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RTF alumnus and professor assist in creating short film for SCALEAfrica
November 15, 2012
Professors and an alumna from the radio-television-film department teamed up with a nonprofit to help create a short film that showcases a remodeled and expanded school in Mfuwe, Zambia.
Local temperatures drop, forecasts predict freeze
November 13, 2012
A cold front blew into Austin on Monday and will leave lows approaching freezing until Thursday.
Celebrity Culture class spurs YouTube video garnering millions of views
November 5, 2012
When the role of a UT student’s dog in her video “Ruff Dog Days” helped attract more than 1.4 million viewers, a communications professor found the perfect example of entertainment circulation at work.
Austin Police Department laws enforced, alternative transportation provided for Halloween
October 30, 2012
The Austin Police Department will execute a “No Refusal” initiative this Halloween to more strictly enforce drunk driving laws.
UT partners with iTunes U, offers free educational resources
October 29, 2012
UT will make lectures and course materials available for free in its new partnership with Apple’s iTunes U, which already offers more than 500,000 educational resources.
Professors use technology to engage students
October 28, 2012
Some UT professors are integrating technology and online tools like social media with traditional teaching methods to encourage participation and performance in class
Butlers contribute to Ballet Austin
October 22, 2012
To help remove boundaries that prevent aspiring dancers from continuing their training, patrons of UT’s Sarah & Ernest Butler School of Music donated $250,000 to Ballet Austin’s Trainee Program.
Fair use is a tool that should be used with caution
October 17, 2012
The concept of fair use often allows students to include copyrighted material in their academic work despite laws that might otherwise prohibit its use.
Landmarks program promotes interaction with art
October 17, 2012
Much of UT’s public art takes on abstract forms, and a tour Tuesday offered insight into the artists and histories of the pieces.
Film paints artwork's legal battle
October 15, 2012
A film by a UT professor reframing the journey of a stolen painting could motivate museums to confirm the art hanging on their walls does not belong to anyone else.
Pflugerville to provide benefits for same-sex partnerships
October 10, 2012
The Pflugerville Independent School District will offer insurance benefits to same-sex and heterosexual domestic partners, benefits which UT-Austin employees are not eligible for.
Visiting lecturer presents research on negative advertising's effect on memory
October 5, 2012
The unintended messages portrayed by the media play a larger role in an audience member’s memory than the intended ones, according to a Cornell University assistant professor.
BikeUT to install new bike racks to relieve overcrowding
September 30, 2012
Bike racks at UT have become overcrowded, forcing the University to install new racks across campus in the coming weeks.
UT is caught up in the sweeping entrepreneurship program frenzy, ranking in fifth place for their graduate entrepreneurship program
September 27, 2012
The rankings were determined by the amount of entrepreneurship work done inside and outside of the classroom.
Annual festival brings together quilt artists
September 16, 2012
Quilts hung from every corner at the Capital of Texas QuiltFest depicted different types of Texas wildflowers.
Announcement of UT medical school ignites health care reflections
August 29, 2012
Healthy ATX is an organizing committee working with UT officials, including Powers, to improve local health care aims to put a face on health care in the community.
Austin City Council approves ACL extension
August 26, 2012
The expansion will bring ACL to Austin for two weeks beginning next year.
Some UT services evade common knowledge; take advantage of scholarship!
August 5, 2012
Many services provided by the University of Texas known about only through hearsay; education about these services will improve future education (and leisure).
Chemistry and physics students to save money on textbooks
August 5, 2012
More professors opting to use online teaching materials as opposed to textbook-based learning.
ACL producers, city council to vote on possible festival extension [UPDATED]
July 30, 2012
Music will drown the city of Austin for two weekends if Austin City Limits Music Festival is extended next year.
New online degree offered by engineering school
July 27, 2012
Individuals no longer have to be physically in the classroom to get a master’s degree in engineering management.
St. Davids Foundation donates $2 million to UT School of Social Work
July 23, 2012
A need for bilingual health care workers in Central Texas prompted a donatation of more than $2 million to the UT School of Social Work.
UT almnus' photography exhibition explores perception
July 20, 2012
“An Inquiry Concerning” is free and open to the public until Aug. 31.
Obama to attend fundraiser at Austin Music Hall to gain further support for reelection campaign
July 16, 2012
President Barack Obama is traveling to the Republican stronghold of Texas Tuesday to promote his policies and raise funds.
Grant awarded to UT Electromechanics may result in gasoline-free future
July 15, 2012
The UT Center for Electromechanics is expected to receive $4.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Regents' meeting to decide radio station's purchase
July 10, 2012
The UT community and the city of Austin may encounter a different tune the next time they switch their radio to KUT’s 90.5 station.
UT selects interim dean for School of Undergraduate Studies
July 3, 2012
Associate Dean Lawrence Abraham will take over as interim dean beginning Sept. 1.
UT mourns the death of student studying abroad
July 3, 2012
Rising philosophy freshman Bradford Lanier Killen, 18, died June 23 while in the Czech Republic.
Tournament showcases UT's robot coding
June 29, 2012
A series of UT robots faced off against robots from around the world in a tournament evaluating their vision, movement and soccer skills.
Weather spawns cricket infestation
June 25, 2012
If Austinites don’t watch their steps this summer, they may end up crushing a cricket. However, chances are another one will quickly take its place.
APD requests multi-million-dollar helicopter to aid in public safety missions
June 22, 2012
The new helicopter would be used in land pursuits and to provide the fire department with aid for water drops.
Public forum discusses changes in Texas energy production, consumption
June 15, 2012
The Texas Observer held a public forum at the LBJ School of Public Affairs to generate awareness for more environmentally friendly energy use in Texas.
Texans attempt to reduce light pollution, see stars
June 11, 2012
Austin City Council decided June 7 to replace sodium bulbs with white light-emitting diodes to minimize the glare emitted by street lamps.
Arpeggio's Grill closes Drag location
June 8, 2012
Struggling against the fierce competition on Guadalupe, Arpeggio Grill was no longer able to stay afloat.
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