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  • Cultivating Statehood

    Cultivating Statehood

    Constitute, a new website by government scholar Zachary Elkins with a grant from Google Ideas, puts the world’s constitutions online as a resource for citizens. [Video]

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    President Powers’ Address on the State of the University

    President Powers’ Address on the State of the University

    President Powers highlights the university’s accomplishments during the past year and outlines challenges and goals for the coming year. [Video]

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    Welcome Back, Longhorns!

    Welcome Back, Longhorns!

    Mooov-In is over and classes begin this week! Here’s a big Texas welcome to all new and returning students. Check out what’s in store for your first week as a Longhorn. [Videos]

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    A Work in Progress: Staley’s Next Chapter

    A Work in Progress: Staley’s Next Chapter

    After 25 years as director, Tom Staley leaves an indelible mark on the Harry Ransom Center. Watch a slideshow containing key acquisitions and read about his legacy.

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    When Will My Computer Understand Me?

    When Will My Computer Understand Me?

    Humans get the difference between “charging” a battery and “charging” a client, but computers may not. Linguist Katrin Erk has a new way for computers to learn. [Video]

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    New Shakespearean Prose Found in Old Play

    New Shakespearean Prose Found in Old Play

    Professor Douglas Bruster confirms that five pages in a 16th century Thomas Kyd play were actually written by Shakespeare. Watch Bruster explain the evidence.

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    Look Up: Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Aug. 11-12

    Look Up: Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Aug. 11-12

    The annual August Perseid meteor shower will put on its best show after midnight on Sunday and Monday, say StarDate’s editors. Watch a video animation of the light show.

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    School of Social Work PSA celebrates people with disabilities

    School of Social Work PSA celebrates people with disabilities

    To combat misunderstanding that can fuel poor word choices related to disabilities, social work students created public service announcements in English and Spanish. Watch the videos.

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    Spoofing a Superyacht at Sea

    Spoofing a Superyacht at Sea

    Todd Humphreys and a research team from the Cockrell School “spoofed” a yacht using a custom-made GPS device. Learn why marine spoofing is a big concern. [Video]

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    Preventing Earthquake Damage

    Preventing Earthquake Damage

    A team of Cockrell School engineers is working in New Zealand to understand soil structures in earthquake zones. The goal: buildings that resist damage. Learn more.

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    Architecture School No. 2 for Student Satisfaction

    Architecture School No. 2 for Student Satisfaction

    Close relationships with faculty, collaborative projects and strong professional preparation all lead UT architecture students to love their school. Watch a video about their experience.

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    Understanding Drought

    Understanding Drought

    As Texans look for ways to prepare for the next big drought, Jackson School scientists are looking to the past for answers. Watch a video to learn how a nearby cave may hold clues.

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    GeoFORCE Milestone: Budding Geoscientists Graduate

    GeoFORCE Milestone: Budding Geoscientists Graduate

    The first class of GeoFORCE Texas is graduating from college this year, ready to pursue grad school, science jobs and the next step in their journeys. Learn about their experience.

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    The Psychology of Home Decor

    The Psychology of Home Decor

    Is your bedroom scattered with laundry? Adorned with photos? Do you and your partner have equal closet space? Read more about what couples’ homes reveal.

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    And the Student Academy Award Goes to…

    And the Student Academy Award Goes to…

    Brian Schwarz, MFA ’12, will be in Beverly Hills on June 8 to accept a Student Academy Award for his film, “Ol’ Daddy.” Watch a trailer.

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    Moving for a Better Mind

    Moving for a Better Mind

    Darla Castelli is proving the link between fitness and brain function. Now she hopes to change attitudes about the importance of physical education. Watch a video.

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    Science Study Break Looks at Star Trek

    Science Study Break Looks at Star Trek

    In this installment of Science Study Break, Professor Glenn Lightsey tackles the real and unreal of navigating vehicles in space as portrayed in the television and film productions of the Star Trek franchise.

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    Science Study Break Looks at Superhuman Strength

    Science Study Break Looks at Superhuman Strength

    In this installment of Science Study Break Drs. Jan and Terry Todd, co-founders and co-directors of the Stark Center for Physical Culture & Sports, look at the strength of superheroes like Batman and the Avengers, and discuss the realities of human strength.

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    Coming Attraction: UT3D Program

    Coming Attraction: UT3D Program

    Coming soon to radio-television-film students: UT3D, the first-of-its-kind 3-D production curriculum in the country. Watch a video to learn more about the new program.

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    Learning the Artists’ Way

    Learning the Artists’ Way

    It’s not every day that you see a two-story structure built inside a gallery. But this spring’s artists-in-residence at the Visual Arts Center think big. Watch the video.

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