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TSTV wins Sweepstakes award in Texas collegiate contest
April 25, 2013
TSTV wins award for best college television media in Texas
UT engineering group successfully launches balloon to edge of atmosphere
April 23, 2013
Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development launched a weather balloon nicknamed Bevo the Dragon on April 6 from a hangar in Hillsboro.
Former UT law school dean and professor John Sutton dies
April 22, 2013
John Sutton, former dean and professor of the School of Law, passed away Friday at the age of 95. Today, we review his legacy and achievements during his tenure.
'20ft Wide' revives Austin alley with art, architecture
April 18, 2013
For five days, an alley in downtown Austin will experience a transformation into a colorful, yet temporary, work of art and architecture.
Disclosure policy meets concern from Faculty Council
April 16, 2013
Professors and administrators of the UT System would be required to disclose and receive approval for the work and activities they do outside their jobs at the University under a new policy.
The White Rose Society starts off week with Human Rights Symposium
April 8, 2013
The Human Rights Symposium, hosted by The White Rose Society, will feature speeches by students, professors, and activists. The symposium aims to feature these activists and their stories.
Landscape Services team wins award for sustainability and maintenance
April 5, 2013
The medians on University Avenue between 21st Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard are officially award-winning, all thanks to UT’s Landscape Services.
UT research group uses math, simulations to analyze hurricanes
April 4, 2013
Before the next hurricane strikes Texas, a research group at UT would have already collected data on the hurricane, run simulations of its impact and handed its forecast over to the state to plan evacuations and direct emergency response teams – all within 90 minutes of a wind advisory.
Students celebrate engineering mascot Alec’s 105th birthday
April 2, 2013
It’s not every day students can meet a saint and take pictures with him.
Researchers determine genetic ancestry of the Texas Longhorn
April 2, 2013
Longhorns have a global ancestry that can be traced back over thousands of years to the Middle East and India.
Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku predicts future of technology in talk at UT
March 27, 2013
Cars that drive themselves, contact lenses that recognize people’s faces, a digital doctor that offers medical advice from a bathroom mirror.
“Energy at the Movies” PBS series stars UT professor Michael Webber
March 26, 2013
A new PBS series starring UT engineering professor Michael Weber aims to increase energy literacy among the public.
Author T. Coraghessan Boyle shares inspiration behind “San Miguel” and other stories
March 22, 2013
Author T. Coraghessan Boyle shared some of his stories Thursday night at the Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences Building.
UT Libraries increase their stock of e-books and electronic records
March 19, 2013
In addition to the sheer number of books lining the shelves of UT Libraries, hundreds of thousands more are stored unseen in the form of e-books.
Panelists discuss the future of Medicaid and healthcare policy in Texas
March 18, 2013
Panelists from the Center for Public Policy Priorities and Texas Public Policy Foundation discuss the implications of the Affordable Care Act on healthcare for Texans.
Rise, fall and interconnectedness of global economies explained by history professor
March 8, 2013
A lecture Thursday explained the collapse of an entire global economy at the beginning of the 19th century — all because of just two colonial revolutions in the Americas.
Gay men, straight women’s friendship stems from relationship advice
March 5, 2013
The absence of ulterior mating motivations between gay men and straight women make those friendships stand out among the more common relationships between heterosexual friends.
Lecture explores rare and antique books housed at law school library
March 1, 2013
Eric White, a curator for the Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University, discussed several of the world's oldest and rarest printed books in detail on Thursday in a lecture hosted by the law school’s Tarlton Law Library.
Bengali Students Association promotes International Mother Language Day
February 22, 2013
Members of the UT Bengali Students Association distributed pamphlets to students Thursday explaining the significance and history of International Mother Language Day, which raises awareness of the various languages throughout the world.
KVRX wraps up pledge drive fundraiser
February 18, 2013
KVRX, UT’s student-run radio station, concluded its annual pledge drive Monday, falling short of its fundraising goal.
Anthropologist Renato Rosaldo speaks on campus about overcoming loss through poetry
February 18, 2013
UT's Department of Anthropology hosted a talk by Renato Rosaldo, a professor of anthropology at New York University. He discussed overcoming the death of his wife using poetry to eternalize her memories in a new style called antropoesía.
Blanton Museum presents gallery talk on love and Cupid in paintings
February 15, 2013
In honor of Valentine’s Day, people had the opportunity to see love — quite literally.
From Point A to Point B: UT shuttle drivers keep the schedule rolling
February 13, 2013
Last year, they ferried more than 4.6 million passengers over 13 different routes, linking such areas as the Pickle Research Center in North Austin to Riverside in southeast Austin with the University.
Students use an Austrian School of Economics perspective to discuss Sweden’s economy
February 12, 2013
The UT Mises Circle hosted a talk that tries to debunk the perceived success of Sweden's capitalist economy. According to the group, welfare programs come at a price of high income taxes and an unsustainable degree of socialization.
Engineering professor appointed interim director of Energy Institute at UT
February 7, 2013
Chemical engineering professor Thomas Edgar will serve as interim director of the Energy Institute at UT.
Finance students create virtual tour of McCombs School of Business
February 5, 2013
Soon, students and visitors alike can take a tour of the McCombs School of Business without having to leave the house. The goals of the project include attracting prospective business students and aiding freshmen in navigating the facility.
Geology Professor Daniel Stockli uncovers forces behind Switzerland's Molasse Basin formation
February 4, 2013
UT professor Daniel Stockili presented a talk to students as part of a series through the Jackson School of Geosciences called "Brown Bag Seminars." He discussed the use of thermochronology to date rocks and discern the formation of the Molasse Basin in Switzerland.
UT screens “The Unforeseen,” discusses sustainable development in the new Liberal Arts Building
February 1, 2013
A documentary screened on campus Thursday night focused conversation on the history of the preservation of the Barton Creek area as a panel discussed the future of sustainable development in Austin.
Texas Workforce Commission finds unemployment rates falling
January 25, 2013
Records from the Texas Workforce Commission indicate that unemployment rates across Texas have recently fallen to their lowest percentages since 2008, while unemployment rates in Austin slightly increased between November and December 2012.
Former UT Chancellor Mark Yudof steps down from post as president of UC System
January 23, 2013
Former UT System Chancellor Mark Yudof announced plans Friday to step down as president of the University of California and to return to teaching law at UC-Berkeley after serving the University of California for five years.