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Three to Watch: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Come to UT

Self-possessed, extremely articulate, and unfailingly positive even as they describe serious obstacles, Milton Dumbuya, Florence Kamaitha, and Lombola Lombola are...

 
 

The Family That Walks on All Fours: Setting the Record Straight

In 2006, the BBC released a documentary about five members of a Turkish family who walk on all fours. Turkish neuroscientist Uner Tan, who discovered the family,...

 
 

UT Researchers Engineer Mutant Worms That Can’t Get Drunk

Being a scientist at UT is a pretty good gig. There’s a giant petawatt laser that you could use, it’s a fast track to becoming an astronaut, and, most...

 
 

UT’s Athletic Director on Paying Student-Athletes: ‘It Would Hurt the Wrong Folks’

Are student-athletes employees, and should they be paid? It’s a debate that’s still heating up: Northwestern University football players are attempting...

 
 

Cigarroa Relents: Powers to Keep Job Until 2015

With reporting by Rose Cahalan The standoff is over: Bill Powers gets to stay on as president of UT-Austin. In a surprise announcement at today’s meeting...

 
 

Powers Given Ultimatum: Resign or Be Fired

The president of the University of Texas at Austin got a rough start to Fourth of July weekend. On Wednesday, at a meeting down at the UT System offices, Bill Powers...

 
 

Kedra Ishop Resigns, Says Unrelated to Admissions Investigation

Kedra Ishop, vice provost and admissions director at UT, will step down on July 15 to become the associate vice president of enrollment management at the University...

 
 

Good Reads: July | August 2014

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe Charlie Chaplin, Director By Donna Kornhaber We know him best as the mustachioed actor who was the biggest star of...

 
 

Game On

A first-of-its-kind archive at UT’s Briscoe Center is preserving video game history. In the summer of 1979, a teenager and incoming UT freshman named Richard...

 
 

Good Fellow

Biomedical engineering prodigy Ashvin Bashyam just hit the trifecta of prestigious science fellowships. Maybe you’ve had this nightmare: Dressed in a suit and...

 
 
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Fracked
The New Dobie
Texas Enterprise Speaker Series
Austin Marriage Project
 
 
 
 
 
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