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Austin Transportation Department uses tool to identify high-injury network on street grid
September 19, 2019
The Austin Transportation Department utilizes a data-informed planning tool to identify areas in Austin that have a relatively high number of serious traffic injuries and fatal crashes.
UT alumna sues Travis County district attorney, assistant for defamation over rape case
September 18, 2019
A UT alumna filed a class action lawsuit against two employees of the Travis County District Attorney’s office last week, claiming a district attorney and her assistant lied to the public about her sexual assault.
Austin City Council passes budget, adds 30 new APD officers
September 16, 2019
Thirty officer positions will be added to the Austin Police Department, following City Council’s approval of the city budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year Tuesday.
UTPD takes active measures to keep employees safe
September 12, 2019
With the University located in downtown Austin, safety concerns are common among UT faculty and staff. The UT Police Department, the Victim Advocate Network and UT Staff Council work together to combat crime and assist victims.
New law allows police officers to be aware of communication disorders during traffic stops
September 11, 2019
Drivers with communication disorders have the option to indicate their disorder on their vehicle registration under a new Texas law.
People for PMA hold grassroots discussion on renaming Robert Lee Moore Hall
September 11, 2019
Student organization People for PMA discussed their grassroots effort to rename Robert Lee Moore Hall to the Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy building during a town hall Tuesday evening.
New equipment expected to improve fingerprint visualization in APD’s forensics lab
September 9, 2019
Following Austin City Council’s approval last month, Austin Police Department’s forensic department is receiving new equipment to better detect fingerprints from surfaces such as flexible pastics, woven fabric or glossy paper.
Austin 311 reports spike in homelessness calls
September 9, 2019
The number of 311 calls concerning homeless people between June and August more than quadrupled since last year, Austin 311 reported.
The City of Austin attempts to reduce traffic fatalities
September 4, 2019
The number of traffic fatalities in Austin this year is already higher than it was at this time last year, but Vision Zero hopes to turn that around.
APD announces expansion of mental health training for officers
September 4, 2019
The Austin Police Department announced Aug. 27 that the department will expand their mental health training for all police officers to include 40 additional hours of crisis intervention training.
Austin-Travis County EMS uses Facebook to alert users of unsafe situations
September 2, 2019
Facebook is introducing a new tool to alert users about unsafe situations in their area, and Austin-Travis County EMS was one of the first government agencies to beta test it.
APD, local businesses work together to combat hate crimes
August 29, 2019
The Austin Police Department is partnering with local businesses to protect LGBTQ victims of hate crimes and harassment in public.
Parking and Transportation provides rules for campus parking
August 29, 2019
Students who drive to class are familiar with the permits, citations and frustrations that come with parking on campus.
Austin-Travis County EMS, UHS encourages active measures to prevent heat-related medical incidents
August 28, 2019
For students walking between their dorms or apartments to classes, the Austin heat can be unbearable. However, there are measures that can be taken to protect against heat-related illness while on campus.
University Housing and Dining expands dining hours, introduces unlimited swipes
August 26, 2019
University Housing and Dining is rolling out operational changes this semester that give dining hall-goers more options than they had in previous years.
First Nicky Cumberland Classic held, all proceeds to benefit the Nicholas Antonio Cumberland Scholarship Fund
May 5, 2019
Friends and family of Nicky Cumberland, who died last fall from injuries sustained in a car accident on the way home from a Texas Cowboys retreat, gathered Sunday at the Morris Williams Golf Course for the first annual Nicky Cumberland Classic, an event dedicated to his life and to future recipients of the Nicholas Antonio Cumberland Scholarship.
New CapMetro initiative promises electric future
April 28, 2019
Capital Metro is taking a step into the future with the purchase of electric buses that will hit the road within the next year.
Steven Crowder puts a twist on ‘Change My Mind’ at UT
April 16, 2019
The segment, which has turned into a meme on social media, usually consists of Crowder debating controversial topics with college students. But during his visit to UT, Crowder broke from tradition by also facilitating debates between two students instead of debating with just one student.
Legislature bills to eliminate red light cameras hit the brakes
April 12, 2019
Despite early momentum and bipartisan support, two bills to eliminate red light cameras have seen a slowdown this week after being left pending in committee.
Weekend MBA program in Dallas moves uptown for networking, location
April 3, 2019
The program has signed a seven-year lease with the Centrum, an office building owned by the real estate company Cawley Partners and Oaktree Capital Management LP.
Dobie renovations to be completed this summmer
March 29, 2019
Private dorm Dobie Twenty21 will finish renovations that started in July 2015 by this summer, using 2018 resident feedback to update and modernize living spaces and amenities.
Professor defends use of "n-word" in classroom
March 10, 2019
For students taking associate government professor H.W. Perry’s Civil Liberties class, there is a trigger warning waiting for them in the syllabus: Perry “will often use the ‘n word’ or sexist words or graphically describe indecent situations” to provoke discussions about whether they should be protected speech.
Want to develop video games? There’s a program for you
March 3, 2019
The Computer Science and Arts and Entertainment Technologies departments have partnered to launch the Game Development and Design program in order to provide undergraduates with the resources they need to go into the video game industry.
Trump’s simple language isn’t what sets him apart from past presidents, researchers find
February 24, 2019
People across the political spectrum agree that while some aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency are unconventional. But his simple speech style isn’t, according to a study conducted by UT psychology researchers.
Blanton redesigning grounds, expanding Latin American collection
February 17, 2019
The Blanton Museum of Art has received a gift of $20 million from the Moody Foundation to transform their grounds, as well as over 100 works of art from the Spanish and Portuguese Americas.
Guest speaker discusses global communications in age of Trump, nationalism
January 31, 2019
Brexit and the election of President Donald Trump are evidence of the recent resurgence of nationalism, said Terry Flew, creative industries and communication professor, at a talk Thursday.