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


‘We want to be a part of the solution’: bthere app promotes bystander intervention to prevent sexual assault

Trinady Joslin March 6, 2019

After a friend told him about her experience with sexual assault while in college, UT law alumnus Ben Johanson (‘13) set out to create an app designed to help students stay together during nights...


Apple AirPods validate the memes they inspired

Thomas Galindo March 5, 2019

 Nobody: Someone with AirPods: “Compared to normal Apple headphones the sound is actually much better.” Mechanical engineering freshman Ben Gitzinger received his Apple AirPods as...


Students discuss whether tracking phone usage makes a difference

Romi Geller February 20, 2019

Walking around campus, it’s difficult to find an area free of people glued to their phones. Over the last several years, the smartphone industry and social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook,...

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Researchers develop computational model for heart valve

Rahi Dakwala February 15, 2019

A new computational modeling technique for the heart’s mitral valve will help surgeons better customize each patient’s heart surgery.  Michael Sacks, the project’s lead researcher...


Tinder serves as ultimate dating detector

Landry Allred February 13, 2019

How do you detect a partner desiring only a one-night stand from one desiring a long-term relationship? Tinder. For the past seven years, the infamous dating app, Tinder, has brought users entertainment,...


Researchers develop new detection method for HIV

Lauren Rahman February 8, 2019

A UT researcher led developments of a new method to accurately measure hidden forms of HIV in immune cells, which will help better evaluate experimental HIV treatments in research and clinical trials. This...


New master’s program seeks to transform health care delivery

Tien Nguyen January 24, 2019

A new one-year master’s program at UT seeks to spearhead change in health delivery and create high-value services in healthcare. The Master of Science in Health Care Transformation program, a...


UT researcher better understands earthquakes through computer modeling

Lauren Rahman January 23, 2019

A researcher at UT is developing a new way of computer modeling to better understand earthquakes using findings from a 2011 earthquake in Japan. Thorsten Becker, the lead author of the paper and...

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Science versus scripture: the UT community reconciles faith and science

Grace Dickens and Cason Hunwick December 10, 2018

The intersection of science and faith can be a diverse and storied discussion. This fall, the two met constructively in a sermon series held by Rev. John Elford at the University United Methodist Church...


UT Programming team heads to Portugal for international competition

Annie L. Zhang December 7, 2018

With ten minutes left in the competition, the word “accepted” finally popped on screen. Seniors Ethan Arnold and Ryan Rice and junior Supawit Chockchowwat rejoiced. They would be heading to...


Rockin’ around the shopping mall brings stress

Sunny Kim December 7, 2018

Whether you like it or not, one thing that is inevitable about the holiday season is exposure to Christmas music. During December, shops pump out Mariah Carey to change people in the festive mood, but...

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Demanding path of pre-med has a purpose, experts and students say

Isabella Anderson December 7, 2018

Forty-one hours of prerequisites, volunteering, shadowing, Medical College Admission Test studying ­— sound familiar? Lesley Riley, director of the Health Professions Office at UT, said the curriculum...