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Scholars discuss rise in prejudiced rhetoric

January 31, 2011

Experts called for change in the minds of Europeans and Americans as they compared and contrasted racial and religious intolerance on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean during a panel discussion at UT this...

Conservative Christians divorce more, study says

January 24, 2011

Divorce is more common among conservative Christians and young people, according to a recent study. University of Iowa sociology professor Jennifer Glass presented her study on skyrocketing...

Texas textbooks may add critique of evolution

January 24, 2011

A creationist group expressed interest in including information about the religious belief in science textbooks that comply with the new Texas curriculum. The Richardson-based Foundation of...

Colleagues honor retiring professor

December 6, 2010

As a popular UT history professor finished his last class Friday, wrapping up 29 years at the University, former students and colleagues honored him with a jazz band ensemble that played “When...

Zilker hosts Christmas lighting

December 6, 2010

Austinites gathered in Zilker Park to celebrate the coming of the holidays with the annual Christmas tree lighting, a tradition since 1967. Visitors traditionally spin under the large tree-shaped...

Korean Austinites respond to deadly artillery attack

November 30, 2010

After North Korea launched artillery shells that killed four South Koreans last week, the Korean community in Austin expressed their concern for both countries and said they were saddened by the impoverished...

Research nets professor award for drug research

November 22, 2010

A pharmacy professor earned a $10,000 award for his research that will help maximize the efficiency of pharmaceutical drugs. The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas Foundation...

Service projects unite Austinites in weekend of aid

November 21, 2010

Hundreds of Austinites participated in a weekend devoted to service a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday. Service Austin takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving every year, and different organizations...

Austin expenditures open to public through online database program

November 16, 2010

Austin residents can now view how the city is putting their tax dollars to use. The city launched eCheckbook, an online database of city expenditures, on its website Friday. Residents can browse the...

Video brings war-torn African life to US

November 16, 2010

The world-renowned social justice group Invisible Children included UT on its tour to spread awareness about the effects living in war-torn East Africa has on the region’s children, hosting a...

Students explore Japanese culture

November 14, 2010

While many Americans might affiliate Japanese culture with sushi, karaoke and anime, the UT Japanese Association hosted a fall festival to expand students’ knowledge about the country. The...

Anti-corporal punishment group demands alternative discipline

November 9, 2010

Being paddled in school may seem like an antiquated form of discipline, but corporal punishment is still legal in 20 states. In the 2005-06 school year, about 50,000 Texas school children...

Fraternity holds benefit to fund diabetes research

November 8, 2010

Flag football was more than just a Saturday morning exercise for the 40 teams who competed in the Sugar Free Bowl, which raised money and awareness for juvenile diabetes research. Delta Epsilon...

Austinites split over Prop. 1 proposal

November 2, 2010

Austin residents will decide Tuesday whether a $90 million bond proposal to fund road improvements and build sidewalks and bike lanes is an effective solution to the city’s transportation...

Groups to tackle diabetes with week-long campaign

November 2, 2010

Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke, according to the American Diabetes Association. To spread the word about the severity of the disease, several UT student...

Protesters speak out against death penalty

November 1, 2010

Sylvia Garza’s son Robert has spent the last seven years on death row in Texas. Garza walked Saturday in the 11th annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty. Leaders of anti-death penalty groups...

Landmark artwork gains legal permit

October 26, 2010

After a seven-month battle, the Austin landmark known as the Cathedral of Junk received proper building permits to remain open to the public. The Cathedral of Junk is a 33-foot, fort-like structure...

Rat study shows sisters lower male desirability

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...

Activists promote clean energy

October 7, 2010

Harvey Hayek, the owner of a pecan orchard that has been in his family since 1898, has lost about two-thirds of his crop since the Fayette Power Plant moved into town in 1979. He said he had to...