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What Will Austin’s New Urban Rail Mean for UT?

A $1.4-billion urban rail plan, Project Connect is the city of Austin’s proposed answer to Austin’s public transportation problem. It’s a blueprint for a...

 
 

Reaching the Summit

LBJ Library director Mark Updegrove takes us behind the scenes of a historic gathering of American presidents at UT. The first time a sitting president came to...

 
 

UT Study Shows Link Between Climate and Obesity

Can’t bear to drag yourself to the gym in today’s 91-degree Central Texas heat? There’s now scientific validation for that age-old excuse. According...

 
 

Best of Campus Watch: July | August 2014

If a crime happens on campus—no matter how trivial or bizarre—the University of Texas Police Department is on the case. Featured in the New York Times, the...

 
 

Despite Obstacles, Black-Owned Businesses Are on the Rise in Texas

Black-owned businesses are growing fast in Texas—but they tend to be smaller than average, and black entrepreneurs face significant economic challenges, according...

 
 

A Voice for Migrant Students

Some 51,000 of Texas’ migrant farmworkers are students, and for 27 years, UT has been helping them stay in school. It was a familiar conversation, as routine...

 
 

Retweeting History

UT professor H.W. Brands is putting a modern twist on American history—in 140 characters or less. Historian H.W. Brands is best known for his thorough, comprehensive...

 
 

What We Can Learn From Tiananmen Square, 25 Years Later

A quarter century after the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, UT historian Jeremi Suri reflects on what’s changed about China—and what hasn’t. This...

 
 

#IMATXEX: New Grads are Born at 131st Spring Commencement

Four (or more) years ago, UT’s Class of 2014 gathered at the base of the Tower to learn the history and traditions of the University of Texas at Austin, their...

 
 

McRaven to Grads: To Change the World, Start by Making Your Bed [Watch]

Because we can’t improve upon perfection, and because it’s silly to try and summarize a speech that should be read in full, we present the full copy...

 
 
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Fracked
The New Dobie
Texas Enterprise Speaker Series
Austin Marriage Project
 
 
 
 
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