The Daily Texan

All content by Emily Sides

University contributes high number of volunteers to Peace Corps

February 3, 2011

UT-Austin ranks No. 11 in Peace Corps volunteers in the large school category, with 77 alumni serving on five continents, according to a Peace Corps press release. On the 50th anniversary of the...

Survey assesses students’ public university experiences

February 2, 2011

Students will have the opportunity to share a variety of information in an effort to improve the undergraduate experience in a survey that opened Tuesday. The Student Experience at the Research University...

Attorney general’s campaign promotes credit responsiblity

January 31, 2011

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott launched a campaign to promote financial literacy among college students and warned the group to avoid racking up excessive credit card fees. Abbot released a 14-minute...

Painting with the power of the sun growing closer to reality

December 3, 2010

About five years ago, chemical engineering professor Brian Korgel imagined painting with an ink powered by solar cells. Although his vision is not ready for commercial use, it is closer today than...

Blood drive pits A&M against UT

November 24, 2010

As Thursday’s football game against the Aggies approaches, the rivalry between UT and Texas A&M University deepens as the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas gives a new meaning to the tradition. The...

UT employees renew term for TX sustainable growth

November 21, 2010

Two UT employees will serve another term as officers and board members on a five-county organization that manages sustainable growth in Texas. Fritz Steiner, the dean of the School of Architecture,...

Wrangling for the disabled

November 8, 2010

The Texas Wranglers were joined by more than 400 volunteers for the 13th annual City Wide Hold Up on Saturday where they panhandled on about 25 street corners in Austin. The event is the largest...

Department outgrows office, starts construction

November 1, 2010

The UT Department of Computer Science has outgrown its offices in Taylor Hall on Speedway between 23rd and 24th streets. To make room for future growth in the department, the University will construct...

Hindu festival a celebration of women

October 25, 2010

To celebrate the festival of Navratri, the Hindu Students Association invited everyone to join in a traditional form of stick dancing called Dandiya Raas. Each dancer held two long sticks they hit...