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LBJ School report says COVID-19 deaths in Texas jails, prisons are 35% higher than in rest of US prison population
November 17, 2020
Nine of the inmates who died had been approved for parole and were awaiting release, 21 had served 90% or more of their sentence and 58% were eligible for parole, according to the report.
Austin Water implements racial equity recommendations from UT-Austin student team
November 10, 2020
The students recommended that Austin Water add multifamily housing in their customer assistance programs, introduce flexible billing options and custom water-usage alerts, and employ formerly incarcerated people.
Students petition UT-Austin on Change.org to give pass/fail option for all courses
November 10, 2020
History sophomore James Napoli said he created the petition to help students struggling to maintain the workload of online school.
UT-Austin School of Nursing receives $1.5 million donation, creates first distinguished professorship
October 28, 2020
The donation will fund the Maureen Healy Decherd ‘73 Distinguished Professorship in Nursing, which will further the recruitment of faculty and provide financial support for the recipients’ research and students.
UT-Austin scientists find LED light alternative to 3D printing
October 6, 2020
A team of UT researchers developed a resin that can be used in a low cost, timely and energy efficient method called stereolithography, a light-based 3D printing technique.
UT-Austin researchers use poop to predict COVID-19 spikes
September 30, 2020
The next step is to take samples from manholes around Austin to improve prevention and potential vaccination efforts in the future, a researcher on the project said.