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UT professor set to be new LBJ Presidential Library director
December 2, 2019
A UT history associate professor will fill the directorial position at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library next semester following an eight-month-long selection process.
After leukemia diagnosis before starting UT, Austin woman searching for bone marrow donor
December 2, 2019
When the doctor walked through the door, Lizzie Tennyson knew exactly what he would say. Four days before she was going to start studying computer engineering at UT in October, her cancer was back.
UT alumna awarded National Humanities Medal at White House
November 21, 2019
Teresa Lozano Long, a UT alumna and longtime donor to the school, received the National Humanities Medal in a ceremony at the White House on Thursday.
Alcove honors late UT law professor, John Robertson
November 13, 2019
In Jesse H. Jones Hall, two chairs and a couch sit in the center of the fifth floor, flanked by potted plants and surrounding small, round tables. On the wall, shelves hold three balls and a book about juggling, allowing visitors to test their skills. This is The University of Texas School of Law’s new John Robertson Alcove.
UHS appoints new chief medical officer
November 5, 2019
After searching since early 2019, University Health Services has chosen a new chief medical officer, who assumed the position Monday.
LatinX Factor summit discusses cultural, social impact of Latinx community
October 25, 2019
Being Latinx is about self-identifying and embracing different backgrounds, panelist Theresa Vargas Wyatt said during an on-campus summit Thursday.
Gone to Natural Sciences kicks off Natural Sciences Week
October 14, 2019
Students clad in purple shirts gathered at the Main Mall Monday afternoon as music blared from speakers and campus mascot Hook ‘Em tossed T-shirts into the crowd.
UT alum creates carbon footprint impact app
September 25, 2019
UT alumnus Dakota Stormer said he wants to help people understand how their actions impact the planet. To do that, he developed Footprint, an app that allows users to log their daily activities and recognize their yearly carbon footprint.
UT students battle algorithims in Terminal Live coding competition
September 15, 2019
Battling each other through computers, about 100 students competed in an on-campus coding competition Saturday to win up to $25,000 in cash prizes. Prakhar Singh, a computer science graduate student, electrical and computer engineering junior Kunal Jain and computer science sophomore Rithvik Saravanan won the first place prize of $12,000.
Documentary screening honors life of late Toni Morrison
September 11, 2019
The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies hosted a screening of a documentary Wednesday about the late Toni Morrison, an African American novelist and Nobel Prize winner who died in early August of complications from pneumonia. Following the screening, a panel of experts held a Q&A session and spoke about Morrison’s legacy.
UT deploys world’s 5th-fastest supercomputer, Frontera
September 4, 2019
The fifth-most-powerful supercomputer in the world, known as Frontera, launched Tuesday during a dedication ceremony at the Texas Advanced Computing Center.
Resources offered to students looking for on-campus jobs
August 29, 2019
Students looking for a convenient way to earn money and gain experience during the semester have a variety of ways to secure an on-campus job.
Gone to Texas: fireworks and fanfare welcome new students to campus
August 28, 2019
At the annual Gone to Texas celebration, fireworks and a giant 23 on the tower welcomed 8,000 new students to the Forty Acres.
College of Fine Arts developing climate change escape room
May 7, 2019
In an escape room, players solve puzzles to complete a central task within a time limit.
Imagine Moody hosts food and beverage festival with alumni entrepreneurs
April 29, 2019
Several food entrepreneurs attended Moody College’s first food and beverage festival, Fiscally Delicious, on Monday to speak about their experiences starting businesses and give advice to students interested in entrepreneurship.
Former UT-Austin presdient Bill Powers honored at memorial service
April 14, 2019
Former UT President Bill Powers was honored at a memorial service Friday afternoon with speeches from current UT President Gregory Fenves and Powers’ friends and colleagues. Powers died March 10 at the age of 72 after complications from a fall combined with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, a rare muscle disorder.
Horns Against Hazing discusses changing hazing culture
April 11, 2019
The Office of the Dean of Students brought Suzette Walden Cole from the Institute for Hazing Prevention to speak about hazing within student organizations as part of the Horns Against Hazing initiative Wednesday night.
Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates Austin transgender community
March 31, 2019
The Q Austin and Gender Unbound hosted Transgender Day of Visibility on Sunday to celebrate the transgender community of Austin with drag performances, stand-up comedy and free tests for multiple STDs provided by AIDS Services of Austin. The event also included poetry readings and raffling hand-crafted art made by transgender artists.
Students hold vigil for Christchurch shooting
March 31, 2019
Students gathered in front of the Tower on Thursday night to hold a vigil for the March shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The vigil was a joint event held by Student Government, the Muslim Students’ Association and the Nueces Mosque, and included speeches from the association’s members and an Imam from a local mosque.
Former Netflix CFO shares experience in business school speaker series
March 27, 2019
After spending eight years as Netflix’s chief financial officer, David Wells gave insight on what companies such as Netflix look for in potential employees as part of the McCombs School of Business’ VIP Distinguished Speaker series Wednesday.
New survey suggests link between law school application increase, political climate
March 7, 2019
The results of the Kaplan Test Prep 2018 survey were released last month and showed 87 percent of law school admissions officers cited the political climate as a key factor in the increase of applications in the past cycle.
Ojeda Program seeks to encourage young bilingual students
February 28, 2019
Every Thursday, a group of UT students who are native Spanish speakers go to Ojeda Middle School in Del Valle Independent School District to work with Spanish-speaking middle schoolers and bolster their language skills.
Third annual Improve UT Challenge accepts applications
February 15, 2019
The third annual Improve UT Challenge, an initiative to suggest improvements to the University, is accepting ideas through Feb. 18.
Texas Advertising & Public Relations Bowl highlights Super Bowl advertisements
February 3, 2019
The fourth annual Texas Advertising & Public Relations Bowl brought students from different communication departments together to watch the Super Bowl and its highly anticipated advertisements.