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Transgender youth at higher risk for mental health issues

September 26, 2017

In a study published this month, UT researchers found that transgender adolescents are twice as likely to have thoughts of suicide and are up to four times as likely to be involved in substance abuse when...

UT study shows friends and family help fight marital stress

September 22, 2017

A recent UT study shows that strong relationships with friends and family members may help alleviate the physiological issues that can be brought on by conflict in married couples. The study, led by...


Film associate professor advocates for preservation of films

September 19, 2017

Radio-television-film associate professor Caroline Frick said her many different jobs eventually led her to becoming a film archivist, a career she did not even know existed. Frick spoke to students...


SG assembly passes resolution supporting undocumented students

September 13, 2017

The Student Government Assembly passed four pieces of legislation on Tuesday night, including a resolution to support undocumented students that was introduced last week. After a debate from opposition,...


Virtual currency professional talks regulation issues with Bitcoin, other systems

April 20, 2017

While most people have heard of different kinds of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, almost no one has an understanding of how they operate, what they are capable of and what risks they can present,...

UT professors speak on reproductive justice

April 13, 2017

Non-governmental organizations have a responsibility to promote health care and reproductive justice when government institutions fail to do so, sociology professor Sharmila Rudrappa said at a Wednesday...


Communications students launch campaign to educate about abusive relationships

April 4, 2017

A group of UT students is launching a video campaign this week to define and combat relationship abuse, coinciding with Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  The video series is titled “Dating...


Harvard professor suggests new approach to artificial intelligence

March 30, 2017

While many people foresee computers replacing humans in some fields, Harvard professor Barbara Grosz said we should be working toward a more collaborative relationship with artificial intelligence at her...


Historian presents project to revitalize Aztec language

March 28, 2017

Marquette University historian Laura Matthew discussed her project to revitalize an Aztec language at a Monday presentation hosted by the Latin American Studies department’s Digital Scholarship Workshop.  The...


Master’s candidate discusses thesis on machismo

March 9, 2017

Machismo, or strong masculine pride, is generally viewed as aggressive, abusive and sexist, but Mexican culture often considers it the mark of a real man, said Seiri Aragon Garcia at a Wednesday thesis...


University of Houston professor discusses Mexican prostitution study

March 7, 2017

In the Mexican border city of Reynosa, the government regulates prostitution in an area called “La Zona,” where Sarah Luna, a University of Houston professor, conducted an immersive 12-month...

New Texas poll shows increase in support for Donald Trump

March 1, 2017

Support for President Donald Trump has increased 21 points among Texas Republicans since October, but the divide between the parties remains, according to a Feb. 20 statewide online poll from the Texas...

Solar energy storage increases emissions, according to study

February 2, 2017

The storage of solar energy increases consumption and emissions compared to the current method of sending excess energy to the utility grid, according to a study by a team from the Cockrell School of Engineering. The...