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LBJ school, Jewish National Fund host water summit
December 3, 2015
The world is falling into a water crisis, but the technological advances to manage it already exist, author and activist Seth Siegel said on Wednesday afternoon at the Austin Water Summit.
UT-based study finds 1.7 percent of Texas women have attempted self-induced abortions
November 23, 2015
At least 100,000, or 1.7 percent, of Texas women have attempted to self-induce an abortion, according to a recent study by UT-based Texas Policy Evaluation Project.
Workshop addresses indigenous rights, decolonization
November 19, 2015
The empowerment of indigenous people includes teaching how colonization contributes to the way North American society looks today, First Nations Canadian activist Glenda Abbott said at an event Wednesday evening.
Radio-television-film associate professor discusses racial diversity in media
November 16, 2015
The recent emphasis on multiculturalism in mainstream media is a marketing strategy to bring in diverse audiences, said radio-television-film associate professor Madhavi Mallapragada.
DHFS to adopt new 'Lite Bites' foods brand
November 12, 2015
The Division of Housing and Food Services will begin branding certain healthy foods in the campus markets with a “Lite Bites” logo beginning next semester.
Seminar discusses emergency preparedness improvements after May Wimberley floods
November 9, 2015
Eleven people died and 350 houses were damaged or destroyed as a result of severe flooding in Wimberley, Texas in May.
Liberal Arts Council hosts town hall to discuss tuition increase
November 5, 2015
The Liberal Arts Council held a town hall Wednesday evening to discuss the 2 percent tuition increase the UT Board of Regents approved Oct. 2 for the 2016-2017 academic year.
DHFS keeps menus same following recent news about carcinogenic meat
November 2, 2015
The Division of Housing and Food Services will not alter what food it serves served on campus after the International Agency for Research on Cancer announced Oct. 28 that processed meats are carcinogenic.
Assistant professor discusses model minority myth, refugee crisis
October 29, 2015
The model minority myth marginalizes some Asian-American communities, especially communities who came to the United States as refugees, according to Eric Tang, African and African diaspora assistant professor and Asian-American studies faculty member.
Texas Nutrition serves up crickets for annual Food Day
October 26, 2015
When people hear the chirp of a cricket, many think of calling an exterminator, but others may think of calling someone else — a chef.
OB-GYN doctor, medical student discuss medical industry
October 22, 2015
Obstetrics and gynecology doctor Felix Hull and Texas A&M-Round Rock medical student Rachel Scott spoke about the medical industry at a Future Doctors of America event Wednesday evening.
Mechanical engineering team develops physical therapy robot
October 19, 2015
Patients in rehabilitation for strokes and spinal cord injuries may one day find a robot rotating their arms under the supervision of a physical therapist.
Fossil Free Texas holds march in advance of Paris Climate Summit
October 15, 2015
With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris a little more than a month away, Fossil Free Texas organized a march through campus Wednesday afternoon to create momentum for climate change reform.
Argentine ambassador discusses U.N.’s challenges in addressing human rights
October 8, 2015
The United Nations does not prioritize human rights as much as it could, Argentine Ambassador to the U.N. Alberto Pedro D’Alotto said at the Texas Law School on Wednesday.
Fossil Free Texas holds workshop for upcoming Paris climate talks
October 5, 2015
With the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris approaching in November and December, organizations around the world — including those in Austin and on campus — are building momentum for demand on climate action.
UT Student/Farmers Alliance holds rally against Wendy’s
October 1, 2015
The UT Student/Farmworker Alliance held a rally Wednesday to protest Wendy’s refusal to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program, which would have Wendy’s pay farmworkers a penny more per pound of tomatoes.
Petition against guns in classrooms gains more than 150 faculty signatures
September 28, 2015
More than 150 faculty have said they will refuse to have guns in their classrooms by signing a list circulating through social media as a response to the passage of campus carry legislation.
Textbook piracy rises as textbook prices increase
September 21, 2015
Each semester, chemistry senior James Sutton tries to find online PDFs of his textbooks, regardless of whether he purchases them in print.
Austin Public Library expands virtual media collection
September 3, 2015
Austin Public Library expanded member access to virtual books, movies and other media through a service called hoopla on Tuesday.
Women’s Equality Day marks 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment
August 27, 2015
Women’s Equality Day on Wednesday marked the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which guarantees the right to vote regardless of gender.
More than 1,000 women participate in week-long sorority recruitment
August 24, 2015
Recruitment for University Panhellenic Council organizations will end Monday afternoon with Bid Day, when sororities offer memberships to students.
Fine Arts Library uses University crowdfunding site to fund recording studio
August 1, 2015
Beginning in January, students from all departments will be able to record music, podcasts or other audio recordings using a new recording studio in the Fine Arts Library.
Nursing school to launch new doctorate program
July 29, 2015
On July 23, the School of Nursing received final approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to launch a new doctor of nursing practice program for the upcoming spring semester
LGBT rights organization holds Stonewall riots commemoration at Capitol
June 26, 2015
The Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation paid tribute to the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with its fifth annual Stonewall Rally on Thursday evening.
Supreme Court upholds same-sex marriage as a right
June 26, 2015
The Supreme Court addressed states’ rights in banning same-sex marriage as well as mandating states to recognize marriage between partners of the same sex.
Bob Bullock Museum opens exhibits for Juneteenth
June 25, 2015
While discussions about race have recently dominated discourse both nationally and on campus, the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth slipped quietly by in comparison on June 19.
Multicultural Engagement Center holds vigil for Charleston church shooting
June 22, 2015
On Monday evening, dozens of students gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in the East Mall for a vigil honoring the nine people who died in a shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Estate donates archive of Watergate editor Ben Bradlee to Ransom Center
June 17, 2015
The Ransom Center has aquired part of the archive of Ben Bradlee, a former Washington Post editor who died in October and who famously oversaw the investigative reporting on Richard Nixon’s cover-up of his administration’s involvement in the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters, also known as the Watergate scandal.
University to help construct world’s most powerful telescope
June 7, 2015
Scientists are hoping to learn more about the possibility of life on other planets, the origin of stars and the inner workings of the universe by building the most powerful telescope in the world.