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Student organization raises money to put on musical
September 21, 2018
Round About Players, a small student-led production company, has produced many plays but has not tackled a musical in several years until theatre and dance senior Malyssa Quiles proposed a feasible rendition of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
Zero waste building program to help UT achieve sustainability goals
September 20, 2018
The Student Services Building is UT’s first Zero Waste Workplace, a new program working to reach UT’s sustainability goals.
UT-Austin parking permits don't guarantee spots
September 17, 2018
For students such as journalism senior Morgan Kilgo, finding a parking spot on campus with her C+ parking permit can sometimes be impossible.
UT partners with Austin-based company Sputnik ATX to help student entrepreneurs
September 12, 2018
UT ranks among the top universities in producing the most startup founders, and thanks to a new partnership, it will be easier for students to turn their startup ideas into reality.
Main building roofs to be replaced by December
September 10, 2018
Coming back from summer vacation, students may have noticed the jungle gym of scaffolding climbing the edges of the Main Building. They are a part of UT’s Project Management and Construction Services’ efforts to replace old roofs of the building surrounding the Tower.
New pronoun syllabus section aims to create inclusive environment for trans and nonbinary students
September 6, 2018
A new addition to syllabi across campus might make it easier for transgender and nonbinary students to communicate their gender identity with their professor.
The largest, oldest environmentalism group on campus is opening up membership to promote inclusion
September 5, 2018
The Campus Environmental Center, the largest and oldest campus student organization dedicated to environmentalism, has adopted an open membership policy to combat the stigma that environmentalism is for privileged individuals.
Funded by NASA, UT Austin’s new McDonald Geodetic Observatory to help study ever-changing planet
August 30, 2018
Thanks to a new $4.25 million facility being built at UT’s McDonald Observatory, scientists will be able to more accurately describe tectonic plate movements and changes in the sea level.
A freshman’s guide to navigating University Health Services
August 28, 2018
For a student living miles away from their usual doctor’s office, finding nearby health services can be difficult. Luckily for UT students, a doctor’s office is right inside the Student Services Building.
UT Farm Stand Pollinator Garden aims to get campus Bee USA Certified
August 26, 2018
A patch of native plants ranging from esperanza to sage sits behind Jester Dormitory, inviting bees and butterflies to pollinate them.
Pedestrian bridge on San Jacinto Blvd closed down for repairs
August 26, 2018
A pedestrian bridge behind the Engineering Teaching Center closed down last Wednesday after a routine inspection determined the bridge needed repair.
New polling place to open on campus
August 8, 2018
To encourage student voting by reducing wait times in line, a second polling location will open on campus for the 2018 general election, potentially in the Perry-Castañeda Library.
On-campus construction projects continue this fall
August 8, 2018
With every semester, some students prepare to come to campus for the first time and others prepare to leave, but one thing remains constant: campus construction. Most are smaller renovation projects such as repainting or adding new scaffolding to buildings, but others are more noticeable changes to campus.
Children’s Research Center becomes first all-green certified center on campus
August 7, 2018
The Children’s Research Center, a UT child development research laboratory, officially became the first center on campus to obtain certification from both the UT Green Labs and Green Offices programs in April.
[Re]Move & [Re]Use recycles West Campus’ unwanted furniture
August 6, 2018
To combat the mountains of furniture and home goods discarded by students moving out of their West Campus apartments, the first-ever [Re]Move & [Re]Use program set up donation locations from July 27 through Aug. 1, offering to recycle West Campus’ unwanted stuff.
Hogg Foundation gives $4.5 million to address rural community health
July 23, 2018
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awarded $4.5 million in grants July 1 to organizations in five rural Texas counties to address health inequity between rural and urban communities.
Students help to replace fountain on West Mall with gateway
July 20, 2018
With the help of UT students, the fountain on the West Mall is being replaced after years of being out of operation to make way for a sign that will serve as a formal gateway to campus.
Texas Crew raises money to replace equipment lost in trailer fire
July 2, 2018
Texas Crew’s GoFundMe page successfully raised more than $31,000 to replace the equipment lost after the team’s trailer caught fire en route to a race on June 22, destroying three boats and several thousands of dollars in equipment.
Freshmen Orientation makes changes to better acclimate students
June 22, 2018
Freshman Orientation is brimming with changes this summer in response to previous student survey requests for more engagement.
National Academies recommend sweeping changes to address sexual harassment in STEM
June 21, 2018
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released a report last Tuesday recommending sweeping changes to the ways universities and other academic institutions tackle sexual misconduct in STEM fields, citing a UT System survey, among others, as evidence.
Ripple donates $2 million to McCombs for blockchain technology research
June 14, 2018
The McCombs School of Business will receive $2 million from the currency exchange company Ripple over the next five years to fund research in blockchain technology by the school’s Blockchain Initiative.
Leonard Moore announced as vice president for diversity and community engagement
June 14, 2018
On Wednesday, UT President Gregory Fenves announced that Leonard Moore, history professor, would serve as vice president for diversity and community engagement, effective July 1.
Bill Clinton’s book tour visits Bass Concert Hall
June 11, 2018
Former President Bill Clinton made a stop at Bass Concert Hall this Sunday to discuss "The President is Missing," his new thriller novel co-written with James Patterson.
Dinner in the Dark connects students to visually impaired
April 26, 2018
Without lights to guide their forks, participants had to rely on their other senses to eat the rice in their taco dinner.
Police, AISD discuss school safety, active shooters with UT student teachers
April 12, 2018
As a student teacher for Austin Independent School District, Francis Rodriguez said planning her school day doesn’t usually involve plans to hide from an active shooter.
Talk it Out event creates student dialogue about Parkland shooting, gun control
April 5, 2018
To deal with the aftershock of February’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting, the Talk It Out student dialogue series launched its first event, creating a space for students to have a civil conversation about gun control.
Armenian Students Association re-establishes group with semesterly cook out
March 30, 2018
The smell of baklava and grilled kabobs filled the air at the second Armenian Students Association’s semesterly cookout, promoting the organization’s effort to reestablish its presence on campus.
Opioid crisis advocacy helps UT SSDP win second chapter award in a row
March 21, 2018
Out of hundreds of U.S. and international chapters, the UT chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy became the first to win the international Most Outstanding SSDP Chapter award for a second time in a row because of their opioid overdose prevention hotline and smartphone application project.
Parade to the Polls marches to promote early voting
March 2, 2018
Chanting “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Let’s go vote,” students and student organizations marched from Gregory Gym Plaza to the Flawn Academic Center to encourage students to vote in the upcoming primaries.
Texas THON and The Project win $1,000 for charity
February 28, 2018
In a bid to win $1,000 for their respective charities, Texas THON and The Project won Aspen Heights’ 2018 Austin Compete Your Cause competition, after one week of voting.
Hundreds come out to celebrate Lunar New Year with Events + Entertainment
February 16, 2018
A line stretched across the second floor of the Texas Union building as hundreds of students piled into the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
SHAC hopes to recruit students interested in campus health regardless of major
February 6, 2018
Students looking to voice their campus health concerns to University Health Services can apply for the Spring 2018 Student Health Advisory Committee, a student-run organization that relays the health concerns of the UT student body to UHS and that serves as a health advocacy group on campus.
Panel discusses importance of climate-focused political action
January 23, 2018
With Hurricane Harvey fresh on their minds, panelists gathered Tuesday to discuss the need for climate-focused political action in Texas.
Black Student-Athletes Summit examines relationship between race, sports
January 18, 2018
As one of the few conferences addressing the intersection of race and college athletes, the fourth-annual Black Student-Athletes Summit brought together students and college faculty from universities across the nation this week to discuss the unique experiences of black student-athletes.
Voices Against Violence hosts workshop on relationship boundaries
September 6, 2017
To bring awareness to unhealthy LGBT relationships, UT-Austin Voices Against Violence hosted the first ever “At The Boundaries” workshop. The workshop included discussions on topics related to sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking.