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UT professor’s analysis confirms negative effects of spanking on children
May 4, 2016
Elizabeth Gershoff, UT human development and family sciences associate professor, and Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, associate professor of social work at the University of Michigan, published an analysis of 50 years of research which confirmed spanking children can cause low self-esteem, weak relationships with parents and other negative outcomes.
Alpha Epsilon Pi hosts Rock-a-thon to raise money for cancer research
May 2, 2016
For 24 hours straight, a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity sat in a rocking chair on 24th Street to raise money for the American Cancer Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.
Business professor and graduate student debate about guaranteed national minimum income
April 27, 2016
Students gathered Tuesday to watch management senior lecturer John Doggett and business graduate student Dustin Ripley debate whether or not guaranteed national minimum income would be beneficial.
Nursing students use ‘aging game’ to empathize with older patients
April 25, 2016
An introductory nursing class seeks to teach students to understand what older patients are going through in order to provide the best care and ensure his or her health.
Grant allows Knight Center for Journalism to add more free online courses
April 20, 2016
The Knight Center for Journalism, a UT program that trains journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean, recently received $600,000 to expand its global online courses.
Research project aims to help foster children
April 17, 2016
Foster children and potential adoptive families can encounter many difficulties during the adoption process, but UT is part of a research project that is trying to make things easier.
UT Fencing Club competes at Nationals
April 13, 2016
The UT Fencing Club competed in the United States Associate of Collegiate Fencing Clubs (USACFC) College Fencing National Championships on April 3, placing seventh overall out of 38 schools.
Students 'Brave the Shave' to help children with cancer
April 11, 2016
Hundreds of students gathered in front of the Main Building on Sunday for Brave the Shave, a fundraising event during which students shave their heads in support of children with cancer.
Museum Studies certificate to be offered to undergraduates next fall
April 3, 2016
Starting in the fall, undergraduate students will be able to gain a museum studies certificate as part of the Bridging Disciplines Program.
Founder of Kickstarter visits UT
March 30, 2016
The founder of Kickstarter, Perry Chen, visited UT yesterday to talk about how he started the company that has helped many people achieve their goals.
Uber’s new app delivers food to students’ doors
March 28, 2016
When leaving the dorms to go get food seems like too much of a struggle, UberEATS could offer a solution for many hungry students.
Texas English Linguistics Lab analyzes Trump, Sanders accents
March 23, 2016
Presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) are not similar in background or policy, but they have one thing in common: their distinctive New York accents.
KUT podcast investigates food history, connection to capitalism
March 9, 2016
KUT’s new podcast, “The Secret Ingredient,” explores food and its connection to capitalism, colonialism and death.
UT service fraternity owns world’s largest Texas flag
March 7, 2016
Weighing 450 pounds and stretching 100-by-150 feet, the largest Texas flag in the world calls UT-Austin home.
Queen’s College professor calls for removing algebra from required curriculum
March 2, 2016
Algebra is the reason why 40 percent of the people who start college don’t finish, according to a newly published book on math education.
Student organizes basketball charity tournament to raise money for children battling cancer
February 29, 2016
A UT student organized a student-run basketball charity tournament Saturday in memory of her father, raising approximately $450 for children with cancer.
Sen. Zaffirini to receive Outstanding Alumna Award from Moody College
February 24, 2016
Texas Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) will receive the Moody College of Communication Outstanding Alumna Award on April 17.
FRI program works to counteract wine fraud
February 22, 2016
A group of student researchers works as ‘wine detectives’ with chemistry professor Eric Anslyn to decide whether a bottle of wine is truly wine or rather a counterfeit trying to take its place.
UT engineering program to offer college credit for high school students
February 17, 2016
The Engineer Your World program received $2 million in December to help transition the program to a dual enrollment course, meaning it will offer not only high school credit, but also UT credit.
Oxford professor answers questions about science, Christianity
February 15, 2016
Students and faculty packed the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom on Friday night to have their questions about science and Christianity answered by John Lennox, a mathematics professor at the University of Oxford who has written several books about science and theology.
City Council approves resolution for artist community in southeast Austin
February 11, 2016
A 9.4-acre tract of land In Southeast Austin could soon become a new community for Austin artists.
Artist explains social commentary behind work
February 3, 2016
Students and faculty gathered Tuesday in the Art Building to listen to award-winning artist Ann Hamilton discuss her work and artistic process as well as answer some students’ questions.
New graduate program trains working professionals in identity management, security
February 1, 2016
UT has launched a new collaborative master’s degree program with the goal of keeping people safe from identity theft and fraud.
New online, interactive history class debuts
January 27, 2016
This semester, students will be able to enroll in a new online history class that they can participate in from their dorm rooms.