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News desk editor deletes last oxford comma

May 10, 2019

During my time at UT, people were often confused when I told them I — a public health student aspiring to go to medical school — spent much of my free time working for a newspaper. For a while,...

Young people play key role in improving public perception of the press, expert says

September 15, 2017

While the public perception of the press has shifted from respectful to critical in recent years, the future of journalism remains bright, according to Tulane University law professor Amy Gajda, an expert...

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One-third of UT students come from hurricane-affected areas, data shows

September 5, 2017

For thousands of UT students, the devastation of Hurricane Harvey hits close to home. Advertising junior Hana Mostajeran was forced to leave her home when Houston began emptying reservoirs to prevent...

Study shows racial discrepancy in timing of loss of family members

January 25, 2017

A study by the Population Research Center at UT indicates African-Americans experience loss of more immediate family members earlier in life than whites, potentially leading to detrimental effects on black...

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Madam Mam’s to relocate, revamp

January 19, 2017

The original Madam Mam’s, a Thai restaurant on Guadalupe Street, is relocating to 26th and Nueces streets after about 15 years at its current location. The new location is expected to open by...

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Architecture students win award in statewide train station design contest

December 5, 2016

A train station design featuring a sweeping canopy, solar panels and translucent concrete earned five UT architecture students the Urban Planning Award at the Future Architects Design Competition. Texas...

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Women learned how to advance themselves, advocate for each other at McCombs event

November 30, 2016

A panel of four local women, who are leaders at their companies, advised female professionals based on their own experiences about how to succeed in male-dominated work environments. The Texas Master...

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Organization unites students, serves community through food

November 29, 2016

Students dined on Chipotle, Tiff’s Treats, P.F. Chang’s, Panera Bread and Papa John’s at the first charity buffet hosted by The Austin Meal Movement. The $12 admission fee from...

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Prospective students discover life as Longhorns at Texas Preview

November 22, 2016

Prospective student Jane Palacios toured campus yesterday and paid special attention to the quality of the city buses.  Palacios said the public transit system is a deciding factor in her choice...

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Campus community participates in smoking cessation initiative

November 17, 2016

The campus community took part this week in the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, a smoking cessation event that encourages people to take the first step to quit smoking by...

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Native American student groups host awareness event on history, current events

November 15, 2016

Following an acknowledgment that the event took place on stolen land, “Feast on This” attendees took part Monday in a Native American prayer, ate tacos, listened to various speakers and watched...

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Women share personal stories through student-written production

November 8, 2016

“Amplify: UT Women’s Voices,” a collection of student-written performances, is providing UT women with a new platform to share their stories. The Women’s Resource Agency, an...

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Majority of millennials take energy issues into account when voting, UT poll indicates

November 2, 2016

Millennial views on energy issues could play a role in the upcoming presidential election, according to the most recent annual UT energy poll.  The fall 2016 poll surveyed 2,043 Americans to gauge...

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Texas UNICEF uses trick-or-treating to raise awareness, funds

November 1, 2016

About 150 students spent Halloween evening collecting monetary donations rather than candy at Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Texas UNICEF is a non-profit student organization that promotes the goals...

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$265,000 grant to University Leadership Network supports student leadership, achievement

October 26, 2016

The Sid W. Richardson Foundation awarded a $265,000 grant to the University Leadership Network last week in accordance with the late Richardson’s mission to serve the people of Texas.  ULN...

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Business students devise solutions to real-world problems during biannual case competition

October 25, 2016

Eighty business students will compete against each other in devising a proposal on if and how a global security and aerospace company should expand its business to include new services.  Undergraduate...

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Students seek new tools to plan for registration

October 19, 2016

Following the Sept. 30 closure of MyEdu, a popular online registration planning tool, students are searching for alternative methods to plan their schedules for the Spring 2017 semester. Leo Angulo,...

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Fundraiser for Autism Speaks meets opposition from autistic students

October 17, 2016

Texas Neurodiversity members boycotted Taco Xi, an Alpha Xi Delta event benefiting Autism Speaks, Thursday night. For $5, event attendees received all-you-can-eat breakfast tacos and a performance...

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72-hour Prayer Tent promotes conversation, unity among students

October 12, 2016

Three large boards currently on display outside Gregory Plaza pose the questions “What are you going to be for Halloween?”, “How does the world need to change?” and “If you...

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Texas THON registers 127 new members during registration competition

October 11, 2016

In the wake of a Red River rivalry loss on the football field, Longhorns can celebrate a victory in a different arena: philanthropy. Texas THON, a student-run philanthropic organization, competed against...

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Students, faculty empower themselves through fire safety training

October 4, 2016

Students watched as the flames of a grease fire spread several feet into the air after being doused in water at Gregory Plaza yesterday, in a demonstration hosted by UT Fire Prevention Services and the...

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Transcript prices double to accommodate rising costs

October 4, 2016

Transcript prices doubled from $10 to $20 on Sept. 12, increasing for the first time in 15 years.  Joey Williams, interim communications director of the Office of the Executive Vice President and...

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UHS seeks to improve campus health through flu vaccine campaign

September 28, 2016

Hundreds of students and faculty lined up in the Student Services Building yesterday afternoon to receive flu shots at the first temporary clinic of University Health Services’ annual flu vaccine...

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Co-op residents prepare for overdose emergencies by participating in Operation Naloxone

September 27, 2016

Residents of the 21st Street Co-op attended an optional workshop Monday night hosted by College of Pharmacy graduate students to learn about the national opioid overdose epidemic and the potentially life-saving...

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Common themes influence experiences of different immigrant groups, professor says

September 21, 2016

Natalia Molina explained the influence of racial scripts on the experiences of various immigrant groups during a talk titled, “How Race is Made in America” for the Mexican American and Latina/o...

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California-based store expands to Austin, offers healthy options on campus

September 20, 2016

Shake Smart’s first out-of-state location is now open in Gregory Gymnasium, offering smoothies, açaí bowls, whole-wheat wraps and more to the UT community. The California-based store...

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2016 brings fewer traffic fatalities, road improvements to Austin

September 14, 2016

Traffic fatalities on Austin roads have decreased by 38 percent in 2016 since this time last year.   As of Aug. 31, 46 fatal collisions have caused 46 deaths in Austin this year. In 2015, 75 people...

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Foam Sword Friday tradition continues, students battle to relax before exams

May 6, 2016

Students will battle one another with foam swords this afternoon on the East Mall to celebrate the end of the semester and relieve stress before final exams begin. Foam Sword Friday is hosted by Recreation,...

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Company seeks permission to open Taco Bell Cantina, serve alcohol despite proximity to church

May 4, 2016

Students may soon have a new option for Mexican food near campus, since plans are in the works to open a Taco Bell Cantina at 2000 Guadalupe St. The Taco Bell website describes Taco Bell Cantina as...

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Longhorn Band ranked among best college marching bands

April 29, 2016

UT’s Longhorn Band was recently ranked No. 7 of the 35 Great College Marching Bands, compiled by Great Value Colleges, a website dedicated to helping students find the best education for their money. Longhorn...

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Alpha Phi Alpha promotes campus unity through service project

April 27, 2016

Students volunteered to package and distribute meals to the local homeless community for the United Service Project hosted by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Tuesday. The project is part of Hope Week...

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HB 1992 allows more students to claim credit by AP exam

April 22, 2016

Beginning May 1, UT will grant credit for Advanced Placement test scores of three and higher in accordance with House Bill 1992, a law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2015 requiring public colleges...

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Foreign policy expert lectures on role of government, individuals in countering violent extremism

April 20, 2016

Shaarik Zafar, special representative to Muslim communities at the U.S. Department of State, gave a lecture discussing the importance of countering violent extremism yesterday afternoon at the LBJ School...

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Group uses humor to raise funds for Counseling and Mental Health Center

April 15, 2016

Operation Raising Funny, a comedy-based fundraising campaign benefiting the Counseling and Mental Health Center, released its first video this Monday. The campaign is led by Humans of the Forty Acres,...

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Michael Dell returns to UT for Texas Cowboys Lectureship series

April 13, 2016

Michael Dell discussed Dell Inc.’s evolution and advised students not to be afraid of failure, even in competitive environments, in Hogg Auditorium as a part of the Texas Cowboys Lectureship series...

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Panelists discuss economic inequality, human rights at conference

April 8, 2016

The Inequality and Human Rights Conference opened yesterday afternoon with a panel titled “What Do Human Rights Have to Do with Economic Inequality?” at the School of Law. This is the 12th...

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Texas Speech wins AFA National Championship for first time in 14 years

April 6, 2016

Texas Speech gave a record-breaking performance at the American Forensic Association (AFA) National Individual Events Tournament last weekend in Florida, winning their first Team Sweepstakes National Championship...

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HFSA honors Cesar Chavez’s legacy with ceremony

April 1, 2016

The Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association held a ceremony honoring Cesar Chavez in front of his statue on the West Mall Thursday afternoon. The ceremony, held on Cesar Chavez Day, opened with a brief message...

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“Guard your Goods” campaign encourages student awareness of HPV

March 30, 2016

University Health Services (UHS) has launched the “Guard your Goods” campaign to raise awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection. The mission...

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Undergraduates illustrate ‘youth’ at new art exhibition

March 25, 2016

Young Bloods, a student-curated art exhibition showcasing the work of 15 undergraduate artists, opened Tuesday at the E. William Doty Fine Arts Building’s Gallery.  The art show is organized...

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Students hop to SAC to play with, learn about rabbits at Bunny EDU Day

March 23, 2016

Chi Kappa Phi Service Society hosted its third annual Bunny EDU Day on Tuesday afternoon to educate students about responsible bunny adoption and to socialize rabbits from a shelter. This event is hosted...

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West Sixth Street Bridge repairs delayed for bat removal process

March 9, 2016

Mexican free-tailed bats have been roosting in crevices beneath the West Sixth Street bridge, causing delays in construction repairs. The construction is part of a larger restoration project by...

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First Amazon pickup location in Texas to open at UT this summer

March 4, 2016

Amazon announced Wednesday that [email protected], the first Amazon pickup location in Texas, will open on campus this summer. Students, faculty, and staff will be able to pick up and return packages...

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Progress still needed in global gender equality, foreign relations expert says

March 2, 2016

Advancing the status of women and girls globally is in the U.S.’s best interests, a foreign relations expert said at a talk on Tuesday.  Rachel Vogelstein, senior fellow and director of the...

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Study shows exercise may help smokers quit by lowering anxiety sensitivity

February 26, 2016

Exercise may help individuals with high anxiety sensitivity quit smoking, according to a study conducted by a research team that included UT psychologists. Individuals with high anxiety sensitivity...

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Despite overall growth in industry, Austin musicians struggle to find jobs

February 24, 2016

Austin’s music industry lost 1,200 jobs in four years despite economic growth in the music industry as a whole, according to a recent study commissioned by Austin Music People, an advocacy group...

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Unconscious bias in STEM poses challenges for female scientists

February 19, 2016

Male students are more likely than female students to underestimate the strengths of their female classmates despite their similar grades, according to a recent study.  Sarah Eddy, now a research...

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Death of Justice Scalia complicates Fisher v. UT decision

February 17, 2016

The death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday has further complicated Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas, which could decide the fate of affirmative action in college admissions. The...

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Genesis Program will provide funding, mentorship to UT entrepreneurs

February 12, 2016

UT students and alumni launched the Genesis Program, which will provide funding and mentorship for student entrepreneurs on Thursday. The Genesis Program operates under the Entrepreneurship Task...

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Professor says Trump voters seek belonging

February 10, 2016

Donald Trump’s use of insults in his campaign for president may actually serve as incentive for his supporters because of a psychological desire to belong, according to Julie Irwin, Red McCombs School...