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All content by Mackenzie Palmer

Austin-based alternative band Chipper Jones releases vinyl

Mackenzie Palmer April 23, 2015

Alternative band Chipper Jones always strives to do better. For the duo, this means touring more, writing more and making music a full-time career.  UT alumnus James Lambrecht and childhood friend...


Solstice Live creates new software to match bands, venues

Mackenzie Palmer April 10, 2015

Solstice Live, an Austin-based music promotion company, wants musicians all over town to fill out detailed profiles about their likes and needs. Although it operates like a dating website, Solstice Live...


Austin-based media label Raw Paw builds network of artists

Mackenzie Palmer March 13, 2015

Whether you’re a doodling college student or an artist with decades of experience, Austin-based media label Raw Paw wants to represent you.   Raw Paw is a record label company, publishing...

DT Guide: Best free music events every day at SXSW

Mackenzie Palmer and Madeline Goss March 13, 2015

Monday, March 16 Spotify House Where: 901 E. Sixth St. Time: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Age restrictions: 21+ Lineup: Run the Jewels, Ryan Hemsworth, The Vaccines, Buraka Som Sistema, Speedy Ortiz Spotify...


Bella Eden church is breaking traditional norms at Spider House

Mackenzie Palmer March 5, 2015

A typical visit to Spider House Cafe usually includes slam poetry, open mics or local bands, but Sunday afternoon, the sounds of worship ring through the coffee shop and bar. Husband and wife Chris...


Local band CAPYAC brings European-influenced future disco pop to Austin

Mackenzie Palmer February 23, 2015

Popped animal balloons, dragons hanging from the ceiling and custom-made condoms on the floor — all strong indicators that a CAPYAC show has just ended.  The Austin-based band CAPYAC is comprised...


European culture, occidental geometry influence new Pump Project exhibit

Mackenzie Palmer February 16, 2015

Fluorescent lights, cement blocks and a pair of gloves star as some of the main attractions in Adam Crosson’s new art installation, “Soft Wax.” Studio art graduate student Adam Crosson...


Students for Sensible Drug Policy push for progressive legislation

Mackenzie Palmer February 5, 2015

Twenty-three states have legalized some form of marijuana, and, if Students for Sensible Drug Policy have their way, Texas will be next. The group seeks to educate the student population about the federal...


UT student works to study plant evolution

Mackenzie Palmer October 31, 2014

A UT graduate student worked on a research team to develop new computing methods to study the evolution of plant life. Siavash Mirarab, computer science graduate student, worked on the project with...


Faculty members speak at Graduate Student Assembly event

Mackenzie Palmer October 27, 2014

The Graduate Student Assembly invited two UT faculty members to talk about their experiences as entrepreneurs at an event Friday. Sriram Vishwanath, electrical and computer engineering professor, and...


Author Jayne Anne Phillips presents new book at Ransom Center

Mackenzie Palmer October 24, 2014

Author Jayne Anne Phillips, read from her new book, “Quiet Dell,” at the Harry Ransom Center on Thursday. “Quite Dell,” deals with the true horrific tragedy about a serial murder...


Researchers travel to Greenland to study glacial shifts

Mackenzie Palmer October 6, 2014

Traveling to the icy regions of Greenland, UT researchers, led by Lauren Andrews, a geological sciences graduate student, looked at the country’s glaciers to see how they impact glacial shifts in...


Engineering professor discusses Chinese energy consumption

Mackenzie Palmer September 26, 2014

Surpassing all other countries, China continues to demand the most industrial energy consumption, according to Fred Beach, assistant director for energy and technology policy for the Cockrell School of...


UT engineering professor receives $1.4 million grant to study plasma

Mackenzie Palmer September 15, 2014

A $1.4 million investment from the U.S. Department of Defense will go toward a Cockrell School of Engineering professor’s research to further understand the properties of plasma. Laxminarayan...


Visiting professor discusses arcade gaming

Mackenzie Palmer September 11, 2014

Video game enthusiast Carly Kocurek discussed the historical significance of personal gaming consoles and arcades at a public lecture Wednesday.  Kocurek, digital humanities and media studies assistant...

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