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UTPD, Texas DPS increase patrols around campus on first day of classes

January 22, 2020

UT Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety campus patrols surged as students returned to campus following an order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott for increased law enforcement around state...

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Gov. Abbott increases DPS patrols around UT, downtown Austin following stabbing

January 9, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered increased patrols around state buildings in Austin and UT campus, in a letter to the director of Texas’ Department of Public Safety on Thursday.  In the letter addressed...

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UT observes Kwanzaa for first time with festive dinner, lighting of unity candle

December 6, 2019

Students celebrated UT’s first Kwanzaa Umoja dinner with a gift exchange, live performances,  keynote speech and ceremonial lighting of the unity candle Thursday evening. The dinner, hosted...

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UT’s National Deaf Center develops first ASL-accessible video game

November 18, 2019

Deaf teenagers and educators can now play the first-ever American Sign Language-accessible video game this fall thanks to the University’s National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes.  The...

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The Broccoli Project hosts first 24-hour-long Play in a Day

November 18, 2019

A University experimental theater group produced seven plays in 24 hours this weekend at the first Play in a Day event.  The event was hosted by The Broccoli Project, a student-oriented theater...

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Experts commemorate 100 years of womens’ suffrage at panel discussion

November 8, 2019

America’s “history of classism” still prioritizes the votes of white people, a UT professor said during an on-campus panel Thursday. During a panel held two days after Texas’...

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Intersex individuals, allies rally at City Hall for Intersex Awareness Day

October 28, 2019

Dozens of intersex individuals and allies chanted “Change our hearts, not our parts” at an Intersex Awareness Day rally Saturday.  During the rally, attendees advocated for bodily...

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Hindu students adjust religious practices for upcoming Diwali

October 24, 2019

Homemade shrines of Hindu deities adorn students’ dorm rooms and apartments in place of the sacred images found in temples to celebrate Diwali because of busy schedules and long commutes to temples. Diwali,...

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Students celebrate Indigenous Peoples Week with beading workshop

October 16, 2019

As part of the week-long celebrations of Indigenous Peoples Week at the University, students learned the art of beadwork Tuesday.  The beading workshop was led by Nan Blassingame of the Cheyenne...

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More than 100 graduate schools visit Austin for UT’s 2019 Graduate School Fair

October 9, 2019

Graduate school representatives from around the world lined up to speak with prospective graduate students Tuesday for the 2019 Graduate School Fair.  The annual fair was hosted by UT’s Graduate...

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Department of Design receives $1 million endowment from UT alum

September 26, 2019

Design students interested in bringing their ideas to the real world will be able to do so thanks to a $1 million endowment to launch a new product design program. Mike Reese, a UT mechanical engineering...

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YWCA president Alejandra Castillo delivers keynote for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 18, 2019

Latinx Americans need to be proud and fight against negative stereotypes, Alejandra Castillo, president and CEO of YWCA, said during a Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff Tuesday afternoon. The Lyndon B....

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Engineering students kick off school year in swimsuits, floaties

September 3, 2019

Engineering students celebrated their return to classes with free food, music and poolside volleyball Sunday at Cockrell Kickoff.   Cockrell’s annual back-to-school kickoff took place at...