The Daily Texan

All content by Shivam Purohit

Students recognize disaster, emphasize accountability

December 5, 2010

Almost three decades after one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, UT students gathered Friday to remember the victims and add more pressure for Dow Chemical to take responsibility for...

Retention rates worry, push community colleges

November 24, 2010

If current higher education trends continue, the current generation of college-age Americans will be less educated than their parents for the first time in U.S. history, according to a report from the...

City to install car plug-in stations at civic buildings

November 22, 2010

City facilities around Austin will soon be equipped with electric car plug-in stations, said an Austin Energy spokesman. Austin Energy partnered with California-based Coulomb Technologies, an electric...

Aerospace department launches ‘nanosatellites’

November 19, 2010

The U.S. Air Force will launch two satellites from Alaska this evening constructed by the UT Satellite Design Lab after seven years of development. University graduate and undergraduate students designed...

Sikh group dances for awareness

November 12, 2010

Two hundred students gathered on the South Mall on Thursday night to celebrate Sikhism by doing Bhangra, a traditional dance that originated in West India. The UT Sikh Students Association organized...

Director of science center, chemistry professor dies

November 8, 2010

Former students and colleagues of UT chemistry professor Paul Barbara remember him as a tireless researcher who still found time to connect with his classes. Barbara passed away Oct. 31 after...

University teams explore innovative technology for prizes

November 8, 2010

Eighteen university teams from nine different countries showcased their innovations in a technology competition in Austin on Saturday. The Clint W. Murchison Sr. Chair of Free Enterprise at...

Hometown hero physics professor awarded for work

November 2, 2010

Physics professor Eiichiro Komatsu remembers listening to stories as a child about the late Hideki Yukawa, Japan’s first Nobel Laureate in physics. He never thought he would one day be awarded...

Bicyclists pedal for Prop. 1

October 29, 2010

Forty bicyclists made the trip from the Austin City Hall Plaza on Cesar Chavez Street to an early voting site at the South Congress H-E-B on Thursday evening to support construction of more bike paths,...

Press director announces retirement for Feb. 2011

October 27, 2010

After 18 years of service, Joanna Hitchcock, director of the University of Texas Press, will retire from her position in February 2011. UT Provost Steven Leslie will appoint an interim director...

Event highlights human rights in Iran

October 25, 2010

NPR Reporter Roxana Saberi said she never thought much about life in prison until four men came to her Tehran apartment in January 2009 and arrested her on spying charges. Saberi spoke about her...