Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Philanthropists, center director among picks for Powers’ award

Preethi Srikanth January 26, 2011

The four recipients of this year’s Presidential Citation Award come from a diverse range of fields, but they share a common dedication to the University and its impact on the community, UT...

UT professors shine light on alternate fuel source

Victoria Pagan January 26, 2011

Two UT professors have discovered a process to harness sunlight to split hydrogen from water and use it as a fuel source. The process could eventually lead to the creation of a clean, affordable...

Cuts unite student political groups

Melissa Ayala January 26, 2011

University Democrats and College Republicans may butt heads on most issues this legislative session, but both will lobby to fight higher education funding cuts. “Obviously, we disagree with the...

Faculty council assesses progress in gender equity

Matthew Stottlemyre January 25, 2011

Only five of the University’s 18 schools and colleges created and posted plans to address gender inequality in the faculty that a special task force reported in 2008. The University’s...

Students tackle anti-immigrant bills

Ahsika Sanders January 25, 2011

Note: This is the second in a three-part series examining what student organizations are doing to lobby the 82nd Texas Legislature. University Leadership Initiative, a UT group that supports...

McCombs site expands to social media

Donovan Sanders January 25, 2011

A Red McCombs School of Business publication that features faculty research about big ideas in business recently started using social media to reach a wider audience. The editors of,...

Fresh candidates prepare campaigns for SG elections

Donovan Sanders January 25, 2011

A new group of student leaders is preparing to run for Student Government after election filing began Jan. 18. To file for a position, students must pick up and turn in a filing packet in...

UT sees rise in mental health cases, reflects national trend

Matthew Stottlemyre January 24, 2011

More UT students who go to the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center have urgent needs or serious mental health issues than in the past, according to center administrators. This trend parallels...

Gathering sheds light on pieces of past

Lauren Giudice January 24, 2011

Scientists from three archeological and history centers helped between 400 and 500 people identify artifacts for UT’s biannual Identification Day on Sunday. The experts from Texas Natural...

Ethernet inventor takes professorship, brings corporate smarts to technology

Matthew Stottlemyre January 23, 2011

A principle inventor of Ethernet joined the Cockrell School of Engineering this month as its only professor of innovation. Robert Metcalfe brings years of private sector and large-scale commercialization...

Students study abroad in China, learn of upcoming superpower

Jake Hong January 23, 2011

China’s rising prominence is likely to encourage greater enrollment of UT students in study abroad programs to the country, said Tracy Dahlby, the journalism professor with the Reporting China...

Genes a contributing factor to skin cancer, research finds

Preethi Srikanth January 23, 2011

Researchers from UT and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center have found a gene that indicates non-threatening nonmelanoma skin cancer susceptibility. The new find can lead to more information...

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