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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Disability activists (from left to right) Fabiola Amaya, Ashley Richardson-Minnitt, Joe Tate and Angela Standridge educate students on making their organizations more inclusive on Tuesday.

Student Government holds disability advocacy, accessibility panel for student organizations

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter February 28, 2024

UT Student Government’s Disabilities Inclusion Agency hosted a panel on Tuesday discussing inclusivity and accessibility within student organizations. Hosted in the Student Services Building, the...

Moderator Leland Murphy, a UT graduate student and Youth Organizing Fellow with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, guides a discussion between Ash Hall of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Zohaib Qadri, Austin City Council Member and Rick McClatchy from Americans United of San Antonio about Texas Senate Bill 763 allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains.

Panel discusses the protection of separation of church and state in Texas public schools

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter February 24, 2024

Community members convened at a panel at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on Friday to discuss the importance of separation of church and state in Texas public schools. The panel, “Chaplains...

Kennedy Cortez, one of the Directors of Operations for UT’s Native American & Indigenous Collective on Sunday.

La demora en la aprobación de un curso de estudios nativos genera preocupación en la comunidad

Erika Pernis and Iñaki Zamarripa February 14, 2024

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 12 de febrero del 2024 por Erika Pernis y fue traducido al español por Iñaki Zamarripa. El Consejo de Educación del Estado de Texas...

Kennedy Cortez, one of the Directors of Operations for UT’s Native American & Indigenous Collective on Sunday.

Delay of Native Studies course approval raises community concerns

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter February 12, 2024

The Texas State Board of Education delayed the approval of curriculum standards for a high school Native Studies course. The proposed course, Ethnic Studies: American Indian/Native Studies, is designed...

Attendee Sarah Ruiz discusses with a colleague at the LightSound workshop at the Physics, Math, and Astronomy building on Jan. 19. My husband and I are big advocates of science and science education. Ruiz said. We love the observatory and we were excited to have a volunteer opportunity where we can create things and promote accessibility.

University hosts workshop to help low-vision community experience eclipses

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter February 2, 2024

UT’s Department of Astronomy hosted workshops on Jan. 28 and 29 to build devices that convert light into sound in order to help the low-vision community experience solar eclipses. The LightSound Project,...

2024 to be ‘Year of AI’ at UT

2024 to be ‘Year of AI’ at UT

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter January 23, 2024

UT designated 2024 as the “Year of AI” to highlight the University’s achievements in artificial intelligence research and to set the stage for future developments. In the coming months, the University...

College of Liberal Arts to kick off Common Read program next semester

College of Liberal Arts to kick off Common Read program next semester

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter November 5, 2023

The College of Liberal Arts will kick off its Common Read program, a book club for all liberal arts students with a twist, next semester. This year’s text, “All We Can Save,” is an anthology written...

Business owners express concern over I-35 expansion project

Business owners express concern over I-35 expansion project

Erika Pernis and Julian Petzold October 26, 2023

Every morning, assistant director Jaime Cano warmly welcomes hundreds of families into Escuelita del Alma, a daycare and preschool center decorated with care and full of well-loved toys and cherished memories.  The...

El ayuntamiento aprueba la aceptación de la subvención para la reducción de la contaminación climática

El ayuntamiento aprueba la aceptación de la subvención para la reducción de la contaminación climática

Erika Pernis and Hannah Garza October 23, 2023

Nota del editor: Este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 19 de octubre por Erika Pernis y fue traducido al español por Hannah Garza.  El concejo municipal de Austin aprobó el 21 de septiembre...

City Council approves acceptance of Climate Pollution Reduction Grant

City Council approves acceptance of Climate Pollution Reduction Grant

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter October 19, 2023

Austin City Council approved $1 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for the first part of the two-phase Climate Pollution Reduction Grant, aimed to help curb air pollution effects on Sep....

Dr. James Pennebaker in his office at the Seay Psychology Building on October 4th, 2023

American Academy of Art and Sciences recognizes three UT professors

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter October 8, 2023

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences inducted three UT professors from the College of Liberal Arts on Sept. 30 for their expertise and leadership in their fields.  While honoring members across...

Assistant professor Dr. Lief Fenno works in the lab in Dell Medical School on Oct. 2nd, 2023. He was granted $1 million to further his psychiatric research.

UT lab receives $1 million grant to advance psychiatric treatment research

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter October 3, 2023

Fenno Lab received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to continue their research on creating molecular tools to personalize psychiatric treatments to patient needs. Emma Babaian, a neuroscience...

UHS program offers free virtual drop-in meal planning sessions

UHS program offers free virtual drop-in meal planning sessions

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter September 27, 2023

University Health Services is offering free virtual weekly drop-in meal planning sessions for students on Fridays to advise them on how to maintain a balanced diet while in college. Jennifer Barnoud,...

Clinical psychology doctoral students to lead free mindfulness group

Clinical psychology doctoral students to lead free mindfulness group

Erika Pernis, General News Reporter September 20, 2023

The UT Psychology Training Clinic is offering a free mindfulness group this semester led by clinical psychology doctoral students.  Abby deSteiguer, clinical psychology doctoral student and co-leader...

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