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UT Bike Day celebrates cycists who choose alternative transportation
May 1, 2013
Students and staff celebrated biking and sustainability with quick repairs and bicycle-generated smoothies at this year’s Bike to UT Day.
Sigma Phi Epsilon organizes community blood drive to assist victims of West explosion
April 22, 2013
The fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon organized an event with The Blood Center of Central Texas to assist victims of the explosion in West, Texas.
UT's Campus Environmental Center puts on Earth Day Carnival with different campus organizations
April 22, 2013
Efforts to increase sustainability and conserve energy on campus were on display with the help of a bicycle-powered smoothie machine at this year’s Earth Day Carnival on Monday.
Survey finds employers wanting graduates with a broad focus
April 18, 2013
College students concerned about employment opportunities after graduation may want to consider a liberal arts education that encompasses a broad range of skills and knowledge.
Jordan Metoyer will use her Harry S. Truman Scholarship to give back to her community
April 15, 2013
Third-year economics and urban studies student Jordan Metoyer is one of 62 scholars to be awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
Dine with a Coach event raises money for Neighborhood Longhorns Program
April 9, 2013
UT athletics coaches and former athletes gathered with guests of the 13th annual Dine with a Coach event
National Science Foundation releases recommendations that impact UT Antartica projects
April 4, 2013
Projects in Antarctica by UT researchers in the Institute for Geophysics could be affected by a summary of plans released by the National Science Foundation to improve research and facilities in the United States Antarctic Program.
Student community gathers to connect with victims of sexual violence
April 3, 2013
In a release of anger, a sudden uproar from a crowd of students sounded through the RecSports Center as part of Take Back the Night, an annual event aimed to raise awareness about the negative effects of rape culture.
Vice Provost Steven Leslie discusses new medical school at fundraising luncheon
April 1, 2013
Distinguished members of Austin’s medical community gathered with civic leaders to discuss the Dell Medical School and the work of People’s Community Clinic.
Local burlesque dancer Cherry Jane Bomb shares insight on art of her profession
March 26, 2013
The Gender and Sexuality Center hosted a talk by Cherry Jane Bomb, a burlesque performer. She discussed her views on the dance, which she believes can be used to make "a statement about body image or morals."
Vice Admiral Lee Gunn advocates energy efficiency to ensure national security
March 26, 2013
At a talk hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Vice Admiral Lee Gunn discussed national security threats that could result from climate change and America's depencence on fossil fuels.
Local food banks make the effort to distribute nutritious foods
March 21, 2013
An increasing number of struggling families depend on food supplies from local food banks, resulting in challenges for these food banks to supply a sufficient quantity of nutritional foods to food pantries across the country.
UT professors analyze Alex Jones', Rand Paul's following
March 18, 2013
Randolph Lewis and Craig Campbell, professors at UT, discuss the vulnerabilities shaping the anti-surveillance bravado of political figures such as Alex Jones and Rand Paul.
Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center opens for UT tennis teams
March 4, 2013
UT’s tennis teams will start using the Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center, an $8.8 million indoor facility that opened last Wednesday at Steiner Ranch.
Department of Energy speaker explains strategies to obtain a government career
March 1, 2013
An executive from the Department of Energy gave insight Thursday night into how students could use their degrees to land a career in the federal government.
UT professor moderates talk exploring works of artist Radcliffe Bailey
February 26, 2013
Atlanta-based artist Radcliffe Bailey takes relics from his family’s history to create works that explore the African-American experience.
Haitian Voudo concepts outlined
February 26, 2013
Drawing inspiration from Carribean fiction and queer authors, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, associate English professor at the University of Minnesota, talked to students about sexuality and religious concepts within Haitian Vodou.
Texas legislator and former reporter bridge gap from college to future career
February 21, 2013
Starting small in politics and journalism spark career for Texas legislator and reporter
Political scientist Joseph Schwartz explores inequality at talk
February 19, 2013
Schwartz’s talk Monday revolved around his exploration of a fragmented society due to ever-evolving pluralism.
Former Barbara Jordan students remember her as an educator and politician
February 18, 2013
Individuals who remember Barbara Jordan recall her relentless commitment to bringing to light the differing conditions for Americans throughout her lifetime.
UT System breaks annual fundraising record with $1.26 billion
February 15, 2013
The UT System’s 15 institutions raised $1.26 billion, including $801 million in donations during fiscal year 2012, breaking the system’s records for funds raised in a year.
Journalist presents photos from conflict regions in India
February 13, 2013
The work of independent journalist Priyanka Borpujari involves exposing the malignity of what she calls the hidden civil war in India.
Students present views on relationships at open discussion forum
February 12, 2013
A panel of UT gentlemen weigh in on forming and maintaining healthy relationships.
Faculty presents progress on gateway course transformation
February 7, 2013
New program designed to allow students to focus on conceptual understanding and help them to apply their knowledge to real life situations.
City of Austin extends road closures during SXSW
February 5, 2013
Security concerns have led event organizers to plan to close some downtown roads for nine days, as opposed to last year's four-day closure period.
Film screening explores culture of La community in Ghana
February 5, 2013
In Ghana, the La Township Drivers Union places a high value on transportation. The drivers union often work to the rhythm of "Por Por" music as a way to celebrate the importance of transportation.
Study finds investment benefits vary by admissions competitiveness
January 30, 2013
Universities that invest more in academic programs tend to see rises in application rates, according to a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. So at UT, it's not just the football team that attracts students.
State legislators propose plan for conserving water during state drought
January 29, 2013
Panel of state legislators agreed that focusing on funding a water plan is the first step in preventing what could become a statewide water shortage.
Austin Community College responds to bomb threat, no explosives found
January 24, 2013
ACC district police and the Austin Police Department responded immediately to the threat.