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Obama’s executive order could impact study abroad programs for undocumented students
November 26, 2014
Immigrants’ rights advocates say restrictions for eligible undocumented students to study abroad could be eliminated.
Ransom Center acquires Gabriel García Márquez’s archives
November 26, 2014
Annotated manuscripts, photographs and letters belonging to Gabriel García Márquez have found a resting place at the Harry Ransom Center.
UT professors petition new state-approved textbooks
November 23, 2014
The State Board of Education approved new textbooks for the state’s public schools last week.
Women with leadership roles suffer more from depression than men
November 21, 2014
While the number of women in top managerial positions has increased in the last 30 years, women with leadership roles suffer more from depression and stress than their male counterparts, according to a recent UT study.
Mexican writer discusses disappearance of 43 students from Iguala, Mexico
November 17, 2014
Javier Sicilia, Mexican writer and peace activist, spoke on campus Monday about the Mexican government and widespread violence in the country.
Professor emeritus recognized with lifetime achievement award
November 11, 2014
Aaron Bar-Adon, professor emeritus in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, received a lifetime achievement award for his decades of research on Hebrew linguistics.
University breaks ground on Rowling Hall
November 10, 2014
After two years of architectural planning, Robert B. Rowling Hall, the new McCombs School of Business graduate building, is one step closer to opening.
UT Energy Poll shows young Americans support pro-environment candidates
November 4, 2014
Americans below the age of 35 tend to support candidates running on an environmentally friendly platform, according to a new study from the UT Energy Poll.
Professors discuss need for a constitutional convention
November 2, 2014
UT law professor Sanford Levinson said a constitutional convention could address some of the causes for the gridlock in Congress.
UT Press to release behind-the-scenes ‘Boyhood’ book
October 27, 2014
While the Richard Linklater film “Boyhood” has received much attention for being shot over the course of 12 years, the UT Press is promoting and distributing a new behind-the-scenes photography book on the film.
Graduate students call for return of missing students in Mexico
October 27, 2014
University graduate students have organized a series of demonstrations calling for the safe return of 43 missing Mexican students.
Urban studies professor challenges myths about Nicaraguan government
October 22, 2014
Dennis Rodgers challenged prominent narratives about the leftist Nicaraguan government at a talk on campus Tuesday.
Snapchat launches new feature on campus
October 20, 2014
The mobile phone app “Snapchat” launched a new feature called “Our Campus Story” on UT’s campus Friday.
Dobie Center to offer short-term rental rooms
October 19, 2014
The Dobie Center announced it will start offering short-term rental rooms for University students, faculty and parents.
Spanish linguist talks about interpretations of transitional phrase
October 15, 2014
Spanish linguist Francisco Gonzálvez-García spoke at Burdine Hall on Tuesday about the present-day variations in the interpretations of Spanish structures.
UT psychology professors ranked among 200 most influential psychologists
October 8, 2014
Two psychology professors at the University were listed among the top-200 most influential psychologists of the post-World War II era, according to a University of Virginia study.
School of Nursing launches chronic illness research center
October 6, 2014
The School of Nursing will launch a new research center for chronic-illness treatments after receiving a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in late September.
Rifle used in UT shooting up for auction
September 30, 2014
Almost 50 years after Charles Whitman shot and killed 16 people and wounded another 32 on campus, the rifle used in the infamous shooting is up for auction online.
National sexual assault prevention campaign starts conversations on campus
September 22, 2014
The launch of a national campaign Friday addressing sexual assault prevention on college campuses highlights University efforts to tackle sexual violence, according to a University official.
University offers online video tutorial site for students, faculty
September 16, 2014
University officials announced in a University-wide email the online video tutorial site Lynda.com is now available to all students and faculty at no cost.
UT professor co-founds Austin’s first recovery high school
September 10, 2014
Thirteen high school students in search of sobriety started their fall semester at Austin’s first recovery high school.
Former City Council member appointed managing director at Cockrell’s Innovation Center
September 8, 2014
Louise Epstein, a former Austin City Council member and entrepreneur, was appointed managing director of the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Innovation Center on Thursday, as the entrepreneurship program continues to expand.
Two solar-powered charging stations installed on campus
July 30, 2014
After four years of preparation, the University installed two solar-powered charging stations, one outside the Perry-Castañeda Library and one outside the Art Building and Museum, in June.
Perry announces surge of National Guard troops to Texas-Mexico border
July 22, 2014
Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will deploy 1,000 state National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border.
Protesters reflect on meeting with President Obama
July 17, 2014
When engineering junior Juan Belman and his 16-year-old brother Mizraim Belman interrupted President Barack Obama's speech on July 10 with calls for an end to deportations, Juan said he was prepared to be escorted out or even arrested.
President Powers to stay on until June 2015
July 9, 2014
In an unexpected decision, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced President William Powers Jr. will remain in his position until June 2, 2015 in a statement on Wednesday.
Ransom Center releases Spanish plays collections for research
July 9, 2014
The Harry Ransom Center released one of the largest collections of “comedias suelta,” individually-printed Spanish plays, online for research late June.
UT Latin American maps collection collaborates with Faulk Central Library
July 2, 2014
The UT Benson Latin American Collection’s exhibit of hand-drawn maps, “Mapping Mexican History: Territories in Dispute, Identities in Question,” moved to the city’s Faulk Central Library in late June, marking the first collaboration between the two libraries.
Austin fireworks show changes venues
June 30, 2014
The 38th annual H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks will move from its usual venue at Auditorium Shores to the Austin 360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas this year.
University organization helps undocumented students renew DACA permits
June 29, 2014
Immigrants’ rights organization University Leadership Initiative hosted a counsel session Saturday at Austin Community College-Eastview for undocumented students reapplying to a federal, deferred-action program that gives undocumented youth temporary lawful presence in the U.S.
Twenty-five young African leaders attend Washington Fellowship on campus
June 22, 2014
Twenty–five young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa arrived at the University on Sunday to learn business and leadership skills for creating sustainable projects in their communities.
Willie Nelson donates collection to Briscoe Center
June 13, 2014
Country Music Hall of Famer Willie Nelson donated his collection of more than 600 photographs, letters and other personal items to the University’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History in May.
UT researchers find geothermal heat is causing Antarctic glacier to melt
June 11, 2014
Warm ocean waters are not the only factor leading to glacier erosion. According to a UT study published Monday, unusual amounts of geothermal heat are causing Antarctic glaciers to melt from below.
Draw the connections: UT, the US and Israel
November 29, 2012
On Nov. 19, UT students and Austin community members marched through campus chanting, “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes.”
Students flock to Party on the Plaza
September 5, 2012
Thousands of UT students crowded outside Gregory Gym Wednesday for Party on the Plaza, UT’s largest student organization fair of the year.
Campus ministries host Beautiful Feet to engage religious conversations
February 1, 2012
Beautiful Feet, to engage students in religious conversation about the Christian faith.
UT students, professors evaluate Hatian soil behavior
January 30, 2012
a national team of engineers traveled to Haiti in a reconnaissance mission after the Jan. 12, 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
Identification Day lets public present archeological discoveries
January 23, 2012
Biannual event brings lines of people hoping for valuable discoveries