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19 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Tumult at UT may hurt hiring of new leaders

Years of turmoil at the University of Texas at Austin could complicate a search for two of the most powerful higher education jobs in the state: a new UT system chancellor and a president of the 50,000-student flagship campus.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Yesterday | Tyler Morning Telegraph

Fit City Success: Study links obesity with heat, humidity

If you struggle in the summer with exercising because the heat and humidity are just too much, you're not alone.


Sat Jul 12, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Phil Takes Europe: 12 days, 9 countries, 1 whirlwind tour.

Sports Editor Phil Hicks went on a whirlwind tour of nine countries in 12 days and returned with more than 1,600 photographs, including about 100 starring his truly standing in front of Europe's landmarks, including Abbey Road, the Colosseum and the Arc De Triomphe.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, United States of America Travel, University of Texas at Dallas

The Victoria Advocate

Victoria Memorial graduate earns bachelor of arts

Alex Mansker received his Bachelor of Arts degree in government with a minor in business May 16 from the University of Texas at Austin.


Related Topix: Texas, South Texas College of Law

Texas Tribune

The Playlist: Quittin' Time

University of Texas President Bill Powers speaks to Provost Gregory Fenves during a board of regents meeting on July 10th, 2014 It was an intense week at the University of Texas System, culminating with the resignation of University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers.


Deseret News

His agenda in gridlock, Obama relishes roadshow

President Barack Obama has a moment with people when he visits Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, Thursday, July 10, 2014.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Theater, Arts

Fri Jul 11, 2014


The NNI Debate of 2014

Just when it seemed like debate over the National Nanotechnology Initiative was a thing of the past , disagreements regarding re-authorization and budget cuts are prompting politicians and researches to take a detailed look at what the program supports and what it is achieving.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, US Politics, US News, Representative Larry Bucshon, Republican, US House of Representatives, Small Business, Personal Finance, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Democrat

Dallas Morning News

Dallas Fed chief Fisher, Admiral William McRaven are front-runners for UT System job, reports say

Dallas Fed president Richard W. Fisher and Admiral William McRaven are the two front-runners to become the next chancellor of the University of Texas System, a source close to the search told The Dallas Morning News today.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors


Latest on President Obama

At shortly before 1 pm local time, POTUS strode onstage to a rousing, standing ovation of welcome.


Related Topix: US News

7 Subtle Signs You're Drinking Too Much-and What to Do About It

Actors Shia LaBeouf and Robin Williams both announced last week that they're seeking treatment for alcoholism: LaBeouf as an outpatient following an outburst in a New York City theater and Williams in a rehab facility.


Related Topix: Alcoholism, Health, Medicine, Theater, Arts

KXII-TV Sherman

Businesses recognized at Durant Main Street banquet

The Country Framer took home Main Street's "Business of the Year," and Dena Sherrill, the creator of Colton's Run, took home "Volunteer of the Year."


Related Topix: Durant, OK

How the U. of Texas Flagship's Chief Built the Power Base That Saved His Neck

Credits clockwise from top left: Mark Wilson, Getty Images; David Paul Morris, Bloomberg via Getty Images; Eric Gay, AP Images; Eric Gay, AP Images Key players in the dramatic saga that swept the U. of Texas at Austin this week were William C. Powers Jr., the flagship campus's president; Gov. Rick Perry of Texas; Wallace L. Hall Jr., a prominent ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

DFW Catholic

Researcher questions data in same-sex parenting study

Austin, Texas, Jul 11, 2014 / 02:06 am .- A study claiming better wellbeing among children of same-sex couples was based on data that merits "healthy scepticism" due to "suspect science" such as selective surveying, a sociology professor has said.


Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Gay/Lesbian

The Baltimore Sun

Nancy S. Grasmick: Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]

The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained teachers who are prepared to inspire students early on in these science, technology, engineering and math fields.


Related Topix: Towson University, Maryland, Maryland Government, Mathematics, Science, Opinion, Education

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Business Journal

University of Texas regents OK medical degree programs in Austin, Rio Grande Valley

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa says the regents' decision to approve two new medical degree programs in Austin and the Rio Grande Valley will address the health needs in these two regions.


Related Topix: Texas, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of Texas at Brownsville, University of Texas Pan American

Daily Texan

President Obama discusses economy in Austin speech

Before a packed audience at the Paramount Theater on Thursday, President Barack Obama said the economy has improved since the economic recession from 2008 to 2009 in an address on the economy that criticized political gridlock in Washington, D.C. Obama credited the American people with helping the nation recover from the recession but said that his ... (more)


Related Topix: Austin, TX, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Prison, Rick Perry, US Governors

Hydrogel matrix makes superhydrophobic surface

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin in the US and Nanjing University in China have succeeded in synthesizing a superhydrophobic thin film that can be coated onto virtually any substrate.



Anti-deportation activists protest outside Obamaa s Austin speech

A dozen protesters held signs and banners outside the Paramount Theatre in Austin on Thursday, rallying against President Barack Obama's immigration policies.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration

KXII-TV Sherman

DISD undergoing final construction on High School and Stadium

Class is out for the summer, but DISD officials are hard at work, getting the new High School and renovations to Munson Stadium ready for students this fall.


Related Topix: Denison, TX, Grayson County, TX, Austin, TX

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Animosity Between Germany and U.S. After Caught Spy, UT Austin...

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