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Veterans Appreciation Week events commence

November 13, 2012

UT’s Student Veteran Services paid tribute to veterans enrolled in the University with a display of American flags arranged in the shape of the Longhorn logo to kick off Veterans Appreciation Week...

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Austin Veterans Day parade honors war heroes

November 12, 2012

Travis county residents stood in silent anticipation Sunday as the nation’s colors were presented at the start of Austin’s annual Veterans Day parade. Nearly 2,000 people of all ages attended...

Fraternity Council supports men’s health, Movember by encouraging mustaches

November 2, 2012

UT’s Interfraternity Council urged men on campus to get a clean shave to kick off Movember before they grow a mustache for the rest of the month. For the rest of November, 12 teams from 23 fraternities...

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Sorority plans week to promote awareness of human trafficking

November 1, 2012

Kappa Phi Lambda informed students about how human trafficking is a local problem despite misconceptions that abductions only happen overseas. Kappa Phi Lambda sorority, a member of the Texas Asian Pan-Hellenic...

Reformers are working to change advertising laws in an effort to control childhood obesity rates

November 1, 2012

At “Food Marketing and the Childhood Obesity Crisis,” a lecture emphasizing the facts behind obesity, Ellen Wartella, a professor of psychology, communication, human development and social...

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Lack of solution for rising Medicare costs stumps discussion panel

October 16, 2012

The rising cost of health care leaves experts without a solution to stunt the growing need for Medicare funding. The LBJ School of Public Affairs partnered with the Texas Tribune and AARP to gather Medicare...

Sixth Street imitation opens in Dallas, unsure if will live up to Austin namesake

October 12, 2012

Dallas is borrowing some Austin atmosphere with 6th Street Bar, a bar designed to embody the essence of Austin’s famous Sixth Streetbar district.  Celia Lopez, owner of 303 Bar & Grill...

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Students rally on last day of voter registration

October 10, 2012

Students flocked to tables across campus Tuesday to prepare for the forthcoming election on the last day of voter registration. Hook the Vote, a nonpartisan, student-run organization to promote voting...

SXSW conference goes beyond networking to inspire environmental integrity

October 3, 2012

South by Southwest Eco, a three-day conference from Wednesday to Friday at the AT&T Conference Center, will host 270 speakers from environmentally focused enterprises in the public, private and academic...

Dell competition fosters student innovation

October 2, 2012

Suzi Sosa of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs continues to influence the world of social innovation as executive director of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, a contest designed to find...

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Longhorns remember Hurricane Katrina uniting communities

September 25, 2012

Austin social workers said despite the human and economic losses that came with Hurricane Katrina, evacuees have come together as a community in Austin seven years after the storm. UT’s School...

Hogg Foundation helps implement coordinated health care programs

September 19, 2012

Patients seeking both mental and physical health services may soon have a place to go for all-in-one care, a move proponents say could possibly prevent further health problems for patients. The Hogg Foundation...

UT joins with Emory to assemble database on Hurricane Katrina

September 13, 2012

More than six years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, UT is joining with Emory University to make stories of the storm’s human impact easily accessible to the general public. Southern...

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KUT to feature accounts of Bastrop fire victims

September 10, 2012

Bastrop residents who have spent the last year collecting the ashes from the Labor Day wildfires will share their stories over the radio waves in a public forum hosted by KUT. KUT News Director Emily...