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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

New College of Education study explores how tenure-track fathers negotiate work-family conflicts

New College of Education study explores how tenure-track fathers negotiate work-family conflicts

Sick kids. Sleepless nights. Conflicts between work and daycare. Although research suggests that most dual-income couples share parenting duties, many people still believe that mothers are the true primary caregivers. And the most beleaguered. Dr. Richard Reddick and his son Karl But according to a new qualitative study out of The University of Texas at…   » Continue Reading

Take a look back at some of the many stories in 2011 that showed the impact of The University of Texas at Austin

Take a look back at some of the many stories in 2011 that showed the impact of The University of Texas at Austin

Across The University of Texas at Austin people are changing the world every day through discovery, creativity and teaching. They are exploring our world and our universe, inventing new ways to address social and public health problems, and engaging in issues around the globe. It’s all in a day’s work for the university’s students, faculty,…   » Continue Reading

Architecture students design a new green complex to bring education, clean water and sustainable food sources to East African villages

Architecture students design a new green complex to bring education, clean water and sustainable food sources to East African villages

PHOTO Last spring, a handful of architecture students were faced with a daunting and unfamiliar challenge: design a school for a village 8,000 miles away in the African Simanjiro region, where water is scarce, the average wage is $1.25 a day and half the children die by age 5. Michael Garrison, professor in the School…   » Continue Reading

Spinal cord injury victims enjoy better health, thanks to the research of neuroscientist Lisa Griffin and Kinesiology and Health Education collaborators

Spinal cord injury victims enjoy better health, thanks to the research of neuroscientist Lisa Griffin and Kinesiology and Health Education collaborators

After Gary Krutsinger T-boned his truck in a wreck just outside Austin in 2009, he couldn’t feel his arms or legs. Thinking it was a temporary problem, he told the rescue workers to just leave him alone for a few minutes – he’d be fine, he said. The paralysis wasn’t temporary, though, and after doctors…   » Continue Reading

M.F.A. student’s creative impulse makes coming unhinged come together on stage in a contemporary adaptation of a Victorian classic

M.F.A. student’s creative impulse makes coming unhinged come together on stage in a contemporary adaptation of a Victorian classic

Director and College of Fine Arts student Daria Davis points to an unlikely character for providing the most important lines of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Jeffrey Hatcher’s modern adaptation of the iconic tale. In the closing scene of Act One, an otherwise unmentioned parlor maid gives a statement to the police after witnessing Edward…   » Continue Reading

With the help of supercomputing power, researchers explore the health risks of wireless devices through virtual body models and advanced algorithms

With the help of supercomputing power, researchers explore the health risks of wireless devices through virtual body models and advanced algorithms

VIDEO Every moment, we’re swimming in a sea of electromagnetic radiation. Appliances, power lines, cellphones, Wi-Fi and a slew of other modern technologies emit microwaves that pass through, and interact with, our bodies. As wireless technology continues to proliferate in our daily lives, anxiety builds about its dangers.  Do cellphones cause cancer? Impact fertility? Affect…   » 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

Social Work students and alumni respond in record numbers to veterans’ needs through internships and careers

Social Work students and alumni respond in record numbers to veterans’ needs through internships and careers

Social workers go where the need is, and their battlefield is large. With military involvement today in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya there is no greater need than working with veterans and their numerous issues such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairment, chronic pain, substance abuse, disabilities, homelessness,…   » Continue Reading