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Professor highlights Native American mental health issues
March 23, 2017
The loss of cultural identity in Native American communities has greatly contributed to mental health issues, such as substance abuse and suicide, said Joseph Gone, psychology and American cultures professor at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Hinojosa says Texas lege should improve priorities
March 22, 2017
State Rep. Gina Hinojosa, D-Austin, said as a Catholic, she is aware how powerful shame can be in affecting change, and the Texas Legislature deserves some for failing to prioritize issues such as education funding.
Coffeeshop meeting fosters discourse about Islam, builds friendships with Muslims
March 19, 2017
A woman wearing a hijab, a traditional head covering worn by some Muslim women, in the Texas heat may automatically be viewed as oppressed, when in fact it was the individual’s decision, said Arif Mirza, outreach director for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Austin.
Texas GOP discuss minority, youth outreach at Capitol
March 10, 2017
Democrats have made better use of the term “diversity” in persuading votes from racial minorities than Republicans, Tarrant County Commissioner Andy Nguyen said Wednesday.
New book traces and unravels Trump’s worldview
March 10, 2017
After reviewing decades of President Donald Trump’s interviews, articles, books and tweets, King’s College professor Charlie Laderman has co-written a new book, “Donald Trump: The Making of a World View.”
Longest-serving African-American, woman discusses history serving in Legislature
February 23, 2017
State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, the longest-serving African-American and the longest-serving woman in Texas legislative history, discussed her experience Wednesday in government during the Barbara Jordan National Forum at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Study shows Texans enjoy yet barely interact in their communities
February 20, 2017
More than 82 percent of Texans like living in their communities, yet only 43 percent of Texans interact with neighbors at least once a week, according to a report by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life.
Littlefield Lecture Series hosts keynote on post-Civil War Reconstruction Era, voter suppression
February 17, 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn analyzed America’s Reconstruction period and touched upon voter suppression Thursday in the second annual Littlefield Lectures.
Panel at School of Law discusses strategies to target fake news
February 10, 2017
Ross Ramsey, co-founder of The Texas Tribune, emphasized the importance of fact-checking in journalism in a lecture at the UT School of Law Thursday.
Two professors host a discussion on MLK’s anti-Vietnam War speech
January 26, 2017
LBJ School of Public Affair professors discuss MLK’s anti-Vietnam War speech.
UT Games provide new avenues for classroom learning
January 22, 2017
UT researchers use video games to improve the classroom experience.
Texans must advocate for water protection bills
November 30, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao highlights the problem of water pollution in Texas and why our legislature must pass bills to limit it.
Ken Paxton’s lawsuits intrude on city autonomy
November 16, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao criticizes Attorney General Ken Paxton's frivolous lawsuits against cities and his hypocrisy in fighting government intrusion.
Censoring the YCT would restrict free speech
November 3, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao believes that Student Government bill (AR 15) would restrict the YCT's First Amendment rights.
Corporate executives must be held accountable
October 26, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao explains that prioritizing long-term company growth can help deincentivize corporate misbehavior.
Rep. Lamar Smith obstructs climate action, scientific progress
October 12, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao explains how District 21 Rep. Lamar Smith politicizes science and prevents action on climate change.
Google Home turns us into lazy royalty but helps medical field
October 5, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao explains that Google Home increases laziness in users but also helps the medical field.
Texas lawsuit against federal overtime rules is unwarranted
September 29, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao argues that the state lawsuit against overtime laws is unwarranted.
Students should have freedom to use e-cigarettes
September 21, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao explains why UT should end its crusade on e-cigarettes.
Abbott's STEM grants fail to raise school funding
September 14, 2016
Columnist Albert Zhao argues that Gov. Greg Abbott's proposed STEM grants are overshadowed by inadequate funding of Texas public schools.
Ken Paxton's lawsuit targets transgender Americans
September 1, 2016
Guest columnist Albert Zhao explains that Attorney General Ken Paxton uses false claims to attack transgender Americans.
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