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Students recognize disaster, emphasize accountability
December 5, 2010
Almost three decades after one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, UT students gathered Friday to remember the victims and add more pressure for Dow Chemical to take responsibility for the incident.
Retention rates worry, push community colleges
November 24, 2010
If current higher education trends continue, the current generation of college-age Americans will be less educated than their parents for the first time in U.S. history, according to a report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement.
City to install car plug-in stations at civic buildings
November 22, 2010
City facilities around Austin will soon be equipped with electric car plug-in stations, said an Austin Energy spokesman.
Aerospace department launches nanosatellites
November 19, 2010
The U.S. Air Force will launch two satellites from Alaska this evening constructed by the UT Satellite Design Lab after seven years of development.
Sikh group dances for awareness
November 12, 2010
Two hundred students gathered on the South Mall on Thursday night to celebrate Sikhism by doing Bhangra, a traditional dance that originated in West India.
University teams explore innovative technology for prizes
November 8, 2010
Eighteen university teams from nine different countries showcased their innovations in a technology competition in Austin on Saturday.
Director of science center, chemistry professor dies
November 8, 2010
Former students and colleagues of UT chemistry professor Paul Barbara remember him as a tireless researcher who still found time to connect with his classes.
Hometown hero physics professor awarded for work
November 2, 2010
Physics professor Eiichiro Komatsu remembers listening to stories as a child about the late Hideki Yukawa, Japan’s first Nobel Laureate in physics. He never thought he would one day be awarded the honorary Nishinomiya-Yukawa Memorial Prize for physics.
Bicyclists pedal for Prop. 1
October 29, 2010
Forty bicyclists made the trip from the Austin City Hall Plaza on Cesar Chavez Street to an early voting site at the South Congress H-E-B on Thursday evening to support construction of more bike paths, trails and transit infrastructure in Austin.
Press director announces retirement for Feb. 2011
October 27, 2010
After 18 years of service, Joanna Hitchcock, director of the University of Texas Press, will retire from her position in February 2011.
Event highlights human rights in Iran
October 25, 2010
NPR Reporter Roxana Saberi said she never thought much about life in prison until four men came to her Tehran apartment in January 2009 and arrested her on spying charges.