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UT researchers develop first-ever global river database

UT researchers develop first-ever global river database

November 22, 2021

On Nov. 8, UT researchers published the first-ever global river database they developed to track the movement of the largest rivers in the world.  The database, which is accessible to the public, utilizes...

New Dell Medical School program provides kidney transplant access to patients in Central Texas

New Dell Medical School program provides kidney transplant access to patients in Central Texas

November 10, 2021

A new kidney transplant program in Central Texas will provide their patients with access to services closer to home so they do not have to travel a long distance for care.  The Abdominal Transplant...

Queer, Trans Student Alliance offers free pregnancy tests to students

Queer, Trans Student Alliance offers free pregnancy tests to students

November 3, 2021

The Queer and Trans Student Alliance started an initiative in early October to provide free  pregnancy tests to students amid Texas’ restrictive abortion law that prohibits the procedure as early as...

UT cellular network startup receives large investment to expand company

UT cellular network startup receives large investment to expand company

October 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 27 flipbook. A UT-born private cellular network company announced Sept. 9 that it received a $20 million investment to expand its...

UT-Austin professor named member to President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

UT-Austin professor named member to President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

October 5, 2021

The Biden Administration named UT computer science professor William Press as an advisor on the President’s Council for Science and Technology, which they say will prioritize the use of scientific data...

Students worried COVID cases will rise after football games, data says differently

Students worried COVID cases will rise after football games, data says differently

September 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This first appeared in the September 17 flipbook issue.  After over 91,000 thousand people attended UT’s first home football game nearly two weeks ago, some UT students worried COVID-19...

UT program provides mentorship to refugee students relocated from Afghanistan

UT program provides mentorship to refugee students relocated from Afghanistan

September 8, 2021

As Austin prepares to accept 200 to 300 Afghan refugees, an official for UT’s Refugee Student Mentor Program anticipates they will relocate to the city. Therefore, the University program needs additional...

UT urges students to participate in COVID-19 testing twice a week

UT urges students to participate in COVID-19 testing twice a week

August 29, 2021

UT is encouraging all students to partake in proactive community testing twice a week to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, campus PCT capacity currently sits at 15,000 tests a week. With about 51,000...

Home to Texas allows first-year students to gain career experience in their hometowns

Home to Texas allows first-year students to gain career experience in their hometowns

August 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 2 flipbook. Home to Texas, an internship program designed to help first-year students gain career experience in their Texas hometowns,...

MoveOutATX provides an alternative to trashing apartment clutter

MoveOutATX provides an alternative to trashing apartment clutter

July 29, 2021

As students move out of their apartments to prepare for the upcoming school year, the organization MoveOutATX created a series of drop-off locations where unwanted items can be donated the last two weekends...

UT professor to serve as part of Biden administration

UT professor to serve as part of Biden administration

July 26, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 20 flipbook. Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs, is spending the next year as the senior advisor for climate in the U.S....

UT working to standardize recycling on campus

UT working to standardize recycling on campus

July 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 12 flipbook. UT is working to standardize recycling on campus by creating new signs and an online database as part of the University’s...

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