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Listening with Landmarks initiative connects visual, physical art

December 5, 2019

The University’s public art program is incorporating music into collections on campus with a new initiative called Listening with Landmarks. The art program, called Landmarks, aims to enrich the...

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TX Votes members recognized by ALL IN Democracy Challenge for increasing student voting participation

November 20, 2019

A national political organization recognized members of the student voter advocacy organization TX Votes for helping increase student voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections. The ALL IN Campus Democracy...

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UT celebrates Geographic Information Science Day by launching new geospatial tool

November 14, 2019

The University celebrated Geographic Information System Day on Wednesday by educating faculty and students about the growing field of research during several events across campus.  The field captures...

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Briscoe Center acquires artifacts from 1960s activist

November 7, 2019

The University recently acquired artifacts and letters from Abbie Hoffman, a 1960s social activist and prominent counterculture figure. The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History announced last Tuesday...

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Dean of Dell Medical School elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 31, 2019

After serving as the first dean for Dell Medical School, Clay Johnston has received one of the most prestigious honors in the medical field. Johnston was elected into the National Academy of Medicine...

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UT School of Information offers new School Librarian Certificate Program

October 25, 2019

The School of Information will offer a new certificate program this month to help students become more skilled and qualified librarians. Program coordinator Barbara Jansen said school librarians must...

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School of Information grant to connect data engineering and public interest

October 16, 2019

A grant awarded to the School of Information will support a spring 2020 conference dedicated to bridging the gap between public interest work and informatics, a field of study which merges data engineering...

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UT alumni help incarcerated mothers read to their children

October 10, 2019

Incarcerated mothers are getting the chance to read children’s books to their kids through the Women’s Storybook Project. Founded by College of Education alumna Judith Dullnig, the Women’s...

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The College of Education ‘Reimagines Education’ with new campaign

October 3, 2019

The UT College of Education will prepare students and faculty for the diverse challenges affecting education with a new campaign. The campaign, Reimagine Education, started this semester and focuses...

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Entrepreneur talks venture capitalism in Fireside Chat

September 25, 2019

In order to succeed, student entrepreneurs should take chances on certain investments even when money is lost, venture capitalist Scott Kupor said Tuesday morning during an on-campus Fireside Chat.  Kupor...

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Tony Award winner joins UT as executive director of Texas Performing Arts

September 12, 2019

Continuing his work in the fine arts, Tony Award winner Bob Bursey will join the Forty Acres as the new executive director of Texas Performing Arts. Bursey, the former executive director of the Richard...

Austin FC partners with UT students to help build experience, grow fan base

September 9, 2019

Major League Soccer team Austin FC and the University’s sport management program are partnering to allow students to gain experience while creating a presence for the team on campus. The...

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Central Health planning to demolish, redevelop building for Dell Medical School

August 30, 2019

Over $460 million will gradually fund accessible health care in Travis County through a partnership between the University, Central Health and the 2033 Higher Education Development Foundation.  Central...

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Thousands of students from across the globe Mooov-In to on-campus residence halls

August 26, 2019

Around 7,400 UT students from 39 countries and 43 states Moooved-In last week to the on-campus residence halls. Now in its 26th year, the annual event took place Friday and Saturday between 7 a.m. and...

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UT hosts first audiology white coat ceremony

May 9, 2019

UT audiology doctoral students will take a symbolic next step into their professional careers Saturday with the first annual audiology white coat ceremony. The white coat ceremony is celebrated across...

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Plant biologist Keiko Torii joins UT Austin faculty

April 26, 2019

Plant biologist Keiko Torii will be joining UT’s molecular bioscience department this coming fall and continuing her research into stomata and how plant cells grow.  Torii is a part of the...

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UT Air Force ROTC wins Team of the Year

April 19, 2019

UT’s Detachment 825 Air Force ROTC program was named Team of the Year this semester after competing against 144 university detachments and 892 high school units for the title last fall. The award...

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Class of 2019 senior gift aims to improve UT Libraries

April 12, 2019

Nearing the end of their time on the Forty Acres, the class of 2019 is giving back to campus with this year’s senior gift, the Library Tomorrow Fund. The senior gift tradition was restarted...

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IFC emphasizes safety resources ahead of Roundup

March 29, 2019

In preparation for the 89th annual Roundup this weekend, the Texas Interfaternity Council is taking extra steps to make sure attendees are safe and informed about resources available to them. The council...

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Seniors display artwork in exhibition

March 11, 2019

For one final time while at UT, seniors in the Department of Art and Art History got the chance to display some of their artwork in the senior art exhibition. The exhibition titled “If I find...

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Explore UT takes over campus

March 5, 2019

Hundreds of people across the state of Texas got to explore their interests on Saturday while seeing some of what the Forty Acres has to offer at Explore UT.  Explore UT has been held annually...

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Jester West renovations expected to be finished this summer after year-long delay

March 1, 2019

Six years after renovations began in Jester West Residence Hall, the building now has just two floors left of air conditioning, bathrooms and plumbing fixtures to update. In the summer of 2013, construction...

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City council initiatives look to help the homeless

February 19, 2019

A new city council initiative aims to alleviate homelessness by increasing funding for homeless assistance programs. Homelessness in Travis County has increased since last year, according to a study by...

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Zumba takes over Gregory Gym Plaza

February 7, 2019

Outdoor Voices and UT RecSports teamed up Wednesday afternoon in an effort to get students active by hosting an outdoor Zumba class followed by complimentary pizza.  Students were invited to come...