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New Hispanic initiative earns $7.6 million in grants

October 26, 2016

The Latino Research Initiative in the Center for Mexican American Studies recently received three grants totaling $7.6 million to be used solely for health research. The donation came from the National...

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Harry Potter Alliance raises money for Syrian Refugees

October 12, 2016

The UT Harry Potter Alliance set up on the West Mall Tuesday for their Annual Butterbeer Sale to benefit Syrian refugees via the United Muslim Relief Syria Emergency Fund. The organization spent the...

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Longhorns react to Pope’s divorce comments and controversy

October 7, 2016

When Pope Francis called for a forgiving view of second families and divorced or remarried Catholics in April, he faced immediate opposition. When two weeks ago he endorsed an Argentinian publication agreeing...

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UT alumni create student-centered safety app

October 5, 2016

Expanding out of an apartment and into an office downtown, a group of UT alumni created Campus Watch, an app focused on improving student safety.  The app, which was supposed to have a beta...

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CMAS holds showcase for Hispanic Heritage month

September 30, 2016

The Center for Mexican American Studies held a Pan-Latin Showcase on Thursday night on West Mall to celebrate different representations of Hispanic countries on campus through dance and music. Groups such...

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New group on campus aims to create safe space for mental health discussion

September 27, 2016

The National Alliance on Mental Illness center in Austin has approved a UT-only branch of NAMI to work with UT students to prevent suicide. NAMI meets twice a month in the Student Services Building...

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Non-traditional indigenous researcher visits UT

September 23, 2016

When Ines Fernandez and Valentina Rosendo, two members of the Me’phaa nation, were raped and beaten by officers in the Mexican army in 2002, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights helped them bring...

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Barbadian artist explores plantation life through family artifacts

September 7, 2016

“This Ground Beneath My Feet — A Chorus of Bush in Rab Lands,” an art exhibit which highlights the effects a plantation-based economy left on Barbados, is set to open on Sept. 15 in the...

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UT’s OnRamps brings students to higher level

August 29, 2016

OnRamps has been allowing high school students to take higher-level courses at UT through dual enrollment programs for the past five years. Similar to dual credit and Advanced Placement programs...