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On April 14, Honors Day will salute extraordinary undergraduates who have distinguished themselves through talent, hard work and intellectual endeavor

On April 14, Honors Day will salute extraordinary undergraduates who have distinguished themselves through talent, hard work and intellectual endeavor

One is an avid chess player who applies her fascination of the game’s emphasis on creative problem solving to her research on retinal image processing. Kelly Moynihan (left) and Anjali Datta are among the 3,914 students who will be recognized for academic excellence during Honors Day at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Frank…   » Continue Reading

Political communication scholar explores how media choices affect political beliefs and develops tools to help citizens consider multiple viewpoints

Political communication scholar explores how media choices affect political beliefs and develops tools to help citizens consider multiple viewpoints

The political season is in full swing and with that comes increased media use by potential voters eager to hear the latest political gossip on the radio, read pundit opinions online and catch snippets of the debates on TV. If prior elections are any guide, Americans will be tuning in to politics at increased rates…   » Continue Reading

Health communication researchers devise strategies to empower people to make informed decisions about their health

Health communication researchers devise strategies to empower people to make informed decisions about their health

In the middle of the night, while soothing her feverish daughter, a mother strains to read the instructions on the bottle of Children’s Tylenol. The dosage instructions state one and one-half teaspoons, but the mother gives her daughter one and one-half tablespoons — more than four times the recommended dosage. A 57-year-old man about to…   » Continue Reading

Researchers in the Developmental Stuttering Lab examine the causes of stuttering to improve understanding and treatment of this complex disorder

Researchers in the Developmental Stuttering Lab examine the causes of stuttering to improve understanding and treatment of this complex disorder

VIDEO Radio-TV-Film senior Alex Murphy has a knack for storytelling through short stories, poetry and screenwriting. One of his undergraduate classes was a professional communication course, which requires students to deliver oral presentations in class. On the day of his first presentation, Murphy felt well prepared and ready to tackle the assignment. But his four-minute…   » Continue Reading

No matter the flavor — fiction, poetry, nonfiction — these cool book picks from university faculty, staff and students will appeal to the tastes of every reader

No matter the flavor — fiction, poetry, nonfiction — these cool book picks from university faculty, staff and students will appeal to the tastes of every reader

Summer is the season of leisure reading and this one is serving up a scorcher. Get the scoop on the latest, greatest and under-the-radar reads from our book-loving faculty, staff and student contributors. Don’t get burned, get busy reading. Even if you can’t physically get away this summer, these book suggestions conjure interesting escapes. Whether…   » Continue Reading

Here are 10 stories highlighting students who have overcome obstacles, discovered new dimensions and doggedly pursued their academic goals

Here are 10 stories highlighting students who have overcome obstacles, discovered new dimensions and doggedly pursued their academic goals

About 7,500 students will graduate from The University of Texas at Austin at the 128th spring commencement this Saturday, May 21. Students from around the world with diverse cultural backgrounds, students who have faced adversity and students who have realized their dreams will come together to share in the spirit of commencement. “Inspired by the…   » Continue Reading

The university’s film program equips the next wave of Latino filmmakers with the tools to share their world views

The university’s film program equips the next wave of Latino filmmakers with the tools to share their world views

VIDEO As a kid growing up in San Antonio, Miguel Alvarez adored comic books. His favorites included the film noir-style comic books and graphic novels by Frank Miller, Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” and “V for Vendetta,” and the seminal underground cult comic book series “Love and Rockets” by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez. These books ignited…   » Continue Reading

Advising corps sends university grads to high schools and helps low-income students into college

Advising corps sends university grads to high schools and helps low-income students into college

I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. The bad news first -– Texas has a critical shortage of school guidance counselors and this means many students who are academically capable of getting into college but need help with the application process won’t end up attending. To make matters worse, the schools most affected…   » Continue Reading

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university’s impact in 2010

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university’s impact in 2010

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university’s impact in 2010.

Researchers develop tool to identify bilingual children with true language disorders

Researchers develop tool to identify bilingual children with true language disorders

According to the 2000 census, nearly one-third of Texans ages 5 years and older speak Spanish at home. Add the under-5 population and the percentage is even higher. Due to continued immigration and globalism, the bilingual population will continue to grow in Texas. Five to 8 percent of preschoolers experience a speech-language disorder, one of…   » Continue Reading