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Psychology students launch petition to raise their grades
May 1, 2014
While many students resign themselves to bad grades or use poor scores to motivate themselves to study harder for finals, students of Marlone Henderson’s Introduction to Psychology class started an online petition to ask their professor to raise their grades, claiming the grade distribution in the class was significantly worse than in previous PSY 301 classes.
McCombs to host annual graduate student investment competition
April 29, 2014
The McCombs School of Business will host its annual Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, the oldest investment competition for graduate student entrepreneurs, Thursday through Saturday at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.
Egyptian-American journalist Ayman Mohyeldin discusses foreign correspondence career
April 25, 2014
Ayman Mohyeldin said he was a bored NBC news intern in the summer of 2001, questioning his career choice, until the attacks of 9/11 occurred.
Statistics will transform from a division to a department in August
April 24, 2014
The statistics division will become its own department in August, allowing the University to recruit tenure-track professors and more doctoral students.
Faculty Council creates committee for technology and debates longer Thanksgiving break
April 15, 2014
Faculty Council voted Monday to create an oversight committee intended to allow faculty members to have a clearer stake and a better understanding in the use of technology in academia.
For students who must intern in order to graduate, a paycheck is not guaranteed
April 11, 2014
As former unpaid interns take major employers, such as Conde Naste and Fox Searchlight Pictures, to court for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, UT students must also consider working for free, because for some, internships are a graduation requirement.
UT’s first black students faced significant discrimination on the long road to integration
April 4, 2014
Leon Holland could live in the dorms but was not allowed to eat in any cafeterias. Holland could attend classes but could not take part in nearly any student organizations.
During the Carter administration, integrating UT remained a work in progress
April 4, 2014
Although the Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1964, full integration of Texas universities was still elusive well into Jimmy Carter’s presidential term.
Twins study examines interaction of nature and nurture
March 28, 2014
A UT psychology research project aims to compile and study a diverse registry of twins in hopes of better understanding the balance between a child’s genetic makeup and their environment.
Former American Airlines President and CEO encourages persistence and integrity
March 26, 2014
Tom Horton, former president and CEO of American Airlines, spoke about his perspective on leadership Tuesday as part of the University’s VIP Distinguished Speaker Series.
Ransom Center undergoes exterior renovation
March 20, 2014
The Harry Ransom Center is currently undergoing exterior renovations, the first outdoor maintenance on the archive and museum building since it was built in the early 1970s.
UT basketball game in China expected to expand Longhorn brand
March 20, 2014
With the UT men’s basketball team scheduled to head overseas to play a regular season game in China in 2015 against the University of Washington, UT officials said they hope to strengthen and expand UT’s global brand.
Government professor serves on presidential commission to make voting easier
March 18, 2014
In response to a Presidential Executive Order calling for an expert committee to improve the voting prowess for citizens, government professor Daron Shaw surveyed local election officials throughout the U.S. last fall to better understand the challenges and successes encountered in past elections.
Dan Patrick, David Dewhurst to face off in run-off election in Republican lieutenant governor primary
March 4, 2014
HOUSTON — After a close and hard-fought primary election, state Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) took an early lead over incumbent David Dewhurst in the race for the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.
UT official says new binge drinking game overshadows most students’ moderate drinking habits
February 28, 2014
While chugging a six pack in five minutes is not the average college party trick, the drinking game “neknominations” encourages students to do just that — on camera — to earn bragging rights.
UT balances quality with four-year graduation rates
February 26, 2014
While the University continues its push to increase four-year graduation rates, UT officials said high numbers of transfer credits present a challenge to ensuring students receive a quality education while obtaining their UT degrees.
Deaf researcher studies emergence of new signed language in Mexico
February 26, 2014
The National Science Foundation awarded a $15,107 grant to linguistics graduate student Lynn Hou to be used to research the emergence of a new signed language in the Oaxaca region of Mexico.
Visiting law professor advocates for greater civil rights involvement in speech at LBJ School
February 20, 2014
In her Wednesday keynote address for the 18th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier said America must work together to protect current voting rights in the same way civil rights workers convinced President Lyndon Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1964.
President discusses role of faculty input in curriculum technology integration
February 18, 2014
President William Powers Jr. said faculty input was a critical element of transforming undergraduate education at the University during a Campus Conversation with faculty in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on Tuesday.
Genes can suppress appetite-subduing hormones
February 13, 2014
Amid boxes of free pizza, nutritional science professor Molly Bray said some genes increase people’s inclination to be overweight by either giving greater satisfaction after eating or by suppressing the hormones that subdue appetite.
Rhode Island governor blames increased partisanship for bad government
February 11, 2014
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee said during a speech at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Tuesday that the recently increased levels of partisanship in American politics have prevented politicians from leading effectively.
Columbia professor advocates drug education
February 7, 2014
Columbia University psychologist Carl Hart said decriminalizing drugs in the United States would do more good than continuing to fund costly drug prevention efforts at a speech Thursday sponsored in part by three UT departments.
Presidential photojournalist explores the evolving relationship between the White House and the media
February 5, 2014
Photojournalist Dennis Brack once spent an entire afternoon sanding holes into flowerpots before one of President Ronald Reagan’s state dinners — just to get the perfect shot.
University to launch updated data analytics system
January 30, 2014
The University’s Texas Advanced Computing Center will release a new, high performance visualization and data analytics system known as Maverick in February.
Kinsolving Dining Hall, Jester City Limits stay open through Friday closures
January 27, 2014
Although classes and most University offices were closed Friday as a result of freezing temperatures and icy roads, on-campus dining options remained open in a limited capacity.