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Finding community amid a snowstorm: students, faculty, alumni are supporting each other during inclement weather
February 17, 2021
As ice and snow piled on the Tower, UT students, faculty and alumni have found ways to help the community.
Uninsured UT students discuss healthcare barriers
February 9, 2021
Michelle Nwaeri has a lingering fear. If she was ever in an accident, she’s afraid that someone would call an ambulance she couldn’t afford.
Bhangra dance team uses platform to raise money for Indian issues
February 8, 2021
Texas Bhangra, a University of Texas Punjabi dance team, raised $1,276 and bought over 50 weatherproof tents for the protesting farmers.
LGBTQ+ students come out to family members amid pandemic, seek connections
January 29, 2021
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, families spent months together inside their homes, while others struggled to remain connected while apart. Some LGBTQ+ students knowingly faced hard conversations to come out to their families as a way to connect with them.
College-based content creators find new creative pursuits amid COVID-19 pandemic
January 25, 2021
With most of campus life inaccessible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college-based content creators on platforms such as YouTube and TikTok are shifting their videos from Speedway to inside their homes.
UT-Austin research finds gaps in service for sexual assault survivors in Texas
November 23, 2020
The survey found three main categories where providers said they could not meet the needs of survivors: mental health services, outreach and prevention and legal services.
City of Austin expands rent assistance program, allows residents 6 months rent coverage
November 22, 2020
Austin residents can now apply for up to six months of rent assistance from the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, expanded from the three months it previously covered.
Q-drop rates remain steady through shift to online courses
November 15, 2020
Mark Simpson, assistant vice provost and University registrar for the Office of the Registrar, said 9.29% of students Q-dropped at least one class this semester as of Nov. 8. At this time during fall 2019, 8.66% of students had dropped a class, he said.
Wearable technology monitoring water intake aiming to reduce kidney stone risk receives National Institutes of Health grant
November 8, 2020
A team of UT researchers received a five year, $2.97 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to develop a water bottle, watch and app for monitoring water intake.
UT-Austin students feel anxious about election in polarized political climate
November 3, 2020
Some students have expressed anxiety about this years’ election results, saying it is one of the most important elections of their lifetime.
Latinx Theatre Initiative celebrates Día de los Muertos with virtual altar
November 1, 2020
The Latinx Theatre Initiative, a theater-focused student group, created a virtual altar to celebrate Día de los Muertos for students to post photos of their ancestors from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.
UT-Austin students form silent reading club, connect through Zoom, Discord
October 30, 2020
About 80 members of the UT community are part of a weekly virtual reading club over Reddit and Discord to connect during COVID-19.
UT Health Austin to open epilepsy clinic for Spanish-speaking families
October 19, 2020
The clinic has two goals: to improve care for the Spanish-speaking subpopulation in Central Texas and to create a trend of Spanish-inclusive clinics by publishing research from the UT clinic.
Jester City Limits to close for semester starting October 5
October 4, 2020
Jester City Limits dining hall will close Oct. 5 due to a low customer turnout this semester. UHD closed JCL after it averaged 200 students per day, while J2 averaged 1,000.
US News & World Report ranks UT’s First-Year Experience program No. 25 in nation
October 1, 2020
UT’s First-Year Experience, a program to ease the transition for first-year students, serves as a model in undergraduate education across the country.
UT researchers receive $2.6M grant for improved COVID-19 antibody test
September 28, 2020
Researchers will use the estimated $2.6 million grant over the next five years to study whether COVID-19 immunity will persist with age.