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Forum supports the advancement of the UT Research Cyberinfrastructure initiative

December 5, 2012

University of Texas institutions will not be able to yield the best research and medical breakthroughs without advancing the UT Research Cyberinfrastructure initiative, a panel of experts said Tuesday. The...

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Former NBA player, professors discuss history, dynamics of basketball

November 30, 2012

Invented in 1891, the game of basketball began with only 13 rules before arriving at UT in 1906 as it grew into the multi-million dollar industry it is today. The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical...

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Austin Pets Alive! faces concerns over loss of city funding

November 28, 2012

Austin Pets Alive! has saved more than 5,400 animals from euthanasia this year, but the organization may have a harder time rescuing animals soon because it has lost all city funding. Austin Pets Alive!...

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Texas hexes TCU

November 20, 2012

The glow of red candles illuminated the steps of the UT Tower 71 years after UT’s first hex on Texas A&M, proving that Longhorn tradition remains even if the original opponent does not. The...

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Environmental organizations bring attention to e-waste issue on America Recycles Day

November 16, 2012

Students said no to electronic waste Thursday by recycling outdated devices in observance of America Recycles Day. The Campus Environmental Center recognized the national holiday by hosting a...

Symposium examines difficulties student veterans face

November 12, 2012

Student veterans come to UT with different histories, experiences and knowledge than traditional students, according to officials and students who spoke at UT’s first symposium on the topic. Every...

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Longhorn alumni emphasize importance of healthy living in School of Human Ecology centennial celebration

November 9, 2012

Successful healthy living is a result of choices and motivation, Longhorn alumni said in a panel Thursday. The School of Human Ecology presented a panel of UT alumni to share personal stories of obstacles,...

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Senator John Kerry advocates Law of the Sea Treaty in lecture

November 5, 2012

Sen. John Kerry said the United States’ delay on accepting the Law of the Sea Treaty is threatening our military’s navigational powers and our economic stability during a public lecture on...

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UHS promotes student involvement in health, links academic success to health

November 2, 2012

Peer-to-peer health education can improve performance in school, University Health Services representatives said in an annual health panel Thursday. The Student Health Advisory Committee presented...

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Students for Clean Water trek from UT Tower to Town Lake to raise awareness

October 29, 2012

Carrying two gallons of water each, students trekked more than five miles from UT Tower to Town Lake to raise awareness about the approximately one billion people who are forced to walk miles for clean...

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LBJ School of Public Affairs connects students with politics, Gingrich speaks about America’s future

October 26, 2012

While some students are concerned with the leadership challenges faced by candidates for the 2012 presidential election, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, discussed...

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Hook the Vote hosts campus debate

October 25, 2012

Despite College Republicans’ decision to opt out of a debate Wednesday evening sponsored by Hook the Vote, more than 100 students attended the debate to learn the stances of University Democrats...

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Thong Jog honors the memory of Leslie Cochran while raising proceeds for Mobile Loaves & Fishes

October 22, 2012

Thong-clad Austin joggers filled the streets of downtown Austin Saturday in efforts to raise proceeds for the homeless and in memory of the Austin icon Leslie Cochran, a homeless man who died in March. More...

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Former NCAA athlete shares journey as transgender man

October 19, 2012

Former NCAA athlete Kye Allums may have received support from his coaches and teammates when he came out as a transgender man, but his journey in finding himself did not always attract positive attention. Allums...

Wear your thong to support the homeless

October 18, 2012

Members of the Austin community will jog downtown Saturday wearing thongs, feather boas and glitter to raise proceeds for the homeless in honor of the late Leslie Cochran, a homeless Austin icon. The...

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PCL kicks off new schedule with extended hours

October 16, 2012

After Monday’s launch of the 24-hour, 5-day-a-week schedule for the Perry-Castañeda Library, UT students will no longer worry about relocating during tedious all-nighters for the remainder...

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Biology students host free lecture series for graduate research presentations

October 12, 2012

Rain did not stop the Austin community from learning about the relationship between animals and humans in urban societies at October’s Science Under the Stars lecture. Patrick Stinson, an ecology,...

Jury deliberations begin in downtown nightclub owners Yassine Enterprises trial

October 11, 2012

Jury deliberations began Wednesday in the trial of former downtown nightclub owners Hadi Yassine, Hussein “Mike” Yassine and Mohammed “Steve” Yassine. The three face money laundering...

Committee on higher education discusses funding and research

October 8, 2012

At a monthly legislative meeting meant to deliberate the progress of statewide research programs, UT President William Powers Jr. urged the Texas House Committee on Higher Education to concentrate funding...

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Save This Seat sheds light on Texas dating violence

October 2, 2012

Seats in the campus’ crowded lecture halls were left open all day Monday to memorialize victims of relationship violence. The Counseling and Mental Health Center’s Voices Against Violence...

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Federal prosecutor raises human trafficking awareness

September 28, 2012

As a federal prosecutor, Robert Moossy handles some of the country’s highest profile human trafficking cases. On campus Thursday, Moossy said human trafficking crimes are a global, national and local...

UHS offers flu vaccinations

September 26, 2012

With flu season approaching, UT and the Austin area are combatting the virus by providing flu shots to as many residents as possible. University Health Services held its first day of flu shot clinics...

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HealthyHorns Fest attracts UT students with free shirts and snacks while teaching them about free health services

September 20, 2012

University Health Services continues to live up to the Princeton Review’s recent praises as the third-best college health services organization nationwide by offering a health festival featuring...

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Legend sees room for improvement in education

September 19, 2012

Grammy Award-winning singer John Legend said during an on-campus lecture Tuesday that the solution to many problems of inequality and poverty lies in a well-grounded education. Legend said in order for...

Health Services improves services, rank

September 7, 2012

By moving up to third on a 2013 Princeton Review ranking of best college health services in the U.S, University Health Services has grabbed some of the spotlight usually reserved for the University’s...

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Olympic medalist inspires students to persevere

September 5, 2012

For eight-time Olympic speed skating medalist Apolo Ohno, the development of his personal definition of perseverance didn’t come easily at the beginning career. Ohno discussed his achievements as...