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New polling place to open on campus
August 8, 2018
To encourage student voting by reducing wait times in line, a second polling location will open on campus for the 2018 general election, potentially in the Perry-Castañeda Library.
On-campus construction projects continue this fall
August 8, 2018
With every semester, some students prepare to come to campus for the first time and others prepare to leave, but one thing remains constant: campus construction. Most are smaller renovation projects such as repainting or adding new scaffolding to buildings, but others are more noticeable changes to campus.
Children’s Research Center becomes first all-green certified center on campus
August 7, 2018
The Children’s Research Center, a UT child development research laboratory, officially became the first center on campus to obtain certification from both the UT Green Labs and Green Offices programs in April.
[Re]Move & [Re]Use recycles West Campus’ unwanted furniture
August 6, 2018
To combat the mountains of furniture and home goods discarded by students moving out of their West Campus apartments, the first-ever [Re]Move & [Re]Use program set up donation locations from July 27 through Aug. 1, offering to recycle West Campus’ unwanted stuff.
Hogg Foundation gives $4.5 million to address rural community health
July 23, 2018
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awarded $4.5 million in grants July 1 to organizations in five rural Texas counties to address health inequity between rural and urban communities.
Students help to replace fountain on West Mall with gateway
July 20, 2018
With the help of UT students, the fountain on the West Mall is being replaced after years of being out of operation to make way for a sign that will serve as a formal gateway to campus.
Texas Crew raises money to replace equipment lost in trailer fire
July 2, 2018
Texas Crew’s GoFundMe page successfully raised more than $31,000 to replace the equipment lost after the team’s trailer caught fire en route to a race on June 22, destroying three boats and several thousands of dollars in equipment.
Freshmen Orientation makes changes to better acclimate students
June 22, 2018
Freshman Orientation is brimming with changes this summer in response to previous student survey requests for more engagement.
National Academies recommend sweeping changes to address sexual harassment in STEM
June 21, 2018
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released a report last Tuesday recommending sweeping changes to the ways universities and other academic institutions tackle sexual misconduct in STEM fields, citing a UT System survey, among others, as evidence.
Ripple donates $2 million to McCombs for blockchain technology research
June 14, 2018
The McCombs School of Business will receive $2 million from the currency exchange company Ripple over the next five years to fund research in blockchain technology by the school’s Blockchain Initiative.
Leonard Moore announced as vice president for diversity and community engagement
June 14, 2018
On Wednesday, UT President Gregory Fenves announced that Leonard Moore, history professor, would serve as vice president for diversity and community engagement, effective July 1.
Bill Clinton’s book tour visits Bass Concert Hall
June 11, 2018
Former President Bill Clinton made a stop at Bass Concert Hall this Sunday to discuss "The President is Missing," his new thriller novel co-written with James Patterson.
Dinner in the Dark connects students to visually impaired
April 26, 2018
Without lights to guide their forks, participants had to rely on their other senses to eat the rice in their taco dinner.
Police, AISD discuss school safety, active shooters with UT student teachers
April 12, 2018
As a student teacher for Austin Independent School District, Francis Rodriguez said planning her school day doesn’t usually involve plans to hide from an active shooter.
Talk it Out event creates student dialogue about Parkland shooting, gun control
April 5, 2018
To deal with the aftershock of February’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting, the Talk It Out student dialogue series launched its first event, creating a space for students to have a civil conversation about gun control.
Armenian Students Association re-establishes group with semesterly cook out
March 30, 2018
The smell of baklava and grilled kabobs filled the air at the second Armenian Students Association’s semesterly cookout, promoting the organization’s effort to reestablish its presence on campus.
Opioid crisis advocacy helps UT SSDP win second chapter award in a row
March 21, 2018
Out of hundreds of U.S. and international chapters, the UT chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy became the first to win the international Most Outstanding SSDP Chapter award for a second time in a row because of their opioid overdose prevention hotline and smartphone application project.
Parade to the Polls marches to promote early voting
March 2, 2018
Chanting “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Let’s go vote,” students and student organizations marched from Gregory Gym Plaza to the Flawn Academic Center to encourage students to vote in the upcoming primaries.
Texas THON and The Project win $1,000 for charity
February 28, 2018
In a bid to win $1,000 for their respective charities, Texas THON and The Project won Aspen Heights’ 2018 Austin Compete Your Cause competition, after one week of voting.
Hundreds come out to celebrate Lunar New Year with Events + Entertainment
February 16, 2018
A line stretched across the second floor of the Texas Union building as hundreds of students piled into the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
SHAC hopes to recruit students interested in campus health regardless of major
February 6, 2018
Students looking to voice their campus health concerns to University Health Services can apply for the Spring 2018 Student Health Advisory Committee, a student-run organization that relays the health concerns of the UT student body to UHS and that serves as a health advocacy group on campus.
Panel discusses importance of climate-focused political action
January 23, 2018
With Hurricane Harvey fresh on their minds, panelists gathered Tuesday to discuss the need for climate-focused political action in Texas.
Black Student-Athletes Summit examines relationship between race, sports
January 18, 2018
As one of the few conferences addressing the intersection of race and college athletes, the fourth-annual Black Student-Athletes Summit brought together students and college faculty from universities across the nation this week to discuss the unique experiences of black student-athletes.
Voices Against Violence hosts workshop on relationship boundaries
September 6, 2017
To bring awareness to unhealthy LGBT relationships, UT-Austin Voices Against Violence hosted the first ever “At The Boundaries” workshop. The workshop included discussions on topics related to sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking.