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The Drag on Guadalupe Street pictured on July 2, 2024. The vivacious streets of West Campus are empty over the summer months as students are away.

Business owners on The Drag work to keep business afloat during summertime

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter July 15, 2024

Businesses along The Drag struggle when summer comes around and students leave town. Low sales and record-high rents on Guadalupe Street worsen these businesses’ problems along a once lively commercial...

Luisa Maos JACKAL Robot tests different movement algorithms in Anna Hiss Gymnasium on July 1.

UT student teaches AI robot how to differentiate terrains

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter July 4, 2024

Junior Luisa Mao shared her findings on a robot’s ability to differentiate terrains with artificial intelligence in a new research paper she completed on June 6 that now awaits official publication.  Mao...

Waterloo Tower Apartments in West Campus on Saturday.

Los precios de alquiler en Austin han disminuido este último año, según muestran los datos

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 24 de junio del 2024 por Laurel Pinchback y Laura Rivera, y fue traducido al español por Dieter Kingwergs. Los precios de alquiler...

Waterloo Tower Apartments in West Campus on Saturday.

Austin rent prices declined this past year, data shows

Laurel Pinchback and Laura Rivera June 24, 2024

Austin rent prices have been on the decline since last year, according to a June 11 report by Realtor.com.  In the study, analysts evaluated property rent prices for studio, one and two-bedroom...

Autonomous vehicle company Zoox to begin test driving in Austin

Autonomous vehicle company Zoox to begin test driving in Austin

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter June 18, 2024

Zoox, an autonomous car company owned by Amazon, announced June 5 that it will begin test-driving its vehicles in Austin in July.  According to Zoox’s website, the company currently operates in San...

Third-year psychology major Cooper Madison plays pickleball while using a wheelchair on Monday. The DCC, in partnership with Austin Adapted Sports, leads the sessions every Monday evening at Whitaker Fields.

UT Disability Cultural Center hosts summer adapted tennis sessions

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter June 16, 2024

The UT Disability Cultural Center held its first summer adapted tennis session on Monday at Charles Alan Wright Fields at the Berry M. Whitaker Sports Complex.  The annual sessions are hosted in partnership...

Woffies coffee shop in the Jesse H. Jones Communication Center is pictured on Sunday.

Woffie’s, Cappy’s Cafes to shutdown early May

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter April 22, 2024

Cappy’s and Woffie’s cafes, two of O’s Campus Cafe and Catering stores on campus, will close operations within the Moody College of Communication on May 2.  Joe Sauta, owner of O’s Campus Cafe,...

Disability rights advocate Nancy Crowther speaks about the history of disability rights in the United States and Texas on Tuesday. A UT alumni, Crowther fought for equal access on campus and helped Capital Metro create one of the first accessible bus fleets.

Disability History Night speakers reflect on civil rights, accessibility on campus

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter April 17, 2024

UT alumni and disability-rights advocates discussed their experiences attending the University and highlighted civil rights progress on Tuesday during Disability History Night.  The event, hosted by...

(From left to right) Alice Woods, Zohaib Qadri and Gregory Anderson speak about changes and concerns for the development of Austin on April 4, 2024.

‘We want you to stay’: Future of Austin Development Panel discusses changes to the city

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter April 8, 2024

City leaders discussed recent housing and transportation changes in Austin during the Future of Austin Development Panel last Thursday.  The panel, hosted by the UT Governmental Relations Agency, featured...

Un investigador de UT descubre que los modelos de lenguaje tienen dificultad con la competencia lingüística funcional

Un investigador de UT descubre que los modelos de lenguaje tienen dificultad con la competencia lingüística funcional

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 3 de abril del 2024 por Laura Rivera y fue traducido al español por Citlali Martinez Hernandez. Los modelos de lenguaje, una forma...

UT researcher finds large language models struggle with functional linguistic competence

UT researcher finds large language models struggle with functional linguistic competence

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter April 3, 2024

Large language models, a form of artificial intelligence, struggle to perform functional linguistic competence, according to a March 19 study co-authored by an assistant professor of linguistics at...

Mellon Foundation awards associate professor grant for digital humanities work

Mellon Foundation awards associate professor grant for digital humanities work

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter March 26, 2024

An associate English professor received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Public Knowledge program for her pilot project focused on collecting and organizing historical information earlier this...

E-bike injuries increase while helmet use declines, study finds

E-bike injuries increase while helmet use declines, study finds

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter March 5, 2024

E-bike injuries increased while helmet use declined over the span of five years, according to a study published on Feb. 21 in Jama Surgery.  Researchers analyzed over 1,000 cases of e-bike injuries...

Ingenieros aeroespaciales de UT ayudan a diseñar un módulo de aterrizaje lunar

Ingenieros aeroespaciales de UT ayudan a diseñar un módulo de aterrizaje lunar

Laura Rivera and Mariana Flores-Sosa February 23, 2024

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 21 de febrero  por Laura Rivera  y fue traducido al español por Mariana Flores-Sosa. Un profesor de ingeniería aeroespacial de UT...

UT aerospace engineers help design moon lander

UT aerospace engineers help design moon lander

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter February 22, 2024

A UT aerospace engineering professor and his research team designed a guidance algorithm that will help a moon lander reach its destination on Feb. 22.  The IM-1 Nova-C Lander, built by aerospace...

Food Security Agency to start grocery shuttle system for students

Food Security Agency to start grocery shuttle system for students

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter February 14, 2024

A student government agency will begin a pilot shuttle system in the spring that takes students from campus to the grocery store during the weekend.  The Food Security Agency ensures students have...

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