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CapMetro introduces Pickup system to extend public transit
September 17, 2019
Austinites can now request a ride from their home to anywhere within a certain zone after CapMetro recently introduced a new ridesharing system called Pickup.
El Patio reopening late September
September 16, 2019
Local restaurant El Patio will reopen its doors in late September, two months after the owners announced its closure in late July.
Former Madam Mam’s renovated into a bank
September 13, 2019
A second Chase Bank will replace Madam Mam’s old location on Guadalupe Street and open its doors to students in 2020.
Student apartment complex Moontower set to open in West Campus in 2020
September 10, 2019
Moontower, a new student apartment complex, will open in West Campus in fall of 2020. The 18-story complex, will be located at the intersection of San Antonio and West 22nd Streets, will add 567 housing units to the area.
University Towers to be demolished for new student housing development
September 10, 2019
University Towers’ 50-year-old building is being demolished to prepare for two student housing complexes: The Mark at Austin and The Standard at Austin
Mother of Trayvon Martin discusses advocacy, developing community
September 5, 2019
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was killed in a 2012 shooting, shared her experiences and future plans with students on campus Thursday evening.
Austin City Council proposes increases to building heights in West Campus
September 4, 2019
Austin City Council recently advanced a series of amendments which would allow for increased building height limits in West Campus if passed.
Students experience 2-week delay moving into Villas on Nueces
August 30, 2019
Unexpected construction delays postponed move-in for residents of the recently developed Villas on Nueces apartment complex for two weeks.
Sen. John Cornyn, President Fenves talk with UT student veterans about STEM expansion
August 28, 2019
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and UT President Gregory Fenves held an on-campus roundtable Tuesday to hear from student veterans about the recently-passed Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act.
Nobel Prize laureate Rainer Weiss talks gravitational waves in UT Austin distinguished lecture series
April 25, 2019
Nobel laureate Rainer Weiss spoke to UT students about his research on gravitational waves Thursday night at Hogg Auditorium.
Senior wins award for providing passports to 100 children
April 12, 2019
Community engagement has changed the way Valorie Marks, biology and prepharmacy senior, looks at the world around her. Last week, Marks received the College of Natural Sciences’ Community Engagement Award for her work on several community service initiatives.
House bill supports women’s health on college campuses
March 28, 2019
The Texas House Higher Education Committee approved a bill last week that would change the way colleges promote women’s health programs.
Wildflower season impacted by record low temperatures
March 11, 2019
Bluebonnets are a regular feature of spring in Texas, but this year they might be blooming at their fullest later than predicted, according to horticulture specialist Andrea DeLong-Amaya.
Habitable Zone Planet Finder becomes active at McDonald Observatory
March 7, 2019
The device is a spectrograph, which uses infrared light radiation to detect low-mass stars near Earth-like planets that might be able to support life.
UT community discuss how excess noise affect learning environment
February 27, 2019
Getting loud is fun at a football game but may not be the best idea in the classroom, according to an acoustics study on the effects of classroom noise on reading comprehension.
UT Lecturer talks food technology at Austin forum
February 13, 2019
The event was hosted by the Austin Forum on Technology and Society, a nonprofit that has been hosting public lectures since 2006.
Health and Human Services comes to UT to talk infection control and antibiotics
February 3, 2019
Antibiotic stewardship expert Michael Fischer and epidemiologist Susana Baumann of the Texas Department of State Health Services discussed the latest initiatives in infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship at long-term care facilities at UT’s School of Nursing on Friday.