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Engineering professor recognized for computer engineering research

May 5, 2016

Electrical and computer engineering professor Yale Patt was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal by the Franklin Institute last month.  Each year, the Franklin Institute — a museum of science...

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Ethical consumers threatening to their unethical counterparts, study finds

May 4, 2016

Consumers who place a high value on the ethicality of products are often criticized by consumers who don’t, according to a study conducted by UT marketing professor Julie Irwin.  “We...

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Students and faculty weigh in on Tubman’s placement on $20 bill

April 26, 2016

Students and faculty expressed mixed feelings regarding the Wednesday announcement that Harriet Tubman will be featured on the $20 bill. Education associate professor Richard Reddick said in an email...

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Author, activist talks about using socialism and Marxist ideas to fight for women’s rights

April 21, 2016

Dismantling capitalism is the only way for women to have full equal rights with men, an author and activist said in a talk in Mezes Hall yesterday.  Author Sharon Smith discussed the intersection...

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Alamo Drafthouse CEO will not allow texting in theaters

April 19, 2016

Despite proposals by AMC Entertainment to allow texting in theaters, the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse has rejected the idea. In a statement released Thursday, Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League said he...

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Texas Round Table puts on sixth annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s event

April 14, 2016

Texas Round Table put on its sixth annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s fundraiser Wednesday in honor of UT math professor James Vick, who has Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s is a progressive...

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SED brings back Campus Fusion after 10 years

April 12, 2016

Pizza, snow cones and a DJ were all part of the kickoff event for Campus Fusion on Monday at Gregory Plaza.  Students for Equity and Diversity is hosting Campus Fusion, a three-day event during...

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Voices Against Violence holds event in support of sexual assault survivors

April 7, 2016

Voices Against Violence teamed up Wednesday night with multiple student organizations for Take Back the Night, an event designed to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault. The annual event included...

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Associate professor gives lecture on Japanese culture in America

April 5, 2016

Nancy Stalker, associate professor of Asian studies, gave a lecture on Japanese culture from the 20th century American mindset on Monday.  Stalker, who is primarily a cultural historian on...

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Ken’s Donuts reopens after health inspection closure

March 31, 2016

Ken’s Donuts on Guadalupe Street reopened on March 10 after closing two days earlier for failing multiple health inspections. The restaurant had received three failing scores on separate inspections...

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Professor discusses lesbian literature in the 1970s and 1980s

March 24, 2016

A College of Liberal Arts professor challenged traditional views on lesbians in the late ’90s in a lecture Wednesday. Lauren Gutterman, an American studies assistant professor, discussed...

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UT professor directs SXSW film about public university funding

March 22, 2016

Radio-television-film lecturer Steve Mims directed a film that premiered at SXSW last week. Mims said the documentary, “Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public...

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Renowned architect discusses relationship between nature and design

March 10, 2016

Internationally-renowned Beijing architect Ma Yansong visited UT on Wednesday to talk about the intersection between nature and architecture.  Founder of MAD Architects, a global architecture firm,...

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Campus organization holds LGBT problem-solving workshop

March 3, 2016

UT students gathered at the College of Liberal Arts on Wednesday to discuss gender identities and strategies for handling discrimination in everyday scenarios. The discussion was part of a “Queer...

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UT students create public service announcements for disaster relief in competition

March 1, 2016

UT students are competing in the annual Public Service Announcements for International Disasters competition this month in an effort to raise awareness about the need for disaster relief donations. The...

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Study shows community college students are not prepared for college level work

February 25, 2016

Community college students are not prepared for college-level work, according to a study by UT’s Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE).  National Student Clearinghouse reports...

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Two UT professors awarded highest government honor for scientists and engineers

February 23, 2016

Thursday morning, assistant professor of physics Keji Lai received an email from the White House telling him he won a presidential award. “I thought it was spam,” Lai said. “But then...

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Panelists discuss intersection between agriculture, energy

February 18, 2016

Panelists said improvements in agriculture can decrease overall energy use at a conference Tuesday, as part of UT Energy Week.  The week consists of a series of conferences about renewable energy...

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Bloomberg ranks McCombs among top MBA programs in the country

February 16, 2016

Financial software and media company Bloomberg released a report Feb. 9 rating the Masters of Business Administration program at the McCombs School of Business as among the top business programs in the...

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Dell Medical School hires three new surgeons

January 28, 2016

The UT Dell Medical School welcomed three new surgeons Tuesday as part of its long-term community-focused healthcare goals. Dr. David Ring will serve as associate dean of comprehensive care, UT alum...

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UT-Austin finalizes new, formal entrance on University Avenue

January 26, 2016

UT placed the finishing touches on a new, formal entrance to the school located at University Avenue on Friday. The concept of the entrance, which was conceived during William Powers Jr.’s presidency...

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Researchers develop lithographic pen for nanoparticles

January 21, 2016

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a lithographic pen to better manipulate nanoparticles. The project, headed by assistant professor Dr. Yuebing Zheng, was developed on...

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Economist, former White House advisor speaks on future of inequality

September 9, 2015

Political economist and former White House adviser Robert Reich spoke Tuesday about the future of inequality as part of the Plan II Liz Carpenter lecture series. “When we talk about the economy,...

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Google self-driving cars to begin test drives in Austin

August 31, 2015

Google is sending three prototype self-driving cars to Austin next week, after representatives from the company tested six of their older models in the city for the past two months. At a press conference...

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Fenves, Strong welcome Class of 2019 at Horns Up Night

August 27, 2015

Members of the Class of 2019 gathered in the Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium on Wednesday for Horns Up Night, a welcome ceremony to celebrate the first day of their college careers. The...

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Stark Center opens Nazi era Olympic exhibit

July 9, 2015

“Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936,” a traveling exhibition created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will be at the University of Texas Stark Center until the end of January in advance...

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UT employees can now share benefits with same-sex partners

June 30, 2015

UT will now extend benefits to employees with a same-sex spouse. UT spokeswoman Cindy Posey said the benefits available for same-sex married couples will be the same as for heterosexual...

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UT researchers develop world’s thinnest lightbulb, energy-absorbing structure

June 28, 2015

Researchers at the College of Natural Sciences designed the thinnest light bulb in the world, while Cockrell School of Engineering researchers created an energy-absorbing honeycomb structure...

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Camp seeks to teach kids about stuttering, self-acceptance

June 14, 2015

Children with speech impediments participated in a camp on UT campus this week with the goal of increasing self-confidence, while also providing data to researchers about stuttering. At Camp Dream,...

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Flexible orientation schedule aims to better prepare incoming students

June 12, 2015

Hundreds of incoming freshmen arrived at the University on Monday for the first orientation session of the summer. The incoming freshmen flooded University residence halls, took tours of buildings on...

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College hype is well deserved

August 27, 2014

College is like that one Marina and the Diamonds song: “TV taught me how to feel/now real life has no appeal.” On TV we are shown hard-partying habits of Greek life, studious habits of nerds,...