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Exhibition offers glimpse into literary history

Omar Gamboa December 2, 2011

Harry Ransom Center curator Danielle Sigler said when developing her own curator’s tour of the “Banned, Burned, Seized, and Censored” exhibition that took place Thursday night, she did...

Domy Books, BookWoman owners discuss futures

Omar Gamboa November 18, 2011

The emergence of digital and online textbooks will not limit the value of bookstores in Austin, Steve Bercu, the owner of BookPeople, said Thursday. As part of its current exhibition “Banned, Burned,...

Clark Field reopens Wednesday with renovations

Omar Gamboa November 16, 2011

A new addition to UT recreation will include an outdoor playground for students and staff to exercise on and a field for them to enjoy UT lacrosse matches. Clark Field, which has been under renovations...

Medical humanities make degree worldly

Omar Gamboa November 11, 2011

To help pre-med, pre-dental and pre-pharmacy students make themselves more attractive to professional schools, the Senate of College Councils has proposed a certification in the humanities, said Senate...

Unknown environmental effects revealed through butterflies

Omar Gamboa November 11, 2011

Studying the dispersal patterns of butterflies has led to ground-breaking research in understanding the biological harm done by climate change, said biology graduate student Nikhil Advani. With his research...

Speaker discusses astronauts, rocks

Omar Gamboa October 28, 2011

The importance of human space exploration is what makes America a great nation, said a distinguished senior lecturer in the department of geological sciences Thursday. As part of the Environmental Science...

Vandals target UT campus with graffiti

Omar Gamboa October 24, 2011

Unidentified vandals sprayed graffiti in various location on campus Friday night, said UT Police Department Sgt. Samuel Ferguson. Using red spray paint, the perpetrator sprayed what reads as “MUNgLoaf...

Producer Jon Landau discusses career successes

Omar Gamboa October 21, 2011

Academy Award-winning film producer Jon Landau said storytelling has been the most important part in making “Titanic” and “Avatar,” the two highest-grossing films of all time. Landau...

State employees rally for higher education

Omar Gamboa October 14, 2011

Members of the Texas State Employees Union rallied for full public funding of higher education at West Mall. By holding the rally, members of the union hoped to gain members and add signatures to their...

Panel considers available volunteer options

Omar Gamboa October 7, 2011

While the UT campus is home to numerous volunteer organizations, a Thursday evening panel served to help students select their membership options. The UT Student Volunteer Board held its monthly first-Thursday...

StandOut seeks allies in UT community

Omar Gamboa October 7, 2011

Psychology junior Ashley Hall said she transferred to UT after experiencing discrimination at Baylor University because of her sexual orientation, and she is doing her part to stand up against similar...

A&M chancellor makes sensible cuts to maintain research status

Omar Gamboa September 30, 2011

After the first month at his new post, Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp laid out his vision of how A&M can continue its role as a leading Texas research university. Sharp said academic...

UT professor authors book about interpersonal skills

Omar Gamboa September 23, 2011

An award-winning UT professor known for his enthusiasm in the classroom has authored a book he hopes will inspire others to reach their goals through effective communication techniques. Communication...

Researchers seek to gain alternative energy from algae

Omar Gamboa September 16, 2011

From a test tube of algae, UT scientists and other engineers at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus have produced 2,200 gallons of algae in an effort to find an efficient alternative to fossil fuels. “Through...

Students hold candlelight vigil to commemorate 9/11 victims

Omar Gamboa September 12, 2011

With a candlelight vigil under a darkened UT Tower, the UT community came together Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and pay tribute to the nation’s fallen troops and firefighters. The...

Study finds minority scholarship preference is a myth

Omar Gamboa September 7, 2011

A recently published national study claims to debunk “the race myth” that minority students receive more scholarship assistance than Caucasian students. The study, conducted by

Hot Sauce Festival benefits area food bank

Omar Gamboa August 29, 2011

A hot day in the triple digits didn’t stop people from enjoying a diverse range of even hotter sauces Sunday afternoon. The Austin Chronicle hosted the 21st annual Hot Sauce Festival at Waterloo...

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