The Daily Texan

All content by Nicole Sanseverino

Europa might be most habitable after Earth

November 22, 2011

Europa, one of Jupiter’s at least 63 moons, is about 500 million miles away from earth, but comes closer to resembling our planet and providing potential for life than anything else in the solar...

Professor explores algae as fuel source

November 8, 2011

Jerry Brand’s algae collection, with nearly 2,800 specimens in all, is more than just pond scum. The diverse range of organisms is part of a growing multi-hundred billion dollar industry, used to...

Entrepreneur educates coffee growers on cutting out the middleman

October 25, 2011

[Updated at 10:08 p.m. on October 28: name correction] After her first trip to Chiapas, Mexico, entrepreneur Susan Jaime decided she didn’t want to just start a coffee shop. She wanted to transform...

Graduates utilize law school degrees in unexpected ways

October 20, 2011

While careers such as service dog trainer, wind farm employee and world champion skydiver might seem unconventional, these are just a few of the unique paths UT law alumni have taken after attaining their...

Queer Bengali cinema makes campus debut, sparks debate

October 18, 2011

Chapal Bhaduri paints white dots along his forehead, cinches his waistcoat, ties peacock feathers to his wrist and slips on a pair of high heels. The scene was part of a film clip shown to a group of...

Electric cab company strives to drive legally

October 18, 2011

After more than 200 tickets, multiple arrests and a three-year debate with Austin City Council members, Chris Nielsen’s electric cab company has turned a corner in what he calls a rollercoaster ride...

Speaker remembers feminist aspect to the Chicano Movement

October 11, 2011

 Three coffins bearing the inscription “rest in peace” and a life-size doll with a noose around its neck displayed in front of her office were only some of the ways men intimidated Anna...

Feinberg sorts through oil spill victim’s claims

October 4, 2011

Reimbursement claims for lost rope sales in Sweden, a shrimp scampi shortage in the North End of Boston and lost dental appointments in Alabama were all claims filed by victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

UT makes deal with Norwegian energy company

September 20, 2011

Norway-based energy company Statoil signed an agreement with UT to fund $5 million of research focusing on geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering over the next five years. “It invests into...

Professor speaks of immigrants in biweekly discussion

September 20, 2011

U.S. Founding Father Benjamin Franklin wrote: “Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of aliens who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying...

Texas sexual assault victim recovery programs desperate for funding

August 30, 2011

Around 26,000 Texans are sexually assaulted each year, but because of a lack of service funding and accessibility, only about half seek help, according to a new UT study. The state spent about $42.8 million...

State funding cuts mean couties pick up the tax bill, officials say

August 29, 2011

As the federal government and Texas Legislature shave millions off their operating budgets, the cost for vital programs and services — including Health and Human Services and the courts — are...