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Event highlights human rights in Iran

Shivam Purohit October 25, 2010

NPR Reporter Roxana Saberi said she never thought much about life in prison until four men came to her Tehran apartment in January 2009 and arrested her on spying charges. Saberi spoke about her...

Hindu festival a celebration of women

Emily Sides October 25, 2010

To celebrate the festival of Navratri, the Hindu Students Association invited everyone to join in a traditional form of stick dancing called Dandiya Raas. Each dancer held two long sticks they hit...

Rat study shows sisters lower male desirability

Anna Fata October 25, 2010

Males with many sisters are less attractive to women, according to a study of rat behavior by a UT professor. David Crews, a professor of biology and psychology, studied behavior in rats and found...

Local economy wins big in football

Daniel Sanchez October 22, 2010

Longhorn fans may not be sitting where they thought they would be at the start of the season with a 4-2 record and a No. 19 ranking in the BCS, following a surprising 34-12 loss to underdog UCLA and...

Co-op asks faculty for on-time book lists

Audrey White October 22, 2010

If all faculty submit their book lists to the University Co-op before the Oct. 31 priority deadline, the bookstore could save $250,000 — translating into serious savings for students. When...

Board rejects idea to connect schools

Collin Eaton October 22, 2010

The governing board of Texas Southmost College in Brownsville rejected a proposal for a new operating agreement with the University of Texas at Brownsville on Thursday that critics said would have ceded...

UT groups hold benefit concert

Ahsika Sanders October 22, 2010

Students walking in front of the Tower on Thursday were treated to a performance by a group of brightly dressed traditional Latin dancers, one of several acts featured in the “Make It Happen”...

UT program obtains grant for underserved students

Ahsika Sanders October 22, 2010

A program to improve language impairments of bilingual first grade students, initiated by UT speech-language researchers, received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. During...

Quintana reinstated to police force

Aziza Musa October 22, 2010

An arbitrator reinstated Austin police Officer Leonardo Quintana on Thursday after five months off the force following a drunken driving offense earlier this year. Quintana’s indefinite suspension...

Alphabet traced to semitic inscriptions

Allison Harris October 21, 2010

Alphabets, used in all modern written languages except Chinese and Japanese, originated from a single source, said Middle Eastern studies professor John Huehnergard. Huehnergard gave a lecture on...

County sees spike in voter turnout

Collin Eaton October 21, 2010

This year’s early voting turnout in Travis County during the first three days nearly doubled the turnout during the same time of the 2006 midterm elections, but the University early voting booths...

Benefit concert aims to help pay patient’s medical costs

Allison Kroll October 21, 2010

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, a rare lung disease, caused Fernando Villa to miss most of his senior year of high school because of 15 hospitalizations to undergo treatment. Villa’s family and...