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$3 Million Gift Creates Stuttering Institute at UT Austin, Provides Free Treatments

Sept. 17, 2014

$3 Million Gift Creates Stuttering Institute at UT Austin, Provides Free Treatments

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has announced a $3 million gift to establish the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute, the only specialized research center in the nation to provide treatment services free of charge to children and adults who stutter.

UT Austin Honored Again for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Sept. 16, 2014

UT Austin Honored Again for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

AUSTIN, Texas — For the third consecutive year, The University of Texas at Austin has been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Austin President Powers to Deliver Final State of the University Address on Sept. 22

Sept. 16, 2014

EVENT: Bill Powers, president of The University of Texas at Austin, will deliver his ninth and final State of the University Address, presenting a public assessment on the progress of the institution. He will highlight the university’s accomplishments during the past year and outline the challenges and goals for the coming year. The event is…   » Continue Reading

Poverty-Obesity Link is More Prevalent for Women Than Men, Study Shows

Sept. 15, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

MEDIA ADVISORY: “Films of 1939” Series Celebrates Golden Year in Hollywood Filmmaking

Sept. 15, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: “Films of 1939” Series Celebrates Golden Year in Hollywood Filmmaking

EVENT: The Harry Ransom Center screenings of films released in 1939 in conjunction with the current exhibition “The Making of ‘Gone With The Wind’.” WHEN: Various dates throughout the fall. WHERE: Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 21st and Guadalupe streets. BACKGROUND: 1939 is widely considered by film historians to be…   » Continue Reading

Everyday Discrimination Impacts Mental Health

Sept. 15, 2014

Everyday Discrimination Impacts Mental Health

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

Clapper, Hadley, McRaven to Address Intelligence Reform at Event Hosted by Clements Center and Strauss Center

Sept. 10, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — As the nation commemorates the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks this week amid increasing threats from terrorist groups abroad, the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy and Statecraft and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin will host a first-of-its-kind conference…   » Continue Reading

Former Longhorn Band Director Vincent DiNino Dies at 95

Sept. 10, 2014

Former Longhorn Band Director Vincent DiNino Dies at 95

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin mourns the passing of Vincent R. DiNino, director of bands emeritus. He was 95 years old.

New Groundbreaking Department to Focus on Latino, Mexican American Experience

Sept. 10, 2014

New Groundbreaking Department to Focus on Latino, Mexican American Experience

AUSTIN, Texas — The first-ever academic department in the U.S. to take a comprehensive look at the lives, cultures and histories of Mexican American and Latino populations has been established at The University of Texas at Austin.

Frida Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” To Be Displayed at Ransom Center

Sept. 5, 2014

Frida Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” To Be Displayed at Ransom Center

Austin, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, celebrates the homecoming of one of its most famous and frequently borrowed art works, the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” (1940). The painting will be on display Sept. 5 through March 31, 2015.