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Powers Honors Five UT Alumni, Academics with Presidential Citations

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will recognize five leaders from business, academia, law, public service and philanthropy with Presidential Citations this week.

Annual MLK Day Celebration to Begin with Rally on Campus

The 20th annual community march celebrating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin with a rally at the Martin Luther King Jr. Statue on the East Mall at The University of Texas at Austin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 21.

New Black Studies Doctoral Program a First for Texas, Region

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new doctoral program in Black Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, marking a first for the university, the state of Texas, and the American South and Southwest. The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) in the College of Liberal Arts will administer the new degree program.

Policy Brief Calls for Mandatory HIV Tests in State Prisons

Routine testing for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among state prison populations will help reduce the spread of AIDS among the general public, according to a policy brief recently released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.