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All content by Barak Bullock

Carnival benefits domestic abuse victims

Barak Bullock May 1, 2013

The Sigma Phi Omega sorority raised funds for Austin’s SafePlace women’s shelter Tuesday at the S.A.F.E. Street Carnival, while providing food, games and engaging ways to learn about domestic...


Austin food system needs work, experts say

Barak Bullock April 30, 2013

Inequal access to food obstructs the creation of a more just food system in Austin, according to an expert panel held Monday. Four public affairs graduate students and Paula McDermott, Austin Sustainable...


Austin runners gather to honor Boston marathon victims

Barak Bullock April 19, 2013

Austin runners came together in support of the victims of this week’s Boston bombings in a vigil Thursday night. Gilbert’s Gazelles, an Austin-based running group that was in Boston...


Annual TEDMED conference streamed live to UT

Barak Bullock April 18, 2013

Streamed live to UT students and staff from Washington D.C., this year’s TEDMED conference explored perspectives on modern medicine and health care around the world. Carolyn Kenny, MBA graduate...

Advertising researchers reveals new insights on binge drinking

Barak Bullock April 17, 2013

Students are shedding light on previously unstudied motivation behind college binge drinking in new research conducted through the Department of Advertising and Public Relations Research Club. In a...

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Friar Society surprises professor with award

Barak Bullock April 12, 2013

A parade of students and colleagues barged into Sheldon Ekland-Olson’s 10 a.m. class carrying a $25,000 check with his name on it. Ekland-Olson, a sociology professor and director of the School...

Survey declares Austin #1 for small businesses

Barak Bullock April 11, 2013

Austin was declared the friendliest city to small businesses in America by entrepreneurs who answered’s 2013 Small Business Friendliness Survey. The 2013 survey, released earlier...


Anti-slavery event Polaris covers human trafficking in Austin

Barak Bullock April 5, 2013

Anti-slavery groups gathered at a symposium Thursday to bring the hidden and ugly reality of current sex trafficking and slavery in Austin to light.  The event, Polaris, is a symposium named after...

Pollen concentration breaks 1,500 spores per cubic meter, physicians talk remedies

Barak Bullock April 4, 2013

Waves of pollen blanketing Austin are making life tough for those with seasonal allergies, but students and physicians have tips for avoiding the sniffles and sneezes. The pollen count broke 1,500 grains...


Evan Smith talks digital journalism

Barak Bullock March 29, 2013

Journalism trailblazer Evan Smith showed optimism for the future of digital news during a lecture Thursday in the Joynes Reading Room. In “The Evolution will be Digitized: The Future of New News,”...

Invisibility cloak in the works at UT

Barak Bullock March 29, 2013

Invisibility cloaks continue to move out of science fiction and closer to reality thanks to new research by UT scientists. Though researchers still have a long way to go before making 3-D objects invisible...


Women’s and gender studies conference unveils new research

Barak Bullock March 22, 2013

From queer approaches to family studies, to feminism in the Mormon church, to sexual agency in Rihanna’s new album, the 20th Annual Graduate Student Conference for Emerging Scholarship in Women’s...

UT professor discusses leadership, history

Barak Bullock March 6, 2013

Public affairs professor Jeremi Suri has ambitions to make UT a center for leadership development by emphasizing history as the key to strategic leadership. Mid and senior-level managers gathered in...


Gregory Gym’s renovated rock wall open for business

Barak Bullock March 1, 2013

Climbing enthusiasts, old and new, scaled brand new rock walls at the grand reopening of the Gregory Gym rock climbing wall. Thursday was the wall’s open house, which attracted dozens of climbers...


Parade and music commemorate Dia de la Bandera

Barak Bullock February 27, 2013

Students marched and cheered through campus in celebration of Mexico’s Dia de la Bandera, or Day of the Flag, on Tuesday.  Established as a holiday in Mexico in 1937, the day commemorates...


Lecture series on racism in the Americas underway

Barak Bullock February 21, 2013

Speakers engaged in renewed conversation over contemporary racism against black people in the Western hemisphere at a lecture series Wednesday. The event marked the kickoff of the annual Lozano Long...

Looming cuts to federal budget could affect UT’s research competitiveness

Barak Bullock February 18, 2013

Looming cuts to the federal budget, also known as sequestration, could endanger research funding at UT and other universities across the nation. Sequestration would cut federal spending by 8 to 10 percent...

Science Under the Stars Valentine’s Day lecture covers animal sexuality

Barak Bullock February 15, 2013

The Science Under the Stars lecture series celebrated Valentine’s Day with a presentation on animal courtship at UT’s Brackenridge Field Laboratory on Thursday. Victoria Huang, an ecology,...

Coaches’ Night offers dialogue between students and coaches

Barak Bullock February 13, 2013

Among Texas coaches’ recent achievements are a volleyball national title, three Big 12 rowing championships, an NCAA soccer tournament and a coaching position for the U.S. Olympic swimming team.  But...

Texas ranked 16 in alumni Peace Corp participation

Barak Bullock February 6, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin ranked 16th among large schools for alumni participation in the Peace Corps in 2012, according to a report released Tuesday. Laurie Young, Global Initiatives senior...


Student organizations rededicate Barbara Jordan statue

Barak Bullock January 30, 2013

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Afrikan-American Affairs, a UT student organization, hosted a rededication ceremony for the statue of former Congresswoman and UT faculty member Barbara Jordan. The...


Global Game Jam gives aspiring game developers an edge

Barak Bullock January 28, 2013

At the Skillpoint Alliance in downtown Austin, a crowded room of tech whizzes and video game enthusiasts is cordially buzzing, awaiting the kickoff of the Global Game Jam, an annual weekend of creative...

Students react to shooting on Lone Star College campus in Houston

Barak Bullock January 24, 2013

Less than a week after state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, filed a bill that would allow concealed carry license holders to carry handguns while on university campuses, violence broke out in Houston...

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