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LBJ students advance to Public Policy semis
April 19, 2017
Students of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs advanced to the semifinals of the National Public Policy Challenge with their proposal to help Austin’s elderly population attain affordable healthcare.
Two engineering students win UT President’s Leadership Award
April 16, 2017
Two of the six annual President’s Leadership Awards were given to students from the Cockrell School of Engineering.
McCombs million-dollar investor takes fresh look at marketing
April 16, 2017
Robert Malcolm, executive in residence at the McCombs School of Business, recently donated $1 million to the marketing department to help fund new research and technological techniques.
WordPress Engine founder speaks at startup conference
April 5, 2017
A UT student startup group paired with the founder of the largest managed WordPress hosting company in the world, which offers tools for businesses to build websites, to challenge aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch startup ideas on the spot at Startup Meetup.
UT professor and playwright sends intellectually rigorous and politically urgent message
April 2, 2017
Lisa B. Thompson, African and African Diaspora studies associate professor and playwright, aims to ask her audience how willing they are to put themselves in discomfort to help others in her play, “Underground.”
theSkimm co-founders discuss how they turned their passion into a startup
March 8, 2017
The co-founders of theSkimm, a daily email newsletter, discussed turning their passion for news into an innovative startup and reaching over 5 million subscribers worldwide on the last day of UT Entrepreneurship Week.
Latinitas raises $7,400 during Amplify Austin Day
March 5, 2017
Latinitas, a non-profit founded at UT that focuses on empowering young Latinas through media and technology, raised $7,400 Friday to help families in need of financial assistance to send their daughters to summer camp.
Whole Woman’s Health lawyer urges lawmakers to improve health care access
February 22, 2017
Courtroom victories should turn ideologies into improved government services, said Stephanie Toti, attorney for Whole Woman’s Health, at a talk on Tuesday.
South Asian students use comedy to stand in solidarity with refugees
February 20, 2017
South Asian student groups shed light on a serious subject by putting on a comedy show on Saturday to raise money for refugees in Austin.
New leadership in Jewish Studies Center looks at history from a different perspective
February 6, 2017
Associate Professor Tatjana Lichtenstein hopes to change perceptions of Jewishness as the associate director of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies.
Author says studying slavery is key to understanding racial America
January 29, 2017
The commodification of enslaved people did not die with them, history professor Daina Ramey Berry said at a signing for her latest novel Friday.
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