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Researcher pursues new coping resource for children of cancer patients

May 1, 2014

A UT postdoctoral research fellow is creating an app to address a lack of resources for U.S. adolescents who have a parent diagnosed with cancer. “Once the cancer reaches its last stages and is...

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History professor discusses impact of hunger in the US during the 1960s

April 29, 2014

According to Laurie Green, associate history professor and published author, hunger played a much larger role in the politics of the 1960s than previously believed. As part of the Institute for Historical...

Child psychology researchers find link between mechanical understanding and learning

April 28, 2014

In a study involving 182 preschoolers, a child psychology researcher at the University discovered new learning capabilities in young children. In their research, Cristine Legare, psychology assistant...

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Ridescout CEO discusses technology and innovation

April 22, 2014

The secret to a successful business is to build a good team of employees, according to Joseph Kopser, CEO and co-founder of RideScout, in an on-campus lecture Monday. At the lecture, which was hosted...

ExxonMobil CEO donates $5 million to engineering school

April 17, 2014

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, a UT alum, and his wife Renda Tillerson donated $5 million to help fund the Cockrell School of Engineering’s new research center, which will centralize engineering student...

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Advocates against sexual assault ‘Take Back the Night’

April 10, 2014

Local human rights activist Luz Guerra said increased awareness has not translated into decreased instances of sexual violence at the 13th annual Take Back the Night event on the South Mall on Wednesday. “There...

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Researchers discover chemical emissions from cribs

April 8, 2014

UT researchers found chemical emissions in plastic and foam in baby cribs after conducting studies about infant sleeping environments. Civil engineering graduate student Brandon Boor led the research,...

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World Autism Awareness Day prompts panel discussion about autism diagnosis

April 3, 2014

Autism diagnoses in the U.S. have been increasing, partly because more doctors understand the symptoms, local autism awareness advocates said at an on-campus panel on World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday. One...

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City Council proposes full-scale review of SXSW safety and infrastructure policies

March 28, 2014

On Thursday, Austin City Council approved a resolution to conduct an in-depth review of South By Southwest activities as they relate to city safety and capacity. According to City Councilman Mike Martinez,...

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Campus tobacco ban includes electronic cigarettes

March 20, 2014

While many universities continue to grapple with unclear policies regarding recently popular electronic cigarettes, UT set a clear ban on them during the 2012 tobacco-free initiative.  Adrienne...

Faculty Council considers lengthening Thanksgiving break

March 18, 2014

Faculty Council began discussion Monday to extend Thanksgiving holiday. The Calendar Committee proposed four options to give students an extra holiday while still complying with calendar principles.  According...

Nursing professor recognized for minority health research

March 7, 2014

For the second year in a row, a UT nursing professor received the Research in Minority Health award from the Southern Nursing Research Society.  In February, the Society announced that Sharon Horner,...

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University conducts new, comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions

March 4, 2014

University Campus Planning and Facilities Management is in the midst of conducting its first greenhouse gas emissions inventory since 2009, but the University has no plan in place to reduce those emissions...

Resource department helps create opportunity for minority businesses

March 3, 2014

After years of discriminatory business practices in Austin, the Small & Minority Business Resources department, known as SMBR, created programs to help city contracting opportunities for women and...

Royal Horses make their Austin premiere at Erwin Center

February 25, 2014

“Gala of the Royal Horses,” an international equestrian show, made its Austin debut at the Frank Erwin Center on Friday. According to Master of Ceremonies Scott Ehredt, the tour, which originated...

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UT law professor receives international law award for book

February 20, 2014

Law professor Derek Jinks and UT alumnus Ryan Goodman received the 2014 Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship award from the American Society of International Law for...

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Risky behaviors fueled by decreased self-control, not increased desire

February 6, 2014

Risky behaviors, such as drunk driving and unprotected sex, are caused by decreased self-control functions in the brain, despite prior beliefs that it was people’s desires that caused risk-taking,...

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British journalist Gary Younge revisits Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

January 30, 2014

When Martin Luther King Jr. first delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, it wasn’t immediately considered iconic, according to British journalist Gary Younge, who spoke about his...

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University offers government class in SMOC format

January 28, 2014

Registration for an online-only Government 310L class, which will be delivered to students in a news broadcast format, will close Wednesday. The class, taught by government professors Eric McDaniel...