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More than 4,000 students participate in eighth annual Longhorn Run
April 15, 2018
Over 4,000 runners wearing orange and white flooded the streets of campus Saturday morning for the eighth annual Longhorn Run.
84 participants ‘Brave the Shave’ to raise money for pediatric cancer research
April 8, 2018
Actuarial science senior Madason Donaho ran her fingers over her completely bald head in front of the UT Tower on Saturday morning. Just an hour before, it was covered by waist-length hair.
Comedians, students stand up for refugees with charity event
March 29, 2018
The second annual Stand Up for Refugees night brought together 150 people to watch dance performances and four comedians, and donated all proceeds towards Refugee Services of Texas, an organization which offers resettlement and legal services to refugees in the state. The event was hosted by members of the Ismaili Muslim Students Association, Management Information Systems Association and OneWay South Asian Intervarsity.
Music, dancing, colored powder fill Holi celebration on LBJ lawn
March 25, 2018
Seven thousand students and community members danced, sang and threw colored powder on each other at the LBJ lawn on Sunday for UT’s annual Holi festival, hosted by the Hindu Students Assocation.
Taste of Austin brings Franklin Barbecue to campus without wait time
March 1, 2018
While a trip to Franklin Barbecue would normally take a couple of hours, Taste of Austin by Ugora, a food-centered event organization, brought the nationally ranked barbecue to 60 students in the Student Activity Center on Wednesday without the wait time.
Dresses, wigs and heels take the stage at UT’s first drag show, hosted by Todrick Hall
February 22, 2018
Decked out in a bright pink wig, a sparkly one-shouldered dress and heels borrowed from a friend, biochemistry freshman Alex Contreras prepared to lip sync Donna Summer’s “Boogie Oogie” in front of a crowd of 300 people.
Volunteers care for campus cat population
February 6, 2018
While the UT campus has a large wildlife population including albino squirrels and raccoons, a number of stray and feral cats from local neighborhoods have also made a home on the Forty Acres.
Harry Ransom Center digitizes movie poster collection
January 30, 2018
The bright and iconic posters from classic movies such as “West Side Story” and “Africa — Texas Style!” are now available for viewing in an online archive from the Harry Ransom Center.
Artist unveils 4,000 square foot mural in McCombs' new Rowling Hall
January 28, 2018
Hundreds gathered Friday night for the unveiling of Jose Parla’s 4,000-square-foot mural, “Amistad America,” at Robert B. Rowling Hall. Five years in the making, the abstract mural combines elements of graffiti, calligraphy and cave painting.
UT Wellness Network hosts first drug take back event
November 30, 2017
Pizza, drinks and t-shirts were available on Wednesday on the lawn by Littlefield Fountain for a small price — old prescription drugs.
Candelight vigil honors lost transgender lives
November 20, 2017
The lost voices of transgender individuals killed in 2017 could be heard in the poems, songs and speeches delivered outside Austin City Hall on Monday night for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance candlelight vigil.
Texas Crew rows 801 miles for fundraiser
November 14, 2017
The low whir of rowing machines joined the usual shouts of student organizations tabling on Speedway as Texas Crew held their annual Row Across Texas fundraiser.
Texas Rising hosts Lies into Laws forum
November 10, 2017
Students and community members gathered Thursday night to hear from experts about how widespread misconceptions can carry over into state legislation.
New breakfast spot rises on Guadalupe
November 6, 2017
After months of vacancy, Rise Biscuits and Donuts, a North Carolina-based chain, will replace the now-closed Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Guadalupe in early 2018.
Pease Park Conservancy receives $9.7 million grant to fund renovations
November 3, 2017
Designing and planning will begin in early 2018 as phase one of the Pease Park Conservancy’s Pease Park Master Plan.
Athletics department cracks down on football Big Ticket admission
October 26, 2017
The athletics department has changed policies this season regarding Big Ticket holders because of a large number of students using altered tickets and causing overcrowding in certain sections of the stadium.
Study: ‘Cheap sex’ has led to decline in marriage
October 12, 2017
In a recent study, associate sociology professor Mark Regnerus found that the reason for a decline in marriage rates in 18- to 23-year-olds is due to the cheapened value of sex in today’s hookup culture.
NSF funds research on social media and Hurricane Harvey
October 5, 2017
Researchers from the Moody College of Communication received a $168,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the role of social media aiding rescue efforts for Hurricane Harvey.
DHFS provides students with temporary rooms in study lounges
September 25, 2017
After the Division of Housing and Food Service received more housing applications than they could grant, 170 students took up residence in study rooms as supplemental housing this fall.
Students fashion collection drive for Harvey, Irma victims
September 11, 2017
Students from The Audacity magazine and UT Fashion Group are hosting a collection drive to assist Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims.