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2014-12-03_Swedish_Amy

Swedish linguists lecture on conversations with Swedish Americans

December 3, 2014

At a lecture Tuesday, linguists from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden discussed their research on the existence of Swedes and the Swedish language in the United States. Swedish professor Benjamin...

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Speakers lecture on gender, sexuality in honor of World AIDS Day

December 2, 2014

The Gender and Sexuality Center recognized World AIDS Day with discussions from two Austin-area speakers on AIDS and topics relevant to gender and sexuality.  The event was part of the center’s...

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Panel discusses current Mexican social upheaval

November 21, 2014

Editor’s Note: The quotes in this article were originally delivered in Spanish and were translated after the event. In reflecting on both the anniversary of the Mexican revolution and the recent...

Panelists discuss Americas status after Civil Rights Movement

November 20, 2014

Historians, curators and political leaders discussed the current status of the African-American population within the U.S. 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 during a panel on Wednesday.  The...

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French government acknowledges UT professor’s military service

November 19, 2014

Norman Martin, philosophy and computer science professor emeritus, received the French government’s highest decoration last week for his service during World War II. Martin received the decoration...

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Panelists discuss issues surrounding GMOs

November 14, 2014

A panel of four professors and a greenhouse and food industry employee debated Thursday the health effects of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The panel, hosted by the Polymathic Scholars Student...

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Dell Medical School establishes Askew Chair in Oncology

November 12, 2014

The Dell Medical School established a faculty chair to honor Austin physician Dr. Robert Askew, who graduated from UT and completed his residency at UT Medical Branch-Galveston in 1959. The Shivers...

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UT study finds middle school girls with sexualized body image perform lower academically

October 31, 2014

Middle school girls who value a sexualized body image tend to have a lower academic performance than their peers, according to research published in the The Journal of Research on Adolescence. In...

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Doctoral candidate discusses violence against immigrant women in Mexico

October 29, 2014

A UT graduate student, at a lecture Tuesday at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, discussed violence against women along the Central America and Mexico border. Yalli Rodriguez, a doctoral student in...

2014-10-24_Mental_Health_Research_Rachel

UT researchers: mental rest can help boost future learning

October 24, 2014

A study conducted by two UT psychology researchers concluded that mental rest and reflection on past learning activities can help boost upcoming learning activities. According to the findings published...

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McRaven, Clapper discuss national security

October 17, 2014

In the opening session of a three-day intelligence conference hosted by the University, William McRaven, retired Naval admiral and future UT System Chancellor, and James Clapper, director of National Intelligence,...

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Students protest disappearance of Mexican students

October 9, 2014

Students and members of the UT community held a protest in front of the Tower on Wednesday to call for justice for 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, who disappeared after police and civilian gunmen...

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Professor discusses Basquiat’s use of appropriation in artwork

October 8, 2014

Author Jordana Moore Saggese discussed the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat and his style of art appropriation at a lecture at the Doty Fine Arts Building on Tuesday.  According to Saggese,...

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Satirist Ana Marie Cox discusses her writing on campus

October 3, 2014

Ana Marie Cox, Washington D.C. correspondent for GQ Magazine and a reporter for The Guardian, discussed the merits of satirical writing and her experiences as an outspoken writer at a lecture in the Joynes...

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Lecture discusses importance of Cuban world heritage sites

October 1, 2014

Angela Rojas of the International Council on Monuments and Sites Academy discussed the importance of preserving Cuban world heritage at a lecture in Goldsmith Hall on Tuesday. During the lecture, Rojas...

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UT professor lectures on Mayan agriculture

September 26, 2014

Based on his years of field study in Belize, geography professor Timothy Beach discussed the chronology and formation of ancient Maya and wetland agriculture on Thursday. Beach, along with his team...

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Energy panelists discuss renewable energy

September 19, 2014

Three members from the energy industry discussed the future of renewable energy in an on-campus panel hosted by the UT Energy Symposium on Thursday. The panel, held in the Peter O’Donnell Jr....

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UT study finds discrimination can increase mental health issues

September 17, 2014

A researcher in the School of Social Work found that discrimination of multiple types experienced by African Americans and Caribbean blacks on a daily basis can increase the risk for mental disorders,...

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Vice provost holds chemistry demonstration

September 15, 2014

While many students avoid taking difficult science classes, chemistry professor David Laude said they are not something people should be afraid of. Laude, who is also a senior vice provost for enrollment...

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Ian McEwan holds first American reading of ‘The Children Act’

September 11, 2014

Award-winning novelist Ian McEwan presented his new novel, “The Children Act,” at the Harry Ransom Center on Wednesday. McEwan is well known for his short stories and novels for adults and...