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1 min ago | National Review Online

Re: "Marginally" Dishonest?

A follow-up to my post yesterday: In its ruling last week in Fisher v. University of Texas , the Fifth Circuit panel majority acknowledges that the University of Texas's use of race in its so-called "holistic review" process was far from marginal: Given the test score gaps between minority and non-minority applicants, if holistic review was not ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Standardized Testing, Education, African-American

4 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

Custom license plates net $25 million for Texas

A University of Texas at Austin custom license plate manufactured by My Plates. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles contracted with the company in 2009, asking the company to raise $25 million for the state in five years.

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Related Topix: Texas, University of Texas at San Antonio

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Kevin, M.D.

America's need for a diverse generation of family physicians

Since joining my current practice two years ago, I've noticed that I care for a disproportionate number of immigrants of Chinese and other Asian descent compared to my colleagues.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Prison, Brown University

Slate Magazine

Multigenerational Households Make Sense

Barack and Michelle Obama have very busy schedules, of this there is no doubt. It's a good thing they have some help, not just from staffers, but also from family: Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson.

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Related Topix: Texas

Black Voice News

A Victory for Affirmative Action

Almost lost among the news last week about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news: A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University of Texas' modest affirmative action program.

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Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Best of 2007

Texas Tribune

UT System Expected to Name New Chancellor on Tuesday

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, when they are expected to name the sole finalist to be the system's next chancellor.

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Related Topix: Naval Postgraduate School, US Military, US Navy, Austin, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Don't Bet Your Bottom Dollar When Making a Purchase

Everyone's heard of "buyer's remorse." However, researchers from three colleges may have come up with a different way of explaining why we sometimes kick ourselves after making a purchase.

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina

Business Journal

Meet Kelly Shores, Sparksight CEO

Kelly Shores Title: Founder and CEO, Sparksight Age: 44 Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas Family: Wife Jodi; daughter, 11; son, 9 Education: Bachelor's degree, Radio/Television/Film, University of Texas at Austin College of Communication, 1991 Phone: 493-2072 Email: tkshores@sparksight.com Sparksight CEO and co-founder Kelly Shores has seen big changes ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sugar Land, TX, Austin College, Austin, TX

FindLaw

Want to Be a General Counsel? Try Texas

Welcome to the world of in-house counsel , the attorney who lives inside a company as one of its employees, advising and representing it.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Most sexual assaults on campus go unreported

There are 40,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

Nanotechweb.org

Molybdenite defects go mesoscale

Thanks to a new, non-destructive microscopy technique, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin in the US and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in Korea are the first to have electrically imaged dendritic ad-layers and grain boundaries in molybdenum disulphide an up-and-coming technologically important material.

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Austin American-Statesman

TONIGHT: Will Chancellor at BookPeople.

Debut novelist and Texan Will Chancellor reads from and discusses his novel "A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall" 7 p.m. tonight at BookPeople.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

KRON 4

Two UT Austin Football Players Charged with Felony Sexual Assault

A University of Texas police spokeswoman says two Longhorns football players have been charged with felony sexual assault and their arrests are pending.

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She Knows

Finally! An emoji app that realizes one face doesn't fit all

In the digital world, where brevity is valued above all, emoji have become a useful way for us to translate the emotions behind our messages with a simple character.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

SBOE: No Scholars Need Apply

The State Board of Education , nationally lampooned for continually dragging the Lone Star State into the culture wars, is at it again.

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Related Topix: Texas, Education Etc., Austin, TX, Huston-Tillotson University

Dallas Morning News

Editorial: Awesome options for UT chancellor

The University of Texas Board of Regents finds itself in an unusually strong position as it weighs the field of candidates to succeed outgoing Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Stanford University, Opinion

Science Daily

Is your data safe? Why you should care more about spam

Researchers are working to protect consumer data by using companies spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability through the SpamRankings.net project.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

KXAN-TV Austin

The Main Building on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

University of Texas Police say there was no threat to safety Wednesday after briefly searching for a woman seen carrying a knife at Main Building.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

Slackerwood

Shorts Break: Meet 'Keith and Heath'

Shorts Break spotlights Austin and Texas short films that you can watch right here and now ... take a break and take a look! For the inaugural edition of Shorts Break, I decided to go with puppets.

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Related Topix: Austin, AR

CultureMap

New report ranks University of Texas among top 30 universities in the world

Longhorns have a new reason to put their horns up this summer. According to a new study, the University of Texas at Austin is among the best universities in the country and the world.

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Related Topix: Texas, Austin, TX, Rice University

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