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$1 million fund to support Blanton reinstallations named for UT alumni
November 13, 2014
The Blanton Museum of Art is creating a fund to pay for reinstallation of the museum’s nearly 18,000 works of art.
Pulitzer Prize winner talks about Underground Railroad legends
October 20, 2014
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, during a talk sponsored by the Littlefield Lecture Series in the Department of History on Monday, said many historical facts about the Underground Railroad have been obscured by popular legend.
Panel at LBJ discusses the future of U.S. foreign assistance
October 14, 2014
Foreign aid policy practitioners and professors at a panel Monday emphasized the need for more transparency and efficiency in U.S. foreign assistance.
UT professor awarded $3.3 million in grants
October 9, 2014
The National Institute of Health awarded a $3.3 million grant to professor James Booth to study the neural basis of language impairment in the developing brain.
UT researcher talks about clues to Amazonian language diversity
October 7, 2014
Sociocultural factors might explain the large variety of languages in an Amazonian region, linguistics associate professor Patience Epps said during a Department of Anthropology seminar Monday.
Google funding goes to three UT researchers
October 6, 2014
Three University professors recently received Google Research Awards — totaling $170,000 — to fund cutting-edge scientific research on topics including driverless vehicle systems, data crunching and child-friendly search engines.
CEO of GE discusses leadership in on campus talk
September 30, 2014
Jeffrey R. Immelt, the CEO of General Electric Corporation, spoke Monday about leadership and lessons he learned in his career as an executive of a Fortune 10 firm.
UT Palestine group discusses connections between Ferguson, Gaza
September 25, 2014
The Palestine Solidarity Committee held a panel discussion on campus Monday, in which professors and students discussed the links between oppression in Ferguson, Missouri, and Gaza.
Photography project works to give voice to students in Rundberg neighborhood
September 18, 2014
Students in the School of Social Work assisted a group of Northeast Austin middle school students with a photography project depicting life in the Rundberg community through the eyes of the youth.
UT alumni give Blanton Museum $10 million worth of Latin American art
August 28, 2014
The Blanton Museum of Art received a gift of 120 modern and contemporary Latin American artworks and an endowment contribution valued at a total of $10 million from UT alumni Judy and Charles Tate of Houston, museum officials announced Thursday.
"Gone to Texas" welcomes new students
August 27, 2014
The official University welcome event “Gone to Texas” brought together more than 8,000 students and members from the University community for a celebration on the Main Mall in front of the Tower on Tuesday evening.
New students arrive on University campus for 'Mooov-In'
August 22, 2014
More than 7,300 incoming first-year and transfer students began arriving Friday to move into 14 on-campus residence halls during "Mooov-In" at the University, kicking off two weeks of "Longhorn Welcome" events.
University will continue offering 500 MB of bandwidth free to students
August 11, 2014
Students will continue to be provided 500 MB of bandwidth allocation fee per week during the fall semester, Information Technology Services announced in an email to all students Friday.
University puts new bandwidth purchase plan on hold
August 6, 2014
The University put a plan requiring students to purchase bandwidth subscriptions on hold Wednesday – less than a week after announcing it – because of negative feedback from students, faculty and staff members, according to a UT official.
International relations and global studies major to begin restricting transfers in the fall
August 3, 2014
Students will be required to apply for admission to transfer into the international relations and global studies major after Aug. 15.
UT students remember Tower shooting victims
August 2, 2014
Current and former University students gathered on the Main Mall on Friday for a living memorial 48 years after Charles Whitman opened fire from the observation deck of the UT Tower.
UT researcher says Uner Tan syndrome is not 'backward evolution'
July 24, 2014
Walking on all fours is not “backward evolution,” according to new research from UT anthropologist Liza Shapiro.
Solar car cross-country race kicks off at UT
July 22, 2014
Student-engineered solar cars began a cross-country race from Austin to Saint Paul, Minnesota, in an event hosted by the University’s Cockrell School of Engineering on Monday.
Capital Metro to launch second MetroRapid route in August
July 20, 2014
Capital Metro will launch MetroRapid 803, the city’s second bus rapid transit route, on Aug. 24, replacing a UT Shuttle at the start of the fall semester.
Greg Abbott criticizes President Obama's economic policy in Austin
July 10, 2014
Hours before President Barack Obama spoke on the economy in Downtown Austin, Greg Abbott, Texas attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate cricticized Obama's economic policy.
Kay Bailey Hutchison takes lead of Texas Exes
July 3, 2014
Former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison took office as the president of the Texas Exes alumni association on July 1.
UT study finds obesity rates are higher in hotter parts of the U.S.
June 26, 2014
On average, everyone exercises less when the weather is hot and humid, regardless of other demographic factors, according to a study from the University’s LBJ School of Public Affairs.
UT study finds black business owners still face challenges to growth
June 19, 2014
The number of black-owned businesses in Texas is growing, but the businesses remain smaller than the state’s average, according to a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Business Research of the IC2 Institute at the University.