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Screening of “Wasted! A Story of Food Waste” proposes solutions to food waste

Megan Menchaca March 22, 2018

Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food are thrown away, according to a 2011 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The documentary “Wasted! A Story of Food Waste”...


New student organization works to end sexual assault on campus

Megan Menchaca February 28, 2018

Taking up action against sexual assault, the UT chapter of It’s On Us began its first steps toward ending sexual violence on campus by holding its first meeting Tuesday. Forty-four percent...


Entrepreneurship Week inspires students to pursue their passions in all fields

Megan Menchaca February 27, 2018

For the past seven years, Entrepreneurship Week has featured a variety of opportunities for prospective venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and engineers to showcase their work and listen to relevant speakers...

Texas ranks near last in voter turnout, political participation

Megan Menchaca February 20, 2018

Texas continues to have one of the lowest rates of voter turnout and political participation in the country, according to a new report released by UT. Texas ranked 47th for voter turnout and 44th for...


Longhorns share their love stories on social media

Megan Menchaca February 14, 2018

While getting dinner at J2 almost 11 years ago, Cecilia Lopez Cardenas met her husband in line.  “I had never met him before, and I was just chatting with him,” said Cardenas, assistant...


Weekly Longhorn Yoga class offers stress relief year-round

Megan Menchaca February 6, 2018

Every Monday evening, students and faculty gather at the Texas Union Building and conclude their long day of classes with a session of free yoga. These weekly Vinyasa yoga classes, called Longhorn Yoga,...


Panel discusses difficulties of leading nonprofits

Megan Menchaca January 25, 2018

Current and former nonprofit executives debated the economic and structural challenges facing nonprofit organizations in Austin during a panel hosted on Wednesday by UT’s human dimensions of organizations...


Award-winning producer speaks on experiences in Hollywood

Megan Menchaca January 23, 2018

Debra Martin Chase, award-winning producer of films such as “The Princess Diaries” and “The Cheetah Girls,” said she was motivated to create diverse roles for women because she...

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