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UT professor’s analysis confirms negative effects of spanking on children

May 4, 2016

Elizabeth Gershoff, UT human development and family sciences associate professor, and Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, associate professor of social work at the University of Michigan, published an analysis of 50...

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Alpha Epsilon Pi hosts Rock-a-thon to raise money for cancer research

May 2, 2016

For 24 hours straight, a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity sat in a rocking chair on 24th Street to raise money for the American Cancer Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating...

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Business professor and graduate student debate about guaranteed national minimum income

April 27, 2016

Students gathered Tuesday to watch management senior lecturer John Doggett and business graduate student Dustin Ripley debate whether or not guaranteed national minimum income would be beneficial. At...

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Nursing students use ‘aging game’ to empathize with older patients

April 25, 2016

An introductory nursing class seeks to teach students to understand what older patients are going through in order to provide the best care and ensure his or her health. By playing an “aging game,” ...

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Grant allows Knight Center for Journalism to add more free online courses

April 20, 2016

The Knight Center for Journalism, a UT program that trains journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean, recently received $600,000 to expand its global online courses. The grant came from the...

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Research project aims to help foster children

April 18, 2016

Foster children and potential adoptive families can encounter many difficulties during the adoption process, but UT is part of a research project that is trying to make things easier. UT is one institution...

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UT Fencing Club competes at Nationals

April 13, 2016

The UT Fencing Club competed in the United States Associate of Collegiate Fencing Clubs (USACFC) College Fencing National Championships on April 3, placing seventh overall out of 38 schools. The team...

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Students ‘Brave the Shave’ to help children with cancer

April 11, 2016

Hundreds of students gathered in front of the Main Building on Sunday for Brave the Shave, a fundraising event during which students shave their heads in support of children with cancer. At the event,...

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Museum Studies certificate to be offered to undergraduates next fall

April 4, 2016

Starting in the fall, undergraduate students will be able to gain a museum studies certificate as part of the Bridging Disciplines Program. The Bridging Disciplines Program allows undergraduates to...

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Founder of Kickstarter visits UT

March 30, 2016

The founder of Kickstarter, Perry Chen, visited UT yesterday to talk about how he started the company that has helped many people achieve their goals.  Kickstarter is a website that allows individuals...

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Uber’s new app delivers food to students’ doors

March 28, 2016

When leaving the dorms to go get food seems like too much of a struggle, UberEATS could offer a solution for many hungry students. On March 24, Uber launched a separate app and full delivery service in...

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Texas English Linguistics Lab analyzes Trump, Sanders accents

March 23, 2016

Presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) are not similar in background or policy, but they have one thing in common: their distinctive New York accents.  The...

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KUT podcast investigates food history, connection to capitalism

March 9, 2016

KUT’s new podcast, “The Secret Ingredient,” explores food and its connection to capitalism, colonialism and death.  The bi-weekly podcast launched in September and is hosted by...

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UT service fraternity owns world’s largest Texas flag

March 7, 2016

Weighing 450 pounds and stretching 100-by-150 feet, the largest Texas flag in the world calls UT-Austin home. The flag is maintained and presented by Alpha Phi Omega (APO), a national, co-ed service...

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Queen’s College professor calls for removing algebra from required curriculum

March 3, 2016

Algebra is the reason why 40 percent of the people who start college don’t finish, according to a newly published book on math education.  Andrew Hacker, a professor emeritus at Queens College...

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Student organizes basketball charity tournament to raise money for children battling cancer

February 29, 2016

A UT student organized a student-run basketball charity tournament Saturday in memory of her father, raising approximately $450 for children with cancer. About 40 students from universities around Texas...

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Sen. Zaffirini to receive Outstanding Alumna Award from Moody College

February 24, 2016

Texas Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) will receive the Moody College of Communication Outstanding Alumna Award on April 17. The award is given annually to one Moody College graduate who has made outstanding...

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FRI program works to counteract wine fraud

February 22, 2016

A group of student researchers works as "wine detectives" with chemistry professor Eric Anslyn to decide whether a bottle of wine is truly wine or rather a counterfeit trying to take its...

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UT engineering program to offer college credit for high school students

February 17, 2016

The Engineer Your World program received $2 million in December to help transition the program to a dual enrollment course, meaning it will offer not only high school credit, but also UT credit. The...

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Oxford professor answers questions about science, Christianity

February 15, 2016

Students and faculty packed the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom on Friday night to have their questions about science and Christianity answered by John Lennox, a mathematics professor at the University of...

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City Council approves resolution for artist community in southeast Austin

February 11, 2016

A 9.4-acre tract of land In Southeast Austin could soon become a new community for Austin artists. On Thursday, City Council approved a resolution to partner with the nonprofit organization Artspace...

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Artist explains social commentary behind work

February 3, 2016

Students and faculty gathered Tuesday in the Art Building to listen to award-winning artist Ann Hamilton discuss her work and artistic process as well as answer some students’ questions. Hamilton’s...

New graduate program trains working professionals in identity management, security

February 1, 2016

UT has launched a new collaborative master’s degree program with the goal of keeping people safe from identity theft and fraud.  The Master of Science in Identity Management and Security...

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New online, interactive history class debuts

January 27, 2016

This semester, students will be able to enroll in a new online history class that they can participate in from their dorm rooms.  The course, which first opened this semester, is an online version...