumni launched the Genesis Program, which will provide funding and mentorship for student entrepreneurs on Thursday.
Professor says Trump voters seek belonging
February 10, 2016
Donald Trump’s use of insults in his campaign for president may actually serve as incentive for his supporters because of a psychological desire to belong, according to Julie Irwin, Red McCombs School of Business professor.
International teams pitch food, business ideas in food competition
February 5, 2016
Twenty teams from around the world will pitch their business ideas at the Food Challenge Prize competition at the McCombs School of Business on Saturday in hopes of earning business startup products and services as well as monetary prizes totaling $50,000.
UT students, faculty explore Antarctica in search of dinosaur fossils
February 3, 2016
Faculty and students from the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Moody College of Communications traveled to Antarctica in search of dinosaur fossils Tuesday as part of a seven-week expedition.