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O's kiosk at Ransom Center collects dust for two years
April 28, 2017
An abandoned food stand has sat empty in front of the of the Harry Ransom Center for two years.
Students protest to demand the University end its contract with Nike over alleged human rights abuses
April 25, 2017
Students gathered on the steps of the UT Tower at noon Monday to protest the University’s contract with Nike, accusing the multinational footwear company of letting human rights abuses occur in their Hansae Vietnam factory.
UT chemists develop efficient chemical detector
April 23, 2017
Chemists at UT are opening the door for medical advances after synthesizing a material that can drastically reduce the cost and time required for chemical testing.
McDonald Observatory dedicates $40 million upgrade
April 21, 2017
The University’s McDonald Observatory in West Texas dedicated its $40 million telescope upgrade last week and is now performing an in-depth study of a mysterious force known as dark energy.
Organization uses “4/20” Bake Sale to promote medical amnesty policy
April 21, 2017
The organization Students for Sensible Drug Policy sold $1 brownies and made jokes in honor of “4/20” Thursday to raise awareness for the University’s medical amnesty program for drug overdoses.
SG tackles SB 576, menstrual products
April 19, 2017
High-traffic bathrooms on campus could soon be stocked with menstrual hygiene products.
Majority of 110th Student Government assembly representatives recurringly absent
April 14, 2017
A majority of the Student Government assembly was absent from at least one out of every five assembly meetings during the last session.
Geology professor talks sea level rise
April 7, 2017
If carbon dioxide levels are not stabilized soon, almost 150 million people will be displaced by rising sea levels and forced to move inland by 2100, according to a geology expert.
New vice president, SG assembly sworn in
April 5, 2017
The 111th Student Government assembly and Micky Wolf, student body vice president, were sworn in at its inaugural meeting last night.
UTPD records show highest crime rates occur during September
March 31, 2017
Crime rates in and around residence halls jumped by almost 50 percent last September, according to records of all UT Police Department calls in the last seven months.
Dell Medical School and Blanton Museum partner to teach empathy through art
March 31, 2017
The Dell Medical School partnered with the Blanton Museum of Art to teach medical students empathy through art.
Holi Festival 2017
March 26, 2017
Students, faculty, and community members gathered at LBJ lawn to celebrate the annual Holi festival, hosted by the Hindu Student's Association.
Mayor Adler discusses changes to land development code with community members
March 23, 2017
To push forward CodeNEXT, a plan to simplify land development regulations, Austin Mayor Steve Adler met with members of the local tech community Wednesday evening to ask for help.
Scientists create new form of matter called a time crystal
March 19, 2017
University faculty, in association with other institutions, broke ground in physics with the recent discovery of a new phase of matter — the time crystal.
Potential federal arts funding cuts could affect University projects
March 10, 2017
As Congress scrambles to find the resources necessary to increase national security spending, the National Endowment for the Arts and programs like it could be in peril.
Student Government passes resolution in support of Jewish students
March 8, 2017
In response to the bomb threats, anti-Semitic social media posts and vandalism, Student Government unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring support for Jewish students on campus.
Bebe Rexha: All Your Fault Tour
March 4, 2017
Panel discusses perceptions of Islam since 9/11
March 3, 2017
To combat anti-Muslim rhetoric, students held a panel Thursday to discuss how perceptions of Islam in the U.S. have changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Study finds way to motivate students while maintaining autonomy
March 3, 2017
Even as a graduate student, Jin Seo struggled to balance personal goals with the research assigned to her.
Hundreds cram into Tejas House’s front yard to see Tom Herman
February 24, 2017
Hundreds crammed into Tejas House’s front yard to hear from Tom Herman and ask questions about the upcoming football season Thursday evening.
Panel discusses local effects of Trump’s immigration policy
February 23, 2017
Students and immigration advocates discussed the local effects of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies Wednesday.
MedSpring Urgent Care on Guadalupe closes
February 17, 2017
The MedSpring Urgent Care located at Guadalupe and 21st streets closes permanently tonight at 9 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes to campus, discusses American historical perspectives
February 15, 2017
Historian discusses differing perspectives in American history.
Distrust of school authority may hurt minority students
February 15, 2017
Students of color are less likely to attend college if they lose trust in teachers as early as middle school.
Study shows lack of trust affects academic success for students of color
February 13, 2017
Students of color are less likely to attend college if they lose trust in teachers starting in middle school, according to a psychology study conducted by researchers from UT, Columbia University and Stanford University.
Former regent speaks at Tejas club
February 10, 2017
At the end of his six years as a UT regent, Alex Cranberg shared stories of his ascension from being an undergrad at the University to a powerful member of the oil and gas industry and a University regent.
Distinguished former LBJ library director dies at 95
January 24, 2017
Harry Middleton, who released the infamous LBJ telephone tapes during his tenure as director of the LBJ Presidential Library, died on Jan. 20.
Slideshow: Photos from White Lives Matter Protest
November 21, 2016
White Lives Matter supporters protested on the Texas State Capitol grounds on Saturday afternoon November 19th. Black Lives Matter supporters responded with a protest of their own and outnumbered the White Lives Matters supporters.
Queer Terrortories exhibition showcases LGBT identity politics
November 18, 2016
Secrecy and suppression were a normal part of Ryan Hawk’s life before he came out six years ago.
Army Special Forces Veteran continues leadership as president of SVA
November 10, 2016
Dan Leach had already jumped 82 times, but this one was different. He was saying goodbye to the armed forces, relishing the airborne plunge for the last time.
Slideshow: Photos from Election Night 2016
November 10, 2016
Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election watch parties around Austin. Texas Republicans and Democrats held watch parties at The Driskill Hotel and Big Daddy's Burgers and Bar, while UT students had watch parties in the Student Activity Center and Jester Dormitory.
Dell Medical School unveils new conch shell sculpture
November 4, 2016
The seven-ton bronze conch, created by Marc Quinn, measures 11 feet tall and more than 16 feet wide.
Theatre Department uses advanced technology in 19th century show
November 2, 2016
Actors zip out of enormous Civil War era dresses, set pieces appear to magically slide onstage and projections materialize an eerie lightning storm approaching the audience. For one of the most intricate shows the theatre department has ever done, they turned to 21st century technology to solve the issues of a musical based in the 19th century.
300: Former improv performer serves up coffee, comedy
October 24, 2016
Along with getting customers' orders right, alumna Amy McCurdy tries her best to make them laugh.
Freshman shares experience coming out to friends, family
October 11, 2016
As 17-year-old Jace Klein sat in his room sprinkling glitter onto a Batgirl T-shirt, his dad approached him with the question he’d been dreading for months: “Are you gay?”
Department of Theatre and Dance puts on play “In the Red and Brown Water”
October 5, 2016
“In the Red and Brown Water” unmasks issues of inequality suffered by minorities in the United States.
300: Harry Ransom Center Instructor helps professors and students connect to the past
October 4, 2016
Snooping around her father’s desk as a young girl, Andi Gustavson found snapshots her dad took as a soldier during the Vietnam War. But unlike many of the violent images taken during the war, her father’s photos showed soldiers playing cards during downtime.
Longhorn Band gets new marching twirler
September 21, 2016
While riding the bus home from work, public relations junior Erica Kuntz got a call she had been hoping to get for two years.
300: McDonald Observatory astrophotographer shoots for the stars
September 19, 2016
Shivering at the top of Mauna Kea, astrophotographer Ethan Tweedie quickly set up his tripod and camera as two of the telescopes at the Keck Observatory began to open up.
Studio started by UT alumnus uses dance to spread Latin American culture
September 16, 2016
Two dozen dancers dressed in floor-length, drab skirts slam their plastic rifles to the ground. The song “La Adelita” blares in the background. These women are going to war.
Slideshow: Photos from Austin Pride 2016
August 29, 2016
The city of Austin celebrated its 26th annual Pride parade in downtown Austin. Many companies and organizations marched in the parade such as SXSW, Facebook, Texas Exes and Apple.
Slideshow: Photos from the Dildo Rally
August 24, 2016
University of Texas at Austin students rally with dildos against gun laws allowing guns on campus. More than 4,000 dildos were given out to students to show their support against guns on campus.
Slideshow: Photos from Gone To Texas 2016
August 24, 2016
Gone to Texas welcomes freshmen and transfer students every fall semester to the Forty Acres. The University President makes an appearance with performances by student dance groups and the Longhorn Band.
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