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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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Sophomore guard Nekia Jones to transfer

April 18, 2015

Sophomore women's basketball guard Nekia Jones has decided to transfer after completing the spring semester, Texas officials announced Friday. Jones averaged nearly six points in...

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Nneka Enemkpali drafted 26th overall in WNBA Draft

April 17, 2015

Watching the WNBA Draft, surrounded by her family, senior forward Nneka Enemkpali was finally able to let out a sigh of relief Thursday night.  After months of uncertainty about Enemkpali’s...

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Longhorns’ season ends with 105–54 loss to UConn

March 28, 2015

After NCAA Tournament wins against Western Kentucky and California, Texas lost to No. 1 seed Connecticut, 105–54, in the NCAA regional semifinal, ending its long season.  “It’s...

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Texas faces tough opponent in Sweet 16 round

March 27, 2015

Update: Texas faces Connecticut at 11 a.m. Follow us at @texansports for live-tweets from the game, and check back here afterward for post-game coverage. After a season marked by injuries and other...

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March Madness: Women’s basketball advances to Sweet 16

March 23, 2015

With four players scoring double digits and the Longhorns shooting nearly 48 percent all game, No. 5-seeded Texas hung on in the final minutes to defeat No. 4 seed California, 73–70, on Sunday. Texas...

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Longhorns stage comeback to advance to second round of NCAA tournament

March 21, 2015

Texas has become quite familiar with deficits this season. But down by 6 points late in the second half Friday, Texas started to streak. With the game tied with less than 20 seconds to go, a Lady...

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Texas WBB receives No. 5 seed in NCAA tournament

March 17, 2015

Selection Monday has come and gone, and the Longhorns are officially going dancing.  Texas (22–10) found out it is the No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament in the Albany Region. The Longhorns...

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Longhorns advance to Big 12 Championship final with win against Oklahoma

March 9, 2015

A stifling defense is what wins the Longhorns games — and possibly even championships.  In the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship semifinal against Oklahoma on Sunday,...

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Women’s basketball prepares for Big 12 Championship

March 6, 2015

The Longhorns’ march towards the NCAA championship continues this weekend with the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship, where they sit with the No. 6 seed. Texas (20–9,...

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Women’s basketball prepares for big game on Senior Night

March 3, 2015

The Longhorns, a game away from their second consecutive 20-win season, will hit the court one last time at the Frank Erwin Center to host TCU on Tuesday. The team, which currently sits at sixth...

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Women’s basketball sees winning streak comes to an end against West Virginia

March 2, 2015

For nearly 38 minutes Sunday, Texas led West Virginia. The Longhorns had a 14-point margin with seven minutes remaining in the second half — and then quickly saw their command of the game vanish. West...

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Women’s basketball wins fourth consecutive game over Oklahoma State

February 26, 2015

With the help of its bench, Texas found its fourth consecutive victory Wednesday night. The Longhorns tallied a total of 22 points from its bench players and recorded a 39 percent shooting percentage...

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Texas women’s basketball hangs on for late-game victory against Texas Tech

February 23, 2015

With three minutes remaining, it seemed the Longhorns had secured an easy path to their third straight victory.  Up by 10, Texas held control — until Texas Tech went on an 10–3...

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As season winds down, Texas women’s basketball seeks to capitalize on momentum

February 20, 2015

After a year filled with injuries and adversity, Texas finds itself just three wins away from a 20-win season. With four games remaining, the Longhorns (17–8, 6–8 Big 12) look to keep its...

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Texas women’s basketball wins in blowout

February 19, 2015

Blow out! The Longhorns (17–8, 6–8 Big 12) won their second consecutive game Wednesday night as they beat Kansas State (15–10, 5–9 Big 12), 76–58, thanks to a career night...

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Texas women’s basketball wins first Big 12 road game

February 16, 2015

Boasting four Longhorns with double-digit figures, Texas collected its first conference road victory against Kansas, 74–63, on Saturday. Texas played calmly in the first half, and its defense...

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Struggling Longhorns seek first conference road win

February 13, 2015

Since conference season began, winning away from home has been a consistent problem for the Longhorns. In six away Big 12 games this season, Texas has recorded six straight losses — and now Texas...

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Longhorns fall to Bears for second time this season

February 9, 2015

With two minutes remaining in the game, and down by 5 points, Texas found itself in a position to end its losing skid. But Baylor proved to be too much once again — and the Longhorns fell to the...

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Longhorns fall to TCU for fifth Big 12 loss

February 2, 2015

After taking down Oklahoma last week, Texas’ struggles returned Saturday.  Junior center Imani McGee-Stafford scored 22 points with eight rebounds, but turnovers plagued Texas as it fell...

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Longhorns must work to avoid being outscored in second half

January 30, 2015

Late in the second half against rival No. 24 Oklahoma Thursday night, No. 14 Texas once again found itself trying to pull out a late win. With 13:49 left in the game, the Sooners held an 8-point lead,...

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Baylor hands Texas third loss of the season

January 20, 2015

The women’s basketball team dropped its third game of the season Monday with a 75-58 loss against No. 3 Baylor. Texas shot 34 percent, gave up 28 fouls and had 18 turnovers. Texas battled to...

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Dominant performance keeps Longhorns undefeated

December 4, 2014

No. 4 Texas shot 52 percent and forced 28 turnovers, both season highs, which helped the Longhorns dominate the New Mexico Lobos, 86-37. During the first half, Texas went on a 21-0 run and led by 38...

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Women’s basketball defeats second top-5 opponent in 10 days

December 1, 2014

Outscoring its opponent 38-26 in the paint under the leadership of sophomore center Kelsey Lang’s 18 points and six rebounds, the women’s basketball team defeated the fourth-ranked Tennessee...

Texas upsets No. 6 Stanford

November 21, 2014

Down two points to No. 6 Stanford with six seconds remaining, No. 10 Texas relied upon its experience and depth on the road as junior guard Empress Davenport penetrated the lane for a layup to send the...

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Texas women’s basketball tested early

November 20, 2014

It’s not an easy schedule for No. 10 Longhorns as they begin an early two-game road trip versus ranked opponents starting Thursday against No. 6 Stanford. Stanford is coming off an 88-86 upset...

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Texas women’s basketball wins season opener against UTSA

November 17, 2014

Texas women’s basketball overcame a shaky start in its season opener Saturday to pull away in the second half, defeating UTSA, 68-48, in Austin. The Longhorns started the game with five turnovers...

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Women’s basketball team ready for opener despite injury to star center

November 14, 2014

The preseason pick to win the women’s basketball Big 12 Conference begins its regular season Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Frank Erwin Center when No. 9 Texas opens against UTSA. In preparation...

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Women’s basketball wins exhibition match

November 10, 2014

Texas women’s basketball played its first competitive minutes of the season in an exhibition match Sunday, defeating the reigning NAIA champion Oklahoma City University Stars, 102-56. Texas shot...

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Basketball coach looks to improve in third season with Texas

November 7, 2014

Nearly three years ago, newly named women’s basketball head coach Karen Aston sat in front of a room of familiar faces, thanking them for their belief in her and her efforts to make the team a traditional...

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Juggling act: Campus group teaches the ins and outs of juggling

September 19, 2014

The first lesson of juggling is learning how to become comfortable throwing and catching a bean bag or soft ball from one’s dominant hand to their non-dominant hand.  This step may sound...

Incoming freshman Cuney ready for new chapter

April 30, 2014

When Terrell Cuney committed to Texas last year, he not only picked his college destination, but he also fulfilled a dream.  “I played with [Texas] on NCAA Football,” Cuney said. “I...

African and African diaspora studies chair recognized with UT Presidential Citation award

April 29, 2014

Edmund T. Gordon, chair of the African and African diaspora studies department, said he hopes being recognized with a Presidential Citation will further legitimize his goal of expanding the presence and...

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Students protest modern slavery

April 24, 2014

Modern slavery is a growing problem worldwide, according to Emma DeCaro, vice president of the International Justice Mission’s UT chapter. The organization held an event Wednesday to encourage...

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Former Obama ‘body man’ Reggie Love shares experiences

April 22, 2014

From his experiences as President Barack Obama’s former personal aide, Reggie Love said in an on-campus lecture Monday that, when dealing with crisis, people must be empathetic, understand their...

Lost and stolen mobile devices on the rise

April 22, 2014

Approximately twice as many cell phones were lost or stolen in the U.S. in 2013 compared to 2012, according to a report released Thursday by Consumer Reports. The annual State of the Net Survey found...

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Quarterbacks struggle early in Orange-White Scrimmage

April 21, 2014

With more than 10 injuries on both sides of the football, the first game of the new Charlie Strong era saw the remaining Texas quarterback struggle early in the Orange-White Scrimmage on Saturday. Sophomore...

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Horns prepare for spring game and future with new coaching staff

April 18, 2014

As spring practices conclude Thursday, a new era begins at the spring game for Longhorn football. For the first time since the late ’90s, a new head football coach will roam the sidelines at Darrell...

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State legislators consider new regulations on ammonium nitrate storage

April 17, 2014

As a result of a fertilizer plant explosion in West exactly one year ago, state politicians are considering new regulations for ammonium nitrate storage in fireproof bins or by installing fire sprinklers. Ammonium...

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Visiting professor discusses history of Islamic law in 15th century al-Andalus

April 15, 2014

Jocelyn Hendrickson, a history, classics and religious studies professor at the University of Alberta, said the history of the Spanish conquest of al-Andalus in the 15th century includes issues that are...

University Health Services says nearly 27 percent of students report sleep problems

April 10, 2014

A Taiwanese study released online last week by Stroke, a journal produced by the American Heart Association, revealed that insomnia may increase the risk of stroke, especially among young adults. The...

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Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, holds rally on West Mall

April 8, 2014

In a rally on the West Mall on Monday, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio and the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, said bipartisan approaches to issues such as higher education...

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Longhorns begin to impress head coach Charlie Strong during spring practices

April 8, 2014

After two weeks of spring practices, multiple Longhorns have begun to shine and grow accustomed to the new coaching regime. At a press conference last Tuesday, head coach Charlie Strong named multiple...

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Longhorn Network to provide tape delay of President Jimmy Carter’s speech because of baseball game

April 7, 2014

Longhorn Network plans to telecast every event of the LBJ Library’s Civil Rights Summit live this week except former President Jimmy Carter’s speech because of a prior programming commitment. Carter...

Black male children viewed as less innocent than those of other races, research finds

April 2, 2014

Young black males may be viewed as older and less innocent, making them more likely to face police violence, according to recent research published by the American Psychological Association. The study,...

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Cornerback Carrington Byndom and others impress scouts at Pro Timing Day

March 27, 2014

Longhorns eligible for the upcoming draft displayed their talents in front of NFL scouts Wednesday at the team’s Pro Timing Day. Senior cornerback Carrington Byndom was among the players who impressed...

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Attorney Allan Gerson talks about accountability with international law and politics

March 25, 2014

In a talk at the John B. Connally Center for Justice on Monday, Allan Gerson, chairman of AG International Law, PLLC discussed the deportation of Nazi collaborators in the 1970s, lawsuits against Libya...

Algorithm attempts to curb no-shows at single-physician clinics

March 24, 2014

With the help of colleagues, one UT professor is attempting to alleviate waiting room times when patients do not show up for their appointments. Kumar Muthuraman, associate information, risk and...

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon eliminates pledging

March 20, 2014

One of the largest fraternities in the nation announced earlier this month that it would eliminate pledging. As of March 9, Sigma Alpha Epsilon had implemented a new program called the True Gentlemen...

Texas Junior Day impresses 2015 prospects

March 18, 2014

Although Texas still has only seven verbal commits for its 2015 recruiting class, the Longhorns’ Junior Days appeared to have made an impact on recruits. Ryan Newsome, a wide receiver from Aledo...

Texas loses commit to old rival A&M, offer players in 2016 class

March 4, 2014

While Texas may have defeated Texas A&M in the last foreseeable Lone Star Showdown, the rivalry is still far from over on the recruiting trail. Connor Lanfear, an offensive tackle from Hays High...

UHS reports smaller number of influenza cases this year compared to last year

March 4, 2014

Despite this year’s flu season affecting younger and middle-aged adults more, officials at University Health Services, better known as UHS, say the number of influenza-related cases they treated...

Social work professor receives education award

February 27, 2014

Barbara Jones, social work associate professor, was one of three people to receive the 2014 Outstanding Educational and Training Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society on Feb. 25, for her...

Pharmacy professor recognized for individual excellence in pharmacy education

February 20, 2014

Pharmacy professor Robert Talbert was named The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s 2014 top educator for his contributions to pharmacy education Tuesday.  The Robert K. Chalmers...

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Jackson Jeffcoat had successfull career at Texas, hopes to have even better career in NFL

February 19, 2014

Jackson Jeffcoat ended his career on top, despite much adversity throughout his four years in Austin. Jeffcoat is one of just five consensus All-American defensive ends in school history. He served...

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NASA seeks student designs for space missions

February 18, 2014

Starting this year, NASA will give University students and faculty the opportunity to propose a mission concept that the space administration may actually use. The Space Mission Design Challenge, presented...

Talk at the University explains unique structure of Australia’s government

February 17, 2014

Howard Schweber, professor of political science adn legal studies at the University of Wisconinsin, Madison, labeled the Australian government as a bizarre, dysfunctional hybrid in a talk given at UT on...

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For Anthony Fera, continuing a tradition of kicking excellence

February 13, 2014

It’s no anomaly seeing a Texas placekicker in the NFL.  Justin Tucker was named first-team All-Pro this season for the Baltimore Ravens. Phil Dawson holds the Cleveland Browns’ franchise...

State Sen. Wendy Davis expresses support for medical marijuana

February 13, 2014

As Texans and UT students continue to debate whether medical marijuana should be allowed in the state, gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Wendy Davis expressed her support for it in an interview with...

CapMetro board hears complaints that new MetroRapid service worsens UT commute

February 11, 2014

A UT staff member argued that changes to existing bus routes associated with the introduction of MetroRapid have adversely affected Austin commuters at the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization,...

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Kendo about more than competition

February 11, 2014

Shrieks fill the arena. As bare feet pound the floor, screams accompany every strike of the shinai — a bamboo sword. Protecting a kendoka — one who participates in the sport — is armor,...

University Health Services hopes to increase student awareness of HIV, AIDS as cases in Austin rise

February 6, 2014

HIV and AIDS cases are on the rise in the Austin/Travis County area, according to a study by the Travis County Medical Society Journal. Despite the increase in reported cases, slightly less than 27 percent...

UTPD promotes officers, reorganizes department

February 4, 2014

After the retirements of several UTPD officers, the department promoted 10 associate officers as part of its efforts to reorganize the department Monday. UTPD chief David Carter said the promotions...

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Voter ID Law changes have not affected efforts of Hook The Vote

February 4, 2014

Despite changes to Texas Voter ID Law, UT students are not having many issues with voter registration, according to a Hook the Vote official. Beginning with the 2013 fall elections, voters in the state...

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Visiting professors address treatment of immigrants across the world

January 30, 2014

Visiting professors painted sharply contrasting pictures of the treatment of undocumented workers in the U.S. and of immigrants in Argentina in two separate talks given Wednesday. Pablo Ceriani, professor...

HIV infection diagnoses high in the South

April 22, 2013

The American South is home to warm summer temperatures, magnolia trees and even the Dallas Cowboys, but it is also home to a high diagnosis rate for the human immunodeficiency virus infection. The most...

Longhorns finish Big 12 Championships tied for sixth

April 22, 2013

Sophomore Bertine Strauss tied for seventh place to lead the No. 23 Longhorns to a sixth-place tie at 72-over 936 in the Big 12 Championship hosted by Iowa State. Drastic weather changes plagued the...

Head coach says Longhorns ready for Big 12 Championship

April 19, 2013

Continuing their momentum from their last regular season tournament, the No. 23 Texas Longhorns seek their first conference title since 2011 this weekend when Iowa State hosts the Big 12 Championship at...

Women’s golf finishes seventh in PING/ASU Invitational

April 16, 2013

Highlighted by a strong performance from senior Desiree Dubreuil, who finished tied fifth at 5-under-par 211, the Longhorns women’s golf squad completed the PING/ASU Invitational in seventh place....

Brave the Shave participants ‘go bald for a bold cause’

April 15, 2013

In an effort to raise funds for pediatric cancer research, members of the Austin community gathered on the steps of the Main Building on Saturday to shave their heads. With the slogan “Go bald...

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Fundraising and UT traditions mark the 3rd Annual Longhorn Run Saturday

April 15, 2013

With the firing of Smokey the Cannon by London Olympic silver medalist and UT alumnus Trey Hardee, members of the UT community endured a run of two miles or 10K for a campus fundraising event. More...

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The College of Communication unveils its newly renovated Behavioral Science Laboratory

April 12, 2013

Newly renovated state-of-the-art experimental and laboratory rooms now fill the first floor of Communication Building B of the Jesse H. Jones Communication Center.  The Behavioral Science Laboratory...

Women’s golf seek strong finish to regular season

April 12, 2013

Only one regular season tournament remains for the No. 23 Longhorns as they seek their fourth top five finish in five spring events at this weekend’s PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Arizona. The...

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Extreme Makeover: UT Behavioral Science Lab Edition

April 12, 2013

Newly renovated state-of-the-art experimental and laboratory rooms now fill the first floor of Communication Building B of the Jesse H. Jones Communication Center.  The Behavioral Science Laboratory...

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In the midst of Distractive Driving Awareness Month, almost half of commuters said they texted while behind the wheel

April 9, 2013

Despite knowing the risks of distracted driving, a growing number of legal-aged drivers are texting while behind the wheel of a moving vechicle. A recent AT&T Inc. poll revealed that nearly half...

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40 Acres Fest blends live music, entertainment and various activities for the student body

April 8, 2013

When live musical performances, inflatable games and activity booths from student organization overrun the Main, South and West malls during the spring semester, students get a break from the busy end...

Longhorns place fourth at Farms Invitational

April 3, 2013

Seniors Desiree Dubreuil and Madison Pressel’s total scores of 225 positions put the women’s golf squad in fourth place at the conclusion of the SDSU Farms Invitational. The Longhorns (303-306-301)...

Women’s golf tied for third after first round of the SDSU Farms Invitational

April 1, 2013

Desiree Dubreuil and Madison Pressel led the Longhorns women’s golf team to a tie for third place in Sunday’s opening round of the SDSU Farms Invitational. At The Farms Golf Club, Dubreuil...

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2013 Africa Conference focuses on politics, religion and social movements

April 1, 2013

More than 100 academic scholars from around the world gathered on the 40 Acres over the weekend to present interdisciplinary discourses about the African continent. The 2013 Africa Conference began...

Kirstaeng v. Wiley case impacts book publishers, libraries and textbooks

April 1, 2013

As the nation awaits case decisions on affirmative action and same-sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in another case that impacts libraries nationwide, including those at UT. In late March,...

Longhorns prepare to battle at the Farms Collegiate Invite

March 29, 2013

Two tournaments remain before postseason play begins for the Longhorns. The squad travels to Rancho Santa Fe over the weekend to participate in the San Diego State University Farms Invitational Tournament. The...

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Texas 5K Beer Run offers history tour of downtown Austin

March 29, 2013

Beer, history and running coincide with one another every week to provide locals and tourists with a unique experience of downtown Austin. The Texas 5K Beer Run allows participants to learn about different...

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24Seven produces 168 consecutive hours of live, on-air content

March 25, 2013

Nearly 200 volunteers at Texas Student Television plan to go beyond the standard 40-hour work week to produce 168 consecutive hours of live content for an annual broadcast and fundraising event. 24Seven...

Longhorns win triangular match on home turf

March 25, 2013

The “Drives of Texas” were upon the Longhorns on their home turf as they captured first place in Sunday’s three-team match against Baylor and SMU. The top four players’ scores counted...

Information security system attempts to protect UT from cyber-attack

March 25, 2013

Concerns about sensitive personal and business information in cyberspace are growing — and colleges and universities are no exception. Mandiant, an American cybersecurity firm, released a detailed...

Strauss and company elevate Longhorns to 4th place finish

March 18, 2013

Sophomore Bertine Strauss’ 2-under 70 in the final round of the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate aided in a fourth place finish for the No. 25 ranked Longhorns. Texas (299-310-290 = 899) ended...

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Renowned photojournalists discuss history through photographs

March 8, 2013

A photojournalist whose work became a pop culture phenomenon joined with a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and UT alumnus to discuss iconic photographs from the past 80 years of U.S. history on Thursday. Renowned...

Spring break helps Lady Horns golf prepare for upcoming tournament

March 8, 2013

While students enjoy the fun and relaxation of spring break, the Texas Longhorns women’s golf team will prepare for the upcoming Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate at the Forest Hills Golf Course...

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Lack of sleep among UT students an issue on campus

March 6, 2013

Sleep deprivation, a common problem on UT’s campus, can cause more problems during a test than being legally intoxicated. In the 2012 National College Health Assessment, which was released earlier...

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University building a sense of community with Explore UT

March 4, 2013

As UT opened its campus to all interested in the academic side of the University, children and teenagers flooded the 40 Acres to participate in Explore UT — an “open house” event designed...

While other schools may discontinue AP exam credits, UT’s policy may remain unchanged

March 4, 2013

Amidst growing national concerns that Advanced Placement courses and exams are not rigorous enough to prepare students for higher education, UT’s credit by exam policy may remain unchanged. The...

Two top-15 finishes propels Longhorns to 9th place in final round of Allstate Sugar Bowl

February 27, 2013

Two top-15 finishes by senior Desiree Dubreuil and sophomore Bertine Strauss lands the Longhorn women’s golf team a ninth-place finish in the final round of the rain-shortened Allstate Sugar Bowl...

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Scholars present their sports and identity reports for book series

February 25, 2013

Academia scholars from across the nation presented their reports on various aspects of sports and identity as part of the New Agendas in Communication series on Friday and Saturday at the Belo Center for...

RTF screening of High Noon fosters discussion in Austin film community

February 24, 2013

Members the Austin film community discussed the historical context and various cinematic techniques of the 1952 Hollywood Western High Noon for the Radio-Television-Film’s Community Screening series...

Cheating and plagiarism may be on the rise

February 22, 2013

Cheating and plagiarism rates on the 40 Acres may actually be on the rise despite reports that plagiarism violations are declining.  Student Judicial Services releases reports for disciplinary...

Women’s golf slated to play in Allstate Sugar Bowl

February 22, 2013

With spring football still to come, one Texas team will head to New Orleans to participate in Sunday’s Allstate Sugar Bowl. That team is the No. 24-ranked women’s golf squad.  In its...

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Students dressed as superheroes raise $36K for pediatric care at Texas THON

February 18, 2013

More than 100 volunteers — including superheroes such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman — raised about $36,000 Saturday at Gregory Gymnasium for the annual Texas THON. In its 11th year,...

Recommendations for Student Loan Reform cause mixed emotions on campus

February 18, 2013

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) offered several policy considerations in a report released Wednesday that received mixed reviews from the UT community. The...

Texas Women’s Golf finish in fourth place in spring opener

February 14, 2013

Despite dropping 17 strokes from its previous round score, Texas placed fourth overall in its spring opener at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. After Wednesday’s final round, the Longhorns...

Lady Horns climb to fourth place

February 13, 2013

With an individual second round score of 2-under 69, senior Madison Pressel helped the Texas Longhorns women’s golf team move up to fourth place in second round action of the Northrop Grumman Regional...

Veteran leadership steers Lady Horns Golf to 5th Place in the opening round

February 12, 2013

A pair of seniors helped the Longhorns place fifth overall with a score of 15-over 299 in Monday’s first round of the 2013 Northrop Grumman Regional Invitational. Seniors Desiree Dubreuil and...