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New ice cream shop uses liquid nitrogen to create made-to-order treats
December 2, 2014
Sisters Ashley and Christina Cheng are opening Spun Ice Cream in early 2015.
Black Swan Yoga expands to offer other fitness classes
November 30, 2014
Black Swan Yoga has been acquired by Onnit, a local fitness company.
Glassblowing artist finds home at 26th Street food truck complex
November 16, 2014
Students frequenting the 26th Street food truck complex may have noticed that not all of the vendors offer late-night noodles or pizza.
UT freshman works to provide home for the homeless
November 11, 2014
Business freshman Morgan Moulckers is working to provide the chronically homeless in Austin with a stable community in which they can thrive.
300: Tejas Club house cook Kristen Van Nostrand’s helping hands
October 27, 2014
In the kitchen at the Tejas Club house on any given day, Kristen Van Nostrand is cooking dinner for the boys, but there’s someone else on her mind.
ACL provides space for musical charity to raise awareness
October 12, 2014
On Oct. 3, Elizabeth McQueen performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival with an unusual accompaniment.
Thursday: Austin City Limits has flourished since it began in 2002
October 1, 2014
Twelve years ago, Austin City Limits made its humble debut to the music festival scene, but even in its first year, the “multifarious fiesta” intrigued former Daily Texan staffer Brent Wistrom
Students create online platform for art collaboration
September 21, 2014
According to Red Throat House, you are dying. The good news is they can help.
UT sophomore brings sweet business to campus
September 19, 2014
Some of the most famous candy combinations started as happy accidents. English sophomore Eloy Gonzalez’s candy-making story is much the same — it started with an accident during his days in high school.
Collaborative Artists club offers students space to relax
September 10, 2014
Collaborative Artists, a social club open to all majors, provides a space for students to sit down and doodle after a long week.
UT Microfarm thrives under new leadership
September 7, 2014
A few blocks east of I-35, surrounded by tailgates and University office buildings, lies a little piece of farmland where students grow tomatoes, sweet potatoes and lavender.
The Daily Texan does Free Yoga Day
September 3, 2014
Here is The Daily Texan’s definitive ranking of the good, the bad and the sweaty at this year’s Free Yoga Day.
Radio-television-film graduate student founds experimental film program for UT students
September 2, 2014
A dark theater in the art building is filled with around 30 students who watch as John Lennon’s face slowly morphs from a grimace to a smile. This is what Paul Gansky, a radio-television-film graduate student and founder of The Mad Stork Cinema, calls experimental film.
UT ministry aims for inclusivity
August 26, 2014
When Amelia Fulbright started working as an associate pastor at University Baptist Church in Austin, she discovered that students were searching for a more inclusive ministry.
Austin street art attracts tourists and boosts local businesses
August 24, 2014
Interesting murals don't just "keep Austin weird," they also boosts business.
Integrative biology professor selected to join distinguished academic society
May 1, 2014
In honor of his decades of fieldwork and teaching, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences selected integrative biology professor Eric Pianka to join its organization Wednesday.
End-of-year stress can contribute to shingles diagnoses for students
April 29, 2014
The last week of school is often the most stressful for students, and a potential side effect of that stress is shingles, according to Theresa Spalding, University Health Services medical director.
Child snacking is increasing, according to guest lecturer
April 28, 2014
Over the past 40 years, snacking among children has risen significantly, according to Jennifer Fisher, Temple University public health associate professor, who spoke about her findings at a University talk on Friday.
Student groups present iPhone apps
April 28, 2014
After working more hours than they could count outside of class, four student groups presented finished iPhone apps they had developed over the course of one semester.
City officials, students discuss issues associated with Austin’s growth
April 24, 2014
As Austin housing prices and traffic congestion continue to rise, students are finding life less affordable — a problem a panel of city officials and community leaders discussed candidly with students on campus Tuesday.
UC-San Diego professor links global warming hiatus to rainfall
April 21, 2014
While global average temperature has remained steady over the past 15 years, a visiting professor said at a talk Friday that there are warmer temperatures in store for us.
City council passes resolution supporting higher pay for part-time city employees
April 18, 2014
Part-time city employees may start earning the same $11 per hour minimum wage as full-time employees.
'Breaking Bad' science adviser stresses importance of accuracy in TV science
April 17, 2014
Donna Nelson, a University of Oklahoma chemistry professor, selects chemical substances for reactions based on safety, cost, percent yield and purity, but when she became the science adviser for “Breaking Bad,” she also had to consider how easy these chemicals were for actors to pronounce.
UT identity theft resource center to open in summer 2014
April 15, 2014
Last year, Americans lost $24.7 billion to identity fraud, but the UT Center for Identity’s new resource center for identity theft, fraud and privacy will offer materials to help prevent more losses.
UT takes a different approach when reaching out to prospective students
April 15, 2014
Prospective college students often find themselves bombarded with emails and postcards from different universities asking them to apply to their institution — but not from UT.
Minimum wage jobs cannot cover college tuition costs
April 10, 2014
Although 30 years ago college students may have paid their tuition by working part time, summer or minimum wage jobs, today it’s impossible, according to economics professor Daniel Hamermesh.
Congestion expected on the east side of campus during Civil Rights Summit
April 7, 2014
With this week’s Civil Rights Summit starting on Tuesday at the LBJ Library, students should avoid Red River Street, Robert Dedman Drive and Clyde Littlefield Drive, according to Parking and Transportation Services officials.
Out-of-state students more likely to study abroad according to new research
April 7, 2014
While students may choose to study abroad in search of career opportunities and adventure, where students are from could have a bigger influence on the decision, according to recent research from Duke University.
Female athletes more likely to exhibit political ambition
April 7, 2014
College athletes live in an extremely demanding and structured environment, and a recent study shows this could translate to success even after graduation, especially for women.
Shooting at Fort Hood leaves four dead, more than a dozen injured
April 3, 2014
A soldier shot and killed four people, including himself, and injured 16 at the Fort Hood military base.
Philosophy professor gives talk on Ancient Greek cosmology
March 30, 2014
Philosophy professor Alexander Mourelatos said that he was shocked and skeptical upon learning, in the fifth grade, that the planets stay in groups, so it’s not all that surprising that it took the Ancient Greeks hundreds of years to discover the same thing.
Professors say liberal arts offers broader education
March 27, 2014
The number one regret of college graduates is not getting more work experience during school, while choosing the wrong major came in fourth place, according to a Pew research study.
Prison friendships don’t have traditional meanings, UT professor says
March 24, 2014
In the last 30 years, the U.S. incarceration rate has risen to the highest in the world, sparking an abundance of research on the social consequences of imprisonment.
Ancient Greek historians shed light on modern political theory
March 20, 2014
Arthur Eckstein, history professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, said the writings and views of two ancient Greek historians, Thucydides and Polybius, have influenced modern realist political theory at a lecture on campus Wednesday.
Report shows number gap-year students on the rise
March 17, 2014
According to the American Gap Association, students are increasingly deciding to take a gap year before coming to college, and recent data show they could be greatly benefitting from this.
No UT students are using University’s 'super single' option in residence halls
March 6, 2014
While other students at campuses around the country are taking advantage of the “super single” option — rooms with double the space but only one resident — no students are choosing the option at UT, according to UT officials.
A year after federal sequestration, budget cuts present difficulties for biomedical researchers
March 4, 2014
Congress’ decision to let across-the-board cuts go into effect last year following failed budget negotiations have had dire consequences for the next generation of biomedical researchers, according to Andrea Gore, psychology and pharmacy professor.
Cockrell School of Engineering receives manufacturing research grant to establish digital manufacturing lab
February 27, 2014
As part of a push toward innovation in manufacturing processes, the Obama administration announced Monday the establishment of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) Institute, a program in which the Cockrell School of Engineering will play an integral role.
Astronomy professor touts benefits of studying white dwarf stars
February 23, 2014
At the 22nd Annual Great Lecture in Astronomy that was held Saturday, professor Don Winget said a white dwarf is a star simple enough to hope to understand but complex enough to help researchers learn something new.
As the world's eyes shift to Brazil, community activists discuss pervasive racial challenges
February 17, 2014
As Brazil prepares for the World Cup this summer and the Olympics in 2016, the country is doing its best to show the world an image of happy, healthy citizens — a far cry from life for the black majority, according to community activists Andreia Beatriz Silva dos Santos and Hamilton Borges dos Santos at a talk Friday.
More African students study in Texas than any other state
February 13, 2014
Thirteen percent of all African students enrolled in American universities come to study in Texas — more so than in any other state.
Bullock Museum opens battleship exhibit
February 9, 2014
World War II may seem like something from the distant past, but students now have the opportunity to connect to the lives of sailors aboard one of the era’s most innovative battleships.
Professors discuss violence in “12 Years a Slave”
February 7, 2014
Although it’s impossible to truly capture the experience of slavery on film, professors at a discussion Thursday said “12 Years a Slave” came closer than any movie yet.
CVS announces plans to eliminate tobacco products from stores
February 6, 2014
CVS pharmacy announced Wednesday it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October — but between the low rate of student smokers and the high availability of cigarettes, it is unclear how much the impact the decision will have.
Panel of university professors critique Super Bowl ads via Twitter
February 3, 2014
For many TV viewers, the Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 thrashing of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday night was a distraction from the real game going on — the ads.
Cuban-American author addresses LGBTQ rights in Cuba
January 28, 2014
Achy Obejas, a Cuban-American writer and LGBTQ advocate, noted the achievements of Cuba’s movement toward equality but said there is still progress to be made.
Harry Ransom Center obtains poet Billy Collins’ archive
January 23, 2014
Two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins didn’t start publishing poetry until he was already in his 40s — but now, even writings from his early childhood will be available at the Harry Ransom Center.
Engineering professor John Goodenough recognized for work on lithium-ion battery
January 15, 2014
For his work on the lithium-ion battery, engineering professor John Goodenough will receive the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering — one of the world’s preeminent awards for engineering achievement from the National Academy of Engineering.