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Early voting kicks off in Travis County, voters begin choosing candidates
February 17, 2020
Voters who registered 30 days before election day, March 3, can vote on campus from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Perry-Castañeda Library and the Flawn Academic Center, according to the Travis County Clerk website.
UT-Austin Catholic community comments on last year’s offender database following ProPublica database release
February 12, 2020
Twenty-two clergy members from the Diocese of Austin were named in a ProPublica database of credibly accused Catholic clergy members in late January, after the original list was published last year.
UT-Austin names first cohort of Distinguished Service Academy
February 9, 2020
Five faculty members were chosen to be a part of the first cohort of UT’s new Distinguished Service Academy, according to a Feb. 4 press release from the College of Education.
'Kate the Chemist' leads experiment for CBS ‘Mission Unstoppable’ show taping on campus
February 9, 2020
Associate chemistry professor Kate Biberdorf and over 60 students set off a chemical explosion on the UT Tower steps for the taping of the CBS morning TV show “Mission Unstoppable” on Saturday.
Elizabeth Warren endorses Travis County DA candidate José Garza
February 7, 2020
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren endorsed a candidate for the Travis County district attorney race last week.
Human Rights Commission in Austin recommends cashless business ban
February 5, 2020
The Human Rights Commission of the city of Austin passed a recommendation Jan. 27 to ban businesses from going cashless.
Dell Medical launches initiative to reduce preadolescent obesity among girls
February 2, 2020
Dell Medical School launched an initiative last week to prove short-term intervention can lead to healthier eating habits and prevent obesity-related illnesses in preadolescent girls.
Trapping group helps reunite locals with pets, remove strays from street
January 31, 2020
A local pet rescue group helps residents recover lost pets and capture stray animals off the streets.
Republican candidate wins special election for House District 28
January 29, 2020
Republican candidate Gary Gates won the 2020 special runoff election for Texas House District 28 on Tuesday.
Capital Metro introduces electric buses to routes
January 28, 2020
Capital Metro introduced its first electric buses into its routes Sunday.
Spring College Student Commission focuses on improving bus stops, adding food pantries
January 26, 2020
Austin City Council’s College Student Commission discussed possible recommendations to improve transportation and food accessiblity near Austin college campuses Friday.
APD renews funding for stings of tobacco sales in Austin
January 23, 2020
The Austin Police Department will continue to conduct sting operations monitoring the sale of tobacco and vape products to minors.
3M Half Marathon shows off Austin, UT campus to 7,000 runners
January 20, 2020
Students and faculty took part in the annual 3M Half Marathon on Sunday, where participants ran through Austin and the UT campus as people cheered them on from the sidelines, playing instruments and holding up signs.
Student startup reduces meal delivery fees using lockers
December 3, 2019
Four UT students set up a meal delivery system on campus that cuts down on fees seen from competitors such as UberEats and Favor.
Report deems UT “not affordable” for low and middle income students
November 25, 2019
UT-Austin is among the majority of flagship universities in the nation that are “not affordable” for low and middle-income students, according to a recent Institute for Higher Education Policy report.
Entrepreneurship pitch competition DisrupTexas awards student competitors funds to help with startup
November 18, 2019
he Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the competition, called DisrupTexas, in the AT&T Education and Executive Conference Center.
Jesta’ Pizza holds taste testing to prepare for spring 2020 reopening
November 14, 2019
Students taste tested crusts and sauces in Jester City Limits Wednesday during an event for Jesta’ Pizza, a restaurant that will be reopening next semester.
Austin’s It’s My Park Day brings volunteers to clean up parks near campus
November 4, 2019
Volunteers spruced up parks across Austin Saturday for It’s My Park Day, a semiannual event that improves parks through trash cleanup, planting and mulching.
Alumna continues support of College of Natural Sciences after death with new legacy endowment
November 4, 2019
Lorraine Stengl, who died last year at the age of 99, started giving money and donating land to the College of Natural Sciences in 1991. According to CNS communications director Christine Sinatra, Stengl's donations neared $45 million, which includes the new legacy endowment announced on Oct. 21.
Volunteers plant trees around Waller Creek to celebrate Texas Arbor Day
November 4, 2019
Around 30 volunteers worked alongside University Landscape Services to plant native shrubs, wildflowers and trees to keep out invasive species and prevent erosion in celebration of Texas Arbor Day on Friday.
Campus Events + Entertainment brings black community together with Culture Shock talent show
October 27, 2019
Students rapped, stepped and delivered spoken word pieces Friday night for Culture Shock, a talent show that celebrates the black community.
UT startup Colanse designed to help students find work
October 23, 2019
A student-led startup will help students network with employers and create online portfolios, allowing them to gain work experience while in school.
University Health Services gives more than 12,000 flu shots during annual campaign
October 17, 2019
University Health Services concluded its month-long flu shot campaign Thursday, giving 12,655 shots to students, faculty and staff.
Diabetes research grant awarded to study Type 2 diabetes in minority communities
October 15, 2019
A national diabetes research organization awarded University of Texas professor Mary Steinhardt a $3.3 million grant in October to conduct a study on Type 2 diabetes in Austin’s African American community.
Business professor educates students on keys to productive work environment during culture summit
October 3, 2019
Attendees of a business culture summit began their workshop Thursday by designing a cult.
Office of Sustainability communicates information through art
September 25, 2019
Art prints of grackles and turtles on poster paper serve not only as decor for dorm rooms, but encourage environmentally friendly practices in a new initiative led by the Office of Sustainability.
Center for Students in Recovery hosts seminar about storytelling in addiction
September 19, 2019
Sharing addiction stories and hearing others’ stories can help students feel more accepted and assist in their recovery, an addiction researcher told students Thursday.