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Misconceptions about gun control keep U.S. from passing necessary policy

June 16, 2016

If you live in Texas, you have probably been told that gun control is pointless — criminals will always have ways to find guns because they’re criminals, so the only way to combat gun violence...

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Four Texas alums on Time’s 100 most influential people list

May 6, 2016

“What starts here changes the world” is the unofficial motto of UT. This holds especially true for four UT alumni who have been named among the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine.  TIME...

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Tiff’s Treats expands to Atlanta

May 4, 2016

In 1999, Tiffany Taylor stood up Leon Chen for a date. The UT sophomore felt so bad, she baked and delivered Chen cookies fresh from the oven as an apology. With some convincing from Chen, this sweet apology...

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UT-Austin ranks No. 25 in publication of scientific research

April 28, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world, and its science programs are no exception. According to the latest annual report from the Nature Index,...

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Design Institute for Health applies creative design to health care challenges

April 20, 2016

The design concepts behind Starbucks, Apple and Disney World can be used to improve the health care system in the U.S., said the directors of the Design Institute for Health (DIH).  DIH executive...

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UT System students create new travel app geared towards study abroad experience

April 13, 2016

A group of UT System students have created a new social networking app, Awayys, to help connect study abroad students to resources when they arrive in unfamiliar countries. “Awayys is an app that...

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White Rose Society hands out roses to raise awareness, prevent genocide

April 6, 2016

At the height of the Holocaust, 10,000 people were murdered in Auschwitz each day.  The UT White Rose Society will be handing out 10,000 white roses across campus today, each rose commemorating...

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Texas Undergraduate Research Journal host panel on the interaction of humanities and science

April 1, 2016

Genetic engineering, Shakespeare, quantum computing and the meaning of truth — these were all discussion topics last night at a panel hosted in Calhoun Hall by the Texas Undergraduate Research...

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Teach for America founder discusses educational inequity

March 30, 2016

The United States was founded on the principle of equality for all. However, for millions of children living in poverty across the nation, educational inequity is still a major factor holding them back...

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Humanity First hosts charity fashion show for VAV

March 25, 2016

Glittering evening gowns, stiletto heels and well-tailored suits and ties — students put on their best red carpet attire last night in the SAC Ballroom to support victims of domestic violence. Humanity...

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School of Social Work teams up with APD to stop crimes in Rundberg

March 25, 2016

Rundberg, a neighborhood just 15 minutes north of campus, is made up of less than five percent of Austin’s population but accounts for 11 percent of its violent crime. In 2012, Austin Police Department...

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Zilker Park named one of the finalists for Best Park in the U.S. award

March 11, 2016

What does Austin have on New York City, Boston and San Francisco? According to USA TODAY, its parks. An expert panel from USA TODAY has selected Zilker Park as one of the 20 finalists for the 10Best...

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SXSW Recommends gives real-time suggestions to festival attendees

March 9, 2016

With 6,000 events spread out across hundreds of venues, South By Southwest can feel overwhelming to an attendee, especially one unfamiliar with the city of Austin. Last year, the coordinators of SXSW...

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Margaret C. Berry speaks at Tejas Club, talks Round Up, tuition

March 4, 2016

Distinguished alumna Margaret C. Berry graduated from UT in 1937 — the same year construction of the Tower was completed — but Thursday night, she spoke to students at the Tejas Club about...

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Innovation grants offer funding for professors with ‘prostartups’

February 29, 2016

UT professors who dream of becoming entrepreneurs will now be able to make their dreams a reality, thanks to new grants offered by the Innovation Center in the Cockrell School of Engineering. The grants...

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UT researchers develop first inkjet-printed transistors

February 12, 2016

UT researchers are developing ways to make smaller, faster and more cost-effective electronics. The research team, led by Ananth Dodabalapur, an electrical and computer engineering professor at UT,...