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Swedish linguists lecture on conversations with Swedish Americans
December 3, 2014
Linguists from Sweden discussed their research on the existence of Swedes and the Swedish language in the United States.
Speakers lecture on gender, sexuality in honor of World AIDS Day
December 1, 2014
The Gender and Sexuality Center recognized World AIDS Day with discussions from two Austin-area speakers on AIDS and topics relevant to gender and sexuality.
Panel discusses current Mexican social upheaval
November 21, 2014
In reflecting on both the anniversary of the Mexican revolution and the recent outcry over the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, UT students and faculty formed part of a panel comparing the time of the Mexican revolution to the current social “revolution.”
Panelists discuss Americas status after Civil Rights Movement
November 20, 2014
Historians, curators and political leaders discussed the current status of the African-American population within the U.S. 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 during a panel on Wednesday.
French government acknowledges UT professor’s military service
November 18, 2014
Norman Martin, philosophy and computer science professor emeritus, received the French government’s highest decoration last week.
Panelists discuss issues surrounding GMOs
November 14, 2014
A panel debated Thursday the health effects of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
Dell Medical School establishes Askew Chair in Oncology
November 11, 2014
The Dell Medical School established a faculty chair to honor Austin physician Dr. Robert Askew.
UT study finds middle school girls with sexualized body image perform lower academically
October 31, 2014
Middle school girls who value a sexualized body image are more likely to have a lower academic performance than their peers, according to research published in the The Journal of Research on Adolescence.
Doctoral candidate discusses violence against immigrant women in Mexico
October 29, 2014
A UT graduate student discussed violence against women along the Central America and Mexico border.
UT researchers: mental rest can help boost future learning
October 24, 2014
UT psychology researchers concluded that mental rest and reflection on past learning activities can help boost upcoming learning activities.
McRaven, Clapper discuss national security
October 17, 2014
In the opening session of an intelligence conference, William McRaven and James Clapper offered their views on the state of national security.
Students protest disappearance of Mexican students
October 9, 2014
Students and members of the UT community held a protest in front of the Tower on Wednesday to call for justice for 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, who disappeared after police and civilian gunmen fired upon them in the neighboring town of Iguala.
Professor discusses Basquiat’s use of appropriation in artwork
October 8, 2014
Author Jordana Moore Saggese discussed the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat and his style of art appropriation at a lecture.
Satirist Ana Marie Cox discusses her writing on campus
October 3, 2014
Ana Marie Cox discussed the merits of satirical writing and her experiences as a writer at a lecture in the Joynes Reading Room on Thursday.
Lecture discusses importance of Cuban world heritage sites
October 1, 2014
Angela Rojas of the International Council on Monuments and Sites Academy discussed the importance of preserving Cuban heritage at a lecture Tuesday.
UT professor lectures on Mayan agriculture
September 26, 2014
Based on his years of field study in Belize, geography professor Timothy Beach discussed the chronology and formation of ancient Maya and wetland agriculture on Thursday.
Energy panelists discuss renewable energy
September 19, 2014
Three members from the energy industry discussed the future of renewable energy in an on-campus panel hosted by the UT Energy Symposium on Thursday.
UT study finds discrimination can increase mental health issues
September 17, 2014
A researcher found discrimination of multiple types experienced by African Americans and Caribbean blacks on a daily basis can increase the risk for mental disorders.
Vice provost holds chemistry demonstration
September 15, 2014
While many students avoid taking difficult science classes, chemistry professor David Laude said they are not something people should be afraid of.
Ian McEwan holds first American reading of 'The Children Act'
September 10, 2014
Award-winning novelist Ian McEwan presented his new novel, “The Children Act,” at the Harry Ransom Center on Wednesday.