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After years of advocacy, halal food is introduced in University dining halls
January 23, 2020
Starting this semester, students can request halal burgers and chicken breasts in J2 Dining and Kinsolving Dining.
Mac Miller speaks from beyond the grave in ‘Circles’
January 21, 2020
Over a year after the artist’s passing, Mac Miller’s sixth studio album Circles was released on Jan. 17. The companion album to Swimming speaks about life, pain and the weight of social expectations.
Physics professor wins Wolf Prize for twistronics research
January 20, 2020
UT professor Allan MacDonald won the Wolf Prize in Physics for his theoretical and experimental work on the field of study twistronics. This work, which changes the electronic properties of materials by twisting atomic layers, has the potential to impact the evolution of technology, MacDonald said.
Same sex behaviors in animals less costly than previously assumed
December 5, 2019
Scientists have observed same-sex sexual behaviors in over 1,500 animals species. However, many have assumed this behavior is costly because it does not lead to offspring. According to an article University researchers contributed to, that might not be true.
Texas bats threatened by disease, wind turbines
November 21, 2019
Bats are one of Austin’s most iconic nonhuman residents, but their populations have been declining because of natural and man-made threats across Texas and the United States.
Waves is honest, emotional, visually stunning
November 20, 2019
Waves is an emotionally charged cinematic masterpiece that will hit you like a load of bricks. Based on the star-studded performances and fantastic storytelling, this film is sure to earn an Oscar nod.
UT alumna documentary film featured in Black Maria Film Festival
November 19, 2019
On a quiet Saturday evening, filmmaker Isabel Dunn gathered with a handful of friends and family members in the Harry Ransom Center. Over the past year, her short documentary was viewed by hundreds of people in film festivals across the country. Surrounded by the Austin community in the cozy, intimate space, her film had finally come home.
Lady Antebellum’s new album ‘Ocean’ explores emotional hardships
November 18, 2019
On Nov. 15, Lady Antebellum released its eighth studio album, Ocean — the band’s first under Big Machine Label Group. Ocean contains a conglomeration of emotionally charged ballads, honkey-tonk dance jams and pseudo-hymns that are a few “hallejahs” away from being included in a nondenominational worship service.
Turkey Trot Champions talk strategy, share memories
November 14, 2019
For the past 28 years, runners have braved the late autumn chill to participate in the ThunderCloud Subs Turket Trot on Thanksgiving morning.
Sexual health clinic helps sponsor Austin International Drag Festival
November 14, 2019
The Austin International Drag Festival brings performers and audiences from across the world to the Texas capital. From Nov. 14-17, nearly 2,000 spectators are expected to watch the event according to Jamie Bancroft, president and founder of the Austin International Drag Foundation.
Researchers discover material that may replace silicon in computer chips
November 13, 2019
University researchers have discovered a material that may increase the computing speed and data storage capabilities of computer chips.
UT’s Special Education Department offering new autism course to be taught in Spanish
November 11, 2019
UT’s Special Education Department will offer its first course taught entirely in a foreign language next semester.
Dancers from across the country unite at Austin Powwow
November 4, 2019
Dancers from across the nation gathered at the Austin Powwow on Nov. 2 to celebrate Native American heritage and showcase their abilities.
‘Wildcard’ is an emotional whirlwind
November 3, 2019
Miranda Lambert shows a full spectrum of emotions on her seventh album, Wildcard. The themes of her songs range from spiritual purification to murderous motivations.
Q&A: Terminator’s dark new villain shows his soft side
November 1, 2019
In the film, Gabriel Luna plays the deadly and nearly indestructible Rev-9 terminator. The character is stern, calculated and aggressive. Luna couldn’t be more different.
‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is interesting, not mind-blowing
October 30, 2019
“The Terminator” is back, again. Since 1984, the Terminator films have been set in a dystopian universe where the remnants of the human race unite to form the Resistance and battle the self-aware artificial intelligence system, Skynet. Terminators are members of the Skynet military that are set to destroy human targets.
Travis County to vote to approve groundwater conservation district
October 28, 2019
Many residents of Southwestern Travis County rely on Trinity Aquifer for their water supply, but due to overpumping and lack of regulation, the water supply is rapidly declining, said a representative from the Hill Country Alliance.
'Jesus is King' is well worth the wait
October 27, 2019
Praise be. Kanye West finally released his latest album, Jesus is King, on Oct. 25. The 27-minute composition weaves together gospel melodies with introspective rap lyrics to create a work of art that feels both spiritual and self-serving.
Former Department of Defense official talks about business practices at the Pentagon
October 22, 2019
A former defense department officer outlined the complications with implementing efficient business strategies at the Pentagon and the importance of communicating with Congress at a talk Monday.
Biomedical engineering professor wins trailblazer award for stem cell research
October 16, 2019
The National Institutes of Health granted biomedical engineering assistant professor Janet Zoldan $627,000 to fund her stem cell research for three years.
‘Asylum’: A safe space for emotional healing
October 13, 2019
It’s easy to fall in love with a band that is so good at writing songs about heartbreak. A R I Z O N A’s sophomore electro pop album, Asylum, does exactly that.
Goodenough to win: UT professor awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry
October 9, 2019
On Oct. 9, the UT engineering professor, along with Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University, State University of New York, and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the development of lithium-ion batteries.
Nanogel technology may boost efficiency of cancer drug delivery
October 9, 2019
Nanogel technology may help deliver drugs to cancer cells directly while minimizing patient side effects, according to research by University scientists.
Weyes Blood talks about her album inspiration, ACL expectations
October 7, 2019
Experimental psychedelic folk singer, songwriter Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood said she has been performing on her own wavelength since she began writing music at 15.
UT chemist awarded NIH grant to develop molecular tools
October 3, 2019
University scientists are developing molecular tools that could impact future research on antibiotic-resistant bacteria and cancer drugs.
From Pumpkinheads to Moon Milk, there's an autumnal drink for everyone
September 30, 2019
While Starbucks is a household name that produces quality coffee, it doesn’t hold a monopoly on the Austin coffee scene. While the Pumpkin Spice Latte is great, it’s not the only autumnal drink special available to UT students.
Marc E. Bassy’s ‘PMD’ is sugary-sweet, then gone
September 30, 2019
While Bassy’s delivery appears to be a genuine representation of his personal experiences, the album fails to provide audiences with anything musically or stylistically unique.
Eels overfished, affect natural Texas ecosystem
September 25, 2019
There are eels in every major river basin in Texas, but most people do not know about them, said Dean Hendrickson, curator of ichthyology at the Biodiversity Center.
‘Nine’ is the pumpkin spiced latte of pop-punk
September 23, 2019
Blink-182’s ninth album, “Nine,” was released on Sept. 20, representing more of the same in their catalogue.
Darrell K Royal Research Fund grants $250,000 to Dell Medical School
September 18, 2019
Dell Medical School will continue research on neurological diseases, traumatic brain injuries and caregiver support thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease.
‘Hustlers’ expectations mixed ahead of release
September 11, 2019
When it hits theaters Sept. 13, star-studded, female-forward film “Hustlers” could be the pinnacle of what has been labeled “hot girl summer.”
Students donate to emergency fund and explore student organizations
September 5, 2019
Thousands of students explored hundreds of booths lined outside Gregory Gymnasium on Wednesday to learn more about student organizations, eat pizza and collect free swag at Party on the Plaza.