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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Students protest UT COVID-19 policies at Hartzell’s inauguration ceremony

Students protest UT COVID-19 policies at Hartzell’s inauguration ceremony

September 24, 2021
Dozens of students from campus organizations such as [email protected], Young Democratic Socialists of America, Cops Off Campus, the Black Graduate Student Association at UT Austin and the Texas State Employees Union, lined up outside the steps of the Tower, saying Hartzell has not played a leadership role in ensuring students’ and workers’ safety or listened to student leaders’ requests.  
New robotics program focuses on ethics of artificial intelligence

New robotics program focuses on ethics of artificial intelligence

September 20, 2021

Through a new program starting next fall, UT students will create the next generation of accessible robots designed for the average person.   The new robotics program, called the Convergent, Responsible,...

Texas Rocket Engineering Lab working to be first college team to launch liquid-propelled rocket into space

Texas Rocket Engineering Lab working to be first college team to launch liquid-propelled rocket into space

September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 14 flipbook. UT engineering students could become the first collegiate team in the nation to launch a liquid-propelled rocket into...

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UT researchers discover method to convert untapped oil into clean hydrogen energy source

September 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 10 flipbook.  UT researchers discovered a way to convert untapped oil into clean hydrogen energy, which could change how cars are...

Texas NAACP, UT students file federal civil rights complaint over ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Texas NAACP, UT students file federal civil rights complaint over ‘The Eyes of Texas’

September 8, 2021

The Texas NAACP, the NAACP UT chapter and a group of anonymous students filed a complaint against UT with the U.S. Department of Education for the continued use of “The Eyes of Texas” in University...

Texas Memorial Museum risks closing due to budget cuts, understaffing

Texas Memorial Museum risks closing due to budget cuts, understaffing

September 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 31 flipbook. The Texas Memorial Museum is facing financial strain after budget cuts and a lack of support from UT. Without more financial...

UT community cares for campus cat Domino after landscaping

UT community cares for campus cat Domino after landscaping

August 31, 2021
Last week, Landscape Services removed the bushes Domino lives in because they died in Februrary’s winter storm.
A UT professor traces origins of cattle ranching back to Spanish colonial slave trade

A UT professor traces origins of cattle ranching back to Spanish colonial slave trade

August 29, 2021

A UT professor created a theory highlighting the exact home of Bevo’s ancestors. He traced the similarities between where cattle originated to the area in Texas the animals ended up, as part of his research...

Space environmentalism project collaborating with new environmental sustainability

Space environmentalism project collaborating with new environmental sustainability

August 29, 2021

With nearly half a million pieces of trash floating in space, space environmentalism is an issue a UT aerospace engineering associate professor Moriba Jah says needs to be addressed now.  Jah launched...

UT researchers create new technology to study tumor evolution

UT researchers create new technology to study tumor evolution

August 26, 2021

UT researchers have helped to better understand how tumor cells evolve to resist cancer treatments by developing ClonMapper, a new technology that tags the cells’ nucleic acid with a type of barcode. By...

UT Consortium study shows mask and mitigation effectiveness

UT Consortium study shows mask and mitigation effectiveness

August 23, 2021

UT researchers found in an Aug. 6 report that if schools open without COVID-19 mitigation efforts and the community does not strengthen compliance with cautionary measures such as masking and social distancing,...

UT-Austin researchers find new potential to repair blood vessels after stroke

UT-Austin researchers find new potential to repair blood vessels after stroke

May 6, 2021
Certain common nervous system cells can change their function to facilitate blood vessel repair and recovery after a stroke, potentially paving the way for new brain injury treatments, according to an April 27 study by UT researchers.
How rocks store moisture could determine which areas are at higher risk of wildfires, UT-Austin scientists say

How rocks store moisture could determine which areas are at higher risk of wildfires, UT-Austin scientists say

April 27, 2021

UT scientists analyzed how rock weathering and water storage patterns across landscapes can help predict wildfires, landslides and droughts, according to a study published in late March. The team of...

UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

April 12, 2021
The IC2 Institute, a UT-Austin think tank, and the University of Texas-Permian Basin are collaborating to aid local entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

UT-Austin think tank helps offer courses for small business owners in the Permian Basin

April 9, 2021

The IC2 Institute, a UT-Austin think tank, and the University of Texas-Permian Basin are collaborating to aid local entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Two UT-Austin teams advance to next phase of NASA competition

Two UT-Austin teams advance to next phase of NASA competition

April 7, 2021
Two teams from UT advanced to the next phase of a NASA competition in which teams present their work on expanding human space exploration.
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Bees practice social distancing in time of illness too, researchers led by UT alum discovered early this month

March 25, 2021

Bees social distance during times of illness too, a group of researchers led by a UT alum discovered early this month. Focusing on nonhuman animals, bats and insects, recent graduate student Sebastian...

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New apartment complexes set to open this fall in West Campus

March 3, 2021

Several new West Campus apartment buildings will open to students for the fall semester.  While apartment complexes are reaching out to students with special deals and lease agreements for the...