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Researcher pursues new coping resource for children of cancer patients
May 1, 2014
A UT postdoctoral research fellow is creating an app to address a lack of resources for U.S. adolescents who have a parent diagnosed with cancer.
History professor discusses impact of hunger in the US during the 1960s
April 29, 2014
According to Laurie Green, associate history professor and published author, hunger played a much larger role in the politics of the 1960s than previously believed.
Child psychology researchers find link between mechanical understanding and learning
April 28, 2014
In a study involving 182 preschoolers, a child psychology researcher at the University discovered new learning capabilities in young children.
Ridescout CEO discusses technology and innovation
April 22, 2014
The secret to a successful business is to build a good team of employees, according to Joseph Kopser, CEO and co-founder of RideScout, in an on-campus lecture Monday.
ExxonMobil CEO donates $5 million to engineering school
April 17, 2014
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, a UT alum, and his wife Renda Tillerson donated $5 million to help fund the Cockrell School of Engineering’s new research center, which will centralize engineering student services and include new research laboratories.
Advocates against sexual assault 'Take Back the Night'
April 10, 2014
Local human rights activist Luz Guerra said increased awareness has not translated into decreased instances of sexual violence at the 13th annual Take Back the Night event on the South Mall on Wednesday.
Researchers discover chemical emissions from cribs
April 8, 2014
UT researchers found chemical emissions in plastic and foam in baby cribs after conducting studies about infant sleeping environments.
World Autism Awareness Day prompts panel discussion about autism diagnosis
April 3, 2014
Autism diagnoses in the U.S. have been increasing, partly because more doctors understand the symptoms, local autism awareness advocates said at an on-campus panel on World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday.
City Council proposes full-scale review of SXSW safety and infrastructure policies
March 28, 2014
On Thursday, Austin City Council approved a resolution to conduct an in-depth review of South By Southwest activities as they relate to city safety and capacity.
Campus tobacco ban includes electronic cigarettes
March 20, 2014
While many universities continue to grapple with unclear policies regarding recently popular electronic cigarettes, UT set a clear ban on them during the 2012 tobacco-free initiative.
Faculty Council considers lengthening Thanksgiving break
March 18, 2014
Faculty Council began discussion Monday to extend Thanksgiving holiday.
Nursing professor recognized for minority health research
March 7, 2014
For the second year in a row, a UT nursing professor received the Research in Minority Health award from the Southern Nursing Research Society.
University conducts new, comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions
March 4, 2014
University Campus Planning and Facilities Management is in the midst of conducting its first greenhouse gas emissions inventory since 2009, but the University has no plan in place to reduce those emissions once they are calculated.
Resource department helps create opportunity for minority businesses
March 3, 2014
After years of discriminatory business practices in Austin, the Small & Minority Business Resources department, known as SMBR, created programs to help city contracting opportunities for women and minority entrepreneurs become more accessible.
Royal Horses make their Austin premiere at Erwin Center
February 25, 2014
“Gala of the Royal Horses,” an international equestrian show, made its Austin debut at the Frank Erwin Center Friday.
UT law professor receives international law award for book
February 20, 2014
Law professor Derek Jinks and UT alumnus Ryan Goodman received the 2014 Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship award from the American Society of International Law for their book, “Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law.”
Risky behaviors fueled by decreased self-control, not increased desire
February 6, 2014
Risky behaviors, such as drunk driving and unprotected sex, are caused by decreased self-control functions in the brain, despite prior beliefs that it was people’s desires that caused risk-taking, according to University researchers.
British journalist Gary Younge revisits Martin Luther King Jr's 'I Have a Dream' speech
January 29, 2014
British journalist Gary Younge said Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his speech to a crowd that was passionate — but also overheated and tired.
University offers government class in SMOC format
January 28, 2014
Registration for an online-only Government 310L class, which will be delivered to students in a news broadcast format, will close Wednesday.