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Women in High Performance Computing launches Texas chapter, holds first meeting
November 12, 2018
Women in High Performance Computing launched its Texas chapter this year to provide resources and networking opportunities for women working in computing fields.
'They noticed the difference we can make': Why the Asian-American vote is important this election
November 6, 2018
Asian-American communities and first-generation Asian immigrants, such as Tran’s family, historically have lower voter turnout than other demographics. But the younger second and third generations of Asian-Americans are increasingly turning out to vote.
Without a ballot: During election season, DACA students remain without a voice in politics
November 6, 2018
The estimated 690,000 DACA recipients who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents are protected from deportation and are allowed to work. But they don’t have a voice in politics, including the debate about their future.
Flaws in voting machines shouldn’t deter people from voting, UT expert says
November 2, 2018
A few days ago, people claimed their straight-ticket votes were incorrectly changed to someone in the opposite party, according to the Texas Tribune.
Scary audio plays off psychology, UT-Austin expert says
October 25, 2018
There are certain characteristics of music that naturally sound more ominous.
Are you a first-gen student? It depends who you ask.
October 24, 2018
Every day from 10 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., math senior Benjamin Duong’s parents work at their family restaurant called Kemah Cafe. Born and raised in Clear Lake, Texas, Duong spent his childhood helping out at the restaurant by taking orders, cleaning tables and making coffee or lemonade when needed.
First ever solar-powered snow cone truck coming to UT
October 19, 2018
Owner Thomas Myers said the 1,300 watt solar array on the roof uses the sun to power systems inside the truck, including air conditioning, cooler, freezer and hot water pump.
Female bias in voice technologies reflect societal preferences, experts say
October 12, 2018
Voice technologies could be a modern representation of the outdated mentality that women are to be of service to men.
Blink Identity’s facial recognition technology may replace ACL tickets
October 4, 2018
Soon, you might be able to use your face to enter Austin City Limits music festival. Blink Identity, a facial recognition startup based in Austin, has software that can identify over 60 people at a time in just half a second even if they’re not directly looking at a camera.
Code Pilot helps employ engineers without résumés
September 20, 2018
Engineers can now apply for jobs without a resume through data science company, Code Pilot.
Austin startup uses artificial intelligence to fight disinformation
September 12, 2018
Disinformation can affect anything from elections to your Facebook feed to businesses, and a new startup aims to help businesses fight back.
Amazon@UT offers pickup location for online holiday shoppers
November 29, 2016
For the first time, students can order and pickup their Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases at the Amazon pickup location at Gregory Gymnasium.
Thanksgiving serves up potential for political tension among families
November 21, 2016
Thanksgiving break is the first time some students will face their families since the election.
UT Student cooks and delivers healthy meals to 60 students through business called Health Crave
November 17, 2016
While students sleep in on Sunday morning, Kiara Ringgenberg wakes up at 5 a.m. to cook and deliver close to 60 meals to students as part of a startup she founded last month.
Professor lectures on using vampire stories to reflect political, social issues
November 15, 2016
“Vampire stories will never ever die.”
College of Natural Sciences hosts talent show
November 10, 2016
About 60 students cheered and clapped Wednesday night as the song “Listen” by Beyonce echoed in the Student Activity Center auditorium.
Texas Blazers kickoff campaign to help refugees with "cheap lunch"
November 8, 2016
Five of the 12 new Blazers members are immigrants this semester.
Engineering vs Business Week kickoff first-ever scavenger hunt
November 3, 2016
A group of engineering students beat out competition from business students during a scavenger hunt Wednesday, hosted as a part of the annual Engineering vs Business Week.
Pharmacy students win national title, first time in UT’s history
October 31, 2016
The Tower glowed burnt orange Wednesday to celebrate a team of pharmacy students that won UT’s first national title at a business competition on Oct. 16.
Students, CMHC offer perspective on new Instagram flagging feature
October 25, 2016
Last week, Instagram decided to add a new feature on its app that allows users to anonymously flag their friend’s posts if they think they show concerning signs of mental health issues.
Policy speaker educates students on mental health issues in Texas
October 18, 2016
Despite national efforts to increase medical care through the Affordable Care Act, Texas has a mental health workforce shortage.
Potential new method to contract Zika virus leaves questions unanswered
October 13, 2016
The Utah man who contracted the Zika virus by touching his dad’s tears and sweat was an extremely rare case, according to recent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
New survey shows baby boomers most resistant to fully autonomous cars
October 11, 2016
Kelley Blue Book survey reveals that baby boomers don't really want self-driving cars.
In light of Blue Bell recalls, professor and DHFS discuss listeria contamination
October 3, 2016
Recent outbreaks of listeria are causing worry for food manufacturers such as Blue Bell Creameries, the Kellogg company and Organic by Nature, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Workshop discusses stereotypes of Asian-Americans
September 29, 2016
Growing up, comments from Rachana Jadala’s peers made her feel as if she was not living up to be a proper Indian-American woman.
Author discusses U.S. president’s role in handling crises
September 27, 2016
Tevi Troy, author of “Shall We Wake the President?” and former U.S. deputy secretary of health and human services, discussed how U.S. presidents should take an active role in resolving crises in the country in a discussion hosted by the UT Center for Politics and Governance on Monday at Batts Hall.
Professor of clinical medicine encourages narrative dialogues to solve conflict
September 20, 2016
Rita Charon, professor of clinical medicine and director of the program in narrative medicine at Columbia University, challenged audience members Monday at a public forum to openly discuss difficult questions on race, violence and justice in order to build a more empathetic society.
Historian discusses modern racial justice
September 15, 2016
Civil rights historian and author Peniel Joseph spoke on modern-day relations and past struggles for racial justice in a series of lectures hosted by the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy on Wednesday at Garrison Hall.
Latina/o Studies professor emphasizes importance of Latinos in upcoming election
September 13, 2016
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, a Mexican-American and Latina/o studies professor, emphasized the importance of Latinos in the upcoming presidential election in a speech held Monday at Sid Richardson Hall.
Assistant art history professor discusses spatial cultures in new book
September 6, 2016
Students and faculty gathered to listen to assistant art history professor George Flaherty speak about his new book, “Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the ’68 movement."
University Democrats hosts political internship fair with guest speaker congressman Lloyd Doggett
August 31, 2016
The student-led political organization kicked-off the semester with a guest speaker.