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Pro-campus carry group considers rewarding students for filing complaints against professors who ban guns in offices

Bharath Lavendra May 5, 2016

A group in favor of allowing concealed handguns on campus is considering rewarding students for filing complaints against professors who ban guns from their offices. SB 11, which goes into effect Aug....


UT architecture team wins national affordable housing competition

Bharath Lavendra May 2, 2016

A team from the School of Architecture and Red McCombs School of Business won a national competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in April. Team members Sarah...


Events + Entertainment hosts spring musical ‘Young Adults’ this weekend

Bharath Lavendra April 28, 2016

The Creative Arts + Theatre committee of Campus Events + Entertainment is hosting their spring musical, “Young Adults,” this weekend.  Sandy Lam, psychology and English senior, chair...


Campus Environmental Center hosts Earth Day Carnival

Bharath Lavendra April 25, 2016

The Campus Environmental Center held its annual Earth Day Carnival on Friday, hosting multiple environmentally-focused organizations and giving prizes to students who explored the stations. Marcela...


Students showcase talents at Texas Revue

Bharath Lavendra April 25, 2016

Almost 900 students were in attendance Saturday at Texas Revue 2016, one of the largest talent shows on UT’s campus. Public relations junior Abby Bollinger worked on the event as the social...


Austin Animal Center looks for temporary foster families for displaced dogs

Bharath Lavendra April 20, 2016

Austin Animal Center is seeking people to temporarily foster dogs after the Sunday night rainstorm displaced 55 dogs from the Town Lake Animal Center. Kasey Spain, spokesperson for Austin Animal Center,...


McCombs students recognized for vision and leadership

Bharath Lavendra April 14, 2016

Eight students and two organizations in the McCombs School of Business were recognized for their leadership and service to the school on Monday. The George Mitchell Student Leadership Award, which distinguishes...


Downtown Austin, West Campus ranked among most walkable neighborhoods in Texas

Bharath Lavendra April 11, 2016

Three areas in Austin, including West Campus, rank in the top 10 most walkable neighborhoods in Texas, according to an article from the real estate firm REDFIN. According to the article, rankings are...


Historic house in West Campus will possibly be relocated for new student housing

Bharath Lavendra April 7, 2016

Developers are attempting to relocate a historical house in West Campus to make way for more student housing but face opposition from a historical preservation group. The Dabney-Horne house, located...


Palestine Solidarity Committee hosts Israeli Apartheid Week to raise awareness of Palestinian struggle

Bharath Lavendra March 31, 2016

The Palestine Solidarity Committee hosted its third annual Israeli Apartheid Week this week, as a part of the international movement to bring awareness to Palestinian liberation struggles in the Gaza Strip...


UT students organize TEDx event, aimed at inspiring change

Bharath Lavendra March 28, 2016

UT students and alumni came together to bring TEDx back to campus with TEDxSpeedwayPlaza on Saturday.  TED is an organization aimed at spreading ideas through conferences and talks, according...


City introduces new parking system in West Campus

Bharath Lavendra March 11, 2016

Austin motorists will soon have a new way to pay for parking in West Campus. The Austin Transportation Department will be introducing a pay-by-phone parking service so users will never have to interact...


UT professor explains Trump’s appeal

Bharath Lavendra March 3, 2016

Despite his frequent insults, Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is appealing to some people because he gives them a group to identify with, according to a UT professor. Marketing professor...

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RecSports offers free classes as part of national fitness event

Bharath Lavendra February 25, 2016

RecSports celebrated National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day by offering free classes to the entire campus. RecSports provided free Texercise and group cycling classes, as well as free chair massages...


Student wins app contest with ‘Lightpath’

Bharath Lavendra February 22, 2016

UT student Anisha Srivastava took first place in a coding competition for creating an application to provide students with a new way to review academic concepts.  Srivastava, a business honors,...


Austin Marathon maintains pace, reaches 25th year anniversary

Bharath Lavendra February 15, 2016

Over 11,000 runners crossed the finish line yesterday at the 25th Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. John Conley, the race director for the past 20 years,  said he has watched the race change...


UT research links asthma symptoms with common cold

Bharath Lavendra February 11, 2016

Researchers at UT have found a link between worsening asthma symptoms and an unexpected variable: the common cold. Rosalind Eggo, a former postdoctoral researcher in the College of Natural Sciences,...


Co-op celebrates 120 years with free food, giveaways

Bharath Lavendra February 4, 2016

The University Co-op will celebrate 120 years since its founding with a “120th Year Birthday Bash” featuring free food, giveaways and an interactive photo booth Thursday. The Co-op was founded...


UT professor develops guidelines for cryotherapy

Bharath Lavendra February 1, 2016

Using cold temperatures for pain relief and healing damaged body tissues has been around for hundreds of years, but a UT professor is developing the first safety standards for cryotherapy in the field. Cryotherapy...


UT alum combines art and science in a new gallery

Bharath Lavendra January 28, 2016

Many people believe art and science inhabit two completely different spheres of existence. However, for UT alumna Hayley Gillespie, the two could not be more interconnected. The Ecology, Evolution and...

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