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UT-Austin scientists develop fossil board game for university classrooms
February 17, 2020
Two UT scientists developed a game of chance to help students understand taphonomy, or how fossils are formed, in a classroom setting.
President Fenves addresses UT Senate, student leaders discuss Girl Day partnership
February 14, 2020
President Gregory Fenves spoke to students about sexual misconduct policy and affordability at the Senate of College Councils meeting Thursday. Senate members also discussed legislation codifying a partnership between Senate and Girl Day, an event where the University hosts girls in elementary and middle school to introduce them to careers in STEM.
Student government assembly discusses establishing space for nontraditional students
February 11, 2020
Student leaders unanimously passed legislation in support of establishing a student center on campus for nontraditional students during the Student Government assembly meeting Tuesday.
UT-Austin researchers aid new coronavirus data collection
February 11, 2020
Two UT researchers helped discover that the new coronavirus likely spread beyond Wuhan into other cities before Chinese officials could initiate a quarantine, according to the UT News website.
McCombs ranks in top 6 in U.S. for social responsibility, according to Positive Impact
February 9, 2020
UT’s Red McCombs School of Business was ranked among the top six business schools in the United States for positive social responsibility and impact, according to the 2020 Positive Impact Rating report for Business Schools.
Student government introduces guided caucus, puts pause on international representative bill
February 4, 2020
Student leaders gathered to discuss bills covering international student representatives and spring budget appropriations during the Student Government assembly meeting Tuesday.
UT professor says impostor syndrome burdens students on campus, affects mental health
February 3, 2020
Impostor syndrome, or impostor phenomenon, is a psychological feeling that causes a person to doubt their accomplishments and fear being exposed as a “fraud” in their community, according to the American Psychological Association.
Senate legislation advocates for professors’ pronouns on syllabi
January 30, 2020
The first Senate of College Councils general assembly meeting of the semester focused on introducing new legislation, including requesting professors to include their pronouns on syllabi and surveying students on how they would like their tuition money to be allocated.
UT alums receive grant for entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan communities
January 29, 2020
Three UT alumnae were part of the group awarded a $400,000 grant last Thursday for their work developing businesses in sub-Saharan African communities.
First legislative assembly meeting calls for change within assembly environment
January 29, 2020
Kerry Mackenzie, chair of the ethics and oversight committee, conducted a survey of the environment of the assembly last semester, which found that students described the assembly as welcoming but inefficient and difficult to navigate.
Letter addressing students covers UTxYou, SGConnect
January 26, 2020
Student body president Camron Goodman and vice president Amie Jean plan to emphasize their UTxYou platform while continuing the work of previous student body leaders this semester, according to a letter Goodman posted to social media last week.
As filing begins for campuswide elections, Student Government focuses on student safety, continuing legislation to tie up
January 21, 2020
Filing for Student Government positions, including president, vice president and University representatives, began Tuesday.
University provides fee waivers to help students pay for graduate school
December 2, 2019
When William Hutson decided to apply for a dual masters program after already being admitted to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, he said he was met with repetitive transcript fees and additional expenses.
New student organization aims to connect students with publishers
November 11, 2019
English junior Lindsey realized there were no organized resources to connect students with a career in the publishing industry, so she co-created The Publishing Connection. The org exposes students to a career in the industry and bridge the gap between resources and interested students.
Students concerned about key fob safety for apartments in West Campus
November 7, 2019
As some West Campus apartment buildings switch from traditional keys to electronic key fobs, students expressed concerns about the new technology as well as their safety and reliability.
Survivor speak-out provides support, community to students
October 31, 2019
Over a dozen students shared art and spoke about their experiences with interpersonal violence to heal and connect with others in a safe environment Wednesday night.
Hundreds of students begin on-campus Diwali celebration with songs, meditation
October 22, 2019
Hundreds of students sang and meditated Tuesday evening during an on-campus celebration of Diwali, an annual four to five day Hindu festival of lights.
UT’s Landmarks joins Austin Pets Alive!, Blue Dog Rescue for annual dog walk
October 7, 2019
During the annual Landmarks Dog Walk, students and their dogs gathered on campus Sunday to explore public art and introduce dogs in need of adoption to the community.
“What Starts Up Here Changes the World:” McCombs Hosts Annual Startup Ecosystem
September 24, 2019
Students and community leaders gathered to discuss entrepreneurship and promote student innovation at the annual Intro to the UT and Austin Startup Ecosystem presentation on Monday.
Visiting artist Erin Johnson gives talk, shares sociopolitical artwork
September 19, 2019
Art installations featuring raw, unedited videos of people in nuclear shelters and of wild dog breeds were on display at a lecture led by artist Erin Johnson on Thursday.