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UT students to release full-length horror film, “Who We Were Before”
March 23, 2016
“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” “The Strangers” and the developing film “Who We Were Before” have two things in common — they’re all directed by UT students or alumni, and they all redefine the horror film genre.
300: Fire life safety technician John Abroms gives 27 years of service to UT
March 22, 2016
When most people walk into a building on campus, they notice the decorations on the walls or the door they walk through.
Free shows to attend this week at SXSW
March 11, 2016
Check out the Daily Texan's recommendations for free shows to attend this upcoming week at SXSW.
UT students serve as mentors for refugee high school students
March 9, 2016
Refugees from all over the world flee their home countries, seeking reprieve in the United States.
SSD associate director brings opportunity to DHH students
March 8, 2016
More than 50 percent of the deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students at UT live unaware of the extent of the captioning and interpreter services the University offers.
Ph.D. student improves therapeutic theater performances for refugees
March 2, 2016
80,000 people in Jordan’s Zaatari Refugee Camp sleep in temporary trailers, surrounded by crime, gangs and sexual violence.
300: UT astronomer provides scientific, historical knowledge
March 1, 2016
While most 5-year-olds prefer picture books or cartoons, UT alumna Lara Eakins was fascinated by the newly discovered images of Mars, the rings of Saturn and Neptune’s moons that lined the pages of her National Geographic issues.
Austin flow scene brings fire art, community to campus
February 23, 2016
When international relations senior Gwam Puerta notices a dip in the party’s energy, he wets his hair, lathers his beard in Vaseline and sets a torch on fire — ready to bring the crowd to life.
300: J2 chef Ivory Mobley brings food, company to students
February 22, 2016
Hungry students shuffle through the packed lines of the J2 buffet, overwhelmed with lunch options. Grilled cheese sandwiches, stir-fried veggies and an extensive salad bar await them, and it is all prepared by a team run by Ivory Mobley.
UT alumna’s company Noonday Collection helps relieve global poverty by creating artisan markets
February 17, 2016
UT alumna Jessica Honegger has seen some of the poorest countries in the world, and after witnessing the effect of poverty on families, she found the solution was something present in everyone — a powerful, entrepreneurial spirit.
Ballet Afrique dance studio promotes African diaspora, community through dance
February 17, 2016
Homeless and hungry, China Smith prayed for something — anything — that could end her three-day starvation.
UT Immigration Clinic lawyers represent detained immigrant women, children
February 11, 2016
UT clinical professor Elissa Steglich has seen the despair and fear that resides in Texas detention centers firsthand.
Local artist reflects on 40 years of life as a jeweler at 23rd Street Artists’ Market
February 9, 2016
After falling asleep at the wheel, slamming his car into a bridge and having his body peeled out in critical condition, local artist Randy Eckels was lucky to be alive.
UT alumnus' new book links Austin history with current city landmarks, profiles
February 3, 2016
Within a collective 50 years, father and son Buster and Jack Robinson avoided disastrous floods, disposed of an abandoned truckful of snakes and used the incessant train horn of the Zilker Zephyr as their morning alarm clock each day.
UT alumna’s Wyatt Brand debuts anti-gun signs
February 1, 2016
UT alumna Rachel Wyatt was scrolling through her news feed last December when she came across another report of a school shooting. She thought of those lost, those in danger, and her husband and eight-year-old son. Moved to tears, she realized she had to do her part to help.
UT alumni’s Meditation Bar brings mindfulness practice to students
January 28, 2016
Imagine a thin string attached to the ceiling. It enters the top of your scalp, runs taut through your body and connects the balls of your feet to the ground. Focus on your breath.
Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind ink
January 25, 2016
The white ink letters on design sophomore Fernanda Rodriguez’s left forearm spell the word “illusions” in Spanish.
UT alumna Andree Bober publishes book detailing UT’s art collections
January 25, 2016
Resting on a dusty shelf in the dark recesses of a UT laboratory lie jars of preserved brains, canned frogs and animal skulls. To most, encountering the collection would be disturbing or grotesque, but for UT alumna and art curator Andree Bober, finding these objects is like striking gold.
300: UT alumna Carin Peterson handles campus wildlife
January 19, 2016
When UT alumna Carin Peterson gets a phone call reporting a raccoon on campus, she begrudgingly suits up in safety gear, complete with heavy-duty, crush-proof gloves, and begins the battle of capturing the animal.
Voices of Diversity
December 3, 2015
Editor's Note: This week, the Life&Arts department will cover prevalent issues on campus — today's package addresses diversity of campus.
UT students share experiences with undocumented citizenship
December 3, 2015
During bilingual education sophomore Pamela Morales Castro’s seventh Christmas, her mother mysteriously left for a trip, remaining absent for over a year.
Minds Over Matter: Students discuss mental health struggles, recoveries
December 1, 2015
Editor's Note: This week, the Life&Arts department will cover prevalent issues on campus — today's package addresses students' mental health.
Mind Over Matter: UT student faces adversity, stigmas with bipolar disorder
December 1, 2015
At age 22, Alexis recalled nothing but a life of regret and disappointment and couldn’t understand how she had gone from being a 17-year-old, engaged high school graduate to a divorced, recovering meth addict.
Storytellers share personal tales at (un)Spoken
November 18, 2015
Storytellers will share their stories Wednesday night at the Spider House Ballroom during (un)Spoken, a new series from the producers of BedPost Confessions — an Austin-based group that hosts live shows aimed to increase dialogues around sex.
UT alumna opens first Arabic Immersion Magnet School
November 16, 2015
While most American students may come home from preschool singing the “Alphabet Song” or “Wheels on the Bus,” Mia Jamal’s son, Khalid, comes home singing ancient Arabic melodies.
Alumnus hosts satirical talk show "ATX Uncensored(ish)"
November 3, 2015
For the past decade, UT alumnus Brian Gaar has been a news reporter by day and a “Twitter-famous” stand-up comedian by night.
UT alumna opens Texas’ first cat cafe
October 18, 2015
Blue Cat Cafe customers may arrive for a morning cup of coffee, but — after being greeted by over a dozen furry companions and their melodic meows — they may leave with a new household pet.
UT alumni launch The Outfitting Project, help homeless sock it to poverty
October 14, 2015
After realizing a company dedicated to providing socks to the homeless didn’t exist, Tim and UT alumna Agata Scott decided to create their own.
UT alumna’s journey to all 30 MLB parks ends with opening pitch at Cubs game
October 5, 2015
When UT alumna Katie Russell took the mound at Wrigley Field in Chicago last week, she looked up to find herself surrounded by 41,160 fans. With the release of her single pitch, she started the nine-inning game, but also concluded a five-month journey.
Public relations freshman named Mayor of ACL
October 2, 2015
For public relations freshman Lainey Gonzales, the secret to a successful mayoral campaign wasn’t shaking hands and kissing babies — it was dressing up as a Teletubby and handing out flowers.
Strange Pilgrims exhibit to come to The Contemporary Austin
September 25, 2015
Strange Pilgrims, an exhibit hosted by The Contemporary Austin, will open to the public Sept. 27.
Researchers find clues to early human-inflicted environmental changes
September 8, 2015
UT researchers discovered new data indicating ancient Mayan infrastructure initiated human-inflicted change on the environment, according to a UT study.
Gender symposium kicks off semester with discussion of subjectivity in research
September 8, 2015
UT faculty and students gathered Friday to discuss methods of decreasing subjectivity in gender-based research through theory.
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