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All content by Selah Maya Zighelboim

LBJ school, Jewish National Fund host water summit

Selah Maya Zighelboim December 3, 2015

The world is falling into a water crisis, but the technological advances to manage it already exist, author and activist Seth Siegel said on Wednesday afternoon at the Austin Water Summit. At a summit...


UT-based study finds 1.7 percent of Texas women have attempted self-induced abortions

Selah Maya Zighelboim November 23, 2015

At least 100,000, or 1.7 percent, of Texas women have attempted to self-induce an abortion, according to a recent study by UT-based Texas Policy Evaluation Project. Although the study suggests abortion-restricting...


Workshop addresses indigenous rights, decolonization

Selah Maya Zighelboim November 19, 2015

The empowerment of indigenous people includes teaching how colonization contributes to the way North American society looks today, First Nations Canadian activist Glenda Abbott said at an event Wednesday...


Radio-television-film associate professor discusses racial diversity in media

Selah Maya Zighelboim November 16, 2015

The recent emphasis on multiculturalism in mainstream media is a marketing strategy to bring in diverse audiences, said radio-television-film associate professor Madhavi Mallapragada.  Mallapragada...


DHFS to adopt new ‘Lite Bites’ foods brand

Selah Maya Zighelboim November 12, 2015

The Division of Housing and Food Services will begin branding certain healthy foods in the campus markets with a “Lite Bites” logo beginning next semester.  To receive this logo, foods...


Seminar discusses emergency preparedness improvements after May Wimberley floods

Selah Maya Zighelboim November 10, 2015

Eleven people died and 350 houses were damaged or destroyed as a result of severe flooding in Wimberley, Texas in May. On Monday afternoon, the Environmental Science Institute hosted a seminar on how the...


Liberal Arts Council hosts town hall to discuss tuition increase

Selah Maya Zighelboim November 5, 2015

The Liberal Arts Council held a town hall Wednesday evening to discuss the 2 percent tuition increase the UT Board of Regents approved Oct. 2 for the 2016-2017 academic year. A panel comprised of College...


DHFS keeps menus same following recent news about carcinogenic meat

Selah Maya Zighelboim November 2, 2015

The Division of Housing and Food Services will not alter what food it serves served on campus after the International Agency for Research on Cancer announced Oct. 28 that processed meats are carcinogenic. DHFS...

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Assistant professor discusses model minority myth, refugee crisis

Selah Maya Zighelboim October 29, 2015

The model minority myth marginalizes some Asian-American communities, especially communities who came to the United States as refugees, according to Eric Tang, African and African diaspora assistant professor...


Texas Nutrition serves up crickets for annual Food Day

Selah Maya Zighelboim October 26, 2015

When people hear the chirp of a cricket, many think of calling an exterminator, but others may think of calling someone else — a chef. Throughout the country, the edible-insect movement is growing,...

OB-GYN doctor, medical student discuss medical industry

Selah Maya Zighelboim October 22, 2015

Obstetrics and gynecology doctor Felix Hull and Texas A&M-Round Rock medical student Rachel Scott spoke about the medical industry at a Future Doctors of America event Wednesday evening. Most of...

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Mechanical engineering team develops physical therapy robot

Selah Maya Zighelboim October 19, 2015

Patients in rehabilitation for strokes and spinal cord injuries may one day find a robot rotating their arms under the supervision of a physical therapist. The product of four years of research in the...


Fossil Free Texas holds march in advance of Paris Climate Summit

Selah Maya Zighelboim October 15, 2015

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris a little more than a month away, Fossil Free Texas organized a march through campus Wednesday afternoon to create momentum for climate change...


Argentine ambassador discusses U.N.’s challenges in addressing human rights

Selah Maya Zighelboim October 8, 2015

The United Nations does not prioritize human rights as much as it could, Argentine Ambassador to the U.N. Alberto Pedro D’Alotto said at the on Wednesday. At a Latin American Initiative speaker...


Fossil Free Texas holds workshop for upcoming Paris climate talks

Selah Maya Zighelboim October 5, 2015

With the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris approaching in November and December, organizations around the world — including those in Austin and on campus — are building momentum...


UT Student/Farmers Alliance holds rally against Wendy’s

Selah Maya Zighelboim October 1, 2015

The UT Student/Farmworker Alliance held a rally Wednesday to protest Wendy’s refusal to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program, which would have Wendy’s pay farmworkers...


Petition against guns in classrooms gains more than 150 faculty signatures

Selah Maya Zighelboim September 28, 2015

More than 150 faculty have said they will refuse to have guns in their classrooms by signing a list circulating through social media as a response to the passage of campus carry legislation. A working...


Textbook piracy rises as textbook prices increase

Selah Maya Zighelboim September 21, 2015

Each semester, chemistry senior James Sutton tries to find online PDFs of his textbooks, regardless of whether he purchases them in print. Sutton is among the many students who are increasingly choosing...

Austin Public Library expands virtual media collection

Selah Maya Zighelboim September 3, 2015

Austin Public Library expanded member access to virtual books, movies and other media through a service called hoopla on Tuesday. The new access will be to hoopla’s own library of 350,000 items...

Women’s Equality Day marks 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment

Selah Maya Zighelboim August 27, 2015

Women’s Equality Day on Wednesday marked the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which guarantees the right to vote regardless of gender. Although Congress passed the 19th...


More than 1,000 women participate in week-long sorority recruitment

Selah Maya Zighelboim August 24, 2015

Recruitment for University Panhellenic Council organizations will end Monday afternoon with Bid Day, when sororities offer memberships to students. The recruitment process, also known as Rush...


Fine Arts Library uses University crowdfunding site to fund recording studio

Selah Maya Zighelboim August 1, 2015

Beginning in January, students from all departments will be able to record music, podcasts or other audio recordings using a new recording studio in the Fine Arts Library. The Fine Arts Library will...


Nursing school to launch new doctorate program

Selah Maya Zighelboim July 29, 2015

On July 23, the School of Nursing received final approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to launch a new doctor of nursing practice program for the upcoming spring semester. The...


LGBT rights organization holds Stonewall riots commemoration at Capitol

Selah Maya Zighelboim June 27, 2015

The Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation paid tribute to the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with its fifth annual Stonewall Rally on Thursday evening. The celebration, held on the steps...


Supreme Court upholds same-sex marriage as a right

This story is developing, and we will post updates in this article as they occur. Update (11:02 p.m.): Thousands of people gathered on Fourth Street on Friday evening to celebrate the U.S. Supreme...


Bob Bullock Museum opens exhibits for Juneteenth

Selah Maya Zighelboim June 25, 2015

While discussions about race have recently dominated discourse both nationally and on campus, the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth — a holiday marking the announcement of emancipation of slaves in...


Multicultural Engagement Center holds vigil for Charleston church shooting

Selah Maya Zighelboim June 23, 2015

On Monday evening, dozens of students gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in the East Mall for a vigil honoring the nine people who died in a shooting at a historic black church in Charleston,...


Estate donates archive of Watergate editor Ben Bradlee to Ransom Center

Selah Maya Zighelboim June 17, 2015

Seventy boxes filled with documents sit in the Harry Ransom Center, waiting to be archived. Among these piles lie part of the Ben Bradlee archive. Bradlee was a former Washington Post editor who died in...

University to help construct world’s most powerful telescope

Selah Maya Zighelboim June 8, 2015

Scientists are hoping to learn more about the possibility of life on other planets, the origin of stars and the inner workings of the universe by building the most powerful telescope in the world. UT...

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