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Professor lectures, contributes to film about energy usage

March 31, 2011

UT Bureau of Economic Geology director Scott Tinker drew nearly 300 people to a lecture on global energy consumption and usage. Tinker’s lecture at the Blanton Museum of Art on Wednesday could...

UT switches off the lights for ‘Earth Hour’

March 28, 2011

The lights were dimmer than usual Saturday night at the UT Tower. To promote environmental awareness, the University delayed the normal lighting time of the Tower an hour later until 9:30 p.m. in honor...

Sky’s the limit

March 7, 2011

Regardless of age, many Austin residents remembered what it was like to be a kid again Sunday. Despite traffic congestion around the area and a lack of parking spaces, thousands of adults and children...

Board lets Lions Golf Course lease expire

February 21, 2011

Dense greenery may be a rarity in Central Texas but so is passing on the opportunity to generate additional millions in revenue. The UT System Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday to allow...

Student group opens first community garden

February 14, 2011

Green thumbs on campus will soon have a garden to call their own. After a semester’s worth of delays, UT’s Gardening Committee held their first community garden workday in East Austin...

Renowned theater professor prepares to retire

January 31, 2011

When it comes to theatrical design, Robert Schmidt prefers working with the dead playwrights to the live ones.When it comes to theatrical design, Robert Schmidt prefers working with the dead playwrights...

Urban Roots offers opportunity to give back to community

January 31, 2011

Unlike the majority of her peers, Eastside Memorial High School sophomore Darriyan Kent wasn’t sleeping off the previous school week on this gray and cloudless Saturday morning. Dressed to work in...

Color offers insight into coral reef depletion, researchers show

January 28, 2011

While most scientists agree that coral reefs are in danger of dying, they point their fingers at causes that range from global warming to water pollution. New research from UT researchers suggest there...