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University of Toronto study shows Austinites prefer rock ‘n’ roll

May 1, 2013

“The Live Music Capital of the World” is a title that has belonged to Austin for many years, and a recent study has proven the city is a good start-up location for aspiring musicians in several...

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UT students hold vigil in West Mall for Boston bombings and West explosion

April 25, 2013

Following a bombing in Boston and an explosion in West last week, UT students held a vigil on West Mall Wednesday in honor of the victims. “Whenever crisis and devastating events happen, it is...

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Pancakes for Parkinson’s helps raise funds for disease research

April 25, 2013

Sitting in James Vick’s multivariable calculus class, students may notice that Vick does not write on the board very much. Vick suffers from Parkinson’s disease, a condition affecting the central...

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President Powers and panel encourage undergraduates to pursue research

April 19, 2013

In conjunction with Undergraduate Research Week, the Senate of College Councils sponsored a talk led by UT President William Powers Jr. and a panel of professors on Thursday. The panelists have conducted...

Social Work lecturer Shane Whalley distinguishes definition of bisexuality

April 18, 2013

While the queer community’s acronym includes the letters ‘L,’ ‘B,’ ‘G,’ ‘T’ and ‘Q,’ sometimes the ‘B’ gets left out. In...

Engineering students have new online tool, G4, to improve grad rates

April 5, 2013

For engineering majors, the workload and level of difficulty in classes can make it a challenge to graduate in four years.  A new app developed by the Cockrell School of Engineering called G4,...

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UT’s White Rose Society gives out roses to raise awareness and stop genocide

April 4, 2013

Students carrying white roses around campus were a part of a rose parade to promote awareness of genocide and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.  While it may have happened roughly 70 years...

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Forbes ranks Austin as 5th drunkest city in the US

April 2, 2013

This article was corrected after its original posting. Forbes ranking came out in 2006. Student life on any college campus can often consist of the occasional sip of alcohol. Recently, Austin was ranked...

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UT plans to accommodate the class of 2017

March 28, 2013

UT administrators are trying to get a head start in accommodating the class of 2017, estimating that 7,200 freshmen will come on campus next fall. While predictions are not set in stone for another...

Study ranks Travis as 12th healthiest county in Texas

March 26, 2013

Residents of Travis County, a county known for its running culture, lakes and tobacco-free life environment, received high marks in the state for healthy living. A recent study by the University of...

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Global Village promotes cultural awareness, studying abroad for UT students

March 21, 2013

Tents representing countries lined the Gregory Plaza Wednesday at an event called Global Village to encourage students to find internships abroad and promote cultural identity. The event, hosted by...

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Space Day attracts children interested in science to the Capitol

March 20, 2013

NASA hosted Space Day at the Capitol on Tuesday to publicize the future of continued space exploration and educate students and children.  The event included robotics demonstrations, space vehicles...

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Students may get automatic admission to UT through core courses at ACC

March 1, 2013

Following a new deal between Austin Community College and UT, students will automatically gain admission to the University after meeting minimum eligibility requirements at ACC starting fall 2013. In an...

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Diverse panel discusses challenges of passing immigration reform at LBJ School

February 28, 2013

As the national debate on immigration reform heats up, the wide-ranging views on the topic were on display at a discussion Wednesday.  Victor Saenz, assistant professor in the Department of Educational...

A new study ranks cities as happy or sad based on tweets

February 25, 2013

Tweets are usually meant to share random facts and thoughts, but researchers are now using Twitter to geographically gauge happiness.  A recent study by Lewis Mitchell, a postdoctoral associate...

Perry-Castaneda Library opens interview room equipped with Skype

February 7, 2013

The Perry-Castaneda Library opened an interview room this semester on the first floor of the library, where students can hold interviews with potential employers through high-definition video conferencing. On...

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Travis County Medical Examiner speaks at Texas Forensics meeting

January 31, 2013

Alongside a medical examiner, UT students viewed slides of injured brains, lungs and stomachs in search of clues related to possible causes of death. The Undergraduate Forensics Organization, a UT student...

Sneezing students can foil cedar fever with medicine, showers

January 28, 2013

Along with the cold weeks of January comes the annual, unwelcome cedar pollen, which triggers allergies and cedar fever. Cedar is a common allergen in Central Texas that contributes to Austin’s...