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Rick Perry pleads not guilty to grand jury indictment
August 25, 2014
Gov. Rick Perry pled “not guilty” to felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant after being indicted by a grand jury Aug. 15.
Ballot released for first election under 10-ONE system
August 25, 2014
The final ballot list for the Nov. 4 local elections was released Aug. 18, revealing 78 candidates for 11 positions in Austin’s first geographically represented city council.
Gov. Perry booked on felony charges
August 19, 2014
Gov. Rick Perry was booked on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant at the Travis County Justice Complex on Tuesday.
University researchers advance cancer research
August 19, 2014
University researchers announced two significant advances in cancer detection and treatment in August, including a synthetic molecule that may cause cancer cells to self-destruct and an optical device that aids in skin cancer detection.
Updated: Travis County grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry
August 15, 2014
A Travis County grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant Friday.
Former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young takes position with UT
August 14, 2014
Former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young has accepted a position with the University’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement beginning on Sept. 1.
Austin City Council places urban rail bond proposal on November ballot
August 7, 2014
Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday to place the bond proposal for a 9.5 mile urban rail line, running from East Riverside to ACC Highland, on the ballot in November.
McDonald Observatory works to keep ‘dark skies’
August 3, 2014
The University’s McDonald Observatory rests in a seven-county light ordinance zone, deep in the Davis Mountains of West Texas, protecting it from the light pollution that plagues most cities and making for some of the darkest skies in the country.
Steps toward urban rail continue with possible bond proposal
July 20, 2014
With both Capital Metro and Austin City Council endorsing Project Connect’s recommended route for urban rail, the council is expected to discuss bond language in August for the $1.38 billion project connecting East Riverside to ACC Highland.
Animal behavior expert remarks on pet-inspired Blanton exhibition
July 17, 2014
Amber Rowland, behavioral program manager for the Austin Animal Center, guided visitors Thursday through the art exhibition “In the Company of Cats and Dogs,” on display at the Blanton Museum of Art through September 21.
APD launches campaign to address high summer car thefts
July 13, 2014
The Austin Police Department Auto Theft Interdiction Project launched the “Watch Your Car” campaign this July to bring awareness to the heightened risk of car thefts and burglaries in the month of July.
President Obama discusses economic progress in Austin speech
July 10, 2014
Before a packed audience at the Paramount Theatre on Thursday, President Barack Obama said the economy has improved since the economic recession from 2008 to 2009 in an address on the economy that criticized the gridlock in Washington.
Denied students say they were promised admission into computer science major
June 29, 2014
A handful of students claim they were promised transfer admission into the University’s increasingly popular computer science department as long as they maintained a 2.5 GPA and have taken to social media in protest.
Austin City Council unanimously approves urban rail plan
June 26, 2014
Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday to support Project Connect’s recommended plan for urban rail, a 9.5-mile track that would connect East Riverside to ACC Highland.
Religious studies programs receives $1.5 million gift
June 12, 2014
The Foundation for Biblical Studies awarded a $1.5 million gift to support religious studies at UT, the University announced Wednesday.
Education professor receives grant to study inequalties in STEM education
June 11, 2014
Catherine Riegle-Crumb, education and sociology associate professor, received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation in June to study racial, ethnic and gender inequalities in science, technology, engineering and math education, also referred to as STEM.