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Researchers find potential target for antivirus efforts to combat influenza

Nicole Bueno April 15, 2014

A team of microbiology researchers have discovered a protein that could lead to new breakthroughs in combating influenza. Postdoctoral fellow Guifang Chen, along with three other UT researchers, have...


University should not be at risk to ‘Heartbleed’ security flaw, according to ITS

Nicole Bueno April 14, 2014

While a flaw in an online security protocol has threatened the safety of passwords and other sensitive information on the Internet, it should not significantly impact the University, according to Cam Beasley,...


Researchers improve Wi-Fi connectivity for smartphones

Nicole Bueno April 7, 2014

Smartphones can now increase their Wi-Fi connection speed from the phones around them — even when there is no signal. The technology, developed by UT researchers, may soon be available to the public. Sriram...

Issues of marriage equality, public school integration rise to prominence during Bush administration

Nicole Bueno April 4, 2014

During the years George W. Bush was president, socially conservative state and national policies related to same-sex marriage and public school integration drove most on-campus discussions of civil rights....


‘Feminism 2.0’ – student leaders weigh in on technology’s impact on feminism

Nicole Bueno April 1, 2014

Technological fields of study have notoriously been dominated by men, but the ability to connect through technology gives way to a potential era of feminist empowerment. According to Nada Ismail, computer...


Lack of transparency in anti-terrorist surveillance agency calls governmental accountability into question

Nicole Bueno March 28, 2014

Torin Monahan, a communications associate professor from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, said abuses of power by data surveillance agencies could compromise the effectiveness of the Department...

Law school’s Civil Rights Clinic influences national criminal case

Nicole Bueno March 24, 2014

In a high-profile criminal case defending activist-journalist Barrett Brown, professors and students of the Civil Rights Clinic within the School of Law influenced the U.S. government’s decision...

Austin-based architecture firm celebrates its first completed commercial project

Nicole Bueno March 19, 2014

Led by architecture assistant professor Matt Fajkus, Austin-based MF Architecture transformed Hill Country Apothecary — a pharmacy located in a Lakeway strip mall — into a space that marks...

College Board makes major changes to SAT

Nicole Bueno March 7, 2014

College Board announced Wednesday that it has revised its SAT, reversing many of the changes made to the test in its last revision in 2005. The new test will be administered in the spring of 2016, and...


Eleven projects from UT students and faculty to be featured at SXSW film festival

Nicole Bueno February 28, 2014

Eleven film projects made in part by UT students, faculty and alumni will be featured at this year’s 28th annual South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival, alongside projects from aspiring...

McCombs school launches new certificate program

Nicole Bueno February 26, 2014

The Business and Public Policy Program, a new certificate program offered by the business school to all majors, will launch in fall 2014 after being approved last month by the McCombs School of Business.  Three...


Weekend conference discusses the importance of Japanese cuisine

Nicole Bueno February 24, 2014

The Center for East Asian Studies held a two-day conference Friday and Saturday discussing Japanese cuisine, covering topics ranging from cultural nationalism to bodily impact. The conference, titled...


UT students rally in support of Venezuelan civil rights movements

Nicole Bueno February 24, 2014

Students and members of the Austin community rallied on the South Mall on Saturday in support of recent protests staged by Venezuelan students demanding free speech, among other civil rights. The rally,...


Purdue guest speaker said coverage of women’s sports is decreasing

Nicole Bueno February 21, 2014

The underrepresentation of women in sports media coverage was the subject of a talk by Cheryl Cooky, sociology and women’s studies associate professor at Purdue University, at the Jesse H. Jones...

University researchers find crazy ants resist fire ant venom

Nicole Bueno February 17, 2014

A new study by University researchers finds that “crazy ants” have the ability to resist fire ant venom, as reports of their presence in Austin emerge. First discovered in 2002, Nylanderia...

Law professor feels hopeful for future of fracking

Nicole Bueno February 14, 2014

David Spence, law and business professor, said at a lecture Thursday that although fracking enables efficient access to natural gas, it also poses several risks to communities. Fracking, short for hydraulic...


Several hundred protest against University’s relationship with Accenture

Nicole Bueno and Madlin Mekelburg February 7, 2014

Several hundred students, faculty and community members marched across campus in protest of the University’s Shared Services Plan, despite campus being closed for “winter weather”...


Game development program opens door to applicants

Nicole Bueno January 24, 2014

The Denius-Sams Gaming Academy, UT’s first post-baccalaureate game development program, began accepting applications last week. The gaming academy is a 12-month program intended for students...


Research presents potential for use of yeast as an environmentally-sustainable resource

Nicole Bueno January 23, 2014

UT scientists have developed an environmentally friendly alternative to biodiesel, using yeast and ordinary table sugar. The oils can be used in numerous everyday products, including biodiesel, plastics...

Rise School of Austin breaks ground on permanent location

Nicole Bueno January 22, 2014

After years of fundraising, the Rise School of Austin officially broke ground Tuesday on a permanent location in East Austin, due in part to donations from current and former UT officials. The school,...

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