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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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$1 million fund to support Blanton reinstallations named for UT alumni

November 13, 2014

The Blanton Museum of Art is creating a fund to pay for reinstallation of the museum’s nearly 18,000 works of art. The fund, called Judy and Charles Tate Director’s Excellence Fund, is named...


Pulitzer Prize winner talks about Underground Railroad legends

October 21, 2014

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, during a talk sponsored by the Littlefield Lecture Series in the Department of History on Monday, said many historical facts about the Underground Railroad have been...


Panel at LBJ discusses the future of U.S. foreign assistance

October 14, 2014

Foreign aid policy practitioners and professors at a panel discussion Monday emphasized the need for more transparency and efficiency in U.S. foreign assistance. Kate Weaver, public affairs associate...


UT professor awarded $3.3 million in grants

October 9, 2014

The National Institute of Health awarded a $3.3 million grant to professor James Booth to study the neural basis of language impairment in the developing brain.  Booth, who became chair of the...

UT researcher talks about clues to Amazonian language diversity

October 7, 2014

Sociocultural factors might explain the large variety of distinct languages in an Amazonian region of Brazil, linguistics associate professor Patience Epps said during a Department of Anthropology seminar...


Google funding goes to three UT researchers

October 6, 2014

Three University professors recently received Google Research Awards — totaling $170,000 — to fund cutting-edge scientific research on topics including driverless vehicle systems, data crunching...


CEO of GE discusses leadership in on campus talk

September 30, 2014

Jeffrey R. Immelt, the CEO of General Electric Corporation, spoke Monday about leadership and lessons he has learned in his own career as an executive of a Fortune 10 firm. The speech was a part of...

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UT Palestine group discusses connections between Ferguson, Gaza

September 25, 2014

The Palestine Solidarity Committee held a panel discussion on campus Wednesday, in which professors and students discussed the links between oppression in Ferguson, Missouri, and Gaza.  During...


Photography project works to give voice to students in Rundberg neighborhood

September 18, 2014

Students in the School of Social Work assisted a group of Northeast Austin middle school students with a photography project depicting life in the Rundberg community through the eyes of the youth.  The...


UT alumni give Blanton Museum $10 million worth of Latin American art

August 29, 2014

The Blanton Museum of Art received a gift of 120 modern and contemporary Latin American artworks and an endowment contribution valued at a total of $10 million from UT alumni Judy and Charles Tate...


“Gone to Texas” welcomes new students

August 27, 2014

The official University welcome event “Gone to Texas” brought together more than 8,000 students and members from the University community for a celebration on the Main Mall in front of the...


New students arrive on University campus for ‘Mooov-In’

August 23, 2014

More than 7,300 incoming first-year and transfer students began arriving Friday to move into 14 on-campus residence halls during "Mooov-In" at the University, kicking off two weeks of "Longhorn...


University will continue offering 500 MB of bandwidth free to students

August 11, 2014

Students will continue to be provided 500 MB of bandwidth allocation fee per week during the fall semester, Information Technology Services announced in an email to all students Friday. The decision...


University puts new bandwidth purchase plan on hold

August 6, 2014

The University put a plan requiring students to purchase bandwidth subscriptions on hold Wednesday – less than a week after announcing it – because of negative feedback...


International relations and global studies major to begin restricting transfers in the fall

August 4, 2014

Students will be required to apply for admission to transfer into the international relations and global studies major after Aug. 15. Currently, all students who meet the minimum eligibility...


UT students remember Tower shooting victims

August 2, 2014

Current and former University students gathered on the Main Mall on Friday for a living memorial 48 years after Charles Whitman opened fire from the observation deck of the UT Tower. The memorial service...


UT researcher says Uner Tan syndrome is not ‘backward evolution’

July 25, 2014

Walking on all fours is not “backward evolution,” according to new research from UT anthropologist Liza Shapiro. Five siblings in a family from a remote corner of Turkey have a condition...


Solar car cross-country race kicks off at UT

July 22, 2014

Student-engineered solar cars began a cross-country race from Austin to Saint Paul, Minnesota, in an event hosted by the University’s Cockrell School of Engineering on Monday. Ten teams from universities...


Capital Metro to launch second MetroRapid route in August

July 21, 2014

Capital Metro will launch MetroRapid 803, the city’s second bus rapid transit route, on Aug. 24, replacing a UT Shuttle at the start of the fall semester.  The new MetroRapid route will run...


Greg Abbott criticizes President Obama’s economic policy in Austin

July 10, 2014

Hours before President Barack Obama spoke on the economy in Downtown Austin, Greg Abbott, Texas attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate cricticized Obama's economic policy. “The...


Kay Bailey Hutchison takes lead of Texas Exes

July 3, 2014

Former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison took office as the president of the Texas Exes alumni association on July 1. Hutchison, who is 71 years old and a former UT cheerleader, will lead the organization...


UT study finds obesity rates are higher in hotter parts of the U.S.

June 26, 2014

On average, everyone exercises less when the weather is hot and humid, regardless of other demographic factors, according to a study from the University’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. The study...


UT study finds black business owners still face challenges to growth

June 19, 2014

The number of black-owned businesses in Texas is growing, but the businesses remain smaller than the state’s average, according to a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Business Research...