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Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery features female artists in ‘Thread Count’ exhibit

Bithia Dantoumda March 9, 2020

Mother and artist Sara Vanderbeek said she has had several instances where insurance companies required a lot of personal information from her but still denied coverage for her and her family. Vanderbeek...


‘Fear the Bow!’: Powerlifter fundraises for international competition

Bithia Dantoumda March 6, 2020

At 5-foot-1 with a pink bow in her hair and a deadlift weight record of 380 lbs, Bella Vargas is an underdog in many ways. Vargas, communication and leadership sophomore, is a member of Longhorn Powerlifting,...

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Student film ‘And They Were Loved’ documents journey of 3 LGBTQ men of color

Bithia Dantoumda February 5, 2020

Malik Julien made his first film at the age of 6. After reluctantly asking his mom for permission, she said, “Okay, let’s do it.”  “In my mind I’m thinking she’s...


Students celebrate Bevo’s 103rd birthday, play games at Gregory Gym

Bithia Dantoumda December 4, 2019

Big smiles and phone cameras flashed when Bevo paid a special visit to students Monday to celebrate his 103rd birthday. “I saw how the event went last year, and I kind of wanted to do more for...

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Biomedical engineering students design device to correct running form

Bithia Dantoumda October 29, 2019

Four biomedical engineering seniors created a device they said could be implemented as a physical therapy tool to help patients modify their running form in real time. The team of inventors consists...


Students, faculty reclaim what it means to be disabled at Disability as Diversity discussion

Bithia Dantoumda October 25, 2019

The perpetuation of the idea that disabilities are always visible needs to change, said a UT employee said during an on-campus panel Thursday.  During the Disability as Diversity discussion, four...

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LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes opens summer 2020 research fellowship applications

Bithia Dantoumda October 8, 2019

The LIVESTRONG Cancer Center Institutes recently opened its applications for a summer 2020 research fellowship, which introduces 20 undergraduate students to laboratory cancer research. Nick Smith-Stanley,...


Students found “CultureX,” spirit group for black students

Bithia Dantoumda October 2, 2019

After talking together about how they feel underrepresented in spirit groups at UT, Jalesha Bass and Christina Hillard decided to co-found CultureX  — a coed spirit group exclusively for black...


UT Marine Science Institute awarded grant to finish repairing damage from Hurricane Harvey

Bithia Dantoumda September 27, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently awarded $11.7 million in funding to the UT Marine Science Institute to finish fixing what Hurricane Harvey destroyed in 2017. Institute communications...


Division of Diversity and Inclusion hosts Fireside Chat with Leslie Wingo

Bithia Dantoumda September 19, 2019

Sharing her personal experiences of being a woman of color in business, Leslie Wingo pushed audience members to not let stereotypes hold them back from pursuing career goals in a talk Wednesday. The...

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