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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Texas eSports Association rebrands and expands to become nation-wide organization

Tucker Whatley September 9, 2013

A UT club that has hosted video game tournaments attracting international attention has rebranded itself in an effort to become a nation-wide organization. The Texas eSports Association, which is now...

Neuroscience technology developments help link computers to human brain

Tucker Whatley September 4, 2013

Recent developments in neuroscience technology will help link computers and the human brain, according to a panel hosted by The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society on Tuesday. “If...

Ransom Center acquires rare documents of Dominican-American writer

Tucker Whatley September 3, 2013

The Harry Ransom Center has acquired the archive of Dominican-American writer Julia Alvarez, best known for her novels that explore the American immigrant experience. “Many of us at the Ransom...

UT researchers hack yacht’s GPS system

Tucker Whatley August 1, 2013

A team of UT researchers took control of the GPS navigation system of a yacht in the Mediterranean Sea in June without detection, causing it to veer off-course, in the process of developing anti-spoofing...

2400 Nueces opens in West Campus

Tucker Whatley July 25, 2013

The first student housing project to be built on University-owned land but developed and maintained by an outside company opened Tuesday. 2400 Nueces is a $63.9 million complex standing 16-stories...

UT Invasive project receives grant to fight ants

Tucker Whatley July 24, 2013

A $2.7 million grant by the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation has helped establish the Texas Invasive Species Program, which will research foreign species introduced into the state and methods to reduce their...

Hundreds protest following passage of abortion legislation

Tucker Whatley July 16, 2013

Hundreds of activists convened at the Texas Capitol on Monday night to participate in a rally and march protesting the Texas Senate’s passage of legislation that will increase regulations and...


Workers Defense Project protests at Austin’s GOP headquarters over immigration reform

Tucker Whatley July 10, 2013

Protesters demonstrated at the Texas GOP headquarters Tuesday afternoon, one day before congressional Republicans meet in Washington to decide their next move on immigration reform. Workers Defense...


Caffe Medici’s Guadalupe location reopens

Tucker Whatley July 9, 2013

After several delays, Caffe Medici’s Guadalupe location reopened on June 24 after a renovation intended to make the coffee shop more spacious and efficient. The coffee shop orignially closed...

Austin Symphony Orchestra to host Independence Day concert

Tucker Whatley July 3, 2013

Independence day is all about the fireworks and the Independence Day concert at Auditorium Shores is one way Austinites can get their fireworks fix this July 4. Austin Symphony will hold its 37th...

UT students, other volunteers work to restore Bastrop’s Lost Pines

Tucker Whatley July 3, 2013

UT volunteers are still working to restore the Bastrop Lost Pines forest to its former glory after fires ravaged most of its trees almost two years ago. Students with the UT Campus Environment Center,...


Jester food services to be closed July 4-6

Tucker Whatley July 2, 2013

Students who frequent the popular dining halls in Jester Dormitory will have to find food elsewhere this July 4. Jester food services, including Jester City Limits and Jester Second Floor Dining Room,...


Perry signs water conservation bills amongst worsening drought conditions

Tucker Whatley June 21, 2013

Instead of the brown grass and dry, cracked earth that usually accompany Texas  summer, Austin is instead saturated with a deep, dark green - an effect of the downpour Central Texas...


UT acquires letter from George Washington

Tucker Whatley June 14, 2013

While legends quote founding father George Washington as saying “I cannot tell a lie,” the University of Texas has obtained a historical artifact that shows Washington might not have been as...

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