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Entrepreneur talks about keys to building successful companies

February 3, 2015

In order for startup ideas to become a reality, entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, according to Tony Ayaz — serial entrepreneur and chief revenue officer of Founder.org — who visited the...

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Study: Facebook hurts grades, helps relationships

January 27, 2015

Periodically checking Facebook while doing homework negatively affects college students’ grades, but using the website also helps to build and maintain relationships, according...

Research consortium receives $9.2 million award

December 3, 2014

A research consortium led by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute received a $9.2 million award to further investigate the effects of dispersants and oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico and their...

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Ecuadorian ambassador to the US visits campus

November 24, 2014

Ecuador’s ambassador to the United States visited campus Friday to explore commercialization partnerships with UT and Ecuadorian business interests. Hosted by the University’s IC2 Institute,...

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Professor challenges current G-8 model to combat hunger in Africa

November 18, 2014

Raj Patel, research professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, advocated for more community-based alternatives to end hunger and malnutrition in Africa during a talk at Townes Hall on Monday. The...

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Guest lecturer talks about research on fighting bacteria

November 11, 2014

An associate professor from the University at Buffalo spoke on campus Monday about his research in finding new ways to combat superbugs, bacteria that have mutated in response to antibiotics. Brian...

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Organization raises funds to help North Korean refugees

November 10, 2014

Liberty in North Korea, or LiNK, an on-campus humanitarian organization, held an awareness event at Gregory Plaza on Friday to raise funds for North Korean refugees. According to Hamaila Qureshi, nutrition...

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Johnston discusses changing health care system

November 4, 2014

Clay Johnston, dean of the Dell Medical School, emphasized in a lecture Monday the importance of not accepting the status quo when looking for new solutions in the health care system. Johnston was hired...

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Former first minister of Wales talks about children’s rights

November 3, 2014

Three politicians and experts discussed Friday the passing of a Welsh children’s rights law in 2011. The event, held in the SAC, was part of Swansea University’s Texas Showcase — a...

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UT professors talk about issues surrounding US-Mexico Border Patrol

October 28, 2014

Two assistant professors discussed the realities of law enforcement surrounding the border and by-products of the border crisis, rejecting the misconception that the U.S. Border Patrol is militarized,...

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Longhorn Maker Studio officially opens in Cockrell School of Engineering

October 21, 2014

The Longhorn Maker Studio had its official grand opening Monday afternoon, welcoming all students and faculty in the Cockrell School of Engineering. According to mechanical engineering professor Desiderio...

School of Law receives $1 million gift for Pro Bono Program

October 20, 2014

Two UT alumni recently donated $1 million to the School of Law’s Pro Bono Program. Richard and Virginia “Ginni” Mithoff first contributed $1 million in 2009 when the program was...

Engineering researchers work to improve performance of transistors

October 14, 2014

Several researchers, including a UT professor and graduate student, have found a molecular-scaled “Band-Aid” to fix nanotube defects on transistors. Ananth Dodabalapur, electrical and computer...

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UT organization raises funds for health project in El Salvador

October 13, 2014

Tables covered with piles of used clothes lined the West Mall on Friday to raise funds for a sustainability project in Guarjila, El Salvador. GlobeMed, an organization that started on campus in...

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USC professor discusses sexual, reproductive rights in on-campus lecture

October 7, 2014

A University of Southern California law professor gave a presentation on campus Monday on sexual and reproductive health to emphasize the interplay of global and national health policies. Sofia Gruskin,...

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Student organization promotes artistic expression on campus

October 6, 2014

The Association of Black Fine Arts Students held its first “Grand Slam Drum Jam” at the Jester Center’s Spanish Oaks Terrace on Friday to promote art activism in the college community. Lakeem...

UT to host international conference on global efforts to capture and control carbon gases

September 30, 2014

UT will be hosting the 12th International Greenhouse Control Technologies conference at the Austin Convention Center from Oct. 5-9. According to Lauryn Feil, communications and marketing specialist...

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Guest lecturers discuss health disparities

September 23, 2014

Two health advocates discussed the main factors of health disparity at the Rapoport Center’s Fall 2014 Health and Human Rights Colloquium on Monday. Lovell Jones and Mitchell Katz both spoke in...

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Organizations hold launch party for solar-charging stations

September 22, 2014

Three organizations hosted a party Friday to promote their latest innovation: solar panel charging stations on campus. At the party, the UT Green Fee Committee, Science Undergraduate Research Group...

Alzheimer’s research fund awards UT professor grant for study

September 17, 2014

A UT professor received a $165,000 grant from the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease for a research study that focuses on improving the memory of patients with cognitive impairments. Psychology...

Assistant professor receives grant for bullying study

September 9, 2014

Keisha Bentley-Edwards, educational psychology assistant professor, received a $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to analyze bullying assessments for African-American students. Bentley-Edwards,...

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UT researcher finds ‘icequakes’ in Antarctica

September 2, 2014

A UT research associate published a recent study claiming the 2010 Chilean earthquake caused micro-earthquakes in Antarctica. Jake Walter, a research associate at the University’s Institute for...