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$5 million endowment funds advancement of American music
January 19, 2017
The Butler School of Music received a $5 million endowment to promote American music.
House, Senate budgets differ on public education funding, align on child services
January 18, 2017
Both chambers of the Texas Legislature proposed budget recommendations Tuesday highlighting funding priorities for the next two years.
Texas 85th Legislature underway with debate over key bills
January 17, 2017
After the pomp and circumstance and calls for unity of the first day died down, legislators resumed debate over key bills and set goals for the 85th session of the Texas Legislature.
85th Texas Legislature convenes, faces tight budget
January 10, 2017
After a year and a half hiatus, the Texas Legislature convened Tuesday at noon to officially begin its 85th session.
Mexican-American linguistics conference comes to UT
August 31, 2016
UT-Austin’s Center for Mexican American Studies will host the 45th annual Linguistic Association of the Southwest conference, a three-day event from September 15–17, which highlights Mexican-American culture and language.
Study finds ethical infractions in advertising in emerging markets in the Middle East
August 24, 2016
While expanding economic markets in the Middle East and North Africa attract new businesses, they also become sites of ethical transgressions in advertising, according to a study released by the Moody College of Communication.
Oil research on salt permeability raises questions about nuclear waste storage
December 1, 2015
Salt may be more permeable than previously thought, raising questions about whether salt isolates nuclear waste effectively, according to a new study released by researchers at UT.
Peace Corps applications from UT hit all-time high
November 30, 2015
Applications from UT students to join the Peace Corps surged to an all-time high for the 2015 fiscal year, according to UT Peace Corps recruiter Kristi Stillwell.
College of Liberal Arts to increase online courses
November 23, 2015
The College of Liberal Arts and the Digital Writing and Research Lab are working to offer more online courses and incorporate new technology into traditional classrooms next semester.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist explores Obama administration's national security issues in latest book
November 17, 2015
Charlie Savage, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, spoke about his latest book, “Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency,” on Monday afternoon.
International architects, designers compete in Austin competition
November 16, 2015
The natural and artificial worlds came together in an architecture installation Saturday, bringing together architects and designers from around the world to create site-specific pieces for Circle Acres Nature Preserve.
Ag-gag bills hinder investigation of factory farms, according to adjunct professor
November 9, 2015
Ag-gag laws are “clearly an impediment to anyone trying to investigate” factory farming facilities, according to Amon Burton, an adjunct professor of law.
Texas Arbor Day celebrates, protects University’s trees
November 9, 2015
To celebrate Texas Arbor Day, Landscape Services, University staff and members of the community gathered to plant three fruit trees at the corner of San Jacinto and 24th streets Friday morning.
Uber criticizes City of Austin’s background check procedure regarding drivers for hire
November 3, 2015
Uber criticized the City of Austin’s background checks for drivers for hire as the City moves to finalize background check procedures for ride-hailing companies.
Motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez concludes UT’s Real Beauty campaign
November 2, 2015
Lizzie Velasquez, a 26-year-old motivational speaker, author and anti-bullying activist, spoke Friday evening about her experience combating bullying stemming from a condition which prevents her from gaining weight.
Students discuss disabilities, coping mechanisms in Disability Advocacy Student Coalition forum
October 27, 2015
Seven students with disabilities had the opportunity to discuss their disability and share coping mechanisms they use to manage them during a forum hosted by the Disability Advocacy Student Coalition.
Video game immersion panel discusses game development, careers
October 26, 2015
A panel of guest speakers discussed current developments and careers in the video game industry Thursday.
Vacant security post raises student concern
October 19, 2015
Reymundo Padron, night operations manager and UT employee since 2005, was let go Oct. 6 for unknown reasons.
Texas Language Center opens application for professional development award proposals
October 19, 2015
Proposals for Professional Development Awards to enhance language curriculum are now being accepted through the Texas Language Center.
PCL bake sale raises funds for American Cancer Society
October 15, 2015
The Perry-Castañeda Library held its annual bake sale Wednesday to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Indigenous Collective hosts film screening for Indigenous Peoples' Day
October 13, 2015
To celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, UT’s Native American Indigenous Collective hosted a meet and greet and film screening to increase campus awareness of indigenous cultures.
UT opens enrollment for spring informal classes
October 5, 2015
Students and community members interested in reading tea leaves, backyard chicken raising, and more can now sign up for UT’s spring Informal Classes, which opened registration Monday.
Journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary promotes work in democratic media
September 29, 2015
Shubhranshu Choudhary, a Knight International Journalism Fellow, wants to utilize his democratic media model, CGNet Swara, to increase communication across underserved communities.
HackTX brings students together for a 24-hour hackathon
September 28, 2015
More than 600 students from 10 universities competed to create viable working software in a 24 hour hackathon over the weekend.
Mental health advocate discusses intersection of mental health, race
September 22, 2015
Minority communities are often left out of conversations about mental healthcare due in part to a stigma, Dior Vargas said at a lecture Monday.
Museum holds Identification Day for visitors' rocks, artifacts
September 21, 2015
The Austin public brought natural objects to the Texas Memorial Museum to be identified by experts Sunday afternoon.
UT discontinues Texas Express bus service after lack of demand
September 15, 2015
UT has discontinued the Texas Express bus service for the 2015–2016 school year.
International Office hosts study abroad fair
September 9, 2015
UT’s International Office held a study abroad fair outside Gregory Gym on Thursday to give students a chance to learn more about the possibilities of studying abroad.
UT Energy Symposium kicks off with talk about government's role in climate change
September 4, 2015
The government must partner closely with energy companies to combat climate change, according to Syracuse professor David Popp.
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