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School of nursing hosts “Hoppy Hour,” pet therapy
March 9, 2018
For nursing senior Ashley Saenz, snuggling with rabbit Marbles was “ear”-resistible. Saenz, along with other nursing students, were in the School of Nursing courtyard with roughly 15 other animals on Thursday. The event, called “Hoppy Hour,” was held as part of a self-care initiative by the School of Nursing to help students lower their stress levels.
Google CFO Ruth Porat urges students to be open to career opportunities
February 23, 2018
People who don’t open themselves up to new career opportunities will have more regrets than those who do, said Ruth Porat, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company.
Intelligence agency getting help from the private sector
February 6, 2018
In a “massive” transformation to the way it handles data, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGA, is partnering with professionals in the private sector.
Symposium helps celebrate launch of LGBTQ Studies program
January 26, 2018
The symposium, which began last night and continues today, will feature professors and researchers at UT and across the country, all with an interest in telling the history of the LGBTQ community.
December 11, 2017
The Daily Texan created a list of things to keep an eye on during the Spring 2018.
Semester in review
December 11, 2017
From President Donald Trump visiting Austin to the Speedway bricks being ripped up, here are some of the top moments during the fall.
UTPD gives most common locations for bike thefts
December 11, 2017
Make sure your bike has extra locks when leaving it around Duren Residence Hall, Jester Residence Hall and the UT Administration Building, the three most common places for bike thefts, according to UTPD Corporal Le’Patrick Moore.
SURE Walk fundraiser extended to raise sufficient funds
December 4, 2017
SURE Walk’s fundraiser for two new golf carts has been extended to the end of December, said Holden Hopkins, one of the SURE Walk directors.
Woman suspected of four similar burglaries has been arrested
December 1, 2017
A woman accused of burglarizing a house in Central Austin is now in Austin Police Department’s custody, according to online APD records.
Woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted in Hyde Park area
November 30, 2017
Austin Police Department is searching for a man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman around the Hyde Park area Wednesday night.
SURE Walk numbers increase, but it lacks the resources to handle it
November 15, 2017
SURE Walk has quadrupled its number of fulfilled requests for rides over the past year, said Holden Hopkins, one of the SURE Walk directors.
APD offers running trail safety initiative following recent attacks
November 2, 2017
Following recent attacks off-campus, including one where a UT student was hit in the back of the head near Harris Park, the Austin Police Department is hosting Run/Walk with APD Cops to educate the public about running and walking safely on trails.
Credit card skimming crimes most common at gas stations, APD says
October 27, 2017
Credit card skimming crimes are increasing all around the Austin area, especially at gas stations, said Mike Morgovnik, financial crime detective for the Austin Police Department.
Man suspected of assaulting UT student arrested
October 26, 2017
Matthew Searfoss, who is suspected of assaulting a UT student near the 7-Eleven on Guadalupe Street Tuesday, was taken into custody by APD on Thursday.
APD offers new way to request crash reports
October 26, 2017
People can now purchase crash reports online without going to the police station, using Austin Police Department’s new online portal.
APD unveil body camera program
October 16, 2017
The Austin Police Department is rolling out body cameras to officers this week, APD Chief Brian Manley said in a Friday announcement.
UTPD warns bicyclists to follow rules of the road
October 12, 2017
Bicyclists breaking transportation laws are too common on campus, said Le’Patrick Moore, UT Police Department Corporal.
A look into the work life of UTPD female officers
October 5, 2017
UT Police Department Lt. Laura Davis had just finished walking a woman to her car late at night when she first realized the difference between being a female cop and a male cop.
SafeHorns and UTPD host National Night Out
October 3, 2017
Chemistry freshman Narexcy Marichalar-Elizo walked into SafeHorns’ second annual West Campus National Night Out with no idea what to expect. After walking out, she said she understands the importance of safety organizations.
APD addresses growing concern for safety at ACL
October 2, 2017
The Austin Police Department is reviewing security for the upcoming Austin City Limits music festival in response to the Las Vegas mass shooting, APD Chief Brian Manley said.
UTPD offers UT community chance to interact with officers
September 28, 2017
The UT community will again have an opportunity to interact with the UT Police Department when the 15th session of Citizen Police Academy begins Oct. 11.
UT student assaulted in North Campus
September 27, 2017
A UT student was assaulted off-campus Wednesday morning, according to UTPD reports.
Kendrex White pretrial results
September 22, 2017
The judge in the UT stabbing case pretrial denied the prosecutors’ second request for a mental health evaluation of murder defendant Kendrex White on Thursday.
Austin Pets Alive! evacuates dogs in Houston during Harvey
September 14, 2017
When Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston-area animal shelters in early August, Austin-based rescue shelter Austin Pets Alive answered a cry — and a bark — for help, tripling its number of foster dogs.
Arrest warrant issued for suspect accused of shooting UT employee
September 14, 2017
Austin Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for the suspect who allegedly shot and killed a man during an apparent road rage incident near the intersection of Parmer Lane and Dessau Road.
Texas Exes offering exclusive discount to 2017 graduates
May 2, 2017
Texas Exes is currently offering 2017 graduates a special rate of $600 for a lifetime membership.
Less than half of 2016-17 housing applicants currently live on campus
April 21, 2017
Out of the 16,660 housing applications filed by students for the 2016-17 school year, only 44 percent of applicants actually live on campus, according to the UT Division of Housing and Food Service.
Creator of top female fitness channel on YouTube discusses Asian representation in media, society
April 14, 2017
Cassey Ho’s parents told her she had to be a doctor to be successful, but instead, she became a fitness instructor and the creator of the top female fitness channel on YouTube — Blogilates.
Chicana author and UT student share their experiences as undocumented immigrants
April 7, 2017
In a life dominated by uncertainty, undocumented immigrant Samuel Cervantes has become comfortable with being uncomfortable.
UT introduces Project 2021, new education innovation project
March 31, 2017
Experimentation is the beginning of progress in education, according to James Pennebaker, executive director of Project 2021, an education innovation project.
SG passes unassigned student section seating
March 29, 2017
Eighty-seven percent of students are now in support of unassigned seating in the student sections of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, according to a survey conducted by the authors of Assembly Resolution 27.
FBI Director James Comey gives status update on counterterrorism
March 24, 2017
The mission is simple, but the issues surrounding homeland security are becoming complex, according to James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Senate discusses VAPA credit and holds elections
March 10, 2017
Senate of College Councils passed two pieces of legislation Thursday evening involving the current Canvas plagiarism system and VAPA credits.
Senate discusses nominations and amending Senate constitution
February 24, 2017
The Senate of College Councils passed four pieces of legislation Thursday night regarding Voices Against Violence Theatre for Dialogue programs, the Senate constitution, scheduling advising appointments online and writing flag courses’ syllabi.
Student Government discusses University’s stance on immigration policies
February 22, 2017
Since the beginning of his administration, President Trump has taken a stance on immigration, and UT Student Government is doing the same.
UT opinions on AP courses rigor and place in college credit claims
February 21, 2017
As claiming college credit through AP credit becomes increasingly popular, colleges have begun questioning whether or not the practice should even be allowed.
UT alumnus and star of Moonlight discusses healthy masculinity, sexuality with UT students
February 17, 2017
Trevante Rhodes once walked the streets of Austin as a student. Now, he’s returned as the star of an Oscar-nominated film.
Students receive CrushGrams for Valentine’s Day
February 15, 2017
Journalism junior Carlos Devora checked his email Tuesday morning to find an invitation to come pick up a sweet treat, or as UT students call it, a CrushGram.
Student Government revisits campus climate procedures
February 8, 2017
The UT Campus Climate Response Team is working to develop protocols and procedures for responding to bias issues on and around campus that affect campus climate, but lacks student representation, according to Student Body President Kevin Helgren.
Former Google CEO offers advice to young entrepreneurs
February 7, 2017
Eric Schmidt, the 19th-richest person in the tech industry, has one big piece of advice for students: to pursue what they believe in and to do it passionately.
New report highlights mental health issues in Texas jails
February 1, 2017
Report shows mental health issues in Texas jails
UT’s Landmark debuts Hamilton’s photographic series O N E E V E R Y O N E
January 27, 2017
A new photographic portrait series will line the corridors of the Dell Medical School, emphasizing the connection between contact and caring.
UT Campus Environment Center film event discusses the issue of climate change after the election
November 30, 2016
From deep inside the rainforests to the depths of the sea, our planet provides answers to our future.
Fine Arts Library Film event discusses the life of a transgender activist Miss Major
November 17, 2016
Miss Major is one of the original champion for transgenders women of color and is now the subject of a documentary highlighting her refusal to give up on LGBT rights.
Exhibit of 1950s and '60s gowns emphasizes fashion‘s influence on society
November 10, 2016
UT graduate student Morene Parten Cutler went to John F. Kennedy’s presidential inauguration in 1961 wearing a yellow dress, which students can now view at an exhibit highlighting the fashion and culture of the 1950s and 1960s.
KLRU hosts discussion of UT Tower shooting impact on the history of guns
November 3, 2016
A man and woman walk from the UT observation deck into the Tower and run into a man carrying two rifles.
UTPD investigates vandalism at Harry Ransom Center
November 1, 2016
An unidentified suspect threw a rock at a window on the eastern side of the Harry Ransom Center around 3 a.m. Saturday.
Paleontologist discusses fossil importance on National Fossil Day
October 13, 2016
The study of fossils gives the public a look into the past as well as predictions on the future.
Students receive fake IRS calls, UTPD responds
October 11, 2016
Students across campus have been receiving threatening IRS calls.
Researcher discusses pros and cons of e-cigarettes
October 5, 2016
Although more extensive research is needed, some studies have shown correlations between the younger generation’s use of e-cigarettes and long-term harmful effects on their health, according to a visiting psychiatry professor Wednesday.
UT ranks No. 4 in Reuters’ innovative universities list
October 4, 2016
The University of Texas system jumped from No. 7 to No. 4 on the Reuters list of the world’s most innovative universities.
Expert discusses effects of digital research on historians
September 29, 2016
Lara Putnam discusses technology innovations in historical research.
Exhibit explores connection between science and poetry
September 28, 2016
The Alchemy of Mind and Spirit exhibit opened Sept. 26 in the Perry-Castañeda Library.
Expert discusses new patient care techniques
September 22, 2016
Rita Charon spoke on Wednesday night at the Student Activity Center about her approach to patient care. In order to cultivate empathy and understanding in the physician-patient relationship, she encourages the use of storytelling.
Experts debate U.S. military’s role in foreign affairs
September 20, 2016
Eliot Cohen, director of the Strategic Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and Eugene Gholz, LBJ School of Public Affairs professor, debated over the role of American military power in foreign affairs Monday afternoon at the Bass Lecture Hall.
New app promises tailored local food experience
September 15, 2016
Entrée, a free, new app that helps people decide their next meal by looking through images of appetizing dishes from nearby restaurants, is coming to Austin and is hoping to attract UT students.
Texas Research Showdown gives students opportunity to show off work
September 9, 2016
The Texas Student Research Showdown provides undergraduate researchers the chance battle in a two-round competition, where students present their results to peers and a panel of judges.
Fascism scholar gives talk on post-WWI political atmosphere
September 7, 2016
Michael Ledeen, author and Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discussed how fascism grew out of World War I and the impact it had on Europe, especially Italy, as a part of a panel entitled “Fascism: What It Really Was, and Isn’t” on Tuesday night at Sid Richardson Hall.
The Darrell K Royal Research Fund honors grant winners at annual gala
September 6, 2016
The Darrell K. Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s hosted a gala on Sept. 2 to honor the legacy of the late Coach and to present the 2016 DKR Fund grant winners.
College rankings plays surprisingly small role in post-college success
August 31, 2016
Guest columnist Reagan Ritterbush argues against taking college rankings too seriously.