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Experts examine nations’ responses to H1N1 outbreak

November 30, 2010

Both the United States and China failed in their responses to the 2009 outbreak of H1N1, said a health and security expert at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Monday. Yanzhong Huang, director of...

Environmental expert to join faculty as Fulbright professor

November 30, 2010

Environmental expert Oswaldo dos Santo Lucon will join the UT faculty in the spring semester as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in environmental sciences and policy. Lucon is a professor at the University...

UT professor returning to Law School after SEC job

November 22, 2010

UT law professor Henry Hu will return to School of Law after heading a division of the Securities and Exchange Commission for 13 months. Hu is a graduate of Yale Law School and his writings have appeared...

McCombs falters in rankings, soars in student satisfaction

November 16, 2010

The McCombs School of Business is the 25th best business school in the U.S., according to a recent ranking by a Bloomberg Businessweek report. The business school fell four places from 2008, according...

Council seeks alternate appraisal of professors

November 16, 2010

UT’s Faculty Council created a new committee at its Monday meeting to determine the best way to conduct annual evaluations, hoping to ensure the faculty has a say in how professors and staff are...

Professor says recovery requires ‘creative class’

November 14, 2010

Austin is paving the way for Texas to pull out of the economic recession, according to a prominent urban studies theorist. Richard Florida, a professor of business and creativity at the University...

Ambassador lectures on US-Mexico relationship

November 9, 2010

United States Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual addressed immigration reform and drug cartel-related violence in Mexico, as well as their impacts on Texas, during a visit to campus on Monday. The...

Ethernet inventor to join UT faculty as program leader

November 9, 2010

  The Cockrell School of Engineering selected Robert Metcalfe, a venture capitalist and inventor, to oversee innovation and entrepreneurship at UT. Metcalfe brings to the University a variety...

Austin hosts eighth Race for the Cure

November 8, 2010

Cancer treatments left Austin resident Nancy Thibert too weak to walk the 5K route at Sunday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Instead, she sat at the finish line to support her family and...

Jimmy Carter signs book detailing time as president

November 1, 2010

More than 600 people showed up at BookPeople on Friday to see former President Jimmy Carter and get a signed copy of his new book, “White House Diary.” In his book, Carter reveals his...

Students share funding, stances with Democrats

October 26, 2010

The Democrats are greatly outpacing Republicans in contributions from college students this election cycle, according to a recent report from a government watchdog group. The Democratic National...

Civic collectives team up to provide accessible data

October 26, 2010

This month, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation will begin managing Project Vote Smart’s Key Votes program, a free online database that provides citizens with access to congressional...

Students design low-cost housing

October 25, 2010

Student volunteers hoping to provide help to the homeless painted and continued construction on a one-room micro cottage for the homeless Saturday. The project is part of Community First!, an initiative...