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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Census data reveal increased Austin diversity, youth

Donovan Sanders April 15, 2011

Austin is growing more diverse, and more students are migrating to the University area, said a city demographer. Ryan Robinson, a city demographer, analyzed the 2010 census figures and presented...

Auto companies visit Austin to showcase fuel alternatives

Donovan Sanders March 25, 2011

Instead of spending of $3.50 per gallon on gas, people may be able to run their cars with a rechargeable battery. The Austin AltCar Expo showcased nine vehicles Thursday, including cars, buses, ambulances...

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, SXSW cause transportation changes

Donovan Sanders March 11, 2011

Drivers will face detours and road closures downtown from today until March 20. City officials will close the streets because of the 25th annual South By Southwest Music and Media Conference, which...

Students join with Google site, raise $47,000 for clean water

Donovan Sanders March 11, 2011

Students for Clean Water raised more than $47,000 in a joint fundraising campaign with Google. Google donated $1 for every student who used its new Hotpot application. Hotpot allows users to rate and...

Study looks at birth control use

Donovan Sanders February 25, 2011

Women are more likely to take birth control for longer periods of time if they have the ability to get their medication over the counter in Mexico, according to a UT study. Sociology professor Joseph...

IBM computer wins Jeopardy in match against champions

Donovan Sanders February 18, 2011

I’ll take artificial intelligence for $77,147, Alex. That’s how much IBM supercomputer Watson earned over the course of two games when he defeated two “Jeopardy!” champs,...

News briefly

Donovan Sanders February 11, 2011

Drivers on Interstate Highway 35 and Ben White Boulevard will face frontage roads and temporary ramps because of construction this weekend. The Texas Department of Transportation will continue construction...

Parents value different traits in their kids’ mates

Donovan Sanders February 10, 2011

While parents may not actually greet their children’s partners with a shotgun in hand, that first encounter can still be tense for all involved. A UT study shows that differing values between parents...

Professor honored for video research

Donovan Sanders February 10, 2011

Electrical and computer engineering professor Alan Bovik received a top honor from two academic societies. The Society for Imaging Science and Technology and SPIE, the international society for optics...

McCombs site expands to social media

Donovan Sanders January 25, 2011

A Red McCombs School of Business publication that features faculty research about big ideas in business recently started using social media to reach a wider audience. The editors of,...

Fresh candidates prepare campaigns for SG elections

Donovan Sanders January 25, 2011

A new group of student leaders is preparing to run for Student Government after election filing began Jan. 18. To file for a position, students must pick up and turn in a filing packet in...

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