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15 hrs ago | Salon

Elizabeth McCracken: I plan to eat the humorless

Elizabeth McCracken's writing is characterized by humor, gasp-worthy metaphors, and a careful, playful attention to language.


Yesterday | The Afro American Newspaper

Abigail Fisher and Edward Blum walk outside the Supreme Court in October 2012.

Edward Blum, a key player in the Abigail Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin affirmative action case and in the litigation that gutted Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, is at it again.


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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Expert to speak about using technology at UHV Spring Symposium

Some teachers want to use technology more in their classrooms but face roadblocks because of funding, the pace of technology or resistance to change.


Related Topix: University of Houston Victoria, Austin, TX, Education Etc.

Business Journal

Houston energy company donates funds to UT for scholarships, development

Phillips 66 has donated $500,000 to the University of Texas at Austin to benefit a range of programs across campus and help support the Cockrell School of Engineering, the McCombs School of Business and the College of Natural Sciences.


O-R Online

Mind the fracking data gap, new study says

Scientists have long expressed concern about how a lack of data and access to drilling sites prevents a complete scientific assessment of how hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas production affect the climate, environment and public health.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, Texas, Fort Worth, TX

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Daily Kos

How ALEC (Koch) Short-Sold Your Child's Future

The last few weeks in Kansas have been filled with debate over education proposals that make significant changes in the policies toward education.


Dirty Dancing, Evita and More Make Up Texas Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season

Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to the University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2014-2015 season.


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Cedar Ridge's RAGTIME Tops 2014 Greater Austin High School...

Months of anticipation. Thousands of rehearsal hours. 13 musical numbers featuring hundreds of students from 19 Austin area high schools.



The PECASE Winners Offer Advice

Samantha Hansen, an assistant professor of geological sciences at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa who works in Antarctica, agreed that "luck has something to do with it.


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Dallas Morning News

Parental involvement: You're doing it wrong

One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children's education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, and doing a hundred other things that few working parents have time for.


Related Topix: Texas, Kids, Standardized Testing, Education, Parenting, Opinion

PhysOrg Weblog

Neurons in the brain tune into different frequencies for different spatial memory tasks

Researchers recorded gamma waves in the brains of rats navigating through a simple environment to understand how current and past locations are represented in the brain.


Business Journal

Dell Med School will lead in business development, innovation, dean says

Dr. Clay Johnston, the dean of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, expects the school to become a powerful tool for the development of biotech and life sciences businesses in central Texas.


Related Topix: Austin, TX

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Cortez Journal News

Joseph Eleison

Joseph John Eleison was born in North Bergen, N.J., on Jan. 24, 1919, and died on March 7, 2014, near Cortez, Colo.


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Business Journal

UT psychology professor honored at the White House

President Barack Obama talks with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers recipients in the East Room of the White House on April 14. Jonathan Pillow , a professor of psychology and neurobiology at the University of Texas at Austin , has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


Dallas IFF Review: Produce

Filmmaker Chris Dowling , an alumnus of the radio-TV-film program at The University of Texas at Austin, wrote and directed family drama Produce , which debuted at the Dallas International Film Festival last week.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Austin, TX

Scientific American

Soot and Smog Put China's Babies at Risk

China's smoke-belching coal plants and heavy traffic may be signs of a bustling economy but health experts fear the country's dirty air is hurting its infants China's smoke-belching coal plants and heavy traffic may be signs of a bustling economy but health experts fear the country's dirty air is hurting its babies.


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Transparency Committee Proceeds Cautiously as Emotions Rise

Following the release of a special counsel's report laying out possible grounds for University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall's impeachment, a legislative committee is proceeding cautiously as it determines its next steps.


Related Topix: Texas, Austin, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The record Online

Piano and baritone concert set in Claraville

Rappahannock Concert Association's final program for the 2013-14 season will be a piano and baritone duo with Jason Paul Peterson and David Small.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, Switzerland, Broadway, VA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center Tonight

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards will be held at the Long Center, tonight, April 17 at 7:30pm.


Related Topix: Musical Theater, Theater, Arts, Austin, TX, Austin College

The Austin Chronicle

It's Cruz Control a " for Now

The hunt is on for a new AISD superintendent, but that doesn't mean the district is leaderless.


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