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UT law professor Heather Way loses race for HD 49 seat, vows to continue fight
March 2, 2016
UT law professor and House District 49 candidate Heather Way hosted a watch party to see votes roll in for the Super Tuesday election results.
UT ranked #14 in U.S. for education experience at a public university
March 1, 2016
Buffalo Business First, a New York-based business publication, has ranked UT-Austin #14 on its list of the 200 best public colleges in the United States.
Dean of Architecture steps down
February 26, 2016
Frederick “Fritz” Steiner, dean of the School of Architecture, is stepping down to accept a position as the dean of the School of Design at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania.
Students rock climb, help homeless in new experiential learning course
January 22, 2016
The School of Social Work has partnered with Recreational Sports to create an experiential learning course for students and help the Austin community.
Students protest Gov. Abbott’s prohibition of Syrian refugees
November 23, 2015
Hundreds of Austin residents and students demonstrated Sunday at Wooldridge Park against Gov. Greg Abbott’s effort to prohibit Syrian refugees from coming to Texas.
UT doctorate discusses benefits of mindfulness
November 17, 2015
Rez Khan, a UT doctorate of neuroscience and physics, told students to use mindfulness to cope with anxiety, depression or daily stress at the UT Neurodiversity meeting on Monday.
Women in Medicine host Hungry for Hope bake-off
November 16, 2015
Women in Medicine hosted Sunday the third annual Hungry for Hope bake-off benefiting the Marbridge Foundation, a community for adults with mental disabilities.
Report finds 2/3 of population has herpes
November 4, 2015
The cold, sore reality is that more than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with herpes simplex virus type I, according to the World Health Organization’s first global estimates of the virus, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE.
UT engineering team to compete in Hyperloop high-speed rail competition
October 28, 2015
A team of University students, the Guadaloopers, is designing a pod to compete in a high-speed rail competition.
Students react to Netflix price increase
October 12, 2015
The streaming leader Netflix announced Thursday it will raise the price of its most widely used plan by $1, from $8.99 to $9.99 per month.
Students participate in fire safety training as part of Campus Safety Week
October 6, 2015
Students fought a live grease fire, tested their fire extinguishing skills and brainstormed exit strategies with fire marshals to kick off Campus Safety Week at the Gregory Plaza on Monday.
Amnesty International chapter hosts discussion on misconceptions about migrants
September 30, 2015
As refugee death tolls continue to rise, misconceptions about migrants and refugees must be addressed, said a representative of Amnesty International at a presentation Tuesday about the migrant crisis in Europe.
Committee continues Green Fee negotiations
September 23, 2015
The UT Green Fee Committee hosted a session Tuesday to inform students about the possibilities of reinstating the fee after receiving tentative permission from the UT System to move forward.
UT's Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with talk from author, columnist Gustavo Arellano
September 16, 2015
Gustavo Arellano said ethnic studies are important to incorporate in higher education at Tuesday’s kickoff of UT’s Hispanic Heritage Month, the first in the University’s history.
Austin selected for partnership to transform mobility
September 15, 2015
The City of Austin announced a partnership with the Rocky Mountain Institute to transform Austin’s future in transportation and mobility.
Austin partners with institute to improve transportation
September 14, 2015
The City of Austin announced a partnership with the Rocky Mountain Institute to transform Austin’s future in transportation and mobility and make positive changes in congestion, commuting and safety.
Students submit business pitches at startup meeting
September 4, 2015
UT students presented 90 second business pitches to their peers and business mentors for feedback as part of Thursday’s Longhorn Startup Open Pitch Night.
Vice president for research to step down from position
May 7, 2015
Juan Sanchez, vice president for research, will step down from his position in August of this year.
Slide the City causes water debates
April 30, 2015
Slide the City, a Utah-based water slide company, wants to transform the streets of Austin into a 1,000-foot vinyl slip and slide.
Professor predicts Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage
April 28, 2015
A university professor predicts that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule against bans on same-sex marriage this week.
New coffee stand to open in McCombs School of Business
April 21, 2015
Enactus, a social entrepreneurship club, is preparing to open a coffee stand in the atrium of the McCombs School of Business, but the stand is missing one essential thing — a name.
Islam Awareness Week features lecture about perspectives on Jesus
April 16, 2015
One distinction between Christianity and Islam regarding Jesus is that Muslims do not believe Jesus died, nationally known Imam Siraj Wahhaj said Wednesday.
UT will give scholarship to child of fallen police or firefighter
April 15, 2015
Starting next year, the University will grant a full scholarship to a child of a police officer or a firefighter killed in the line of duty through the New York-based Silver Shield Foundation.
Neuroscientist receives grant to study sensory systems
April 2, 2015
Neuroscience associate professor Nicholas Priebe and his team received a research grant to study how environments affect human senses.
New Students Services selects new director
March 24, 2015
Celena Mondie-Milner will be the next director of New Students Services, the Office of Student Affairs announced Tuesday.
Alamo Drafthouse CEO speaks as part of UT Entrepreneurship week
March 12, 2015
The path of an entrepreneur can be very risky to undertake, said Tim League, founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Panelists offer startup advice during Entrepreneurship Week
March 10, 2015
The most important part of creating a startup is avoiding fear of failure, according to two panelists who founded their own companies.
Coop's St. Patrick's Day items may go unsold
March 5, 2015
The University Co-op is stocked with green Longhorn shirts, caps and mugs to ensure students don’t get pinched on St. Patrick’s Day, but a good portion of the merchandise will end up on the clearance rack after the holiday ends.
Visiting professor: Digital media hinders rational dialogue and debate
March 3, 2015
The development of the Internet and social media has created a space for people to share diverse ideas and views — but not necessarily to converse with others from different perspectives, according to a visiting professor.
Students petition for UT to cut ties with companies that use sweatshop labor
February 26, 2015
Two Bangladeshi-sweatshop-eradication activists urged students to petition for UT to cut its contract with the VF brand — which owns clothing lines such as The North Face, Wrangler and Vans.
Security practitioners discuss state of European security
February 24, 2015
Three European security practitioners gathered Monday at the College of Liberal Arts to discuss how security relations among European countries have fared in the last 25 years.
Panelists discuss the effects of digital media on queer men of color
February 19, 2015
The Internet and social media allow queer men of color to comfortably navigate through relationships and communities, but it can construct a false sense of reality, according to UT alumnus and author Shaka McGlotten.
UT Food Lab Hosts Innovative Food Competition
February 17, 2015
Presenting ideas ranging from cricket protein granola to edible bags to jam made from discarded fruit, twenty teams from around the nation showcased their food innovations Saturday at the first business start-up competition hosted by the UT Food Lab.
Texas Education Agency grants $521,000 for alternative discipline training
February 12, 2015
The School of Social Work will begin instructing schools throughout the state on disciplinary methods alternative to suspensions and expulsions.
Civil rights lawyer discusses wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system
February 10, 2015
Wrongful conviction in the criminal justice system is a structural barrier for U.S. racial equality, according to Nina Morrison, senior staff attorney for The Innocence Project.
Visiting civil rights activist delivers remarks on modern issues
February 5, 2015
Julian Bond, civil rights activist and former Georgia state senator, stressed the importance of millienals in advocating for continued progress in civil rights.
Exhibit features student-made wooden furniture
January 30, 2015
Students from the architecture school showcased their furniture pieces at an exhibition Thursday.
UT ranks second in the nation for sending students abroad
January 28, 2015
According to the Institute of International Education, UT ranks second in the nation in number of students studying abroad. The University is also in the top 25 for international student enrollment, with more than 6,000 students enrolled.