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42 min ago | The Weekly Standard

The Nitty Gritty of Diversity

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin is the affirmative action case that won't go away.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Cleveland.com

New in paperback: 'The Good Lord Bird,' 'Black...

When I teach American literature, there's always some trepidation around Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."

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Related Topix: Mark Twain, Arts, Literature, Vocal, Akron, OH

Star-Telegram.com

New UT chancellor will bring strong leadership ability to the job

With all the in-fighting that has surrounded the top leadership in the University of Texas System the past few years, it seems appropriate that regents has selected a military man to be the next chancellor of the 15-campus institution.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Rick Perry, US Governors

CultureMap

Austin's new urban rail route finds a city divided

KVUE - On Wednesday, city and transportation leaders showed off the 9.5-mile route for the proposed Urban Rail Bond Package on the Austin City Council's November ballot.

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Austin American Statesman

Austin Movie Blog: Alright, alright, alright: UT film school named No. 10 in the nation

Good silver screen news for students in burnt orange: In its fourth annual ranking of the nation's top 25 film schools, the Hollywood Reporter has named the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film the tenth best place to start your cinematic career.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

Green Car Congress

UT and ORNL researchers develop new class of pseudocapacitor;...

Scientists in the The University of Texas at Austin's College of Natural Sciences and the Cockrell School of Engineering, in collaboration with a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have developed the first of a new class of pseudocapacitor that may eventually lead to devices that can store electricity more ... (more)

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Related Topix: Department of Energy

Wed Jul 30, 2014

MySanAntonio.com

Rejected UT applicant asks appeals court to rehear affirmative action case

The Supreme Court ordered the 5th Circuit federal appeals court to reconsider Abigail Fisher's claim that she was the victim of illegal racial discrimination by UT.

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

Chron

Forbes: Rice best university in Texas, 32nd in U.S.

Rice University is the best college in Texas and 32nd in the nation, according to the latest college rankings by Forbes .

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JD Supra

Fifth Circuit Upholds the Use of Race in Admissions at the University of Texas

For a second time, the Fifth Circuit dismissed Abigail Fisher's claim against the University of Texas at Austin , holding that the University's admissions policy, including the use of race as a factor, passes the strict scrutiny standard and is permissible under the Equal Protection Clause.

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

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Researchers aim to find new uses for shrimp shells

"I believe in what I would call a chitin economy. I personally believe, if properly developed, the material you can develop from chitin and the markets you could sell them in would make the shrimp shell worth more than the meat," said Rogers, an owner and founder of 525 Solutions, a startup company housed in UA's Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of ... (more)

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Related Topix: University of Alabama, Chemistry, Science, Life, Food, Seafood, Department of Energy, CPU, Science / Technology

MyHighPlains.com

McRaven Named Sole Finalist for UT System Chancellor

On Tuesday evening, the University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously named Admiral William H. McRaven the sole finalist to be the next chancellor of the system.

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KXAN-TV Austin

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Attorneys for a woman is renewing her appeal of a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the use of race in University of Texas undergraduate admissions.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Texas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist

Randa Safady, center, University of Texas assistant vice chancellor, shakes hands with David Morales, right, deputy general counsel for the University of Texas System board of regents, as the regents' general counsel, Francie Frederick, left, watches after regents voted in favor of Navy Adm.

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KWBU-TV Waco

4 Ways Texas Could Win Big Under New Climate Change Rules

Earlier this year, the earth hit a frightening milestone: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached its highest level since humans have inhabited the earth .

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

Science Daily

Diet affects men's and women's gut microbes differently

The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Genetics

Examiner.com

Men's and women's gut microbes affected differently by diet: Tailor by gender

Diet affects men's and women's gut microbes differently, says new research. The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study, " Individual diet has sex-dependent effects on vertebrate gut microbiotature ," appearing online July 29, 2014 in the journal Nature ... (more)

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Related Topix: Nutrition, Medicine, Genetics

Uprisingradio.org

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Syria Carnage, Ukraine...

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Syria Carnage, Ukraine Fighting, and White House Report on Costs of Climate Change - Plus Update on Gaza 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: Sixteen hundred people have been killed in Syria in the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Metal, Isis, Ukraine, Prison

The Countywide

Korzekwa graduates from UT

Contributed photo Kaine Korzekwa graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with both a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Bachelor of Journalism on Saturday, May 17. During his time at UT, Korzekwa served as a communications intern at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, was a science writing/communications intern for the College of ... (more)

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Texas Tribune

UT System Set to Name New Chancellor Today

Members listen to committee reports at the Board of Regents meeting for The University of Texas System on Feb. 14, 2013.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Business Wire

Strategic Decisions Group Elects Dr. Eric Bickel to Board of Directors

The firm also officially named Dr. Bickel an SDG Fellow, which distinguishes him as a professional whose extraordinary contributions to analytic disciplines allow the firm to maintain its competitive advantage.

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