University of Texas at Austin

Four Fellows Named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science

AUSTIN, Texas — Four University of Texas at Austin faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science …

Scientific Research

Texas Football Wins, 28-14 - UT Tower | The University of Texas at Austin

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt-orange top Saturday, November 18 to celebrate Texas Football’s 28-14 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers.<p>As …

Texas Tech

Commentary: Why America Can’t Rebuild Without China

President Donald Trump has pledged to create new, good-paying jobs for millions of American blue-collar workers, principally through a still largely …

Energy

Tiff's Treats cooks up $25 million in investment to deliver warm cookies to more places

Warm cookie delivery company Tiff’s Treats is bringing in more dough -- this time $25 million -- to help fuel its expansion across Texas and the …

Texas

How to Leave Your Work at Work to Unwind in Your Free Time

Workaholism is a pernicious thing. It creeps into your personal life, saps your creativity and can make you downright grumpy.<p>But in a world of 24-7 …

Arianna Huffington

Influenza Prompts RNA-Targeting Response from Immune System | GEN

Researchers have found a previously unknown mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle the influenza A virus. The discovery by …

Biology

MEDIA ADVISORY: Microsoft CEO to Speak on UT Campus about Leadership and Technology

<b>WHAT:</b> The ways technology is transforming society will be the topic of discussion when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella comes to The University of Texas …

Texas

Don't let egregious sexual assault cases derail us from examining everyday abuse

I am not as abusive as Harvey Weinstein, nor as narcissistic as Bill O'Reilly. I'm more respectful to women than Donald Trump, and not as sleazy as …

Feminism

Why the GOP tax plan could lead to a brain drain

Graduate students and their professors say their careers and programs are threatened by a provision of the House Republican tax bill that proposes …

U.S. Politics

Why the J-School Hackathon at North Texas Was a Challenge Worth Taking

If you received an application today to participate at MediaShift’s next hackathon event, what would you do? Would you pull out your phone and start …

Journalism

MEDIA ADVISORY: “Struggle for Justice” Exhibit Opens Friday

<b>WHAT:</b> The Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin proudly presents “Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil …

Racism

Tiny bees play big part in secret sex lives of trees

When it comes to sex between plants, tiny bees the size of ladybugs play a critical role in promoting long-distance pairings. That's what scientists …

Bees

Dan Rather Calls B.S. on Bogus Views of Patriotism

Dan Rather Calls B.S. on Bogus Views of Patriotism<p>In his new book, ‘What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism,’ the former CBS Evening News anchor …

Journalism

Study of Secret Sex Lives of Trees Finds Tiny Bees Play Big Part

AUSTIN, Texas — When it comes to sex between plants, tiny bees the size of ladybugs play a critical role in promoting long-distance pairings. That's …

Bees

Fighting Hate on Campus | Office of the President | The University of Texas at Austin

110 Inner Campus Drive<br>Stop G3400<br>Austin, TX 78712-3400<br>512-471-1232 (Phone)<br>512-471-8102 (Fax)<br>president@utexas.edu

College & University

Nine Habits for a Highly Effective Disaster Recovery

Author and educator Stephen Covey famously observed that highly effective people share a set of habits. Amid the wreckage of one of the costliest …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Why the 'Uberization' of public transit is good for cities

For all of their complaints about it, Americans care about public transit. Surveys show that large majorities support public transit initiatives. …

Cities

Williams Named 2017 Inventor of the Year

Robert O. (Bill) Williams III, Ph.D., professor and head of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy’s Division of Molecular …

Texas A&M

Stone Named Emerging Inventor of the Year

AUSTIN, Texas — Everett Stone, a research assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has …

Fenves Receives Guardian of the Human Spirit Award | Office of the President | The University of Texas at Austin

110 Inner Campus Drive<br>Stop G3400<br>Austin, TX 78712-3400<br>512-471-1232 (Phone)<br>512-471-8102 (Fax)<br>president@utexas.edu

American South

Texas Football Wins, 38-7 - UT Tower | The University of Texas at Austin

The UT Tower will shine with a burnt-orange top Saturday, October 28 to celebrate Texas Football’s 38-7 win over the Baylor Bears.<p>As part of UT …

College & University

Durag Day is an act of Black self-love for students across the nation

In conservative states like Texas and North Carolina, Durag Day is sweeping American colleges as a symbol of Black empowerment and unification.<p>The …

HBCUs

You’re not allowed to wear sombreros this Halloween

Cross sombreros and anything cowboy-themed off your Halloween costume list this year — they’re not allowed.<p>Universities are urging students to pass …

Halloween costume choices stirs debate on college campuses

DURHAM, N.H. – Some universities are drawing attention to offensive costumes this Halloween season, using educational campaigns that challenge students to consider — or reconsider — their choices.<p>While no schools are prohibiting costumes, several are highlighting attire that might offend certain …

Halloween

Let’s Stop Blaming Mental Illness For Mass Shootings

We simply have relied far too long on the scapegoat of mental illness.

Mental Disorders

Finding the Equation to End Hunger

Joy Youwakim, a senior majoring in economics, believes improving agriculture is key to changing the future. She hopes her equations could eventually …

College & University

Using only Uber or Lyft is cheaper than owning a car for 25% of Americans — here's how to know if you apply

• <b>Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft free up millions of Americans from having to own a car to get around.</b>• <b><br>An analysis of the all-in costs of car ownership show that ridesharing alone could be more cost-effective in the long run.</b>• <b><br>The future will most likely be a mix of both ridesharing and</b> …

Transportation

Companies are collecting a mountain of data. What should they do with it?

For example, students from the University of Virginia’s computer science program fed Yelp’s data into a personalized sentiment classification model based on social psychology theory and the human tendency to associate with people like themselves. Fennell explained that “most text-based sentiment …

Big Data

Sex isn't the only thing that's cheap

Washington - Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Will you buy the cow if there's a milk substitute on the market? Is buying even a …

Relationships

Durag Day for Texas students becomes a form of black empowerment

The durag is a key piece of hair care but student Jonathon McDaniel had grown up thinking it was only meant to be worn in private -- that wearing it …

Texas