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UT's graduation rate increases five percent
September 21, 2017
Sixty-six percent of the class of 2017 graduated within four years, UT announced, achieving the University’s largest ever jump between years in its four-year graduation rate — an increase of about five percent from the previous year.
Competition increases as UT automatic acceptance rate drops
September 17, 2017
Admissions to UT will become more competitive with a 6 percent automatic acceptance rate for fall 2019 applicants.
Harvey-affected UT students eligible for financial aid
September 6, 2017
The University is offering more funding and resources to Longhorns impacted by Hurricane Harvey, with students and faculty across campus stepping in to support and donate to these efforts.
UT recognized for increase in graduation rates, award finalist
September 5, 2017
UT has been recognized as having one of the nation’s leading initiatives to improve student graduation rates after increasing degree completion by 10 percent over four years.
Dell Medical School creates Department of Oncology
August 29, 2017
The Dell Medial School's Department of Oncology opened in mid-August to bring together different areas of cancer research and treatment.
UT professor, students collaborate with Air Force to conduct nuclear research
August 29, 2017
Derek Haas, mechanical engineering assistant professor, began a research collaboration with the U.S. Air Force and two first-year nuclear engineer graduate students, Brandon De Luna and Marji Pasman.
Shots fired at I35 and Manor Road Sunday morning
July 30, 2017
APD and UTPD investigated an incident early this morning where shots were fired under the overpass of Interstate 35 and Manor Road.
APD warns community about scam calls appearing to be from police
July 23, 2017
The Austin Police Department warned the public Thursday about an Internal Revenue Service phone scam in which the scammer used a caller ID that was identical to an APD number.
Kendrex White indicted for murder, aggravated assault
July 17, 2017
Kendrex White was indicted by a grand jury Monday for murder and three counts of aggravated assault, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Austin cyclist accidents steadily decreasing over five-year period
July 16, 2017
Bicycle accidents in Austin have decreased by nearly one-third over the past five years, yet several areas of the city remain just as dangerous to cyclists, according to data from Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services.
Jury selection process for Weiser case discussed in court
July 7, 2017
Lawyers in the Haruka Weiser murder case met in court Thursday morning to discuss the jury selection process for the upcoming October trial, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Computer science student wins $1000 with game pitch
May 2, 2017
Computer science junior Callie Koch combined a love for game design with her understanding of social anxiety to pitch a social situation simulator that won her team $1,000.
Activists protest global warming denial on Trump's 100th day in office
April 30, 2017
Climate change activists rallied at the Texas Capitol during President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office to protest state and national policies that deny global warming.
Bureau of Economic Geology introduces radio program on Earth Day
April 23, 2017
“EarthDate,” a collection of two-minute radio segments from researchers at the Jackson School of Geosciences, debuted on Earth Day with 10 segments made available to stations and listeners worldwide.
Frank Erwin Center hosts senior design fashion show
April 20, 2017
Senior fashion designers debuted their unique clothing collections, showing off pieces they have been working on since the fall semester at the annual University of Texas Fashion Show on Wednesday evening at the Frank Erwin Center.
CMHC event offers platform for mental health struggles
April 12, 2017
Depression and anxiety once consumed neuroscience junior Justin Ahamed’s life — until he opened up about his struggles and finally accepted help.
Campus organization provides donations, support to hospitalized rape victims
April 9, 2017
A newly formed student group on campus helps comfort sexual assault survivors by sending them donations and kits filled with clothing items, toiletries and notes of support while they’re in the hospital.
Research shows black millennials are the most optimistic about their futures
March 28, 2017
Black and Hispanic millennials are more optimistic toward their futures than their white and Asian counterparts, according to a study released March 20 by the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations and the Richards/Lerma advertising agency.
Restaurants remain open despite failed health inspections
March 26, 2017
At least 20 restaurants in zip codes surrounding UT Austin are continuing their operations with few repercussions despite failing or receiving low scores from the health department in the past three years.
Israel Block Party generates protest
March 23, 2017
Celebrators and protesters of the Israel Block Party stood on opposing sides of Speedway on Wednesday afternoon, exchanging their conflicting ideologies in what has become an annual occasion for both parties.
Cockrell's 'Girl Day' promotes female engineers
February 27, 2017
Hundreds of elementary and middle school girls from around Austin celebrated UT’s 16th annual Girl Day on Saturday at the Cockrell School of Engineering, where they participated in hands-on engineering activities ranging from building makeshift prosthetics to coding.
Artist Yael Kanarek guest lectures and works with students in UT's Foundry
February 14, 2017
Designer Yael Kanarek, who works with mediums ranging from 3-D prints to graphic designs and jewelry, taught as a guest lecturer and worked with fine arts students as an artist-in-residence.
Graduate student wins UT’s first Three Minute Thesis competition
February 13, 2017
Graduate student Nadine Ross won UT’s first annual Three Minute Thesis competition with her research on citizenship and national belonging.
Journalism professor awarded for long-term studies on how news shapes public’s perception
February 7, 2017
Journalism professor Stephen Reese was awarded the Paul J. Deutschmann Award, one of the top journalism research honors, for his long-term studies on how news can shape the public’s perception of the world.
Teach for America CEO speaks about educational inequity
February 1, 2017
Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard spoke to students on Tuesday on the importance of equal opportunity in education and how any student can become a teacher.
CMHC Student organization sets up agenda for the new semester
January 24, 2017
Members of the Counseling and Mental Health Center Student Organization planned brand new events open to all students at their first meeting of the year on Tuesday.
Student Government’s first Story Night of the year addresses student mental health issues
January 23, 2017
Students share their mental health stories at a Student Government event.
Hate crimes against Muslims in Austin are the highest they’ve been since 2001
December 5, 2016
The amount of hate crimes targeting Muslims is the highest it has been since 9/11, having increased about 33 percent in Austin in the past two years, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
In-N-Out Burger opens on the Drag
December 1, 2016
The In-N-Out Burger on the corner of Guadalupe and 27th streets officially opened its doors Thursday, making it the seventh location in Austin.
Muslim students lead open prayer in Main Mall to protest potential new law
November 30, 2016
Nearly 50 Muslim students openly prayed Wednesday in the Main Mall to protest an Israeli bill that would restrict mosques’ call to prayer.
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.
Austinites march in protest against Dakota Access pipeline
November 16, 2016
Protesters marched past the Texas State Capitol in an effort to call out companies for their investment with the Dakota Access Pipeline.
UT students hold clothing drive for protestors at Standing Rock
November 11, 2016
Two UT graduate students are collecting winter clothing donations to deliver to Standing Rock Sioux protesters in North Dakota this Thanksgiving break.
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.
Women in the Arts event presents work of UT women
November 6, 2016
The Texas Women’s Council showcased the work of female students in the fields of film, photography, theater and more at the Union on Sunday.
Speakers address stereotypes surrounding stuttering at open mic
October 24, 2016
Individuals who stutter, ranging in ages from middle school to adulthood, shared their stories Saturday at an open mic in the West Mall in celebration of International Stuttering Awareness Day.
UT professors, students create database tracking support for Trump
October 16, 2016
Professors and students began working Friday on an open database that tracks Republican legislators’ support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump around the country and gives extensive details on each official.
Leaders of Nueces Mosque plan for reconstruction
October 11, 2016
Plans for the reconstruction of the Nueces Mosque in West Campus are taking off after decades of delay.
UT volunteers tutor refugee children in light of Texas refugee defunding
October 7, 2016
Arabic-speaking students at UT are tutoring Austin’s newly settled refugee families who can no longer receive benefits from the state as of Sept. 30.
New organization unites Hispanic journalists
September 30, 2016
A chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists has opened at UT, allowing journalism students such as junior Nidia Cavazos to feel a sense of community in the diverse world of journalism.
Forum evaluates Kaepernick's recent protests
September 23, 2016
Students for Equity and Diversity hosted an open forum Thursday at which students evaluated quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s recent protests.
Dell Medical students create mural at HOPE Outdoor Gallery
September 19, 2016
Students design “Healthy Austin” mural to thank the Austin community.
McCombs to offer four new courses this spring
September 12, 2016
Starting next spring, students in the McCombs School of Business earning a Masters of Business Administration will be able to enroll in four new courses ranging from finance to economics and management.
PCL screens film to commemorate death of Israeli filmmaker
September 9, 2016
The Institute For Israel Studies screened the award-winning Israeli film “To Take A Wife” Thursday at the PCL as part of a three-part series.
MyUT website to replace UTDirect as students’ main online resource portal
September 2, 2016
New student portal MyUT debuted this fall as the main site to address student needs and will replace UTDirect by 2017.
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.
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.
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