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Professor must be held accountable for islamophobic comments
November 19, 2015
Associate editor Adam Hamze addresses Professor Ami Pedahzur's altercation with the Palestine Solidarity Committee.
Columbus Day normalizes history of violence
October 11, 2015
Associate Editor Adam Hamze writes that Columbus Day normalizes the destruction of Native American societies.
Police Lives Matter undermines efforts to increase police accountability by Black Lives Matter
September 27, 2015
Associate Editor Adam Hamze writes that the Police Lives Matter movement proves what Black Lives Matter has been saying all along: that too few care about black lives and police justice.
University needs to offer continuous support to transfer students
September 4, 2015
Associate Editor Adam Hamze believes transfer students require more support from the administration.
UT should erect monument to Heman Sweatt in place of the Jefferson Davis statue
August 23, 2015
Associate Editor Adam Hamze believes that removing one Confederate statue, that of Jefferson Davis, is not analogous to increasing representation of black students, and this need calls for the creation of a monument to a distinguished Texan of color, such as Heman Sweatt.
Removal of Jefferson Davis statue is not enough for black community
August 20, 2015
Associate Editor Adam Hamze believes campus needs a a statue of a Texan of color to take Jefferson Davis' spot in the Main Mall.
Divestment resolution heads to SG Assembly for vote
April 17, 2015
The Student Government Legislative Affairs committee voted down three proposed amendments to a highly-discussed divestment resolution Thursday and subsequently sent the resolution to a vote by the full assembly.
Panel of UT Latino community discuss UT's decision to not take punitive action against Texas Fiji
March 10, 2015
On Monday, a panel of UT faculty and students discussed the University’s decision not to take punitive action against Texas Fiji after its Feb. 7 party guests said was “border patrol” themed.
University Health Services appoints new medical director
December 3, 2014
University Health Services appointed David Vander Straten as its new medical director.
UT ROTC program named best in region
December 1, 2014
The Army named the University’s ROTC program as the best battalion in its region, which is composed of eight states in the Southwest.
Google Fiber unveils pricing plan, new downtown office
November 25, 2014
With Austin set to become the second city in the country to adopt Google Fiber, the new Internet service announced its initial pricing plan and unveiled the location of its downtown office.
Using UT researcher's initiatives, in-school suspensions decrease at Texas middle school
November 20, 2014
In-school suspension rates at a Texas middle school dropped 75 percent over two years as a result of an initiative that disciplines students through community accountability created by a UT researcher.
Protesters rally against Red McCombs’ affiliation with immigration detention facility
November 17, 2014
Protesters met with the dean of the McCombs School of Business to ask him to request Red McCombs break a lease that will pave the way for the construction of a new immigrant detention facility.
UT researcher receives grant to study relationship between smoking, mental illness
November 13, 2014
People with psychiatric disorders smoke over 44 percent of all cigarettes smoked in the nation, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Researchers at the University received a $3 million grant to help them quit.
National Institute of Health awards UT associate professor grant for criminal research
November 10, 2014
The National Institute of Health awarded sociology associate professor David Kirk a grant to support his study, which examines criminal recidivism as a result of people returning to their former neighborhoods after incarceration.
Guest lecturer says millennial Latinos struggle with identity
November 5, 2014
Millennial Latinos in the United States often struggle with identifying as both citizens of America and “Americans” as a result of racialization and exclusion, according to University of Illinois at Chicago professor Nilda Flores-González.
Updated: Tovo, Riley headed to runoff in District 9 race
November 5, 2014
Austin City Council member Kathie Tovo led the District 9 City Council race Tuesday over fellow City Council member Chris Riley at press time.
Group creates petition for University to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 30, 2014
The second Monday of October could be known as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” instead of Columbus Day if a petition asking the University administration to make the change is successful.
Former USDA official calls Obama's food stamp program successful
October 23, 2014
Kathleen Merrigan, Former USDA Agriculture Deputy Secretary, said at a lecture on campus Wednesday that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was one of the most successful products of the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Obama administration.
African studies department to offer course on Beyoncé, Rihanna
October 20, 2014
The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies will offer a class spring 2015 titled “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism,” which will highlight how the actions of these women reflect aspects of black feminism.
UT researchers: Ebola may be silently making people immune
October 16, 2014
A UT professor and a postdoctoral fellow said in a letter published in The Lancet medical journal Tuesday that Ebola could be silently infecting people through contact with bodily fluids without displaying any symptoms and making them immune to the disease.
Doctoral candidate discusses representation of black women in television
October 14, 2014
Doctoral candidate Nicole Martin said she believes "Scandal" would not be nearly as popular if it were not for the sexualization of the protagonist.
University to award $15 million in scholarships with new program
October 9, 2014
Starting next fall, the University will award high-performing, socioeconomically disadvantaged incoming freshman in 2015 with $15 million-worth of scholarships through a new initiative titled “Texas Advance.”
Guest lecturer discusses merging of politics, economics
October 7, 2014
The public sphere has difficulty grasping the impact corporations have on politics and life because discourse does not take into account important details, according to a guest lecturer Monday.
Guest lecturer argues events in 1979 still impacts world today
October 2, 2014
Although many people might think the most crucial moments in the 20th century would include World War II, the civil rights movement or the Vietnam War, journalist Christian Caryl said the current state of the world was most affected by events in 1979.
Princeton historian discusses Middle East economy
September 30, 2014
The Great Depression and the influx of Jewish immigrants to Palestine shaped the economy of the Levant region in the 1930s, according to Cyrus Schayegh.
3-D technology used to combat phobias, PTSD
September 30, 2014
To enhance the effectiveness of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and animal phobias, the UT3D program is creating the illusion of being exposed to a fear.
UT report looks at improving community college completion rates
September 29, 2014
A recent University report aimed to find which practices could increase the rate of course completion among students who enroll in a two-year college.
Annual Suicide Prevention Week starts on campus
September 22, 2014
The Counseling and Mental Health Center began its annual “Suicide Prevention Week” on Monday to combat death by suicide.
Law professor Henry Hu to receive Massey Prize
September 18, 2014
Law professor Henry Hu will be the second person to receive a Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets from the School of Law for his scholarly work in the capital market and corporate governance.
Government and public affairs professor discusses global inequality
September 16, 2014
The current rate of economic inequality in the United States, as well as the rest of the world, is higher than it has been in the past several decades.
University unveils first 3-D printer available to all students
September 4, 2014
The Cockrell School of Engineering unveiled the University’s first 3-D printer that has a vending machine design on Thursday.
Research fellow discusses head trauma following study of women’s soccer team
September 3, 2014
Research fellow Steven Kornguth held a seminar Wednesday following his three-year-long study of the Texas women’s soccer team’s exposure to head trauma.
Slavic and Eurasian studies department aims to educate students about Uzbekistan
May 1, 2014
Few students are well-informed about former Soviet countries in Central Asia, but the department of Slavic and Eurasian studies aims to change this, according to teaching assistant Sunnat Amonov.
Eighteen students arrested after protesting Shared Services Plan
April 24, 2014
Eighteen Save Our Community Coalition members were arrested while participating in a sit-in against Shared Services in front of President William Powers Jr.’s office, following a more than 200-person protest in front of the UT Tower on Wednesday afternoon.
Phillips 66 donates $500,000 to UT
April 22, 2014
Phillips 66 donated $500,000 to the University to support programs within the Cockrell School of Engineering, McCombs School of Business and College of Natural Sciences, the University announced Friday.
Qualcomm donates $1 million to Cockrell school
April 22, 2014
Qualcomm Technologies Inc. donated $1 million to the Cockrell School of Engineering to help fund the school’s Engineering Education and Research Center, which will house the Wireless Networking and Communication Group and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University announced last week.
Sen. Marco Rubio discusses foreign policy in talk
April 15, 2014
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said the United States should use its influence to intervene in conflicts overseas, in a speech addressing foreign policy topics on campus Tuesday.
Proposed bill regarding textbook longevity prompts student, faculty response
April 15, 2014
Radio-television-film sophomore Carissa Bittle said that, at the end of every semester, she receives almost no reimbursement for textbooks she had paid hundreds of dollars for because her professors assign a new edition of the book every year.
Three arrested during immigration protest
April 11, 2014
University police arrested three people, including one UT student, during an immigration rights protest outside the LBJ Library during President Barack Obama’s address, according to UTPD spokeswoman Cindy Posey.
University officials respond to proposed cuts to Pell Grants, financial aid
April 10, 2014
In response to President Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representative proposed an alternative plan earlier this month, which included cuts to financial aid programs in higher education, including freezing the maximum Pell Grant at its current level for the next decade.
University Leadership Initiative holds rally for immigration rights
April 10, 2014
The University Leadership Initiative held a rally Wednesday in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the East Mall to show support for immigrants who have been deported.
Civil Rights Summit adds speaker to address citizens with disabilities
April 8, 2014
After the National Council on Disability released a statement Friday addressing the lack of a panel on disabilities in the upcoming Civil Rights Summit, Mark Updegrove, director of the LBJ Library and Museum, announced Monday that a speaker is being added to the “Social Justice in the 21st Century” panel to address discrimination against citizens with disabilities.
LBJ's speechwriter Harry Middleton honors the former president for Civil Rights Summit
April 1, 2014
Next week’s Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum will draw attention to a president who, until this semester, the University offered a class entirely about — President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Obama initiative aims to encourage more students to apply for financial aid
March 27, 2014
The Obama administration announced the FAFSA Completion Initiative earlier this month, a plan that will aid the Department of Education in identifying students who have not finished their applications for FAFSA and help them do so.
Rapport Center hosts talk on European and North American approaches to employment discrimination
March 25, 2014
In a talk at the School of Law on Monday, Laura Carlson, associate professor at Stockholm University School of Law, and Samuel Bagenstos, professor at University of Michigan School of Law, both said a main difference between the Swedish and United States’ approach to employment discrimination is the way the two countries view legislation.
Canadian journalist speaks about human rights violations in Gaza
March 20, 2014
The Society for Islamic Awareness hosted Canadian rights activist and journalist Eva Bartlett to speak of her experience living in and reporting from the Gaza Strip since November 2008, and to explain the type of human rights violations committed by the Israeli Defense Forces that she witnessed during her stay.
Visiting professor describes conflict in Middle East as "new cold war"
March 18, 2014
In a lecture titled “The New Middle East Cold War,” Gregory Gause, political science professor at the University of Vermont and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said many people have a flawed understanding of conflict in the Middle East.
Digital editor at The Economist explains history through six beverages
March 6, 2014
Six drinks — beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola — have played major roles in defining history, Tom Standage, lead digital editor at The Economist, said in a lecture at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on Wednesday.
McCombs School of Business receives $5 million donation for graduate building
March 4, 2014
McCombs alumni Bob and Marcie Zlotnik announced a $5 million donation to aid the construction of a new graduate business building Wednesday.
Visiting professor says U.S. should adopt ancient Greek style of foreign policy
February 27, 2014
Visiting professor Bruce Thornton used ancient Greek political philosophy to criticize modern foreign policy at a talk Wednesday, titled “New World, Old Wisdom: Foreign Policy and the Classics.”
Greek chapters donate $65,000 to cancer research foundation
February 20, 2014
UT’s Alpha Epsilon Phi and Sigma Chi chapters presented two checks totaling $65,316 to The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation on Wednesday.
PETA youth division sets up exhibit demonstrating alleged animal cruelty in factory farms
February 18, 2014
On Monday, peta2, the youth division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, set up a tent in Gregory Plaza that exhibits the treatment of animals in factory farms in an attempt to persuade students to take action against animal cruelty.
UTeach to expand to five other universities with $22.5 million grant
February 12, 2014
Five more universities will be implementing the UTeach program starting in fall 2014 bringing the total number of universities to 40.
Journalist and author Nina Munk advocates strategic foreign aid to fight poverty
February 10, 2014
In a presentation at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Monday, journalist and author Nina Munk said she is in favor of foreign aid for the developing world, but only if it is spent wisely.
New device offers engineering breakthrough
February 5, 2014
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering have built a new device that can manipulate acoustic sound waves with a technique that has never been used before.
Obama announces task force to combat sexual assault on college campuses
January 28, 2014
In an effort to lower the number of sexual assaults on college campuses, President Barack Obama announced the creation of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault during his weekly address on Saturday.
Natural gas to remain main energy source, according to researchers
January 23, 2014
Geology researchers at the University discovered that an Arkansas shale oil reserve will continue to be one of the country’s most prevalent sources of natural gas through 2050.
Teach For America hosts diversity panel
January 22, 2014
Four representatives from Teach For America, including two UT professors and one graduate student, addressed students Tuesday to explain the organization’s focus on diversity as a critical element of student engagement.