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Student jury honors W hotel for architecture

December 5, 2011

In late June, glass fell from balconies at the W Hotel onto the streets of downtown Austin. No pedestrians were injured, and despite these initial problems a group of UT students named the building the...

Late UT professor commemorated in ceremony Friday

November 21, 2011

The late professor Douglass S. Parker was a professional jazz ragtime pianist, but he strayed from his musical career to teach at the University in order to support his family, said Stephen White, Department...

Volunteers pitch in to clean creek

November 14, 2011

Drought has caused the trash in Waller Creek to become more visible, but volunteers used the opportunity to fight the garbage this weekend with a creek cleanup day. Waller Creek is a small piece of nature...

Volunteer group hosts benefit concert

November 7, 2011

Saints of Valory, a local alternative band, rocked the Student Activity Center to raise money for senior citizens. The Saturday benefit concert was planned by the UT organization Senior Smiles. Senior...

Whitis Court sets up haunted house

October 31, 2011

[Corrected 3:16 p.m.: Changed number of attendees, sponsor of event] Many students chose to stay on campus for Halloween weekend instead of hitting the downtown festivities. Friday night, Whitis Court...

Bastrop Burner Bash benefits nature destroyed by wildfires

October 24, 2011

[Corrected Oct. 25: Changed Susan Rieff's title] Balcones Resources supported victims of the recent Bastrop wildfires by hosting a benefit in their honor. The waste management company invited 12...

Visual Arts Center features ‘Disco Desert’ art video

October 10, 2011

“Disco Desert,” a Visual Arts Center exhibit that debuted Friday, was a product of a road trip to Presidio, Texas. The Austin Video Bee, a five-person women’s art group, was responsible...

Comic author Jim Ottaviani speaks about physicist Richard Feynman.

October 3, 2011

Physics meets graphic novels in Jim Ottaviani’s newest graphic novel about the famed physicist, Richard Feynman. Ottaviani said most people aren’t aware of the many nuances that come into...

Austinites volunteer for Service Day

October 3, 2011

Sunday was the 142nd anniversary of Gandhi’s birth. Gandhi’s words of wisdom, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” sparked the “Be the Change” National Day...

‘Liberty’s Surest Guardian’ tells of U.S. success, world impact

September 28, 2011

Renowned UT professor Jeremi Suri released a book Tuesday focusing on the principles of successful nation-building based on research that delves into U.S. history. Suri joined the Lyndon B. Johnson School...

Alumnus General Cone visits campus

September 26, 2011

According to the highest ranking alumnus in the U.S. army, four-star general Robert W. Cone, UT is changing the world through its research studies and by implementing that research in the field. Cone...

Mayor Leffingwell, YMCA team up to encourage fitness

September 19, 2011

YMCA East Communities Branch reached out to the community on Saturday to encourage physical activity in children and facilitate family fun. Mayor Lee Leffingwell partnered with the YMCA to sponsor the...

Community gardeners hone their skills

September 19, 2011

Fires have scorched the plains of Texas and substantial rain has yet to come to Austin this summer, but wildfires and a severe drought aren’t slowing down local gardeners. On Saturday the Sustainable...

‘Bernie’ benefit show raises wildfire relief funds

September 19, 2011

Funny man Jack Black and Austin director Richard Linklater visited the Paramount Theater to show a benefit screening of the new film “Bernie.” All proceeds went to aid the Bastrop fire relief...

Trend of Islamophobia disconcerting for many, author finds

September 12, 2011

Ten years after 9/11, UT alumnus Junaid Rana came back to enlighten students about how racism can involve more than the way someone looks — it can also extend to religion. In post-9/11 America,...

QSA welcomes new members with carnival

September 3, 2011

The Queer Student Alliance offered a welcome-home to UT’s queer community with a bouncy house, a cotton candy machine and a ball pit. The student organization hosted its annual carnival Friday in...