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Few attend tuition increase forum
December 3, 2015
Only a handful of members of the University community attended the first public forum hosted by the Tuition Policy Advisory Committee on Wednesday.
Threat of drought proves flood resistant
November 30, 2015
Despite rising lakes, falling water costs and El Niño’s promise of a wet winter, concerns remain about drought in Central Texas.
Students help plant more than 70 trees on campus
November 23, 2015
More than a dozen students clutched their shovels in gloved hands and padded off into the brush to begin the morning’s work of settling saplings into their new homes.
UT decreases water use with increased efficiency
November 19, 2015
As growing cities increase their water use, UT serves as a model of efficient expansion by using innovative methods to reduce use and switch to reclaimed sources, according to UT officials.
Researcher discusses big dog data
November 16, 2015
Researchers are sniffing out the truth about dogs by using big data.
UT opts out of Coalition for College Access application system
November 12, 2015
A group of more than 80 universities is creating a new college application process, claiming it will increase access for low-income students.
Molotov Seminars invite explosive discussion among student presenters, audience
November 9, 2015
Lively discussion between a student presenter and an engaged audience punctuated a presentation that questioned the future of jobs and robotic automation.
UT researchers, NASA to send ferns to outer space
November 5, 2015
What starts here leaves the world — and burns up on re-entry.
Students compete for donations at Texas Charity Pitch
November 2, 2015
Eighty professionally dressed students paced through the halls of the Student Activity Center on Saturday while rehearsing their pitches, determined to win the prize for their chosen cause.
Yik Yak co-founder discusses success, challenges of anonymity
October 29, 2015
Yik Yak co-founder and CEO Tyler Droll discussed the app’s success and the double-edged sword of online anonymity at a talk Wednesday evening.
University researchers receive grant to study biofuel
October 26, 2015
The light-brown prairie grass that fills the greenhouse on the roof of Welch Hall might look plain, but the undergraduate students analyzing samples in the adjacent laboratory are working to maximize its full potential.
State law lets senior citizens attend classes free of charge
October 22, 2015
A little-known Texas law allows students 65 or older to take up to six hours of undergraduate or graduate courses at Texas public universities for free if they request the exemption.
Students race to create video games at game jam
October 19, 2015
Team Gimli fuels themselves on orange soda and Einstein Bros. as they eagerly await the announcement of the secret theme at the third game jam hosted by Jolly, a local development studio.
Students learn version control for programming projects at workshop
October 15, 2015
Students learned how to use software development tools Git and GitHub to control version and file changes in programming projects at a Learning Commons workshop at the Perry-Castañeda Library, Wednesday night.
UT students create app to pair students with tutors
October 12, 2015
A new mobile app created by UT students will join the likes of Favor and Uber by matching students to independent tutors.
Vote to save historic home in West Campus postponed
October 8, 2015
Deep in West Campus, uncertainty continues to surround a simple 1920s bungalow as property owners and officials preapre to decide its fate.
Austin tops list of fastest economic growth
October 5, 2015
Austin’s economy is the fastest growing out of large cities in the U.S., according to a report released last week.
UT School of Journalism ranks third nationally
October 1, 2015
The faculty and students of the UT School of Journalism took a break from teaching and learning how to write news stories so they could read one about themselves.
City to improve MLK, I-35 intersection
September 28, 2015
The Austin Transportation Department will implement $375,000 in safety improvements for the intersection of the I-35 southbound service drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Students hone computer skills at School of Information's Coding Commons
September 24, 2015
In a distant computer lab, after classes have ended and the doors to the building are locked, a small group of students hunch over their monitors — together, they’re learning to code.
University confirms students in Chile safe after earthquake
September 21, 2015
The International Office confirmed UT students studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, are safe and accounted for after an 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast on Wednesday.
8 UT faculty make Reuters' highly cited researchers list
September 17, 2015
Eight UT faculty members made Thomson Reuters’ 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list, which selects the top 1 percent of researchers in each field. Five engineering professors made the list, as well as professors in business, psychology and physics.
Classical musician speaks about activist value of music
September 15, 2015
Vijay Gupta, Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist, spoke Tuesday about how classical music can be used to elevate the homeless and inmates from suffering while drawing attention to their struggles.
New tailgating service makes successful debut
September 14, 2015
Tailgate Guys, a regional all-in-one tailgate package service, debuted Saturday on the UT campus for the first home game of the season. The new tailgating options come during other campus-wide gameday changes and reductions to parking and tailgating.
School of information to offer masters in identity management
September 10, 2015
The University of Texas will offer a new master’s degree in identity management and security in spring 2016. The two-year program, accepting applications now, is a joint venture of the University’s School of Information and Center for Identity.
Student organization hosts weekly public speaking forum
September 8, 2015
Students delivered speeches about “the fear of missing out” at a UT Sciences Toastmasters meeting Friday to strengthen public speaking skills.
Texas Students for Life hosts nontraditional anti-abortion groups
September 3, 2015
Speakers from pagan, secular, and gay and lesbian groups came together to discuss being anti-abortion at the Texas Students for Life semester kick-off event Wednesday.