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Forum celebrates Native American culture

April 30, 2012

The Native American and Indigenous Student Assembly hosted the first annual Uniting the Eagle and the Condor Symposium, a two-day event to address the issue of the lack of representation of Native American...

Cold War makes for hot topic

April 23, 2012

A biographer chronicling the life of a central Cold War policy maker received a Pulitzer Prize this year for his literary work. John Lewis Gaddis, a UT 1968 alumnus and Yale professor, received the Pulitzer...

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Proposal for parking meters in West Campus is being considered

April 13, 2012

West Campus residents, business representatives and community leaders are still considering a plan that could put a price on parking in the area as early as next year. A proposal to introduce a Parking...

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UT Scholars event hosts prospective students

April 6, 2012

Prospective freshmen from all over Texas came to campus yesterday to embark on a two-day UT experience administrators hope will confirm their decision to attend the University in the fall. The Office...

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Origami paper device may test for HIV and malaria

March 23, 2012

Correction on 03/25/12 at 9:07 p.m.: Because of a reporting and editing error, this article incorrectly stated that the Paper Analytical Device can now be used to test for HIV and malaria. The story now...

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Students Against Sweatshops protest UT’s apparel manufacturers

March 9, 2012

Students chanted, “When workers are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back,” as they walked up the steps of the Main Building in an attempt to gain an audience with President William...

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UT professor cooks up new dieting program

March 8, 2012

On-the-go eating can lead to more weight gain than cooking at home does, but some of that weight gain can be spared by eating out smartly. Gayle Timmerman, associate professor in the School of Nursing,...

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SHAC provides link for UHS-student body communication

March 2, 2012

A University committee for student health is seeking student input on services and programs provided by University Health Services. The Student Health Advisory Committee is a student-appointed organization...

Austin ranked 12th most generous city based on Convio survey

February 27, 2012

Austin showed its affinity for donating by jumping three ranks from its 2010 position to the 12th most generous city in Convio’s poll, based on data gathered from 1,500 nonprofit organizations that...

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Blanton Museum showcases western art reflecting American expansion

February 17, 2012

The paintings of America’s westward expansion are now featured in the Blanton Museum of Art and give insight into popular representations deep in the American psyche. The Blanton is hosting “Go...

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Students celebrate Darwin’s birthday, discuss controversy behind evolution

February 10, 2012

While advocates from both the scientific and religious communities are debating whether or not the State Board of Education should decide if Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution will be taught in...

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UT astronomy professor recognized for research

February 3, 2012

Astronomy professor Karl Gebhardt is a Herman and Joan Suit Professor of Astrophysics in the department of astronomy. On Jan. 12, Gebhardt received the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science...

Lecture series speaker discusses various job prospects for science students

February 1, 2012

Students working towards degrees in the science field do not have to restrict their future job options to working in a lab or doctor’s office, said a bank official in a lecture Tuesday. The College...

Senate promotes student involvement in legislature

January 25, 2012

The Senate of College Councils has launched a campaign to increase student outreach to Texas legislatures, said President Carisa Nietsche. The Senate is working together in conjunction with Student...