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UT and Austin community hasten to provide relief for Bastrop residents

September 13, 2011

The UT community is coming together to support Bastrop residents affected by the recent wildfires spread across the area. Molly Allender, exercise science junior and Bastrop resident of 12 years, said...

Volunteer Fair promotes student involvement in Austin community

September 8, 2011

UT hosted members of mentoring programs, cultural awareness groups and other volunteer organizations Wednesday to get students involved in community service both on and off campus. The Volunteer Fair,...

Mental Health Center offers ways to overcome test anxiety

August 9, 2011

From cranking up the tunes to loading up on water, UT students are looking for ways to curb test anxiety with finals for summer classes approaching at the end of this week. Jane Bost, associate...

UC-Davis found guilty of not providing gender equity in athletics

August 8, 2011

A federal court issued a split ruling in a case that found the University of California at Davis guilty of violating Title IX sports regulations Wednesday. The dispute came about when university...

Student group works to tighten campus regulations on smoking

August 8, 2011

A student organization is surveying student housing locations about their smoking policies so future tenants can consider exposure to secondhand smoke when they seek housing. The Texas Public Health...

Debt ceiling decision may impact student loans, financial aid

August 2, 2011

After clearing the House with a 269-191 vote, the Senate will vote Tuesday on the legislation to raise the nation’s current $14.3 trillion debt ceiling and cut funding for government programs...

New grant program to help give research practical applications

August 1, 2011

The National Science Foundation is seeking applications for a grant program that will push research into practical applications through commercialization. Through the Innovation Corps program, the...

Coca-Cola Foundation funds scholarship to study abroad in China

August 1, 2011

The Study Abroad Office will be awarding scholarships to send first-generation University students to China through a federal initiative to increase global networking. The Coca-Cola Foundation is...

Drought in Central Texas on pace to break records this summer

July 26, 2011

Halfway through summer, Austin residents are still looking for ways to beat the intense heat that may break records before the season ends. This summer’s temperatures have not broken record...

City officials discuss ban on plastic bags in Austin stores

July 26, 2011

Plastic may not be an option for Austin shoppers much longer. City officials are deliberating on the best way to implement a ban on plastic shopping bags to lessen negative environmental impacts,...

Student Affairs VP tenders resignation to return to teaching

July 25, 2011

Vice President for Student Affairs Juan Gonzalez has announced he will step down as an administrator and return to teaching at the University in January so he can work closely with more students. Gonzalez...

UTPD adds three dispatchers to ensure quick response times

July 19, 2011

The University of Texas Police Department is strengthening its response team to better address emergency situations and maintain a safe campus. UT Police Department Chief Robert Dahlstrom said the...

Health, communications fields come together to increase technology use

July 18, 2011

The School of Nursing is bringing creative minds from the health and communications industries together to develop new ideas for implementing health care using modern technology. The Center for...

University researchers partner with Canadian company to produce battery

July 18, 2011

UT researchers have announced a partnership with the world’s largest hydroelectric producer to patent a revolutionary rechargeable battery designed at the University. Engineering professor...

Artist touches up murals on Guadalupe

July 18, 2011

The murals of iconic musicians at the intersection of 24th and Guadalupe streets will be preserved with the opening of four new businesses at the location. The original artist Federico Archuleta...

Longhorn Network announces internship opportunity for students

July 12, 2011

UT students will join the Longhorn Network’s production team through five paid internships before the network’s Aug. 26 launch. The University’s 20-year agreement with ESPN to...

W Hotel reopens amid investigation of falling glass panels

July 11, 2011

The W Hotel reopened its doors Saturday morning after glass panels fell from the building’s windows which forced the hotel to shut down for several days. Hotel officials removed all glass...

UT Staff Council welcomes first staff ombudsman

July 11, 2011

University administrators have appointed an official to help mediate staff conflicts on campus for the first time. Staff Ombuds Officer Jennifer Sims will start July 20. Her office will serve as...

Canceled events bring out patriotism in students

July 4, 2011

In light of cancelled fireworks shows and other events in Travis County, some students are taking a break from parties and parades to reflect on their patriotic values. City officials cancelled...

Officials advance plans to improve neighborhood street parking

July 4, 2011

Austin Transportation Department officials are collaborating with local residents, businesses and neighborhood organizations to finalize programs they hope will increase the efficiency of parking throughout...

Study examines benefits of chocolate milk after exercise

June 28, 2011

Chocolate milk offers the same recovery benefits as many commercial workout supplements, UT researchers say. John Ivy, a UT professor who led two studies through the Department of Kinesiology and...

UT Board of Regents settles with O’Donnell to prevent lawsuit

June 28, 2011

The University of Texas System will pay $70,000 as part of a settlement with a former Board of Regents adviser who officials say was planning to sue the system following his dismissal in April. Former...

City comes together to ‘Keep Austin Weird’

June 27, 2011

A crowd of hippies, hula dancers and Dr. Seuss characters braved the heat to celebrate weirdness Saturday afternoon. Thousands of Austinites, some donning elaborate costumes, filled the lawn of...

Program to address declining Latino population in higher education

June 27, 2011

The University introduced a new research program that aims to address the declining number of Latino males pursuing higher education at a symposium Friday. UT's Division of Diversity and...

Protesters decry changes to immigration legislation

June 22, 2011

Immigration reformers reeling from the Senate’s passage of the Sanctuary Cities Bill last week marched from the Capitol to the Travis County Jail on Monday evening. Demonstrators gathered...

First Bytes entices tech-minded girls

June 20, 2011

A UT summer camp in its ninth year has a track record for bringing women into computer sciences. The Department of Computer Sciences kicked off First Bytes Summer Camp on Sunday. The free program...

City Council close to deal with Formula 1 organizers

June 20, 2011

The Austin City Council is nearing an agreement with the organizers of Formula 1 regarding how to fund the racing event that will debut in June 2012 if the city approves the plan. City officials...

Reproductive rights group challenges sonogram bill

June 15, 2011

A New York-based reproductive rights group filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against a new law passed by the Texas Legislature that increases regulations on Texas women seeking abortions and physicians...

Scientists to attend air quality conference to explore indoor factors

June 8, 2011

Scientists from around the world are meeting this week in Austin to explain the surprising factors that can lead to an unhealthy home. Austin is hosting the International Society of Indoor Air Quality...

New Texas Exes CEO to make organization more representative

June 7, 2011

The Texas Exes appointed its first female CEO and executive director. Leslie Cedar will begin working to expand the organization’s alumni outreach July 1. Cedar said having a woman serve as...