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All content by Hannah Williford

3M Half Marathon shows off Austin, UT campus to 7,000 runners

Hannah Williford January 21, 2020

Students and faculty took part in the annual 3M Half Marathon on Sunday, where participants ran a 13.1-mile course through Austin and the UT campus as people cheered them on from the sidelines, playing...


Student startup reduces meal delivery fees using lockers

Hannah Williford December 3, 2019

Four UT students set up a meal delivery system on campus that cuts down on fees seen from competitors such as UberEats and Favor. With the Picko app, students pay a $1 fee to have a meal from local...


Report deems UT “not affordable” for low and middle income students

Hannah Williford November 26, 2019

UT-Austin is among the majority of flagship universities in the nation that are “not affordable” for low and middle-income students, according to a recent Institute for Higher Education Policy...


Entrepreneurship pitch competition DisrupTexas awards student competitors funds to help with startup

Hannah Williford November 18, 2019

Undergraduate students tested their creativity and participated in an entrepreneurship pitch competition Saturday. The Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the competition, called DisrupTexas,...


Jesta’ Pizza holds taste testing to prepare for spring 2020 reopening

Hannah Williford November 14, 2019

Students taste tested crusts and sauces in Jester City Limits Wednesday during an event for Jesta’ Pizza, a restaurant that will be reopening next semester. At the tasting, students chose between...

Austin’s It’s My Park Day brings volunteers to clean up parks near campus

Hannah Williford November 4, 2019

Volunteers spruced up parks across Austin Saturday for It’s My Park Day, a semiannual event that improves parks through trash cleanup, planting and mulching. Hosted by the Austin Parks Foundation,...


Alumna continues support of College of Natural Sciences after death with new legacy endowment

Hannah Williford November 4, 2019

A chemistry alumna’s final contribution to the College of Natural Sciences will culminate in the largest sum of money gifted to the college. Lorraine Stengl, who died last year at the...


Volunteers plant trees around Waller Creek to celebrate Texas Arbor Day

Hannah Williford November 4, 2019

Students and staff helped plant trees around Waller Creek in celebration of Texas Arbor Day on Friday. Around 30 volunteers worked alongside University Landscape Services to plant native shrubs,...


Campus Events + Entertainment brings black community together with Culture Shock talent show

Hannah Williford October 28, 2019

Students rapped, stepped and delivered spoken word pieces Friday night for Culture Shock, a talent show that celebrates the black community.  Culture Shock featured acts such as a solo dance performance...


UT startup Colanse designed to help students find work

Hannah Williford October 24, 2019

A student-led startup will help students network with employers and create online portfolios, allowing them to gain work experience while in school. The startup, called Colanse, was founded by...


University Health Services gives more than 12,000 flu shots during annual campaign

Hannah Williford October 18, 2019

University Health Services concluded its month-long flu shot campaign Thursday, giving 12,655 shots to students, faculty and staff.  UHS outreach coordinator Sherry Bell said the campaign started...

Diabetes Study_Courtesy of Mary Steinhardt

Diabetes research grant awarded to study Type 2 diabetes in minority communities

Hannah Williford October 16, 2019

A national diabetes research organization awarded University of Texas professor Mary Steinhardt a $3.3 million grant in October to conduct a study on Type 2 diabetes in Austin’s African American...


Business professor educates students on keys to productive work environment during culture summit

Hannah Williford October 4, 2019

Attendees of a business culture summit began their workshop Thursday by designing a cult.  Around 30 students and community members attended the workshop hosted by the Herb Kelleher Center for...


Office of Sustainability communicates information through art

Hannah Williford September 26, 2019

Art prints of grackles and turtles on poster paper serve not only as decor for dorm rooms, but encourage environmentally friendly practices in a new initiative led by the Office of Sustainability. The...


Center for Students in Recovery hosts seminar about storytelling in addiction

Hannah Williford September 20, 2019

Sharing addiction stories and hearing others’ stories can help students feel more accepted and assist in their recovery, an addiction researcher told students Thursday. Former social worker Rachel...

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