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All content by Tehreem Shahab

Poet, UT alumna returns to Austin to share new book on poetry and prose

Tehreem Shahab November 19, 2018

In the dim light of local bookstore Malvern Books, UT-Austin alumna Sara Bawany uttered a quick prayer before reading a poem from her newly published book of poetry and prose, “(w)holehearted.” After...


‘I’m here. I did it.’: UT celebrates First-Generation College Celebration Day

Tehreem Shahab November 9, 2018

Joanna Armendariz, biochemistry junior and first-generation college student, said the first time she set foot in Austin was the first day she moved into her dorm, after transferring to UT from El Paso...


Students, panelists discuss stresses of migrants coming to America

Tehreem Shahab October 23, 2018

Yasmin Boloori recounted when her grandparents underwent the difficult immigration process to move to the U.S.  “My grandparents migrated here through my parents, and I had to watch them...


UT student starts halal meat delivery service for students living on or near campus

Tehreem Shahab October 19, 2018

Because halal meat is sometimes hard to find near campus, Maaz Syed used to take friend’s grocery orders when he would go to World Food and Halal Meat Market, his family-owned store on Lamar Boulevard.  Last...


UT Austin Student Foundation launches ContribUTe 2018 campaign to promote philanthropy on campus

Tehreem Shahab October 9, 2018

ContribUTe 2018, an annual University-wide campaign to encourage students to participate in philanthropy, was launched this week and will continue throughout October.  The campaign is led...


UT Events + Entertainment’s Try Culture brings different cultures together

Tehreem Shahab October 3, 2018

As hundreds of UT students piled into the Student Activity Center ballroom for the annual Try Culture event, they were greeted by student organizations, music and free food from different cultures.  Try...


UT-Austin offers limited laptop checkout services to students

Tehreem Shahab September 19, 2018

UT offers options to check out laptops for students who cannot afford one or whose equipment is being repaired, but resources are limited and vary within each college. The McCombs School of Business,...


Nueces Mosque will hold mental health training on Friday

Tehreem Shahab September 14, 2018

During their involvement with Nueces Mosque and UT Austin’s Muslim Students Association, philosophy senior Mubarrat Choudhury and UT 2016 alumna Rawand Abdelghani noticed some student and community...

Liberal Arts Career Services is offering scholarships to cover unpaid internships

Tehreem Shahab September 10, 2018

Nicky Pownall, an international relations and global studies junior, was one of thousands in Houston whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Pownall wrote about the difficulties that went into rebuilding...


“Navegando Austin”: A community effort to provide resources for immigrants in Austin

Tehreem Shahab September 5, 2018

While brainstorming ideas with UT-Austin’s social work students and doing research, UT alumna Ana Hernandez realized people in the immigrant community often struggled to access resources such as...

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New UT Austin Natural Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart looks forward to meeting student body

Tehreem Shahab August 31, 2018

Paul Goldbart said when he first started his college career in physics, he occasionally felt he was not fit for it because he found it difficult. Decades later, he has a doctorate in physics from Imperial...

What you need to know about adding and dropping classes

Tehreem Shahab August 29, 2018

Students have different options to drop classes at any point in the semester depending on when they make the decision to drop a class, said Kelly Frazer, the School of Undergraduate Studies’ senior...


Students, family, friends gather to honor Harrison Brown

Tehreem Shahab May 2, 2018

White flowers were passed among UT students and parents who wore T-shirts reading, “Horns Up for Harry,” as they gathered around Harrison Brown’s memorial tree Tuesday afternoon to honor...


Trial details of stabbing suspect Kendrex White

Tehreem Shahab and Anna Lassmann May 1, 2018

May 1, 2017 1:45 P.M. The UT Police Department receive reports of an individual assaulting others with a knife on the 200 block of East 21st Street, across the street from Speedway and San Jacinto....


Looking Back: Interpersonal Violence Peer Support volunteers reflect on their first year

Tehreem Shahab April 30, 2018

Since its opening last fall, the Interpersonal Violence Peer Support Program has had 15 peers volunteer for the program. For next year, the program will see a slight increase in the number of volunteers...


Panelists discuss ways to support college sexual assault survivors with disabilities

Tehreem Shahab April 27, 2018

People are quick to assume the needs of people with disabilities without asking them first, which can be damaging when it comes to survivors of sexual assault, said Megan Westmore, SAFE Disability Services’...


Fourteen UTPD officers recognized for Hurricane Harvey recovery assistance in Port Aransas, Houston

Tehreem Shahab April 12, 2018

The UT Police Department recognized 14 officers for their response to damaged UT-Austin properties in Port Aransas and Houston with a certificate and ribbon to wear on their uniforms last Wednesday. UTPD...


Gun violence panel discuss harms of arming teachers, increasing police officers

Tehreem Shahab April 9, 2018

During a panel discussion Saturday, Shraddha Joshi, a student organizer for the Round Rock March for Our Lives, said the scope of gun violence is not just limited to school shootings.  “I...


UTPD and Longhorn Center for Community Engagement partner up to host West Campus graffiti cleanup

Tehreem Shahab March 30, 2018

The UT-Austin Police Department, the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement and more than one hundred participants will work to clean off West Campus’ graffiti this upcoming weekend. Anabella...


Student sexually assaulted at Round Up, APD investigates

Tehreem Shahab March 25, 2018

The Austin Police Department is actively investigating a sexual assault involving a UT student that took place off-campus at the Sigma Alpha Mu house in West Campus on Saturday night. The student reported...


Texas non-profit discusses upcoming national, state gun control legislation

Tehreem Shahab March 23, 2018

Texas Gun Sense, a gun-control advocacy organization, facilitated a public meeting yesterday in the Texas Capitol focused on discussing statewide and nationwide measures to reduce gun violence. Victoria...


Haruka Weiser case: Defense wants DNA evidence against Criner tossed

Tehreem Shahab March 21, 2018

During Meechaiel Criner's pre-trial conference today, the defense for Criner will be discussing DNA evidence, according to the Austin American-Statesman.  Criner’s lawyers want DNA evidence...


YCT invites Austin gun-expert to speak about gun-control policy proposals

Tehreem Shahab March 8, 2018

Amid the national debate surrounding gun control and gun violence, the Young Conservatives of Texas at UT invited Michael Cargill, owner of Austin’s Central Texas Gun Works, to speak about policies...

170 school districts in Texas allow teachers to be armed, CNN reports

Tehreem Shahab March 2, 2018

After the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the nation and President Donald Trump have discussed the possibility of arming teachers. Callisburg Independent School District, situated near Gainesville,...


UT students rally in support of DACA

Eilish O'Sullivan and Tehreem Shahab March 1, 2018

A crowd of about 50 UT students marched from the Speedway Mall to the Texas State Capitol to show support for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and encourage Austinites to vote in the...


ADL reports Texas colleges targeted the most by white supremacist propaganda

Tehreem Shahab February 19, 2018

According to a report published by the Anti-Defamation League, white supremacist organizations have increasingly targeted college campuses to spread propaganda by using flyers, posters and banners.   Between...

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Interns share their experiences working for UT Austin’s police department

Tehreem Shahab February 16, 2018

Molly Smidovec said when she started her internship at the University of Texas Police Department in the fall of 2016, she was not sure what to expect.  “I don’t come from a background...


Meet the newest dog on campus: UTPD makes a furry addition to K-9 unit

Tehreem Shahab February 9, 2018

With the University of Texas Police Department’s newest K-9 officer Beta sitting next to her, Officer Jeanne Hall said K-9 handlers usually look for determined and hardworking dogs. “When...

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Society for Islamic Awareness holds vigil on West Mall in honor of Zainab Ansari

Tehreem Shahab February 2, 2018

As the UT Tower clock struck 6:30 p.m., a group of UT students held a vigil on the steps of the West Mall in honor of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl kidnapped and killed in Kasur, a city in the Punjab...


Students use Wildfire app to discuss campus safety

Tehreem Shahab January 30, 2018

Haley Walker, management information systems senior, downloaded Wildfire after receiving an email about the app saying users were discussing University House breaking leases. She said the app has been...


UTPD to make technological changes, increase officer patrols

Tehreem Shahab January 26, 2018

With emerging technology, UT Police Department Chief David Carter hopes officers will spend more time in the field and less time in the office.  UTPD’s current record management system, or...


West Campus lighting walk-through allows West Campus residents to highlight lighting concerns

Tehreem Shahab January 19, 2018

On Thursday’s West Campus lighting walk-through, city officials pointed out some of the most dangerous areas around West Campus. Staff from the Austin Transportation Department began the walk-through...


UTPD, Campus Safety and Security share safety goals for the new year

Tehreem Shahab January 19, 2018

Since the death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser in 2016, UTPD and the office of Campus Safety and Security have collaborated with other University departments and student organizations to create a safer...

SafeHorns promotes West Campus walk-through to address lighting, safety concerns

Tehreem Shahab January 18, 2018

Christina Bui, international relations sophomore and a resident of North Campus, said she avoids West Campus for the most part.  “I don’t feel very safe in West Campus,” Bui said....

Local nonprofit provides inclusive space for Muslims in Austin

Tehreem Shahab December 11, 2017

In a small room crowded with men, women and children, a chalkboard reads “Muslim Space: Where You Belong.” Muslim Austinites took the opportunity to write their own messages on the board, such...


Center for Mexican American Studies celebrates launch of Latinx oral history journal

Tehreem Shahab December 8, 2017

John Trevino, Austin’s first Mexican-American city council member, can be seen pictured on the cover of the first issue of the US Latino & Latina Oral History Journal, the first professional...


UT’s chapter of Chi Upsilon Sigma discusses healthy relationships

Tehreem Shahab December 1, 2017

If your partner starts to cry, you should probably stop talking, biochemistry junior Kimi Perez said in a discussion about respecting boundaries in relationships. The Organization of Women Looking for...

Diversity and Inclusion mini-week promotes diversity and representation on campus

Tehreem Shahab November 28, 2017

Printed in large letters on a board, the question “What does diversity mean to you?” drew students to Speedway Plaza to discuss the importance of representation this Monday. The event, as...


Student awarded scholarship donated by Trevante Rhodes, award-winning actor, UT alumnus

Tehreem Shahab November 21, 2017

While applying for the Gail McKay Student Support Award, Calep Smith did not know the $20,000 scholarship was donated to UT by Trevante Rhodes, Oscar award-winning actor and UT alumnus. Corporate communications...


NPR correspondent speaks to students about his experiences in journalism

Tehreem Shahab November 14, 2017

Austin-based National Public Radio correspondent John Burnett told UT students although journalism isn’t a high paying field, it offers a variety of experiences. “(If) you ever get a chance...


Room to Read at UT uses fundraising campaign to promote children’s literacy, girls’ education

Tehreem Shahab November 7, 2017

Room to Read at UT is hosting “Read Across UT” Week, a fundraising campaign composed of different events each day, until this Thursday to raise money for children’s literacy and girls’...

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War Poetry collection at Harry Ransom Center soon to be available to students, researchers

Tehreem Shahab November 3, 2017

In October 2017, the Harry Ransom Center acquired 6,500 war poetry books and manuscripts collected by Dean Echenberg, a former flight surgeon in the Vietnam War.  “When I came back from...


UT survey shows increased distrust of federal government among Americans, Texans

Tehreem Shahab October 31, 2017

Americans and Texans alike have become more distrustful of the federal government since 2016, according to a Texas Media and Society Survey conducted by the Moody College of Communication’s Annette...

‘Breaking The Silence’ provides space for students to share stories of relationship violence

Tehreem Shahab October 27, 2017

As part of the annual event “Breaking The Silence,” students gathered on the East Mall on Thursday evening to share their stories of dealing with relationship violence. Hosted by the UT...

Fiscal year of 2016–2017 ranks as UT’s third highest fundraising year

Tehreem Shahab October 24, 2017

After the University received over 450 million dollars from more than 92,000 donors, the 2016–2017 fiscal year became UT’s third-highest fundraising year. 2016–2017 is a non-capital...


Liberal Arts Council hosts focus group for students from small towns

Tehreem Shahab October 19, 2017

Students from small towns shared their experiences such as struggling to break into existing social networks at UT, feeling unprepared for college and wanting to return home at the Liberal Arts Council’s...


Club offers transfer student resources

Tehreem Shahab October 18, 2017

Seth Sageser, president of Texas Transfer Students, said he did not have a good transfer experience at UT. UT’s goal to get its students to graduate within four years focuses only on traditional...


Purricane Adoption Special encourages Austin community to adopt rescue cats affected by Harvey

Tehreem Shahab October 10, 2017

Austin Pets Alive! is hosting the Purricane Adoption Special for cats rescued from areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The special, which waives the adoption fee for cats, started on Sept. 11...


Asians for Black Lives hosts discussion on affirmative action

Tehreem Shahab October 6, 2017

In the midst of an affirmative action debate spurred by a lawsuit against the University, Asians for Black Lives hosted a teach-in Wednesday to educate students about affirmative action.  The event...

UT students mentor Austin refugee students

Tehreem Shahab September 28, 2017

Under the Refugee Student Mentor program, UT students with foreign language skills are assisting refugee students in Austin public schools. The program is a collaboration between Austin Independent...


UTPD conducting self defense sessions

Tehreem Shahab September 26, 2017

Women learned self-defense techniques from UT Police Department officers as part of the Rape Aggression Defense Systems program Monday. The Rape Aggression Defense Systems program, known as RAD, teaches...


Blanton showcases exhibit on ancient Indian art

Tehreem Shahab September 21, 2017

Viewers at the Blanton Museum of Art can learn about South Asian culture through ancient Indian and Persian paintings and a classical dance performance by a UT graduate student. Ethnomusicology graduate...


First professional Muslim sorority opens chapter on campus

Tehreem Shahab September 19, 2017

The nation’s first professional Muslim sorority, Mu Delta Alpha, has established a beta chapter at UT and started rush week Monday. The University of Texas at Austin chapter had its first information...


Rowling Hall to open this December

Tehreem Shahab September 8, 2017

Robert B. Rowling Hall, a graduate school for the McComb’s School of Business, is scheduled to open in December 2017.  The approximately $185 million project started construction in...


International students deserve greater orientation resources

Tehreem Shahab February 1, 2016

Transitioning into a new school with over fifty thousand unknown students is scary — the course load, the pressure to excel and the difficulty with socializing all at the same time is overwhelming....

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