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3 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Pastor Rick Warren to Speak at Westmont Commencement

Pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest and author of the book The Purpose-Driven Life , will speak at Westmont College's commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3 on Carr Field.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Rick Warren, Vocal, Westmont College, Montecito, CA, California Baptist University, Southern Methodist University

7 hrs ago |

University of Texas goes anotherround to get Farrah Fawcett portrait

The case of Farrah Fawcett's missing portrait is getting a redo. The University of Texas is appealing a Los Angeles Superior Court jury verdict from December that an iconic portrait of the late actress by Andy Warhol belongs to her on-again off-again lover, actor Ryan O'Neal.


11 hrs ago |

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on NSA Reporting Awards, Boston...

Uprising's guest expert Robert Jensen, author and a Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today's news headlines: News reporting on the NSA's spying program has garnered top journalism honors for the Guardian and Washington Post.


Related Topix: Journalism, US Military, US Army

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Rubio To Texans: Terrorists Training In Syria May Strike U.S.

While giving a foreign policy speech sponsored by various groups at the University of Texas, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world - or even on the nation's home soil.


Related Topix: Texas, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, Texas Government, US News, US Senate, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, Rick Perry, US Governors


UT-Austin to remove maroon-colored Bluebonnets

Flower beds containing brightly-colored Bluebonnets are now home to a variant known as Alamo Fire, which is a shade of maroon.


Government Computer News

Universities beef up cybersecurity, identity theft research

The University of Texas at Austin will open a center to offer research, programs and workshops to help the public better understand the threats of identity theft, fraud and privacy.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, University of Connecticut


Sensitive Detection Method May Help Impede Illicit Nuclear Trafficking

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium to construct a crude nuclear explosive device.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Physics, Science

Government Executive

Algorithm May Enable Common X-Rays to Identify Tiny Amounts of Uranium and Plutonium

Los Angeles International Airport Enforcement Special Unit police officers use a bomb-sniffing dog to check baggage.


Related Topix: Physics

Business Journal

California dean named as new UT Butler School of Music director

Mary Ellen Poole has been appointed director of the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.


Related Topix: Decatur, IL

Dallas Morning News

Investigative report on UT regent Wallace Hall referred to Travis County, district attorneys

A findings report from the investigation of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall has been referred to prosecutors in Travis County for possible criminal violations.


Related Topix: Travis County, TX, Texas, Dallas, TX

Dallas Morning News

New Friends New Life raises over $500,000 to help free women, children from sex trade

New Friends New Life honored the recipients of its 2014 Protect Her Award at its Wings luncheon last Friday at the Hilton Anatole.


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, Texas, Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Legislative report referred to district attorney

A special legislative report that accuses University of Texas System regent Wallace Hall of possibly criminal misconduct has been forwarded to the Travis County District Attorney's Office.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Travis County, TX

Daily Texan

Horns Up, Horns Down for April 15

On Monday, The Texas Tribune reported that information uncovered as part of the investigation of the Select Committee on Transparency in State Agencies on possible criminal actions committed by UT System Regent Wallace Hall had been referred to Travis County prosecutors.


Related Topix: Travis County, TX, Austin, TX, Opinion

Psychology Today

Inflated Research Claims Can Harm Children

In our fame-seeking and data-driven world, the most outrageous claims made by "experts," bloggers, and researchers often gain the most media attention.


Related Topix: Duke University, Family, Kids, Journalism

Outside the Beltway

New York Times Discovers Adjunct Professors

For at least a quarter century now, colleges and universities have been relying increasingly on part-time faculty because they're cheaper than tenure-track professors.


Related Topix: W., Conservative Political News, US News

Final Casting Announced for Theater Masters' Take Ten, 4/22-26

Aspen's acclaimed Theater Masters will present its eighth annual "Take Ten," an exciting, fast-paced evening of eight 10-minute plays from award-winning MFA graduate playwriting students from across the country as part of its National MFA Playwrights Competition April 22nd - 26th at Off-Broadway's The American Theater of Actors .


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Iowa

20 public colleges where out-of-state students pay the most tuition

Somewhere along the line, top-ranked public institutions discovered that out-of-state students represented a serious source of revenue for budgets suffering from relentless reductions in state appropriations.


Related Topix: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of Tennessee, University of Washington, Georgia Tech

The Austin Chronicle

UT Faculty Respond to 'Shared Services'

In an April 8 letter addressed to UT-Austin President Bill Powers , three distinguished faculty members - joined by at least 108 others - asked Powers to withdraw support for the "Shared Services" plan to eliminate as many as 500 staff positions in order to improve "business productivity" on campus.


Related Topix: Economics News

Business Journal

UT launches anti-ID theft, fraud initiative

The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Identity is establishing a multimillion dollar public resource center for identity theft, fraud and privacy.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas

Sun Apr 13, 2014

El Paso Times

Filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams takes new feature film to Tribeca

In 2001, Ryan Piers Williams, a 19-year-old sophomore filmmaker at the University of Texas at Austin, collected $1,000 from friends and family to shoot "Daydream," a 17-minute film shot in Dripping Springs near Las Cruces and in Driftwood, Texas.


Related Topix: The Dry Land, Tribeca (New York, NY), Dripping Springs, TX, Driftwood, TX