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APD officers caution against inebriated biking

Wes Scarborough May 8, 2015

Students bike around campus in all sorts of conditions — exhausted, focused, when running late for an exam. One condition they might want to avoid is intoxicated — according to the Austin Police...


Report: Wastewater from fracking linked to earthquakes in North Texas

Wes Scarborough April 29, 2015

A recent report has linked the disposal of wastewater from fracking to small earthquakes in Texas and other areas, including the Central and Eastern U.S. “We have had no seismic activity for decades,...


New report gauges UT’s economic impact on state economy

Wes Scarborough April 27, 2015

UT gave the state a $15 return for every tax dollar spent on the University in the 2013 fiscal year, according to a recently released report. Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) found...


Students work to improve spirit, attendance at sporting events

Wes Scarborough April 16, 2015

In recent years, some students have complained about a perceived decline in school spirit for UT sports. “The motto is ‘Come early. Be loud. Stay late,’” said Leah Vann,...


Annual Giving Program develops UT’s own crowdfunding platform

Wes Scarborough April 16, 2015

Launched last fall as a pilot program, HornRaiser, the University’s own crowdfunding platform, helps students and faculty to fund small projects created by members of the UT community. On crowdfunding...


Pre-health honor society hosts pie-throwing charity event

Wes Scarborough April 2, 2015

Presidents from various student organizations around campus got pied for a good cause Wednesday. In light of April Fools’ Day, pre-health honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta held its third annual...


Speaker discusses gender roles and textiles in ancient Italy

Wes Scarborough March 25, 2015

Textiles from ancient Italy provide insight into the complexity of ancient societal rituals, such as weddings and funerals, and shed surprising light on the role of women in Etruscan society, according...


College of Fine Arts conjoins lecture series with Dell Medical School

Wes Scarborough February 25, 2015

The College of Fine Arts will host a lecture series to better relate how degrees in the fine arts can be applied to health care reform. The lecture series is intended to expand the ways in which art...


After day of joy and confusion, sole same-sex marriage in Texas remains on the books

Jackie Wang, Wes Scarborough, and Samantha Ketterer February 20, 2015

The couple exchanged vows in front of their children and had an official Texas marriage license in hand — but for several hours Thursday afternoon, it was unclear whether Austin residents Suzanne...


Guest speaker gives talk on weaving, empowerment

Wes Scarborough November 24, 2014

Celia Santiz Ruiz spoke at an event hosted by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies on Friday and shared her experiences as the president of Jolom Mayaetik, a women’s weaving cooperative...

Student takes semester off to help indigenous population in Nicaragua

Wes Scarborough November 20, 2014

After attending a conference on the construction of the Interoceanic Canal while studying abroad in Nicaragua, Abby Pew decided to take a semester off to help the indigenous population that would be affected...


Landmarks brings back bike tour

Wes Scarborough November 17, 2014

Landmarks, the University’s public art program, brought back its art bike tour Sunday.  The five-mile ride started at Austin Bike Tours and Rentals on the corner of Third Street and Congress...


Think tank director, former Harvard administrator discusses American decline

Wes Scarborough November 13, 2014

Toby Stock, vice president of development and academic programs at the American Enterprise Institute, spoke at UT on Wednesday about issues he believes are directing America’s future toward a...

TACC makes plan to add new building at J.J. Pickle Research Campus

Wes Scarborough November 10, 2014

The Texas Advanced Computing Center will undergo a $20 million expansion to its facilities at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus over the next year.  “We were asked what our highest priority...

New dual graduate degree combines social work and Latin American studies

Wes Scarborough November 7, 2014

Starting next fall, UT will offer a degree to suit the growing demand of social workers with an understanding of Latino and Latino immigrant culture in Texas. The School of Social Work and the...


Welsh dramatist gives talks on St. Francis

Wes Scarborough November 3, 2014

D.J. Britton, dramatist and Swansea University creative writing director, showcased his current research on the history of St. Francis of Assisi in a lecture Friday at the Harry Ransom Center. The lecture...

Student-built satellite lost in NASA rocket explosion

Wes Scarborough October 30, 2014

What was meant to be a successful mission to space ended in flames Tuesday night for the Texas Spacecraft Lab.  NASA’s unmanned Antares rocket was scheduled to launch Tuesday at 6:22 p.m.,...


Chilean research talks about statistical methods

Wes Scarborough October 27, 2014

Statistics researcher Andrés Felipe Barrientos spoke Friday at the McCombs School of Business about applying mathematical methods to statistical data. “In this kind of work, we try to collaborate...


UHS to end flu shots Thursday

Wes Scarborough October 23, 2014

With flu season underway, University Health Services will be offering flu shots for the last time this year Thursday. UHS has administered the vaccine at locations such as the McCombs School of Business,...

Congressman criticizes U.S. leadership in handling Islamic State group

Wes Scarborough October 20, 2014

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said leadership in the U.S. is not effectively solving issues in the Middle East at an intelligence conference held in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference...


Google Fiber sets Austin launch date for December

Wes Scarborough October 16, 2014

Residents in South and Southeast Austin will be able to sign up for Google Fiber in December after waiting almost two years since the service was first announced. Google held a briefing Wednesday at...


Psychoanalyst discusses social work in emergency situations

Wes Scarborough October 13, 2014

Gilbert Cole, psychoanalyst and author of “Infecting the Treatment: Being an HIV-Positive Analyst,” spoke at the annual Sue Fairbanks Lecture in Psychoanalytic Knowledge on Friday and discussed...


Fiction writer explains new book “Bad Feminist”

Wes Scarborough October 7, 2014

Before reading from her book, Roxane Gay, fiction writer and blogger, talked about her tendency to write fantasies about famous men in her spare time.  “I have one about Channing Tatum,”...


Faculty panel discusses ‘Gone with the Wind’ cultural background

Wes Scarborough October 2, 2014

A faculty panel discussed the controversy and historical background surrounding “Gone with the Wind” on Wednesday as part of the Harry Ransom Center’s ongoing exhibition, “The Making...


College of Education bestows distinguished teaching awards

Wes Scarborough September 29, 2014

Jo Worthy, language and literacy studies professor, and Tasha Beretvas, associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Education, both received the College of Education Dean’s...


UT Libraries panel discusses book banning

Wes Scarborough September 25, 2014

UT Libraries held a panel for National Banned Books Week on Wednesday, days after Highland Park ISD banned seven books from its curriculum in response to a dispute over censorship. At the Perry-Castañeda...


UT unveils new stuttering institute

Wes Scarborough September 22, 2014

While most treatment for stuttering comes at a high price, the University will now offer free stuttering treatment to people who need it.   UT announced in a statement Wednesday that it received...

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Football exhibit celebrates 1914 Longhorn perfect season

Wes Scarborough September 17, 2014

The University’s football program is known for its long history, including the legacy of the 1914 season, when the team ended the season with both a championship and a perfect record. To celebrate...

Frida Kahlo Painting Goes on Display at Harry Ransom Center

Wes Scarborough September 9, 2014

While not all students can say they have seen the work of Frida Kahlo in person, the Harry Ransom Center will have one of her most popular paintings on display during the 2014-2015 school year. After...


Two UT professors receive PEN awards

Wes Scarborough September 3, 2014

Two UT professors will receive literary awards from PEN Center USA, a nonprofit organization that seeks to protect freedom of speech and human rights.  Journalism professor Bill Minutaglio will...

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