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Briscoe Center reopens after renovation
April 17, 2017
The nationally renowned Dolph Briscoe Center for American History reopened to the public last week after an 18-month renovation period that added nearly 4,000 square feet of exhibit spaces.
Panel discusses importance of diversity
April 6, 2017
Two organizations from Student Government, Muslim Student Association and Queer & Trans Students Alliance gathered in a panel Wednesday to emphasize the importance of diversity at UT.
Harry Ransom Center receives grant to digitize records
April 4, 2017
The Harry Ransom Center received a $195,000 grant last week from the National Endowment of the Arts to digitize some of the its archives.
Activist reveals how Muslims support religious freedom
March 30, 2017
In a talk hosted by the Clements Center for National Security, Bryson, director of operations and development at the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom, dsicussed how Muslims around the world are working together to correct the un-Islamic ideologies proposed by jihadist groups by clarifying the Quran’s promotion of peace and religious toleration.
UNICEF creates awareness for clean drinking water through art
March 28, 2017
Texas UNICEF kicked off World Water Week on Monday by telling the story of Aysha, a fictional character that chronicles a typical story of a young girl from Ethiopia and her journey to get clean water, through an art exhibition on the West Mall.
Mexican-American writers discuss the significance of their literature when all eyes are on the border
March 24, 2017
Dagoberto Gilb did not know much about his white father, but one thing has stuck with him since his youth. “Never tell anyone you’re Mexican, say you’re Spanish,” his father used to tell him.
Voices Against Violence has conversations with Indian students about interpersonal violence
March 2, 2017
UT students and Voices Against Violence exchanged Skype calls over the past month with students in India to discuss what they can do to prevent interpersonal violence on their college campuses.
Roundtable considers climate change, effects on policy
February 28, 2017
In a broader global sense, it’s worth remembering the relationship between climate and policy is not just about the future, said anthropology assistant professor Jason Cons on Monday.
Solar vehicle team speeds on to success
February 24, 2017
UT’s Solar Vehicles Team is harnessing the sun’s energy to speed their way to success in a solar vehicle track race this summer.
Victoria Prescott performs at slam poetry session
February 23, 2017
She sat still in her car, silent and in shock after witnessing the burial of her best friend. She remembered the white morning glory flowers on the grave, and she remembered how on her way home, a field blossomed in white, reminding the now poet, Victoria Prescott, that her friend was still with her. That moment was Prescott's call to poetry.
Panelists discuss Trump’s executive orders and U.S.-Mexico relations
February 16, 2017
Professors, students and community members stood in solidarity Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration policies and U.S.-Mexico border relations.
Joseph Havel discusses journey as an artist
February 7, 2017
Internationally acclaimed artist Joseph Havel visited UT on Monday to share his experiences and journeys as an artist within the Austin community.
Transgender comedian performs stand-up, discusses political views
January 31, 2017
Transgender stand-up comedian discuss political views
TreeFolks hosts first tree ID walk at UT
December 1, 2016
UT’s campus is home to many different types of trees; however, students don’t always stop to acknowledge them and the benefits they provide.
New project provides free training for parents of children with autism
December 1, 2016
Parents across Texas now have access to specialized training on UT’s campus to help develop the speech and language communication skills of their children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
Bush Administration's chief political strategist provides insight into 2016 election results
November 18, 2016
Many nationwide polls didn’t predict Donald Trump would win the presidency, but Matthew Dowd, a political strategist and chief political commentator for ABC News, said he saw Trump’s victory coming.
Clinical study testing advanced imaging methods and partnership bring community together
November 16, 2016
UT has commenced a clinical study to test advanced imaging methods that predict early on which breast cancer patients would respond better to treatment.
Aspirations of Speedway construction unraveled at meeting
November 11, 2016
The ongoing transformation of Speedway into a pedestrian mall has contributed to students’ familiarity with construction. However, many have been left wondering when the construction will end and how the 36 million dollar project will cater to their needs.
Professors debate whether students should vote
November 8, 2016
As students prepare to cast their votes in today’s election, perhaps spending hours in line at their polling places, the question of whether or not to vote is at its most pressing.
UTCPG hosts talk with law professor on economics of student loans
November 4, 2016
The cost of higher education is on the rise, and while students may pay a substantial price on the front end in the form of student loans, the reward of a college degree is worth it, according to Todd J. Zywicki, a George Mason University law professor.
Woman testifies for accommodations for pregnant people at transportation meeting
November 1, 2016
Ceaseless chafing of the inner thighs, intense pelvic pressure and decreased mobility are all pains of pregnancy Amanda Woog knows well. Being seven months pregnant, Woog sought to find a solution to cater to her lack of mobility on campus during her pregnancy.
‘World Café’ opens discussion on healthcare inequity in Austin
October 18, 2016
GlobeMed, a group of students passionate about issues regarding healthcare, hosted a panel Monday at the Student Activity Center to discuss the social inequity of healthcare in Austin.
Farm Stand raises awareness of produces sustainability and environmental effects
October 7, 2016
Several food options are available for students around campus, but finding organic items such as bok choy, avocados and honey can be difficult.
Kismet Cafe to relocate away from campus
October 4, 2016
Students will no longer be able to walk and grab a shawarma wrap from Kismet Cafe, as the restaurant plans to relocate to a newer building this winter.
Professor discusses countercultural youth in hippie-era Kathmandu
September 30, 2016
Before Nepali youth attended college in the capitol city of Kathmandu in the late 1960s, most had never seen electric lights or even a wheel at their homes in the countryside, according to Mark Liechty, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Therapy dogs, cakes promote suicide prevention week
September 27, 2016
Students were able to pet therapy dogs and purchase cakes from Depressed Cake Shop, a pop-up bakery set up on the East Mall, in honor of suicide prevention week Monday.
History of food seminar examines its influence on culture
September 20, 2016
Besides sustaining societies, food may also be capable of creating cultures, nationalism and ethics, according to Rachel Laudan, a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science.
UT panelists discuss Turkish coup, aftermath
September 16, 2016
A series of attacks, the rise of ruthless leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and 50,000 government employees placed out of work have left many concerned about the recent coup in Turkey.
UT-Austin receives award to improve deaf education
September 13, 2016
Researchers in the College of Education were recently awarded a $20 million research grant to aid Austin’s deaf post-secondary students and recent graduates by providing them with resources to improve their access to education, while also helping them transition into the workplace.
Amazon at UTexas experiences backups
September 9, 2016
Students are increasingly utilizing the close package pick-up location to speed up the delivery of their Amazon orders.
Fraternity to host second Philanthropy Fair on East Mall
September 8, 2016
The Asian-interest fraternity Lambda Phi Epsilon will host its second Philanthropy Fair on the East Mall this afternoon, where students can participate in various activities and games organized by more than 15 UT organizations.
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