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Researchers find potential target for antivirus efforts to combat influenza
April 15, 2014
A team of microbiology researchers have discovered a protein that could lead to new breakthroughs in combating influenza.
University should not be at risk to ‘Heartbleed’ security flaw, according to ITS
April 13, 2014
While a flaw in an online security protocol has threatened the safty of passwords and other sensitive information on the Internet, it should not significantly impact the University, according to Cam Beasley, the University’s chief information security officer.
Researchers improve Wi-Fi connectivity for smartphones
April 7, 2014
Smartphones can now increase their Wi-Fi connection speed from the phones around them — even when there is no signal.
Issues of marriage equality, public school integration rise to prominence during Bush administration
April 4, 2014
During the years George W. Bush was president, socially conservative state and national policies related to same-sex marriage and public school integration drove most on-campus discussions of civil rights.
'Feminism 2.0' – student leaders weigh in on technology’s impact on feminism
April 1, 2014
Technological fields of study have notoriously been dominated by men, but the ability to connect through technology gives way to a potential era of feminist empowerment.
Lack of transparency in anti-terrorist surveillance agency calls governmental accountability into question
March 28, 2014
Torin Monahan, a communications associate professor from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, said abuses of power by data surveillance agencies could compromise the effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security’s anti-terrorism operations in a talk Thursday hosted at the Graduate Student Symposium titled “Beyond Counterterrorism: Data Fusion in Post-9/11 Security Organizations.”
Law school’s Civil Rights Clinic influences national criminal case
March 24, 2014
In a high-profile criminal case defending activist-journalist Barrett Brown, professors and students of the Civil Rights Clinic within the School of Law influenced the U.S. government’s decision on Wednesday to dismiss eleven of the twelve counts with which Brown was charged.
Austin-based architecture firm celebrates its first completed commercial project
March 18, 2014
Led by architecture assistant professor Matt Fajkus, Austin-based MF Architecture transformed Hill Country Apothecary — a pharmacy located in a Lakeway strip mall — into a space that marks the firm’s first commercial venture.
College Board makes major changes to SAT
March 7, 2014
College Board announced Wednesday that it has revised its SAT, reversing many of the changes made to the test in its last revision in 2005.
Eleven projects from UT students and faculty to be featured at SXSW film festival
February 28, 2014
Eleven film projects made in part by UT students, faculty and alumni will be featured at this year’s 28th annual South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival, alongside projects from aspiring filmmakers and experts from around the world.
McCombs school launches new certificate program
February 26, 2014
The Business and Public Policy Program, a new certificate program offered by the business school to all majors, will launch in fall 2014 after being approved last month by the McCombs School of Business.
Weekend conference discusses the importance of Japanese cuisine
February 23, 2014
The Center for East Asian Studies held a two-day conference Friday and Saturday discussing Japanese cuisine, covering topics ranging from cultural nationalism to bodily impact.
UT students rally in support of Venezuelan civil rights movements
February 23, 2014
Students and members of the Austin community rallied on the South Mall on Saturday in support of recent protests staged by Venezuelan students demanding free speech, among other civil rights.
Purdue guest speaker said coverage of women’s sports is decreasing
February 21, 2014
The underrepresentation of women in sports media coverage was the subject of a talk by Cheryl Cooky, sociology and women’s studies associate professor at Purdue University, at the Jesse H. Jones Communication Center on Thursday.
University researchers find crazy ants resist fire ant venom
February 17, 2014
A new study by University researchers finds that “crazy ants” have the ability to resist fire ant venom, as reports of their presence in Austin emerge.
Law professor feels hopeful for future of fracking
February 13, 2014
David Spence, law and business professor, said at a lecture Thursday that although fracking enables efficient access to natural gas, it also poses several risks to communities.
Several hundred protest against University's relationship with Accenture
February 7, 2014
Several hundred marched across campus in protest of the University’s Shared Services Plan on Friday.
Game development program opens door to applicants
January 23, 2014
The Denius-Sams Gaming Academy, UT’s first post-baccalaureate game development program, began accepting applications last week.
Research presents potential for use of yeast as an environmentally-sustainable resource
January 22, 2014
UT scientists have developed an environmentally friendly alternative to biodiesel, using yeast and ordinary table sugar.
Rise School of Austin breaks ground on permanent location
January 21, 2014
After years of fundraising, the Rise School of Austin officially broke ground Tuesday on a permanent location in East Austin, due in part to donations from current and former UT officials.