As Brazil prepares for the World Cup this summer and the Olympics in 2016, the country is doing its best to show the world an image of happy, healthy citizens — a far cry from life for the black majority, according to community activists Andreia Beatriz Silva dos Santos and Hamilton Borges dos Santos at a talk Friday.
Howard Schweber, professor of political science adn legal studies at the University of Wisconinsin, Madison, labeled the Australian government as a bizarre, dysfunctional hybrid in a talk given at UT on Friday.
Former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton will be among those on campus for a Civil Rights Summit in April to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the LBJ Library and Presidential Museum announced Monday.
In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Bobby Blanchard and Madlin Mekelburg discuss UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa's resignation and the upcoming student elections. They also talk about Austin City Council's vote on stealth dorms.
On Feb. 6, the State of Texas authorized the payment of $157,803 to Rusty Hardin — general counsel for the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations — for his work in the committee’s investigation into the actions of UT System Regent Wallace Hall, according to invoices provided from the Texas Legislative Council.
Amid boxes of free pizza, nutritional science professor Molly Bray said some genes increase people’s inclination to be overweight by either giving greater satisfaction after eating or by suppressing the hormones that subdue appetite.