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George Washington Inaugural Bible on display at LBJ library Monday

December 6, 2013

The George Washington Inaugural Bible will be on display at the LBJ Presidential Library on Monday, opened to the same pages — Genesis chapters 49 and 50 —  Washington placed his hand...

Mulugeta Ferede announced as new University Unions executive director

December 3, 2013

The Division of Student Affairs announced Monday that Mulugeta Ferede will be the new University Unions executive director, replacing Andy Smith, who resigned from the position in August. The unions...

Graduate students may have a doctoral expiration date

November 22, 2013

While graduation looms on the horizon for many, its weight is felt acutely by students like Eric Dieter, who spent almost 12 years working toward his Ph.D. Dieter, who began his doctoral coursework in...

Increase in human trafficking could happen during the Formula 1 weekend, police say

November 15, 2013

Anti-human trafficking efforts during the Formula 1 weekend are a focus for law enforcement units who suspect an increase in trafficking over the race weekend.  Over the course of the F1 weekend,...

Shooting suspect Gene Vela to receive Veteran Affairs treatment

November 13, 2013

Gene Vela, public affairs graduate student and suspect in an armed standoff Sunday with the Austin Police Department, plans to receive Veteran Affairs treatment following his arrest, according to his lawyer, Adam...


International students seek awareness of available health care resources

November 8, 2013

Amit Kumar Singh, an international civil engineering graduate student from India, realized how little international students know about the US health care system after his friend cut her hand open on a...

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences to receive $9.3 million gift

November 6, 2013

The O’Donnell Foundation committed a $9.3 million gift to the UT Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences to support the program’s students and faculty. The institute’s...

Graduate Student Assembly budget questioned by some graduate students

November 1, 2013

Each semester, thousands of dollars are awarded to graduate school organizations and programs through Graduate Student appropriations.   The assembly is a legislative student organization...

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Vice Provost Judith Langlois announced permanent dean of graduate school

October 25, 2013

Vice Provost Judith Langlois will serve as the permanent dean of the UT Graduate School. Langlois, who was appointed Thursday, has served as interim dean of graduate studies since January 2012 and will...

Vice Provost Judith Langlois appointed permanent dean of graduate studies

October 24, 2013

Vice Provost Judith Langlois has been appointed permanent dean of the Graduate School, as announced today. Langois has served as interim dean of graduate studies since January 2012. Langlois, who...

Vice Provost Judith Langlois appointed permanent dean of graduate studies

October 24, 2013

Vice Provost Judith Langlois has been appointed permanent dean of UT Graduate School, as announced today. Langlois has served as interim dean of graduate studies since January 2012. Langlois, who is...


Open access should be an issue on the forefront for university faculty and students, according to open access experts

October 22, 2013

A panel of open access experts asked attendees to consider why open access should be an issue on the forefront for university faculty and students Tuesday as a part of UT’s Open Access Week. Since...

Post-government shutdown, students and professors access government academic resources again

October 18, 2013

Though the government shutdown ended late Wednesday night, the 16 days it lasted were long enough to disrupt UT academic life for professors and students. The government shutdown resulted in the temporary...

Students may be affected by government hitting debt ceiling

October 16, 2013

Public universities and their students could be particularly vulnerable to a potential U.S. debt ceiling crisis Thursday, which would have national and global implications. The debt ceiling marks the...


Curtains inspire architecture art installment

October 15, 2013

A curtain of trash bags — 17,000 of them — has been hung between the Goldsmith Hall and the West Mall Office Building as part of a UT Center for American Architecture and Design art exhibit...


New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez shares experiences as public servant

October 10, 2013

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said she emphasizes being a leader first and a politician second in a speech hosted Wednesday by the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Martinez, the first Latina governor...

Sighted students experience daily life with blindness at Dinner in the Dark

October 9, 2013

Dinner became an obstacle course for UT students who attended Dinner in the Dark, an event for blindness awareness and a discussion between individuals with and without sight. The dinner, hosted Tuesday...

UT Professional Development Center program uses funding cuts as opportunity for growth

October 4, 2013

In the wake of recent federal budget cuts, one University program has had to restructure itself to re-brand and expand its services. After losing all of its federal funding this Tuesday, the University...

More women study at UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering than ever before

October 4, 2013

A record number of women enrolled in the Cockrell School of Engineering for the fall 2013 semester. Women make up 29 percent of the school’s freshman class this semester, a first. Additionally,...


Mock disaster drill tests students’ emergency response knowledge

September 27, 2013

Teams of UT nursing, social work and pharmacy students carried mannequins and volunteers pretending to be natural disaster victims to safety in a mock disaster drill Thursday at the Erwin Center. The...


Childhood cancer survivors reflect on experiences, frustrations, triumphs

September 26, 2013

Though many children have strong attachments to comfort objects, senior Kalie Kubes had a special relationship with her stuffed kangaroo: She kept her company during radiation treatment for childhood cancer,...

Saving face online is topic of online identity management course

September 19, 2013

Saving face online was the topic of an online identity management course offered by UT Libraries on Thursday.   The course, accessible online and open to the public, was developed to help students...


Coping with college: stress management workshop offers tips to students

September 18, 2013

It is no secret college students are stressed. The real secret is how to handle this stress.  In a stress management workshop hosted by the Student Employee Excellence Development Program Tuesday,...

Rutgers University professor discusses “Muslim enemy” political construction

September 13, 2013

Dr. Deepa Kumar urged students to look through political constructions to see the humanity inside of everybody, including Muslims, in a lecture Wednesday about the Western world’s construction of...


UT ranks as top alumni contributor to Teach for America

September 12, 2013

UT is now the top contributor of alumni to the Teach for America corps, according to annual rankings released by the organization. This fall, 73 UT alumni joined 5,900 other recent college and university...