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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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UT alumnus Joe Hanson debuts new series on climate change ‘Hot Mess’

May 3, 2018

The new web series ‘Hot Mess’ creates a space for honest conversations about climate change and its impacts. PBS Digital Studios launched ‘Hot Mess’ on April 18 — just...


Lang Stuttering Institute uses evidence-based clinical therapy to help people who stutter

April 26, 2018

The Lang Stuttering Institute helps persons who stutter become confident and effective communicators using evidence-based clinical therapy. The Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute was founded...

Study shows how the language of sexual predators in chatrooms differ

April 19, 2018

Sex offenders tend to use more “other-oriented” language in online chatrooms to focus attention on their child target rather than on themselves, a UT study finds. The study, which was published...


Study: Using chosen names reduces risk of suicide, depression in transgender youth

April 12, 2018

The ability to use chosen or preferred names in a variety of contexts improves mental health of transgender youth, UT researchers have found. Transgender people often have chosen names different from...


Climate change denial continues to affect public perception

March 29, 2018

Despite the mounting scientific evidence toward human-induced global warming, misrepresentation of climate change science continues to affect public perception. According to Megan Raby, history professor...


UT researchers explore link between childhood imagination and development

March 21, 2018

Although a child’s imaginary world may seem foolish to adults, it could help them develop reasoning, problem-solving and social skills. The UT Imagination and Cognition Lab explores the role of...


UT researchers improve mental health care for youth

March 8, 2018

UT researchers are addressing gaps in mental health care for college-age adults by implementing new programs in community health centers across Texas. The Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health...


Writing about trauma can improve health

March 1, 2018

Writing about upsetting experiences can improve both mental and physical health, researchers have found. Studies show that people who hold in major secrets are more likely to have health problems compared...


UT’s Knight Center experiments with building conversational bots

February 22, 2018

While use of conversational bots in journalism is fairly new, building these bots has never been easier, as demonstrated by an online course through UT’s Knight Center. The Knight Center for Journalism...


Research suggests overcoming failure in order to learn better

February 15, 2018

People fear failure because they don’t want to be judged poorly by their peers, but research suggests that failing is the key to learning. According to Veronica Yan, assistant professor of educational...

Relationship strategies helpful to younger couples may be hurtful to older couples

February 1, 2018

Studies on relationships tend to focus on younger couples, but UT researchers want to compare them with older couples. As people grow older, their priorities and motivations shift, which changes the...

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