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UberAIR partners with Cockrell engineers

August 27, 2018

Uber plans to take its services to the skies and has enlisted UT to help them get there. A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering partnered with the U.S. Army Research Labs to test...

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McCombs partners with VA to solve fraud, inefficiency problems

December 2, 2016

The McCombs School of Business recently partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help solve problems of fraud and inefficiency within the VA using data analytics. Four students within...

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Texas Blazers collect donations for Austin refugees

November 21, 2016

The Texas Blazers wrapped up their week-long Drive to Provide initiative on Friday, which collected donations and raised awareness for Austin-area refugees. Each semester the Blazers, an all-male...

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Moody faculty initiative offers free speech and language screenings for children

November 18, 2016

A faculty initiative in the Moody College of Communication is offering free speech and language screenings to children who suffer from hearing loss and can’t afford treatment. The initiative is...

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Dinner in the Dark shows students what it’s like to live with visual disability

November 14, 2016

Students stumbled their way through a pitch black room, feeling their way along the backs of chairs to find a seat at the crowded dinner table. For just under two hours Thursday night, these students got...

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UT celebrates Texas Arbor Day, educates community about trees

November 7, 2016

UT Landscape Services celebrated Texas Arbor Day on Friday by planting trees next to the turtle pond, educating the UT community about tree care and giving away seedlings grown from seeds gathered from...

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Former Sanders supporter votes Clinton despite doubts

November 4, 2016

Joshua Ellis voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) in the primary election, but when Hillary Clinton was elected as the Democratic presidential nominee, Ellis was faced with a decision. Ellis, a government...

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Moody research analyzes public opinion on politics, media

October 31, 2016

A recently published survey by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life polled over 2,000 U.S. citizens, revealing mixed views on topics such as the use of social media in modern politics and the trustworthiness...

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Digitized Latin American Collection signals steps toward open access

October 28, 2016

As of last month, select materials from UT’s Benson Latin American Collection library can now be digitally accessed by UT students and by people living in the furthest reaches of the globe through...

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Society of Professional Mediators hosts election discussion

October 24, 2016

Approximately 100 students discussed the presidential election Friday afternoon at “Let’s Talk!”, an event facilitated by the Society of Professional Mediators at the Student Services...

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Atheists ‘auction souls,’ raise money for Secular Student Alliance

October 17, 2016

“Send an atheist to church!” a student yelled at passersby, while pointing to eight cash-filled mason jars on the West Mall.  The Secular Student Alliance hosted its first Soul Auction...

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White supremacy posters spotted, removed by anti-fascists

October 14, 2016

Mysterious posters bearing symbols associated with white supremacy were spotted around campus earlier this month, only to be torn down and replaced by anti-fascism flyers reading “Good Night White...

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UTHealth urology professor elected president of Sexual Medicine Society

October 3, 2016

Run Wang, who works at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will be the first UT professor to serve as president of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, an organization informing researchers on sexual health...

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Kickball tournament marks beginning of Suicide Prevention Week

September 26, 2016

On a cloudy Saturday morning, five kickball teams took their energy to the field to launch Suicide Prevention Week. The Be That One suicide prevention program of the UT Counseling and Mental Health...

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Ministry mixer offers opportunity for networking, worship

September 23, 2016

Illuminated by the light of the Tower, a congregation of approximately 70 students from various campus ministries gathered to worship and meet with fellow Christians in their majors Thursday night. Hosted...

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LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes announces inaugural director

September 19, 2016

In a few months, S. Gail Eckhardt will be packing her bags in Colorado to head south and join UT to lead the new LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes. LIVESTRONG, an Austin-based nonprofit dedicated to improving...

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Architecture school launches diversity program

September 9, 2016

The School of Architecture plans to launch a new program addressing race, gender and experience that will be taught by architecture lecturers Anna Brand and Andrea Roberts starting this spring. This...

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Psychiatry chair delivers lecture about department’s future

September 2, 2016

Stephen Strakowski, inaugural chair of the Psychiatry Department at the new Dell Medical School, held an hour-long informational session Thursday afternoon to discuss his research plans and ultimate goals...