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All content by Christina Noriega

Obama’s executive order could impact study abroad programs for undocumented students

Christina Noriega November 26, 2014

Following President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration Thursday, immigrants’ rights advocates say restrictions for eligible undocumented students to study abroad could be eliminated,...


Ransom Center acquires Gabriel García Márquez’s archives

Christina Noriega November 26, 2014

Annotated manuscripts, photographs and letters belonging to the late Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez have found a resting place at the Harry Ransom Center, the University announced this...


UT professors petition new state-approved textbooks

Christina Noriega November 24, 2014

The State Board of Education approved new textbooks for the state’s 5 million public school students last week, but some University professors have challenged passages in the textbooks that claim...


Women with leadership roles suffer more from depression than men

Christina Noriega November 21, 2014

While the number of women in top managerial positions has increased in the last 30 years, women with leadership roles suffer more from depression and stress than their male counterparts, according to a...


Mexican writer discusses disappearance of 43 students from Iguala, Mexico

Christina Noriega November 18, 2014

The disappearance of 43 students in Mexico shows the Mexican state is in crisis, Javier Sicilia, Mexican writer and peace activist, said at a talk on campus Monday.  At the event, sponsored by...

Professor emeritus recognized with lifetime achievement award

Christina Noriega November 12, 2014

Aaron Bar-Adon, professor emeritus in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, received a lifetime achievement award this month for his decades of research on Hebrew linguistics. The Council for Hebrew...


University breaks ground on Rowling Hall

Christina Noriega November 10, 2014

After two years of architectural planning, Robert B. Rowling Hall, the new McCombs School of Business graduate building, is one step closer to opening. UT-Austin President William Powers Jr., Robert...

UT Energy Poll shows young Americans support pro-environment candidates

Christina Noriega November 4, 2014

Americans below the age of 35 tend to support candidates running on an environmentally friendly platform, according to a new study from the UT Energy Poll.  According to the poll, which was conducted...


Professors discuss need for a constitutional convention

Christina Noriega November 3, 2014

During a discussion on constitutional law Friday at the SAC, UT law professor Sanford Levinson said a constitutional convention could address some of the causes for the gridlock in Congress. As part...


UT Press to release behind-the-scenes ‘Boyhood’ book

Christina Noriega October 28, 2014

While the Richard Linklater film “Boyhood” has received much attention for being shot over the course of 12 years, the UT Press is promoting and distributing a new behind-the-scenes photography...


Graduate students call for return of missing students in Mexico

Christina Noriega October 27, 2014

Following the disappearance of 43 Mexican students in the Mexican city of Iguala last month, University graduate students have organized a series of demonstrations calling for the safe return of the students...


Urban studies professor challenges myths about Nicaraguan government

Christina Noriega October 22, 2014

Dennis Rodgers, urban studies professor at the University of Glasgow, challenged prominent narratives about the leftist Nicaraguan government at a talk on campus Tuesday. Rodgers, who spoke at Richardson...

Snapchat launches new feature on campus

Christina Noriega October 21, 2014

The mobile phone app “Snapchat” launched a new feature called “Our Campus Story” on UT’s campus Friday. According to a statement released by Snapchat on Oct. 17, Snapchat...


Dobie Center to offer short-term rental rooms

Christina Noriega October 20, 2014

The Dobie Center announced it will start offering short-term rental rooms for University students,  faculty, and parents.  Under new management, the off-campus residence hall converted 75...

Spanish linguist talks about interpretations of transitional phrase

Christina Noriega October 15, 2014

Spanish linguist Francisco Gonzálvez-García spoke at Burdine Hall on Tuesday about the present-day variations in the interpretations of Spanish structures.  Gonzálvez-García,...


UT psychology professors ranked among 200 most influential psychologists

Christina Noriega October 8, 2014

Two psychology professors at the University were listed among the top-200 most influential psychologists of the post-World War II era, according to a University of Virginia study. David Buss was...

School of Nursing launches chronic illness research center

Christina Noriega October 6, 2014

The School of Nursing will launch a new research center for chronic-illness treatments after receiving a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in late September. Researchers at the...

Rifle used in UT shooting up for auction

Christina Noriega September 30, 2014

Almost 50 years after Charles Whitman shot and killed 16 people and wounded another 32 on campus, the sniper rifle used in the infamous shooting is up for auction online. According to the Texas Gun...

National sexual assault prevention campaign starts conversations on campus

Christina Noriega September 23, 2014

The launch of a national campaign Friday addressing sexual assault prevention on college campuses highlights University efforts to tackle sexual violence, according to a University health official.  President...


University offers online video tutorial site for students, faculty

Christina Noriega September 16, 2014

University officials announced in a University-wide email the online video tutorial site is now available to all students and faculty at no cost.  According to, the site provides...


UT professor co-founds Austin’s first recovery high school

Christina Noriega September 10, 2014

Thirteen high school students in search of sobriety started their fall semester at Austin’s first recovery high school. Located on the third floor of the University Christian Church, University...


Former City Council member appointed managing director at Cockrell’s Innovation Center

Christina Noriega September 9, 2014

After being appointed managing director of the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Innovation Center on Thursday, Louise Epstein plans to make entrepreneurship a bigger part of the school. The center,...


Two solar-powered charging stations installed on campus

Christina Noriega July 30, 2014

After four years of preparation, the University installed two solar-powered charging stations, one outside the Perry-Castañeda Library and the other outside the Art Building and Museum, in June. While...

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Perry announces surge of National Guard troops to Texas-Mexico border

Christina Noriega, YoungJee Jung, and Wynne Davis July 22, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry announced on Monday he will deploy 1,000 state National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border. According to a statement issued by Perry’s office, the troops will work alongside...


Protesters reflect on meeting with President Obama

Christina Noriega July 17, 2014

When engineering junior Juan Belman and his 16-year-old brother Mizraim Belman interrupted President Barack Obama's speech on July 10 with calls for an end to deportations, Juan said he was prepared...


President Powers to stay on until June 2015

Jacob Kerr, Christina Noriega, and YoungJee Jung July 9, 2014

In an unexpected decision, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa announced President William Powers Jr. will remain in his position until June 2, 2015 in a statement on Wednesday. Cigarroa previously...


Ransom Center releases Spanish plays collections for research

Christina Noriega July 9, 2014

The Harry Ransom Center released one of the largest collections of “comedias suelta,” individually-printed Spanish plays, online for research late June. Acquired during the 1920s and 1930s,...


UT Latin American maps collection collaborates with Faulk Central Library

Christina Noriega July 2, 2014

The UT Benson Latin American Collection’s exhibit of hand-drawn maps, “Mapping Mexican History: Territories in Dispute, Identities in Question,” moved to the city’s Faulk Central...


Austin fireworks show changes venues

Christina Noriega July 1, 2014

The 38th annual H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks will move from its usual venue at Auditorium Shores to the Austin 360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas this year. Auditorium...

University organization helps undocumented students renew DACA permits

Christina Noriega June 30, 2014

Immigrants’ rights organization University Leadership Initiative hosted a counsel session Saturday at Austin Community College-Eastview for undocumented students reapplying to a federal, deferred-action...


Twenty-five young African leaders attend Washington Fellowship on campus

Christina Noriega June 23, 2014

Twenty–five young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa arrived at the University on Sunday to learn business and leadership skills for creating sustainable projects in their communities. The Obama...


Willie Nelson donates collection to Briscoe Center

Christina Noriega June 13, 2014

Country Music Hall of Famer Willie Nelson donated his collection of more than 600 photographs, letters and other personal items to the University’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History in May.  The...


UT researchers find geothermal heat is causing Antarctic glacier to melt

Christina Noriega June 12, 2014

Warm ocean waters are not the only factor leading to glacier erosion. According to a UT study published Monday, unusual amounts of geothermal heat are causing Antarctic glaciers to melt from below. The...

Draw the connections: UT, the US and Israel

Jonathan Orta and Christina Noriega November 29, 2012

On Nov. 19, UT students and Austin community members marched through campus chanting, “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes.” (A separate protest with...


Students flock to Party on the Plaza

Christina Noriega September 6, 2012

Thousands of UT students crowded outside Gregory Gym Wednesday for Party on the Plaza, UT’s largest student organization fair of the year. RecSports hosted what has grown to become UT’s largest...

Campus ministries host Beautiful Feet to engage religious conversations

Christina Noriega February 1, 2012

Throughout February, 72 campus ministries will participate in Beautiful Feet, a campus-wide project to engage students in religious conversation about the Christian faith. Campus Renewal Ministries,...

UT students, professors evaluate Hatian soil behavior

Christina Noriega January 30, 2012

Two years ago, a national team of engineers, including UT civil engineering professor Ellen Rathje and civil engineering graduate student Oscar Suncar, traveled to Haiti in a reconnaissance mission after...


Identification Day lets public present archeological discoveries

Christina Noriega January 23, 2012

 The biannual Identification Day at UT’s Texas Memorial Museum brings lines of people with suitcases, boxes and strollers carrying fossils, artifacts and minerals with the hope of shedding light...

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