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UT startup helps students hang out without strangling the trees
November 27, 2016
Worried that the increasing popularity of hammocks will kill the trees supporting them, a group of UT students created their own hammock structure with reclaimed steel from oil pipes.
Memorial honoring black Texans unveiled at the State Capitol
November 21, 2016
The Texas African American History Memorial was unveiled Saturday morning at the South Grounds of the Texas State Capitol, culminating a 20-year-long journey since the project was approved by the Texas Legislature.
UTPD led active shooter response training
November 16, 2016
A lecture led by UTPD officers Tuesday night at Hogg Memorial Auditorium prepared students on how to handle an active shooter crisis through videos and discussions.
Indonesian students present cultural showcase
November 13, 2016
The Indonesian Student Association at Austin hosted the event “Khatulistiwa” Saturday at the Union Patio to showcase Indonesian culture through dancing performances, food stands and presentations.
Longhorns turn off lights to conserve energy
November 6, 2016
About 40 volunteers walked around campus and turned off unused lighting and electronics at a Longhorn Lights Out mini event Friday evening.
Mexican journalist addresses political situation in Mexico
November 2, 2016
Carmen Aristegui, Mexican journalist, discussed democracy and freedom in Mexico Tuesday at the Union Theatre.
Activists march against the death penalty
October 31, 2016
Although she grew up in a pro-death penalty Republican family, Terrie Been chose to speak out in front of a crowd on Saturday for her brother Jeff Wood, a Texas death-row prisoner whose execution was halted in August.
WP Engine CEO talks about inclusive company culture
October 28, 2016
Heather Brunner, CEO and chairwomen of WP Engine, discussed how to build an inclusive and diverse work environment in the tech industry Thursday night in GDC 2.216 to students who are interested in startups.
Outreach program tries to tackle homelessness around campus
October 24, 2016
The Homelessness Outreach Street Team, an Austin Police Department program that helps the homeless population in the downtown and West Campus areas, was approved a one-year extension by City Council on Oct. 1 after a four-month pilot program.
Asian-Americans meet up to discuss mental health challenges
October 19, 2016
Mental health within the Asian-American community is currently a relatively unexplored topic.
VAV hosts rally on technology, healthy relationships
October 13, 2016
Voices Against Violence hosted a rally Thursday on West Mall to promote healthy relationships in the social media era.
SURE Walk introduced new carts and vehicle services
October 10, 2016
The Students United for Rape Elimination, or SURE Walk, has begun implementing golf carts and vehicles to assist students on their walk home.
SafeHorns hosts National Night Out in West Campus
October 5, 2016
Brenda Nguyen learned to use a pepper spray for the first time during West Campus National Night Out
UT-originated education platform Squarecap spreads nationally
September 30, 2016
Squarecap, an online learning platform which started three years ago in a 120-student classroom at UT, is now changing the way students interact with teachers throughout the United States and even in Canada.
Right to abortion is not enough, activist says
September 14, 2016
Amanda Williams, executive director of the Lilith Fund, talked about equal rights and the freedom to choose to have an abortion.
Students meet up against interpersonal violence
September 7, 2016
Voices Against Violence hosted its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday evening to welcome students who are interested in learning more about ways of addressing sexual assault and interpersonal violence.