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LBJ students advance to Public Policy semis

April 19, 2017

Students of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs advanced to the semifinals of the National Public Policy Challenge with their proposal to help Austin’s elderly population attain affordable...

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Two engineering students win UT President’s Leadership Award

April 17, 2017

Two of the six annual President’s Leadership Awards were given to students from the Cockrell School of Engineering. The two students — Jade Jackson, a chemical engineering and chemistry...

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McCombs million-dollar investor takes fresh look at marketing

April 17, 2017

Robert Malcolm, executive in residence at the McCombs School of Business, recently donated $1 million to the marketing department to help fund new research and technological techniques.  The fundamental...

WordPress Engine founder speaks at startup conference

April 5, 2017

A UT student startup group paired with the founder of the largest managed WordPress hosting company in the world, which offers tools for businesses to build websites, to challenge aspiring entrepreneurs...

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UT professor and playwright sends intellectually rigorous and politically urgent message

April 3, 2017

Lisa B. Thompson, African and African Diaspora studies associate professor and playwright, aims to ask her audience how willing they are to put themselves in discomfort to help others in her play, “Underground.” “Underground,”...

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theSkimm co-founders discuss how they turned their passion into a startup

March 8, 2017

The co-founders of theSkimm, a daily email newsletter, discussed turning their passion for news into an innovative startup and reaching over 5 million subscribers worldwide on the last day of UT Entrepreneurship...

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Latinitas raises $7,400 during Amplify Austin Day

March 6, 2017

Latinitas, a non-profit founded at UT that focuses on empowering young Latinas through media and technology, raised $7,400 Friday to help families in need of financial assistance to send their daughters...

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Whole Woman’s Health lawyer urges lawmakers to improve health care access

February 22, 2017

Courtroom victories should turn ideologies into improved government services, said Stephanie Toti, attorney for Whole Woman’s Health, at a talk on Tuesday. Toti advocates for reproductive rights...

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South Asian students use comedy to stand in solidarity with refugees

February 20, 2017

South Asian student groups shed light on a serious subject by putting on a comedy show on Saturday to raise money for refugees in Austin. OneWay SAIV, an Intervarsity Christian Fellowship of South Asian...

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New leadership in Jewish Studies Center looks at history from a different perspective

February 6, 2017

Associate Professor Tatjana Lichtenstein has been appointed as the new associate director of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, a role which she hopes to use to transform the Jewish identity. Lichtenstein,...

Author says studying slavery is key to understanding racial America

January 30, 2017

The commodification of enslaved people did not die with them, history professor Daina Ramey Berry said at a signing for her latest novel Friday.  At a BookPeople signing, Berry read narratives...