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Renovated Hogg Auditorium switches focus to students

July 24, 2012

After decades of performances, debates and exams, the spotlight is a common sight at UT’s Hogg Memorial Auditorium. This fall, the focus is not on the center stage but on the management behind the...

UTMB study finds 30 percent of teens engage in sexting, experts urge parents to educate against the dangers

July 4, 2012

A new UT study has found teens to be taking communication to another more sexual level, commonly referred to as “sexting.” Researchers at the UT Medical Branch at Galveston reports nearly...

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System Chancellor Sharp discusses designation of the Texas A&M as a national biosecurity center

June 28, 2012

Editor’s note: This interview was edited for brevity and clarity. Texas A&M University System has been designated as one of three national biosecurity centers joining Maryland and North Carolina. The...

First Bytes camp hopes to bring women into the computer sciences

June 21, 2012

A free week-long camp dedicated to generating interest in computer science and technology among Texas high school girls is in its 10th year of operation. The First Bytes summer camp is a program intended...

Texas A&M receives federal grant to build biosecurity center

June 20, 2012

The federal government announced Monday that the Texas A&M University System will house one of three new national biosecurity centers dedicated to fighting bioterrorism. The new Texas A&M Center...


UT offers RLM rooftop to public for rare transit of Venus

June 6, 2012

Updated June 6, 2012 at 12:23 p.m. On June 5-6, 2012, the planet Venus made its final trek across the face of the sun until 2117. On Tuesday, UT opened its doors to the community by offering rooftop...


Austin entrepreneurs remain optimistic despite slow economy

June 4, 2012

Driving through Austin, small businesses ranging from the food trailers on South Congress to the high-end fashion boutiques line the streets, and a new report shows Austinites are continuing to venture...