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University partners with city of Austin to study how green spaces in school yards impact children’s health
November 4, 2019
Melody Alcazar, an Austin Parks and Recreation Department program coordinator, said the study focuses on areas of the city that lack access to natural ammenities such as parks and gardens. She said the results of the two-year study will show how infrequent exposure to nature impacts children’s health.
New student committee addresses intersection of race, environment
October 17, 2019
The Campus Environmental Center created a new committee to address the intersection of social issues and the environmental protection movement.
Employers will seek students at new career center
September 24, 2019
The new Center for Career Exploration and Development, which will give recruiters a renovated space to meet with students, is moving into its design phase.
Hundreds of Austin students protest climate change during nationwide “Global Climate Strike”
September 21, 2019
More than a thousand Austin students led a local protest against climate change Friday as a part of hundreds of similar worldwide youth-led demonstrations.
Parking and Transportation enforces scooter regulations for football season
September 19, 2019
UT implemented a wave of regulations on dockless scooters in the spring, which stadium attendees now face during the new football season.
Indoor softball, baseball training facilities will be added to McCombs Field
September 18, 2019
Baseball and softball players will soon be able to avoid the Texas heat because new extensions to the Red and Charline McCombs Field will add an indoor training facility for both teams.
University plans to develop Waller Creek as part of Campus Master Plan
September 12, 2019
UT is planning to develop Waller Creek by improving its walkability, environmental health and stability.
Students will be able to get student records, financial aid, tuition all in Main Building
September 11, 2019
Students can get their student records, financial aid and tuition services all in the same place starting in the spring of 2020.
Student Advisory Council meets to craft recommendations for UT System Board of Regents
September 9, 2019
The Student Advisory Council to the UT System met this weekend to discuss supportive resources for sexual assault victims, international students and “at-risk” students across their campuses.
New Admissions Welcome Center to open at end of the month
September 5, 2019
Prospective student tours will be welcomed in the center of campus instead of on the other side of Guadalupe Street.
New Italian restaurant opens in the Union
September 4, 2019
MoZZo, a new Italian restaurant in the Texas Union, opened on Aug. 26 and serves made-to-order bowls, wraps and Tuscan waffles on a stick.
UT combines 5 campus building renovations into one project to save cost, improve efficiency
August 29, 2019
In an effort to save money and improve efficiency, Project Management and Construction Services has consolidated five separate buildings’ renovations under the Campus Infrastructure Upgrades project.
Matthew McConaughey joins Moody College of Communication faculty
August 29, 2019
Actor and UT alumnus Matthew McConaughey is joining the faculty of the Moody College of Communication as a film professor of practice starting this semester.
University Housing and Dining implements hand scanners in some dining halls
August 28, 2019
Hand scanners will be used to swipe student residents into Jester 2nd Floor Dining and Kinsolving Dining Hall this semester.
DKR Stadium, Welch Hall construction projects continue as the semester begins
August 26, 2019
As the fall 2019 semester begins, students should expect to see several major construction projects continuing from the summer.
Anna Hiss Gymnasium renovations receive $24.5 million in funding
August 26, 2019
The University received $24.5 million from the UT System Board of Regents on Aug. 15 to convert the Anna Hiss Gymnasium into a robotics research space by spring 2021.
Keep Austin Wizard petitions University for renewable energy
May 5, 2019
Keep Austin Wizard is petitioning the University to convert to entirely renewable energy sources by 2035.
Texas Hillel hosts Israel Block Party as Palestine Solidarity Committee protests Israeli occupation
April 24, 2019
The annual Israel Block Party is a student-led event sponsored by Texas Hillel, a Jewish community organization for students. The Palestine Solidarity Committee, a Palestinian activist group, protested what they say is Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory throughout the event.
Hispanic faculty found to be underrepresented, underpaid
April 18, 2019
Hispanic professors at UT are the lowest paid faculty and have often been excluded from higher positions, according to an ongoing committee analysis.
University Housing works with transgender students to find inclusive on-campus housing options
March 24, 2019
As housing contracts are sent out for the coming school year, some transgender students may struggle to find inclusive housing options on campus.
On-campus University Methodist Church dissents to larger denomination’s restriction on LGBTQ clergy, same-sex marriage
March 3, 2019
The on-campus University United Methodist Church said they will not go along with the national denomination’s recent vote to uphold the ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage within the church.
State Legislature's first-ever LGBTQ caucus members reveal their goals, challenges for 86th session
February 20, 2019
The Daily Texan Events and Engagement staff hosted the state lawmakers for a panel moderated by Texan legislative reporter Chad Lyle. The caucus, which was formed in January, is made up of five LGBTQ women state representatives.
New collaboration between UT, Mexico tries to find solutions to human rights violations, violence
February 13, 2019
University of Texas scholars and Mexican officials gathered to brainstorm ideas for community development in Mexico during a two-day summit Monday and Tuesday.
Director of US Cyber operations offers perspective on modern combat
January 31, 2019
Cybersecurity operations help fight terrorism overseas and prevent Russian and North Korean hacking of United States facilities, Brig. Gen. Jennifer Buckner said during a talk at UT on Thursday.
UN World Food Program appoints UT campus Ambassador
December 3, 2018
A United Nations World Food Program initiative has expanded its campus ambassador program to UT-Austin.
UT participates in nationwide initiative to help low income students
November 28, 2018
The University will participate in a new multi-institution collaborative effort to award more degrees to low-income, first-generation and minority students.
UT implements prison education program
November 14, 2018
The initiative, which started in 2017, is UT’s first prison education program, although program instructors did not begin teaching until this semester.
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement launches Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
November 11, 2018
In response to the growing number of start-ups on campus, the Office of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship launched late last month as part of an attempt to reach out to minority students.
Fine Arts Library unveils fifth floor renovations
November 8, 2018
Old and new volumes of books line the shelves in the fifth floor of the newly renovated Fine Arts Library.
Graduate School expands recruiting efforts internationally
November 2, 2018
The program allocates additional funding for a faculty member’s existing international travel plans, such as guest lecturing, research and collaboration with international institutions.
UT Chapter of Turning Point USA hosts debate with organization founder
October 24, 2018
A crowd of about 40 students surrounded by officers from the UT Police Department gathered on the West Mall on Wednesday to debate Charlie Kirk, Turning Point USA founder and executive director.
UT law professors appear in Elizabeth Warren’s campaign video
October 21, 2018
UT law professors appeared in Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recent campaign video titled “Elizabeth Warren’s family story.”
UT engineering professor receives $300,000 grant for pipeline research
October 16, 2018
A $300,000 grant was awarded to civil engineering associate professor Salvatore Salamone last month for his pipeline safety research.
Axios executive editor hosts conversation with leading entrepreneurs
October 14, 2018
The conversation, which took place at the Blanton Museum of Art, was moderated by Mike Allen, Axios co-founder and executive editor. Guest speakers were from JPMorgan Chase, the NBA and Doch.
UT approves construction of gender-neutral bathrooms in Burdine
October 12, 2018
Construction will start in the summer of 2019, and the funds for the conversion come from the allocated renovation budget. Converting one of the multi-stall bathrooms to a single-stall, gender-inclusive bathroom will cost around $115,000.
American Psychological Association indicates rise in freshman mental health disorders
October 3, 2018
As the number of students seeking mental health services rises, the Counseling and Mental Health Center is increasing their efforts to raise awareness of the signs of mental disorders.
Habitat for Humanity campaigns for $250 million housing bond
September 20, 2018
In advance of the Nov. 6 election, UT’s Habitat for Humanity is campaigning for students to vote for a $250 million bond that aims to make Austin housing more affordable.
UT-Austin organizations coordinate to register students to vote
September 17, 2018
The Civic Engagement Alliance, in conjunction with TX Votes, gathered representatives from 78 campus organizations to encourage voter registration among their members, students and the Austin community.
UT Austin microfarm relocates to larger location at UT’s intramural fields
September 11, 2018
The Campus Environmental Center relocated their microfarm from a fifth-acre plot to a half-acre plot at the Whitaker Intramural Fields on Guadalupe Street.
Cockrell students make splash at Cockrell Kickoff
September 4, 2018
Students from the Cockrell School of Engineering gathered Saturday to swim, listen to music and eat a buffet of food at Cockrell Kickoff, an annual event that allows engineering students to gather and connect with their peers.