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2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Austin, TX

2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Austin, AR

4 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Texas, Austin, TX, Rice University

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Live Science

'Family That Walks on All Fours' Not Evolutionary Throwbacks

Credit: Shapiro LJ, Cole WG, Young JW, Raichlen DA, Robinson SR, et al. Human Quadrupeds, Primate Quadrupedalism, and Uner Tan Syndrome.


Related Topix: Texas

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Latest in Gaza War, New HRW...

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Latest in Gaza War, New HRW Study on FBI Entrapment, and Texas Deployment of National Guardsmen to Border Uprising's guest expert Robert Jensen, an author and a professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today's news headlines: The Israeli war in Gaza has continued unabated, with ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Texas Government, Texas, Israel, Middle East

Interns from Keller, Southlake learning this summer to help others

Keller resident Ethan Kerstein, a history and government major at the University of Texas at Austin, is working as a museum exhibit curatorial intern for the Dallas Holocaust Museum.


Related Topix: Southlake, TX, Keller, TX, Dallas, TX

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Workplace Prof Blog

Welcome Guest Blogger Rebecca Lee

Please welcome guest blogger Rebecca Lee, who teaches at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.


Related Topix: Texas, Georgetown University

Austin American Statesman

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World War I, originally refered to as the Great War, officially began 100 years ago on July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Austin, TX

JD Supra

University of Texas's Use of Race In Student Admissions Survives Another Legal Hurdle

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided this week that the University of Texas's consideration of race as a factor among many factors for college and university admissions is legally permissible in Fisher v.


Related Topix: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News


Strategies for Self-Compassion

Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the New England Transcendentalists, was very influential for me as a teenager.



Synthetic Biologics' Academic Collaborator to Present Novel...

Synthetic Biologics, Inc. , a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, today announced that Jennifer Maynard, Ph.D., of The University of Texas at Austin's McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering will highlight Synthetic Biologics' SYN-005 monoclonal ... (more)


Related Topix: Waterville Valley, NH

Sun Jul 20, 2014

University Business

Texas university feud mirrors UVa crisis of 2012

A protracted feud at the University of Texas at Austin seems to have a refrain similar to the 2012 leadership crisis at the University of Virginia.


Related Topix: University of Virginia


Mastermind behind bin Laden raid touted for big things in Texas; Make your bed every day, he advises

McRaven, reportedly the front-runner to be the next chancellor of the University of Texas System, also has been touted as a vice presidential candidate alongside potential White House contender Hillary Clinton.


Related Topix: Texas, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, US Military, US Navy, Terrorism, Austin, TX

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Dallas' new bike czar is ready to roll

Ashley Haire, Dallas' new bike coordinator, takes control of the city's bike plans at a critical time.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Sylvan (Portland, OR), Portland State University, University of Arizona

Former Texas leader says Hook 'em Horns

"Higher education matters to me and it matters to the future of our state and nation," said Hutchison, a former UT cheerleader who served in the Senate from 1993 to 2013.


Related Topix: Flower Mound, TX

JD Supra

Fifth Circuit Issues Important Ruling on Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Earlier this week, in Fisher v. University of Texas , a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the undergraduate admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin.


Related Topix: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court

ABC News

PHOTO: Common clues that youre drinking too much and what to do about it.

Actors Shia LaBeouf and Robin Williams both recently announced 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: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Theater, Arts


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 researchers 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

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Ms. Magazine

Affirmative Action Survives Texas Court Challenge

Affirmative action survived a federal appellate court challenge in Texas on Tuesday.


Related Topix: US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, African-American, Clarence Thomas

Drunk-Resistant Worms Become a Reality

But in a recent study , scientists at the University of Texas at Austin said they have found a way to alter the genetic makeup of Caenorhabditis elegans worms to make them drunk-resistent, according to The Verge .


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine