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UT-Austin department of Asian Studies to receive funding to strengthen Taiwan studies program

UT-Austin department of Asian Studies to receive funding to strengthen Taiwan studies program

Kevin Vu April 7, 2021
The University’s Center for Taiwan Studies, founded last month, will provide nearly $1 million through a five-year grant to fund educational opportunities focused on Taiwanese study.
Two UT-Austin teams advance to next phase of NASA competition

Two UT-Austin teams advance to next phase of NASA competition

Katy Nelson April 7, 2021
Two teams from UT advanced to the next phase of a NASA competition in which teams present their work on expanding human space exploration.
New emails reveal more UT-Austin donors who threatened to withhold donations amid “The Eyes of Texas” controversy

New emails reveal more UT-Austin donors who threatened to withhold donations amid “The Eyes of Texas” controversy

Samantha Greyson April 6, 2021
Over 500 new emails from powerful and wealthy UT donors calling for the University to keep “The Eyes of Texas” as the school song were uncovered by The Texas Tribune on April 1.
UT-Austin opens COVID vaccines to all Texas adults, still prioritizing higher-risk individuals

UT-Austin opens COVID vaccines to all Texas adults, still prioritizing higher-risk individuals

Kevin Vu April 6, 2021
UT began administering COVID-19 vaccines to all Texas adults on Mar. 29 in accordance with new state guidelines, but is still prioritizing Texans that were eligible under previous vaccination phases.
UT-Austin, OU compete in canned food drive competition

UT-Austin, OU compete in canned food drive competition

Kiernan McCormick March 31, 2021
UT is competing against The University of Oklahoma in a canned food drive to combat food insecurity on campus as part of UT’s first annual spirit week.
Religious groups prepare for COVID-safe gatherings during spring holidays

Religious groups prepare for COVID-safe gatherings during spring holidays

Payton Reeves March 31, 2021
Religious communities near campus are feeling optimistic about spring holy holidays as pandemic restrictions loosen, but are still taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
UT-Austin pharmacy researchers receive funding to increase accessibility of biosimilar drugs

UT-Austin pharmacy researchers receive funding to increase accessibility of biosimilar drugs

Kevin Vu March 31, 2021
A College of Pharmacy research center will receive funding to increase the accessibility of biosimilar drugs for cancer treatments from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology Research Program and Pfizer Inc.
UT’s Asian American community discusses recent Atlanta attacks and rise in anti-Asian discrimination

UT’s Asian American community discusses recent Atlanta attacks and rise in anti-Asian discrimination

Kaushiki Roy March 30, 2021

Trigger Warning: This story discusses anti-Asian hate crimes. Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by nearly 150% in 2020 and on March 16, a shooting in Atlanta killed eight people, six of whom were identified...

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UT-Austin alums discuss rise in anti-Asian hate crimes

Kevin Vu March 28, 2021

Trigger Warning: This story contains discussion of anti-Asian racism and violence. UT Chinese international students and alums gathered virtually Saturday night to discuss Asian hate in the United States...

UT-Austin faculty work with international institutions through Texas Global grants

UT-Austin faculty work with international institutions through Texas Global grants

Rebecca Saborio March 28, 2021

Seven UT professors received grants as part of the Texas Global Virtual Exchange Initiative, which encourages faculty to collaborate with international institutions and allows students to virtually engage...

UT-Austin Senate of College Councils encourages flexible attendance policies for students receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

UT-Austin Senate of College Councils encourages flexible attendance policies for students receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Sheryl Lawrence March 26, 2021

The Senate of College Councils passed legislation by unanimous consent during their general assembly Thursday to urge the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost to recommend that faculty adopt...

Volunteers help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution at UT-Austin

Volunteers help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution at UT-Austin

Kevin Vu March 26, 2021

UT Health Austin will need more clinical volunteers to help with COVID-19 vaccination efforts since Texas announced all adults will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting Monday.  Stephanie Morgan,...