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2014-12-05_Garner_Protest_Marshall

Students protest Garner decision on campus

December 5, 2014

UT students staged a “die-in” Thursday afternoon at the intersection of 21st Street and Speedway to protest the Eric Garner ruling.  At the demonstration, black students performed a...

Graduate student studies monsoons aboard drilling ship

December 2, 2014

Kaustubh Thirumalai, geological sciences graduate student, was selected to research alongside 30 international scientists aboard a scientific drilling vessel. Thirumalai began his expedition in...

2014-11-21_Research_Symposium_Rachel

UT professors discuss their research at on-campus event

November 21, 2014

UT faculty members showcased their research at the Research Symposium hosted by the UT Student Engineering Council in Welch Hall.    Speakers included business professor Prabhudev Konana,...

2014-11-19_ACA_year_2_Mike

Panelists talk about Affordable Care Act’s impact

November 19, 2014

With enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act now open for 2015, four panelists at KUT Studios in the Belo Center for New Media on Tuesday discussed the impact of the act so far. The panel...

2014-11-12_Ebola_Claire

Disease hunters talk about Ebola facts

November 14, 2014

Joseph McCormick and Susan Fisher-Hoch, husband-and-wife disease detectives from the UT-Brownsville School of Public Health, lectured Thursday at Welch Hall to dissect the facts of the West African Ebola...

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Updated: Tovo, Riley headed to runoff in District 9 race

November 5, 2014

City Council members Kathie Tovo and Chris Riley will face each other again in a runoff election on Dec. 16 as neither received a majority of the vote in Tuesday's District 9 council race. Tuesday’s...

UT/TT poll shows border security, immigration continue to rank as major state issues

October 31, 2014

The latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll shows a majority of registered voters in Texas view the voter identification law favorably and continue to find border security and immigration to be the most important...

2014-10-29_Tropical_diseases_Xintong

Guest lecturer talks about tropical diseases, available cures

October 29, 2014

A resource development coordinator at END7 lectured Tuesday about neglected diseases and solutions available for infected patients.  Emily Conron led the on-campus lecture, hosted by END7 at UT,...

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Maryland governor campaigns for Davis with University Democrats

October 24, 2014

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley spoke to University Democrats on Thursday afternoon in front of Littlefield Fountain before the group block walked through West Campus in support of State Sen. Wendy...

2014-10-23_Paypal_Daulton

PayPal cofounder discusses entrepreneurship, innovation

October 23, 2014

Peter Thiel, PayPal cofounder and early Facebook investor, spoke at the LBJ Auditorium on Wednesday about innovation, entrepreneurship and his new book, “Zero to One.” At the discussion,...

2014-10-17_Ted_Talk_Graeme

Students organize on-campus TEDx event

October 17, 2014

TEDxSpeedwayPlaza, an independently organized TED event put together by UT students, took place Thursday evening in the SAC Ballroom.  The TEDx event was meant to inspire viewers to make an impact...

2014-10-15_Protest_Sarah

Former Mossad director speaks on campus about Islamic State group

October 15, 2014

While a group of student organizations held a small protest outside, Meir Dagan, former director of the Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, spoke at the Bass Lecture Hall on Tuesday...

2014-10-08_Charles_Schwab_Mike

Charles Schwab CEO talks about prioritization at on-campus event

October 8, 2014

Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger spoke to McCombs students at the SAC Auditorium on Tuesday about his experiences in business and their application to students’ futures and careers.  Bettinger...

2014-10-03_Brain_Injury_Rachel

US DOD award grant to UT to support brain injury research

October 3, 2014

The Department of Defense awarded $17 million to 11 public institutions, including UT, to assist traumatic brain injury research, the University announced Wednesday.  Eleven U.S. public and private...

2014-10-01_Alan_Bean_Mike

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean presents scholarship to UT student

October 1, 2014

Alan Bean, a former Apollo astronaut and UT alumnus, visited campus Tuesday to present a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and talk about the knowledge he gained from being a NASA astronaut....

2014-09-26_Poverty_Obesity_Claire

UT professor finds correlation between obesity and poverty

September 26, 2014

A UT assistant professor led a study that found a correlation between socioeconomic disadvantage and body mass. Tetyana Pudrovska, head author of the study and sociology assistant professor, said the...

2014-09-24_WW1_Chris

UT professor teaches World War I in real time

September 24, 2014

Paying tribute to the centennial anniversary of World War I, government associate professor Scott Wolford is teaching a class this semester that encompasses the events of the war in real time.  “It...

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NY Times Columnist Ross Douthat speaks on the future of marriage

September 19, 2014

The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat spoke Thursday about the evolution of marriage and the possible changes marriage could see in the future.  Douthat said there are behavioral and ideological...

2014-09-17_Vietnam_Chris

U.S. Colonel analyzes Vietnam-era propaganda in lecture

September 17, 2014

Col. Gregory Daddis, history professor at the U.S. Military Academy West Point, spoke on campus Tuesday about the “salesmanship” of the Vietnam War, analyzing propaganda released at the time...

2014-09-15_Red_Mccombs_Marshall

Red McCombs: Strong needs to work on recruiting

September 15, 2014

Red McCombs, San Antonio businessman and UT alumnus and donor, criticized the UT football team’s recent performance at a sports law conference held on campus Friday, saying he believes recruitment...