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Students utilize HornRaiser for upcoming extracurriculars

December 5, 2016

As the semester winds down, students continue to use HornRaiser, UT’s official crowdfunding platform, to raise funds for extracurricular activities in the spring and summer. HornRaiser kicked...

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Undergraduates show off research in competition

November 30, 2016

The three winners of the Texas Research Showdown were announced after the six finalists presented their research to a panel of student and faculty judges on Nov. 15.  Petroleum engineering sophomore...

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Plan II senior receives Rhodes Scholarship

November 29, 2016

For the 31st time in the school’s history, UT Austin is sending a Rhodes scholar to the University of Oxford.  Plan II senior Mikaila Smith is one of 32 U.S. students awarded the Rhodes Scholarship...

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Nueces Mosque reconstruction project to begin in 2018

November 22, 2016

A reconstruction project is in the works for the Nueces Mosque in order to address a lack of prayer space in the current facility and create a community center that is welcoming to both Muslims and non-Muslims...

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Professors publish research on campaign finance

November 16, 2016

Individuals donate more to political campaigns than political action committees do, according to research from McCombs professors Brian Richter and Timothy Werner. PACs are organizations that can raise...

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UT earns spot on community service honor roll

November 14, 2016

The Corporation for National and Community Service has recognized UT on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for meaningful service programs that benefit students and their...

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American Studies has its 75 year anniversary at UT

November 9, 2016

Seventy-five years after its inception, American Studies at UT is celebrating decades of scholarship and accomplished graduates.  To commemorate the milestone, the department held a symposium titled...

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UT robot soccer team wins 3D simulation at RoboCup 2016

November 1, 2016

UT Austin Villa robot soccer team placed first in an exhibition tournament in Beijing, China, last week. In July, the team scored 88 goals while only giving up one goal to win the 3D simulation league...

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Art historian lectures on the art and excellence of Rembrandt

October 25, 2016

The prolific Dutch painter and printmaker Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn excelled despite competition from his contemporaries, setting an example for students looking to succeed among their peers. Stephanie...

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Grad student speaks on rhetoric and voter support

October 19, 2016

Uninformed voters are likely to support candidates who have been imprisoned for relevant political reasons, according to the research findings of a government Ph.D. candidate.  Kimberly Guiler,...

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McCombs and Dell continue collaboration to tackle healthcare delivery

October 18, 2016

Dell Medical School and the McCombs School of Business are partnering to tackle issues within the healthcare system by applying business principles to the industry. This collaboration involves new initiatives...

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Dell Medical’s pilot seeks to create scalable and updated referral process

September 28, 2016

Dell Medical School began a pilot project three months ago aimed at expediting care to low-income and underinsured patients with musculoskeletal ailments by updating the referral process and shifting attention...

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Lawyer gives talk on legal, humanitarian repercussions of climate change

September 27, 2016

Sumudu Atapattu, the director of Research Centers and a senior lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Law School, spoke on the relationship between human and environmental rights in a talk Monday hosted...

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Historian gives talk on qualities of a successful president

September 21, 2016

Attorney, author and historian Talmage Boston gave a talk about his “Ten Commandments of Presidential Leadership” on Tuesday, highlighting the qualities of successful presidents. These traits...

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UT drops to No. 56 in 2017 U.S. News Rankings, McCombs up to No. 6

September 20, 2016

UT-Austin ranked No. 56 in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report National Universities ranking, dropping four spots from last year, with the McCombs School of Business rising one place to No. 6 in the nation. The...

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Therapist, former musician talks discovering potential as musician

September 15, 2016

Dana Fonteneau, cellist, somatic psychotherapist and creator of the WholeHearted Musician — a business centered on helping musicians reach their artistic, financial and professional goals —...

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Housing initiative for recovering addicts to begin next fall

September 9, 2016

The Division of Housing and Food Service and the Center for Students in Recovery are initiating a new project called Healthy Lifestyles Living Learning Community to support students who have started...

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Fitness promotion period raises hopes for new school year

August 29, 2016

UT RecSports held a “Try Before You Buy” campaign from Aug. 24–28 at Gregory Gym in an attempt to promote the variety of exercise options students have on campus. Enrolled students...