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Fourth annual UT night at the Trail of Lights brings spirit
December 10, 2017
Math senior Marisa Alonzo looked at a giant, luminous globe where one by one, Austin, the United States and the entire world were lit up with a burnt orange glow.
Harry Ransom Center adopts new online platform for materials
December 7, 2017
Now anyone can view and interact with thousands of materials from the Harry Ransom Center without leaving the comfort of their couch.
Student films screened at first-annual 512 Film Festival
December 3, 2017
From a comedic film about prom to a documentary-style short where paintings come to life, the first ever 512 Film Festival was anything but ordinary.
Student helps father's Instagram carpet account go viral with a tweet
November 30, 2017
With a carpet-loving dad, a knack for social media and a sprinkle of luck, acting sophomore Jill Young had all the ingredients for internet fame.
Filipino students shine at Filipino Culture Night
November 19, 2017
Biology senior Eufrosino Veloso strummed his guitar, filling the Texas Union Theatre on Friday night with a song in his first language, Tagalog. It was a moment Veloso had thought of since freshman year when he saw someone perform in his familiar Filipino dialect.
Senate of College Councils recommends no tuition increase
November 17, 2017
The UT Senate of College Councils advised Thursday against increasing tuition, following the University’s announcement earlier this week of a possible 2 percent tuition increase.
UT Thanks Day celebrates University donors
November 15, 2017
Alfonso Toscano took a detour on his way to class Wednesday morning, stopping to sign a card, grab a doughnut and thank the donors who impacted his five years at the University.
Acapalooza 2017! raises funds for Harvey relief fund
November 12, 2017
The low, groovy beat of Childish Gambino’s song “Redbone” played as a single silhouette mid-stage was suddenly joined by individuals from both sides, stepping, swaying and singing with confidence.
Students learn about importance of data from former CFO of Intel
November 8, 2017
When he was a UT student, a young Stacy Smith was inspired by a lecture he heard from former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Now, returning to the University as the former CFO of Intel, he was the one in that seat.
Male contestants bring talent to Mr. Spirit pageant competition
November 5, 2017
With bright red sashes to complement their sassy performance, 12 male contestants danced in sync to Nelly Furtado’s song “Promiscuous,” kicking off the fourth-annual Mr. Spirit male pageant competition.
Musician who helped inspire Egyptian Revolution speaks on art, resistance
November 2, 2017
Ramy Essam strummed his guitar, filling a lecture room with the melody of his song “Irhal” — the same tune that once played through Tahrir Square in Egypt as the anthem of a revolution.
UT’s power plant efficiency surprises tour goers
October 31, 2017
The motherboard of the network that brings power to campus was one stop on a power plant tour hosted by UT Utilities and Energy Management on Friday, rounding out Campus Sustainability Week.
Music, memories shared at Sixteenth annual Hispanic Alumni Fiesta
October 23, 2017
Alumna Clara Villarreal twirled her son around as a tune played by UT’s mariachi ensemble echoed through the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. Villarreal and her son found their seats at the 16th annual Texas Exes Hispanic Alumni Fiesta on Friday, joining more than 200 former students at the sold-out event.
Second annual Comic Con Go! brings games, clubs and costumes
October 19, 2017
As Thor tapped her iPhone screen and Darth Vader scribbled on a sheet of paper, other costumed characters filled the Student Activity Center on Wednesday night for Comic Con Go!, hosted by Campus Events + Entertainment’s Asian American Culture, or EEAAC, committee.
UTA students with disabilities story is told through exhibit
October 16, 2017
Before the 1970s, K-12 grade schools and colleges had no legal obligation to admit or serve students with disabilities. In the early ‘60s, UT-Arlington students took it upon themselves to advocate for a more accessible campus.
Texas Fight Rally brings spirit to campus
October 12, 2017
Performances and cheers echoed from the Tower as groups from around campus united Wednesday at the annual Texas Fight Rally to boost morale before Saturday’s Red River Rivalry football game.
Hurricane Harvey, communities dealing with disaster discussed during panel
October 8, 2017
Houston Chronicle reporter Rebecca Elliott checked herself into a hotel in Greenspoint as Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston. The flood-prone neighborhood had anticipated the Category 4 hurricane, but the local Red Cross that Elliott visited did not reflect that.
Goldsmith virtual reality talk explores future of VR
October 5, 2017
In an instant, business freshman Arooj Sheikh found herself transported from a classroom in the UT School of Architecture to the inside of an Austin condo.
Cyborg rights fuel conversation at Law and Technology Symposium
October 1, 2017
The word cyborg often brings to mind tech-enhanced half-humans, such as the Terminator or Robocop, but doesn’t usually elicit thoughts of a person with a kidney transplant, drug enhancement or even someone with a cell phone.
Former CIA official speaks about monitoring nuclear agreements
September 28, 2017
As nuclear tensions between the United States and North Korea grow, Wednesday was an opportune time for former CIA official John Lauder to visit UT to speak about monitoring nuclear agreements.
Students learn new study habits with Sanger Learning Center workshops
September 21, 2017
“Dice, dollar bill, octopus.” These were three of 16 random words that lit up the projector screen in the Sanger Learning Center workshop space on Wednesday afternoon.
Amateur scientists identify fossils at Identification Day
September 17, 2017
As soon as the doors to the Texas Memorial Museum opened Sunday afternoon, 5-year-old Andres Trujillo bolted up the steps, clutching a ziplock bag with unique contents — a tiny skull.
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