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Coming from every corner of the state, thousands of Texans will travel to Explore UT

Coming from every corner of the state, thousands of Texans will travel to Explore UT

Watch Audio SlideshowDownload Explore UT Program (PDF) On March 6, thousands of children will be roaming the halls of The University of Texas at Austin and getting a peek of what the future could hold. They will come to the campus from all over Texas, from small towns and cities across the state. Some will…   » Continue Reading

Connecting America’s rural communities to the Internet opens world of opportunities and obstacles

Connecting America’s rural communities to the Internet opens world of opportunities and obstacles

For many Americans the home computer is command central. They download audio clips from National Public Radio and watch video clips on CNN to catch up on the day’s news. They use Hulu to catch up on their favorite TV shows. Many work from home. Some take classes online. They use Skype to call friends…   » Continue Reading

From tales of apparitions to the nightmarish narrative of a madman, scholars unearth their favorite literary works of horror

From tales of apparitions to the nightmarish narrative of a madman, scholars unearth their favorite literary works of horror

VIDEO Halloween: The word itself evokes images of grinning jack-o-lanterns, costumed trick-or-treaters and otherworldly creatures drifting through the night. Watch a video of professors reading their favorite spooky passages. (Video opens in new window in OnCampus.) In celebration of this spooky holiday, scholars throughout The University of Texas at Austin reveal their favorite spine-tingling tales…   » Continue Reading

Journalism students sharpen reporting skills while navigating cultural differences

Journalism students sharpen reporting skills while navigating cultural differences

She was photographed near the Great Wall as if she were a celebrity. She dined on chicken feet, dog and donkey meat for a story she was doing on exotic foods. She mastered the art of eating with chopsticks. And she frequently found herself haggling with shopkeepers along the streets of Xi’an. That’s how 20-year-old…   » Continue Reading

Mathematicians’ computer models on vaccine distribution, human behavior help decision-makers fight H1N1 flu

Mathematicians’ computer models on vaccine distribution, human behavior help decision-makers fight H1N1 flu

The new H1N1 flu is spreading like a wildfire across the globe. It’s the first flu pandemic the world has seen since 1968, and many people are holding their breath. Whether or not swine flu will leave a massive amount of destruction in its wake or smolder along like a typical seasonal flu is a…   » Continue Reading

University experts condemn violence, but urge diplomacy toward Iran

University experts condemn violence, but urge diplomacy toward Iran

Power of Protest:

These graduates have tested themselves to reach their academic goals

These graduates have tested themselves to reach their academic goals

The Class of 2009:

Student reporters negotiate today’s demanding news cycle with speed and agility through ABC News On Campus

Student reporters negotiate today’s demanding news cycle with speed and agility through ABC News On Campus

Backpack Journalists: Twenty-two-year-old Sara Loeffelholz, a bright, ambitious broadcast journalism student from Aledo, Texas, walks through The University of Texas at Austin campus carrying a small video camera, along with a laptop and her Blackberry, searching for students on the verge of graduating. As an intern for the ABC News On Campus bureau she’s reporting a story about graduating seniors’ efforts to stand out in the job market. A few short hours later she has produced a video package that will be seen by thousands of viewers around the country.

Gender equity, political freedom and health care are among the most pressing challenges women face around the world, scholars say

Gender equity, political freedom and health care are among the most pressing challenges women face around the world, scholars say

Many Voices of Feminism: In the post-feminist era of the 21st century, are the aims and goals of feminism still relevant? Will feminism survive the rush to globalization? What universal lessons can we learn from the unique ways women around the world have advanced their concerns? To spotlight the diverse issues facing women around the world, we invited eight faculty members from the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies to answer the following question: What is the most important challenge facing women in the 21st century?

To survive declining readership, struggling newspaper industry must employ new online strategies, journalism prof says

To survive declining readership, struggling newspaper industry must employ new online strategies, journalism prof says

Changing with the Times: Is the American newspaper industry in as much trouble as it seems? George Sylvie, associate professor in the School of Journalism, has some ideas, and they are not all pleasant to hear. The former newspaper reporter and editor is quick to point out it’s not just about profits anymore.