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Neuroscience and jazz senior Mason Hankamer sees music in color

April 30, 2014

Mason Hankamer experiences dreams in which a full live orchestra is performing and all he can see is a fusion of colors. The more familiar he is with the song, the more vibrant the picture becomes. For...

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UT grads send their film, ‘Skunk,’ to Cannes festival in France

April 28, 2014

As radio-television-film graduate students, Annie Silverstein and Monique Walton were advised to stray away from using animals and children as primary subjects in their filmmaking.  “They...

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UT alum and local artist Jennifer Chenoweth creates “Hedonic Map of Austin”

April 9, 2014

Plenty of people have made maps of Austin, but local artist and UT alum Jennifer Chenoweth made a map that takes personal experience into account. After graduating in 1999 with a Master of Fine Arts,...

Q&A with TOMs Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, Blake Mycoskie

April 3, 2014

TOM’S Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, Blake Mycoskie, lectured about his experiences as a social entrepreneur and his ONE for ONE movement at Hogg Auditorium on Wednesday night. After the lecture,...

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Radio-television-film graduate student writes award-winning essay

March 27, 2014

With a passion for film and a talent for writing, radio-television-film graduate student Paul Monticone wrote an award-winning, 40-page essay after researching for two months.  Monticone’s...

Two distinguished UT alumni to be inducted into Texas Film Hall of Fame

March 5, 2014

While the Oscars took place last Sunday night, the awards season is still not over — at least not for Texas.  The Austin Film Society, a non-profit film organization, will host its 14th annual...

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Franklin Barbecue owners to debut TV show in 2015

February 6, 2014

From a food trailer in an East Austin parking lot to the TV screen, Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin Barbecue, along with his wife Stacy, never imagined their brisket could create such a worldwide following.  “I’ve...

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UT hosts 20th annual HUB Vendor Fair

May 1, 2013

In an effort to uphold its commitment to diversity and promote equal opportunity for businesses, UT helped sponsor the 20th annual Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Vendor Fair — a one-day...

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Campus Environmental Center hosts climate change panel

April 25, 2013

Hoping to advance environmental policy and sustainability awareness, experts discussed the relationship between climate change and economics at a panel Wednesday evening. The Campus Environmental Center,...

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Camp Kesem arrests students and faculty to fundraise for cancer

April 25, 2013

When English professor James Cox and chemistry professor Brent Iverson were arrested Wednesday morning, the only way they could receive bail was by following members of Camp Kesem in a sing-a-long and...

Austinites discuss district representation at KLRU-hosted event

April 24, 2013

Hoping to increase civic engagement, experts and community members weighed in at a panel Tuesday to discuss city representation and Austin’s 10-1 proposal. KLRU, KUT and the Annette Strauss...

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Annual UT Fashion Show transcends trends to runway

April 19, 2013

After months of preparation and years of dreaming, the University Fashion Group joined 24 textile and apparel seniors in showcasing their work at a culminating event of the year for UT fashion.  Sponsored...

Amnesty International rallies students against U.S. drone strikes

April 17, 2013

English Assistant Professor Snehal Shingavi said even without a shred of evidence, a majority of people in the United States believed the explosions that took place at the Boston Marathon were the result...

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StressFest 2013 relieves student anxieties with massages, pets and free food

April 11, 2013

Rain did not keep the stress relief cruise from boarding passengers inside Gregory Gym on Wednesday afternoon at an annual event hosted by the Counseling and Mental Health Center. StressFest 2013 invited...

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UTPD looks at Los Angeles Police Captain for new chief position

April 10, 2013

Captain Melissa Zak of the Los Angeles Police Department said she was ready to leave the City of Angels when UT football beat the University of Southern California at the 2005 Bowl Championship Series. Seven...

Austin experiences rainstorm and power outages

April 3, 2013

Heavy rainfall left 2800 Austin Energy customers without power, disrupted traffic in West Campus and resulted in event cancellations across the city Tuesday.  Near campus — on West 24th and...

Students march to Capitol to push for higher education

April 3, 2013

Despite cloudy skies and light rain, 80 students marched from the Student Activity Center to the Capitol’s North Steps to keep UT competitive, safe and affordable.  Coordinated by the Senate...

Austin Water and UT combine efforts to save water through reclaimed wastewater

March 28, 2013

Collaborative efforts between UT and Austin Water showed that purple is the new green at a celebration ceremony Wednesday to mark the completion of a project aimed to save water, cut costs and increase...

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Colt McCoy speaks at Caring for Camo in support of troops

March 27, 2013

With a little help from former UT quarterback Colt McCoy, three UT students in the McCombs School of Business are spreading the word about their new organization.  Finance sophomores Alan Dukor...

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Orange Jackets hosts panel discussing women having it all

March 21, 2013

Five women offered varying viewpoints on whether women can have it all, and they all agreed that the answer is not so definitive. A panel titled “Can Women Have it All?” discussed the meaning...

Study explores mental health of children of deportees

March 20, 2013

A new study by Social Work Dean Luis Zayas seeks to explore the mental impact of deportation of Mexican immigrants on their U.S.-born children. Because of an increase in deported Mexican immigrant parents,...

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“If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy” explores how to find fulfillment

March 19, 2013

As students deal with mountains of homework and long work hours, associate marketing professor Raj Raghunathan claims many people simply do not choose happiness. Raghunathan focused on how to maintain...

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UHS hands healthy horns spring break kits

March 7, 2013

Healthy horns know that preparation is key to playing safe. An initiative by University Health Services aims to keep UT students free of potential harm over spring break by equipping them with a safety...

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Legislators talk public education at LBJLibrary

February 28, 2013

The issue of public education policy dominated the conversation Wednesday evening at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library where a panel of four members of the Texas Legislature addressed prominent issues facing...

Annette Strauss Institute awards Joe Straus for service

February 28, 2013

Unlike most representatives, Joe Straus, Texas Speaker of the House, can bring together green cars and Republican politics. “Who else do you know that drives a Prius with a Romney sticker?”...

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Atlanta mayor visits KLRU, disucusses policy, change

February 27, 2013

On Tuesday morning, Kasim Reed, the 59th mayor of Atlanta, made a special appearance on Overheard, a KLRU-hosted television series hosted by Evan Smith, editor in chief and CEO of The Texas Tribune. During...

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Law professor discusses ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and the discourse of American torture

February 26, 2013

“Zero Dark Thirty” may have only tied for an Academy Award on Sunday night, but it produced enough controversy to avoid living in the shadow of the Oscar winners.   The film emphasized...

Texas coach Matthew Scoggin dives into Olympic lessons

February 21, 2013

As head coach of the UT diving team, Matt Scoggin, former UT and Olympian diver, inspired students with several life lessons he learned during his athletic career Wednesday evening.   Every week,...

Former dean and professor at the School of Information dies at 79

February 21, 2013

Glynn Harmon, former dean and professor at the School of Information for more than 40 years, died Sunday, Feb. 17 at the age of 79. Harmon earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the...

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UT brings back style lessons from New York Fashion Week

February 20, 2013

Several members of the University Fashion Group took their annual trip to New York last week to participate in Spring Fashion Week.  From Feb. 7 to Feb. 11, UT students were exposed to the city...

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Runners come together for annual Livestrong Austin Marathon

February 18, 2013

Runners congregated Sunday morning to sweat, struggle and raise money for cancer research after a 26.2 mile adventure through the streets of Austin.  For 21 years, the annual Livestrong Austin...

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Blackademics inspire empowerment through KRLU event

February 14, 2013

Public television studio KLRU hosted Blackademics, a community event showcasing a range of topics pertinent to African-American culture, Wednesday night. Sponsored by the Division of Diversity...

Innovative strategies generate $2 billion in cost reduction for UT System

February 13, 2013

The UT System released records Monday indicating that a total of $2 billion has been saved over the past six years through coordinated efforts between the nine UT campuses.  Due to efficient strategies...

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UT’s Satellite Design Lab wins first place in National Nanosatellite Competition

February 7, 2013

For the second time since 2005, UT’s Satellite Design Lab won first place in the national University Nanosatellite Program competition, held in Albuquerque, N.M., at the Air Force Research Laboratories....

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Dean Andrew Dillon shares research on interpreting an incessant flow of data

February 7, 2013

Andrew Dillon, Dean of the School of Information, emphasized the importance of extracting meaning from large amounts of data Wednesday afternoon at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.  For...

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Local software CEO inspires students with personal success story

February 6, 2013

Hemi Thaker, president and CEO of Anue Systems, a local software maker, focused on advising future entrepreneurs in a lecture Tuesday evening at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.  Every...

UT students and faculty weigh in on President Obama’s immigration policy

January 31, 2013

Faculty members and students offered their varying viewpoints at the heels of President Barack Obama’s call for action on immigration policy. On Tuesday, White House officials released the details...