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University Democrats rally outside Governor’s Mansion, call to end refugee rejection
January 26, 2020
University Democrats gathered outside of the Governor’s Mansion on Sunday in protest of the governor’s decision to reject the resettlement of refugees in Texas.
2020 Primaries: UT organizations push to register students before Feb. 3 deadline
January 22, 2020
With about two weeks left for students to register to vote in the 2020 primary elections, nonpartisan organizations Civic Engagement Alliance and TX Votes are partnering to register students and train Longhorns to be volunteer deputy registrars.
Thousands gather at UT-Austin, march to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.
January 20, 2020
Thousands of people celebrated Austin’s 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march, gathering at King’s statue in UT’s East Mall on Monday.
Mediators spark discussion about Austin housing, transportation during presentation on city’s land code draft
November 25, 2019
After breaking down more than 1300 pages of the City of Austin’s land code draft, a communication studies organization mediated a conversation Friday about how the new code will impact Austinites.
UT Wellness Week highlights mental health resources before finals
November 18, 2019
As finals approach, student organizations have created a week to address the mental health of students.
Austin City Council approves ban on city funds used to support LGBTQ conversion therapy
November 15, 2019
Austin City Council voted Thursday to prohibit the use of city funds in support of businesses connected to LGBTQ conversion therapy.
Aerospace professor says he wants to make UT ‘the Hogwarts for space’ at conference
November 7, 2019
The inaugural SpaceATX event, partially sponsored by the University’s Center for Space Research, was held at the Blanton Museum of Art and included several speaker presentations focused on space exploration. Speakers included professors from UT-San Antonio and guests from private aerospace technology companies.
Staff weighs in on UT’s future at forum
November 5, 2019
UT staff members listed student employment after graduation, stress culture management and increased collaboration between departments as potential goals for the University’s next ten years at the Council for TEXAS Impact staff engagement forum Monday.
World of Engineering aims to spark interest, increase diversity in STEM field
October 27, 2019
During the World Of Engineering event, elementary and middle school students from low-income Austin-area schools built structures and tried different activities with engineering student volunteers at the event.
University Democrats stay up all night to promote civic engagment in 2019 election
October 21, 2019
University Democrats pulled an all-nighter to inspire students to vote in the 2019 elections, even though it’s not a presidential election year.
Austin Police warn of lethal batch of narcotics
October 10, 2019
The Austin Police Department released a public safety alert last week warning of a potentially lethal batch of MDMA, also known as molly or ecstasy, being sold in the Austin area.
Bullock Texas State History Museum celebrates American Indian Heritage Day
September 30, 2019
Great Promise for American Indians, a nonprofit that aims to preserve the traditions of American Indians, performed the dance Friday in the foyer of the Bullock Texas State History Museum.
UT professor hosts panel to remember Tiananmen Square protests 30 years later
September 30, 2019
At the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, UT history professor Madeline Hsu said nearly 1 million youth in China asserted their need for political reforms, political representation and greater self-determination. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the protests, Hsu organized a panel in the Avaya Auditorium on Friday.
UT Immigration Clinic director hosts forum addressing border complicity
September 24, 2019
The restrictive nature of asylum policies in the U.S. is “on steroids,” under the current government administration, said Denise Gilman, director for the Immigration Clinic and clinical professor at the University of Texas School of Law, during an immigration talk Monday.
UT professor explores ‘overlooked’ history of sexuality, slavery in book talk
September 20, 2019
History professor Daina Ramey Berry said throughout recorded history, people wrote about slaves like objects. But in her new book, she is trying to shift the narrative by exploring the personal lives of slaves instead.
Events + Entertainment throws Back to School Bash for first day of class
August 29, 2019
Dozens of students ate corn dogs, collected school supplies and played games as they kicked off their first day of class at the Back to School Bash on Wednesday.