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Census data suggests increased acceptance of being multiracial
April 1, 2011
More Americans than ever before identify as multiracial, according to the 2010 census.
Wounded veterans team up for Texas bicycle challenge
March 30, 2011
When an incoming rocket round hit Sgt. Johnny Alexander during his service in Vietnam, he lost both of his legs, his back was crushed and he was paralyzed from the neck down.
Talk explores UTs path to integration
March 25, 2011
Former UT housemother Almetris Duren provided a source of critical support for many of the first black students at UT, said two speakers at a talk Thursday.
Nation's law schools see overall decrease in student applications
March 23, 2011
The number of students applying to law schools around the nation has decreased significantly since last year, according to data from the Law School Admissions Council.
UT, Mexican law school begin partnership
March 9, 2011
UT law students can earn a dual law degree from the UT School of Law and from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Mexico City through a new program currently accepting applications.
Google to oversee webmail after UT confirms contract
March 9, 2011
Students can say goodbye to the clunky orange UT webmail interface and claim a new University e-mail account hosted through Google next month.
City ordinance implements parking meter time extension
March 4, 2011
Patrons of Downtown Austin should carry more loose change starting in August 2011, after City Council members voted 6-1 Thursday to implement an ordinance that will extend hours for parking meters.
Civil rights symposium celebrates 25th anniversary
February 25, 2011
The students who helped coordinate the first Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights in 1986 boycotted their own event because of animosity toward the UT System Board of Regents, said two of the original planners.
Graduate students win contest for advertising concept
February 23, 2011
A group of graduate students won the Texas Venture Labs Investment competition with a company designed to bring new media to an old platform: the telephone.
Trio discusses faults in justice system
February 23, 2011
The Texas criminal justice system’s flaws lead to wrongful imprisonment and unfair prosecution, said a former attorney and two men exonerated from a capital murder conviction in a talk Tuesday.
Children advocacy groups lobby legislators
February 18, 2011
Members from Children at Risk collaborated with other organizations to give a voice to children who are too young to vote for themselves, group members said.
State still lags in health care, educational comparisons
February 16, 2011
Texas ranked 49th in the percentage of low-income people covered by Medicaid and last in both per capita mental health spending and the percentage of the population over 25 with a high school diploma, according to a report from the Texas Legislative Study Group.
Budget proposal may endanger research
February 11, 2011
A recent proposal from Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to cut nondefense discretionary spending could adversely affect research institutions, including UT, said UT’s vice president for research, Juan Sanchez.
High school teachers impart creationism over evolution
February 9, 2011
A high percentage of public high school biology teachers are choosing to teach creationism instead of evidence for evolution in their classrooms, according to a survey published in the Jan. 28 issue of Science.
Top researcher studies impact of social media
February 4, 2011
A UT professors research in management information systems earned him the top spot on a list of 130 researchers whose work ranks among the most influential in their field, according to a study that measured the publicity of the researchers published work.
Symposium celebrates legacy of UT's first black law student
January 28, 2011
Members of Heman Sweatts family sat among faculty, staff and students at a book talk Thursday to honor UTs first African-American law student.
Incoming freshmen manifest diminishing emotional health
January 28, 2011
The emotional health of first-year college students has reached an all-time low while stress levels have increased significantly, according to a survey published by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Along party lines, Senate advances voter ID bill
January 26, 2011
State senators voted along party lines Tuesday night to begin hearing amendments tonight to a sweeping voter ID bill that would require voters to provide adequate government-issued identification before casting a ballot.