On Monday, a federal class action lawsuit was filed by three women who said the Travis County District Attorney’s Office and the Austin Police Department violated their rights and discriminated on the basis of gender when handling their sexual assault cases.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released a report last Tuesday recommending sweeping changes to the ways universities and other academic institutions tackle sexual misconduct in STEM fields, citing a UT System survey, among others, as evidence.
A team of UT scientists recently perfected their method of using E. coli to produce more stable versions of therapeutic proteins by making the bacteria healthier. The method was published in the academic journal Nature Biotechnology on June 4, and is already being used to help create therapeutic medicines.
With the school year coming to an end, many students are already looking to next year and next year’s textbooks prices. However, Texas law prevents students from seeing their textbook prices until a month before school begins.
Since January, UHS has been subsidizing 50 percent of the student’s responsibility — which is not covered by insurance — for several services, including nutrition therapy, internal STI testing, durable medical equipments, EpiPens and physical exams.