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Trump signs off on nearly $90 billion of disaster funding that will help Harvey victims
February 16, 2018
For Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, more substantial federal disaster funding is helpful, but long overdue.
Gov. Abbott announces new plan to fight sexual misconduct at the Texas State Capitol
February 16, 2018
When journalism senior Christine Vanderwater accepted a full-time position as a legislative aid for a Texas State representative last year, she thought she knew what to expect.
Republican–backed higher education bill seeks to protect free speech on college campuses
February 9, 2018
The 590-page higher education bill currently making its way through Congress comes with, as expected, lots of controversy.
At least 49 openly LGBTQ candidates are running for office in 2018, setting a new state record
January 31, 2018
At least 49 openly LGBTQ Texans are running for public office this year, each vying for spots at the federal, state and local levels. The turnout is unprecedented.
Female candidates aim to end dry spell of electing new women to Congress from Texas
January 21, 2018
Nearly 50 Texas women are running for Congress this year, each hoping to end the state’s 22-year dry spell of electing new women to serve in Washington.
Trump administration decision could force 36,000 Salvadorans to leave Texas
January 18, 2018
Biology senior Marco Medina and his family have been paying close attention to the TV, shushing each other and turning the volume up whenever they hear three words: Temporary Protected Status.
Gov. Abbott proclaims January Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas
January 17, 2018
On Jan. 5, Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed January 2018 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas to emphasize his administration’s commitment to fighting the heinous crime.
Tea Time event fosters connections between Asian-American students, faculty
December 7, 2017
Out of her five professors, business freshman Lynn Huynh said only one is a person of color.
Stand Up for Mental Health event promotes healthy stress management methods
December 6, 2017
For a little more than hour, a huge black poster on the West Mall lit up with stress-reducing strategies in fluorescent writing Tuesday afternoon.
Four faculty members named AAAS fellows
December 1, 2017
Four UT-Austin faculty members were recently recognized for their work in advancing science, according to a UT press release.
Great American SmokeOut seeks to end smoking among students, faculty
November 15, 2017
Playing into Texans’ love for Mexican food, UT’s Tobacco Free Campus, or TFC, program offered T-shirts, pins and phone wallets emblazoned with the motto “Tacos, not Tobacco” to smokers in exchange for their personal tobacco products at Tuesday’s Great American SmokeOut Carnival.
Attorney speaks to UT law students about foster care reform
November 7, 2017
When it comes to reforming the foster care system, attorney Stephen Dixon said state governments have a legal obligation to protect foster children’s right to “healthy childhood development.”
Campus Environmental Center hosts Trash to Treasure Halloween sale
November 1, 2017
The Student Activity Center lawn bustled with life as makeshift thrifters eagerly sifted through gently used objects sold for $1 apiece at the Campus Environmental Center’s Trash to Treasure Halloween Sale on Tuesday.
UT Libraries prepares to debut new website
October 27, 2017
When students visit the UT Libraries website on Nov. 6, they may be surprised to encounter a completely redesigned homepage.
TexNet allows public to track earthquakes in real time
October 25, 2017
As Texas experiences more earthquakes each year, concerned citizens can view seismic activity in real time by utilizing the TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program, the state’s earthquake tracking system which finished development last week.
Editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast speaks at UT
October 17, 2017
Hardly two minutes into his presentation Tuesday, John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, granted journalism sophomore Fatima Espejo’s wish and dropped the now notorious F-word: “fake news.”
UT chemists awarded $2 million grant from National Institutes of Health
October 12, 2017
For chemistry professor Richard Crooks, what began as a casual inquiry over beers has inspired his trajectory outside the classroom for the last 18 months.
UT alumnus wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
October 4, 2017
UT alumnus Michael Young was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for his research toward identifying a gene that determines the circadian rhythms of living things.
UT celebrates grand opening of Engineering Education and Research Center
September 29, 2017
An idea conceived more than 10 years ago became a reality at the Engineering Education and Research Center’s grand opening Thursday.
Engineering professor receives UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
September 13, 2017
Assistant engineering professor Paola Passalacqua is one of seven UT faculty members selected to receive a 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor granted by the UT System Board of Regents.
20th annual Austin Museum Day fuses past and future
September 12, 2017
For Austin Museum Day’s 20th anniversary this Sunday, organizers are focusing on the future.
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