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Texas Hillel hosts Israel Block Party as Palestine Solidarity Committee protests Israeli occupation
April 24, 2019
The annual Israel Block Party is a student-led event sponsored by Texas Hillel, a Jewish community organization for students. The Palestine Solidarity Committee, a Palestinian activist group, protested what they say is Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory throughout the event.
Hispanic faculty found to be underrepresented, underpaid
April 18, 2019
Hispanic professors at UT are the lowest paid faculty and have often been excluded from higher positions, according to an ongoing committee analysis.
University Housing works with transgender students to find inclusive on-campus housing options
March 24, 2019
As housing contracts are sent out for the coming school year, some transgender students may struggle to find inclusive housing options on campus.
On-campus University Methodist Church dissents to larger denomination’s restriction on LGBTQ clergy, same-sex marriage
March 3, 2019
The on-campus University United Methodist Church said they will not go along with the national denomination’s recent vote to uphold the ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage within the church.
State Legislature's first-ever LGBTQ caucus members reveal their goals, challenges for 86th session
February 20, 2019
The Daily Texan Events and Engagement staff hosted the state lawmakers for a panel moderated by Texan legislative reporter Chad Lyle. The caucus, which was formed in January, is made up of five LGBTQ women state representatives.
New collaboration between UT, Mexico tries to find solutions to human rights violations, violence
February 13, 2019
University of Texas scholars and Mexican officials gathered to brainstorm ideas for community development in Mexico during a two-day summit Monday and Tuesday.
Director of US Cyber operations offers perspective on modern combat
January 31, 2019
Cybersecurity operations help fight terrorism overseas and prevent Russian and North Korean hacking of United States facilities, Brig. Gen. Jennifer Buckner said during a talk at UT on Thursday.
UN World Food Program appoints UT campus Ambassador
December 3, 2018
A United Nations World Food Program initiative has expanded its campus ambassador program to UT-Austin.
UT participates in nationwide initiative to help low income students
November 28, 2018
The University will participate in a new multi-institution collaborative effort to award more degrees to low-income, first-generation and minority students.
UT implements prison education program
November 14, 2018
The initiative, which started in 2017, is UT’s first prison education program, although program instructors did not begin teaching until this semester.
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement launches Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
November 11, 2018
In response to the growing number of start-ups on campus, the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship launched late last month as part of an attempt to reach out to minority students.
Fine Arts Library unveils fifth floor renovations
November 8, 2018
Old and new volumes of books line the shelves in the fifth floor of the newly renovated Fine Arts Library.
Graduate School expands recruiting efforts internationally
November 2, 2018
The program allocates additional funding for a faculty member’s existing international travel plans, such as guest lecturing, research and collaboration with international institutions.
UT Chapter of Turning Point USA hosts debate with organization founder
October 24, 2018
A crowd of about 40 students surrounded by officers from the UT Police Department gathered on the West Mall on Wednesday to debate Charlie Kirk, Turning Point USA founder and executive director.
UT law professors appear in Elizabeth Warren’s campaign video
October 21, 2018
UT law professors appeared in Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recent campaign video titled “Elizabeth Warren’s family story.”
UT engineering professor receives $300,000 grant for pipeline research
October 16, 2018
A $300,000 grant was awarded to civil engineering associate professor Salvatore Salamone last month for his pipeline safety research.
Axios executive editor hosts conversation with leading entrepreneurs
October 14, 2018
The conversation, which took place at the Blanton Museum of Art, was moderated by Mike Allen, Axios co-founder and executive editor. Guest speakers were from JPMorgan Chase, the NBA and Doch.
UT approves construction of gender-neutral bathrooms in Burdine
October 12, 2018
Construction will start in the summer of 2019, and the funds for the conversion come from the allocated renovation budget. Converting one of the multi-stall bathrooms to a single-stall, gender-inclusive bathroom will cost around $115,000.
American Psychological Association indicates rise in freshman mental health disorders
October 3, 2018
As the number of students seeking mental health services rises, the Counseling and Mental Health Center is increasing their efforts to raise awareness of the signs of mental disorders.
Habitat for Humanity campaigns for $250 million housing bond
September 20, 2018
In advance of the Nov. 6 election, UT’s Habitat for Humanity is campaigning for students to vote for a $250 million bond that aims to make Austin housing more affordable.
UT-Austin organizations coordinate to register students to vote
September 17, 2018
The Civic Engagement Alliance, in conjunction with TX Votes, gathered representatives from 78 campus organizations to encourage voter registration among their members, students and the Austin community.
UT Austin microfarm relocates to larger location at UT’s intramural fields
September 11, 2018
The Campus Environmental Center relocated their microfarm from a fifth-acre plot to a half-acre plot at the Whitaker Intramural Fields on Guadalupe Street.
Cockrell students make splash at Cockrell Kickoff
September 4, 2018
Students from the Cockrell School of Engineering gathered Saturday to swim, listen to music and eat a buffet of food at Cockrell Kickoff, an annual event that allows engineering students to gather and connect with their peers.