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Student charity recruits members through ‘Yappy Hour’ event

Shreya Banerjee September 13, 2019

Seva Charities brought puppies, cookies and popsicles to Speedway on Thursday to recruit members for their philanthropic organization. The recruitment event, called Yappy Hour, served as a way...


East Austin facility fights unemployment

Shreya Banerjee April 30, 2012

A program created to educate and keep youth out of jail is aiming to improve job prospects in East Austin and is relying on local feedback to expand educational services for adults. Saturday was the grand...


Austin participates in “One Million Bones” to raise genocide awareness

Shreya Banerjee April 30, 2012

While events such as the Holocaust are well-known, an artist has created a new and varied approach to raising awareness of the lasting effects of crimes in history. To mark the end of Genocide Awareness...

TSTV starts it’s 24/7 marathon this week

Shreya Banerjee April 23, 2012

Texas Student Television is hosting a live marathon for 24 hours every day for a week. The marathon started Sunday at midnight and will go on until 11:59 p.m. Saturday. “The last time TSTV did this...


East Austin tour focuses on racial history

Shreya Banerjee April 16, 2012

Segregation within schools in early East Austin affected the way the community developed into what it is today, Eliot Tretter, a geography and urban studies lecturer, said at a tour yesterday. Pouring...


Alternative church opens on Sixth Street

Shreya Banerjee April 9, 2012

On a regular day, the Alamo Drafthouse on Sixth Street is the venue to catch the latest box office releases. However on Sunday, the Drafthouse was home to the opening of Christian Family Church Austin,...


Students of diverse backgrounds come together to sing, dance in ‘Starstruck’ show

Shreya Banerjee April 2, 2012

The voices of 32 UT students rose above the Performing Arts Center Saturday night during the show “Starstruck: Own the Night,” where performers treated the audience to renditions of current...

College of Education’s graduate program receives No. 1 rank among public schools

Shreya Banerjee March 26, 2012

UT’s College of Education has maintained the top spot among public institutions according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings. The annual report ranked the graduate...

StarCraft tournament features both professional, collegiate brackets

Shreya Banerjee March 19, 2012

Protoss, Zerg and Terran factions waged a galactic war last weekend to gain dominance in the world of StarCraft. The Lone Star Clash: Gauntlet of Champions was a tournament for the military science-fiction...


Lecture explores masculinity in homosexual performers

Shreya Banerjee February 2, 2012

February is Black History Month and members of the department of African and African Diaspora Studies and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies said they want to focus their...


Scoring Careers offers opportunities for business connections

Shreya Banerjee February 1, 2012

As a part of McCombs School of Business’ Career Week, two student organizations held a career fair Tuesday aimed at helping students make connections in the business field and practice professionalism...

Faith forum brings cultural issues to light, encourages contemporary church practices

Shreya Banerjee January 24, 2012

Churches should invite members of all types and encourage them to be active participants during services, said a pastor who may open a new church in Austin. Andrew Fox, a pastor at the San Antonio Christian...

Fathers provide inspiration behind works, authors share experiences through poetry

Shreya Banerjee December 1, 2011

For some writers, life experiences and a relationship with one’s parents can provide a great amount of inspiration. The Michener Center for Writers, UT’s three-year residency program for students...

Occupy UT members confront tuition controversy

Shreya Banerjee December 1, 2011

The booming voices of Occupy UT members filled the room as they chanted in opposition to proposed tuition increases and closed meetings while three UT Police Department officers stood guard. The Tuition...

New dual master’s program bridges gap between Latin American and information studies

Shreya Banerjee November 29, 2011

The School of Information and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies have introduced a new dual master’s degree program between the two schools. This program would provide students...

Many attend, raise questions at UGS forum

Shreya Banerjee November 17, 2011

While the myth about first-year signature courses disappearing has been dispelled for now, many freshmen are concerned about transferring to other colleges within UT. The School of Undergraduate Studies...

Professor releases book, gives insight on Mexican immigration

Shreya Banerjee November 10, 2011

Mexican-American history in Texas and the U.S. directly impacted the current situation facing Mexican immigrants, said anthropology professor Martha Menchaca on Wednesday. In a recently published book,...

Jeffrey Award given to five who contribute to College of Communication

Shreya Banerjee November 3, 2011

Every year, the College of Communication recognizes people who have helped its programs in some way by giving them the college-created Jeffrey Award. Recipients of the award are not always directly related...

Nonprofit organization initiates, raises awareness for mixed schools in Israel

Shreya Banerjee November 3, 2011

While school segregation may be a thing of the past in the United States, students in other countries are still subject to educational systems based on separation of ethnicity. There is no legal segregation...

South By music festival emphasizes education program

Shreya Banerjee October 27, 2011

While South By Southwest is traditionally advertised as an entertainment festival, organizers of the annual event also want to focus on the importance of fostering educational reforms and advancements...

Whistleblowers inform public of wrongdoings in industries

Shreya Banerjee October 20, 2011

 Americans who are unafraid to expose known dangers of certain industries are traveling with the Government Accountability Project to share their stories. GAP speakers are participating in an American...

‘Game Changers’ highlights, broadcasts research

Shreya Banerjee September 29, 2011

Although the Longhorn Network is primarily focused on sports, it will feature its first academic series this October. The series, called “Game Changers,” will showcase faculty who have done...

Education professor receives prestigious award for ‘developing future educators’

Shreya Banerjee September 23, 2011

The annual Elizabeth Shatto Massey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education recognizes UT professors considered exceptional by faculty and alumni, and those bestowing the award deem the 2011 recipient...

Preserve named in honor of late associate professor

Shreya Banerjee September 23, 2011

In honor of late UT associate professor Kent Butler, Austin City Council members have renamed a section of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve in an effort to keep his memory alive. Council members announced...

Flash mob meditates for brighter future

Shreya Banerjee September 22, 2011

Although many mobs are affiliated with loud noise and violence, a different kind of mob took over the north side of the Long Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday night. Approximately 150 people gathered...

Seminar examines impact of Islamic culture on American art

Shreya Banerjee September 15, 2011

Students gathered Tuesday night at the Texas Union for a presentation of research intended to shed more light upon the Islamic culture’s effect on American art. The Center for Middle Eastern studies...

Digital age spurs expansion of hybrid curriculum

Shreya Banerjee August 30, 2011

College presidents may see more merit in online courses than average Americans, according to a recent study by Pew Research Center. Approximately 51 percent of college presidents the center polled...

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