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Research Aims to Reduce Teen Pregnancy Among Latinos

Latina teens would benefit from expanded sexual education programs in schools and increased flexibility in education beyond high school to prevent unplanned pregnancies, according to a report by social scientists at the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships Awarded to Four Faculty Members for Excellence

Four faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to hold a Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship during the 2011-12 fall semester.

Teenagers Who Feel Like They Don’t Fit In Less Likely to Attend College, Sociologist Finds

High school students who feel they do not fit in are less likely to attend college — particularly girls who are gay or obese — according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

University of Texas at Austin Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Sociology Journal

Debra Umberson, professor of sociology and affiliate of the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Sociological Association's Journal of Health and Social Behavior, one of the most prestigious and widely respected scientific journals in the field of sociology.

Women Who Obtain Birth Control Over the Counter in Mexico More Likely to Continue Use, New Research Shows

Women who obtain oral contraceptives over the counter in Mexico are likely to stay on the birth control pill longer than those who obtain pills by prescription at U.S. clinics, according to a study by researchers from two University of Texas campuses, Ibis Reproductive Health and New York University.

Professor Emeritus Norval Glenn, Leading Scholar of Sociology, Dies at 77

Norval D. Glenn, professor emeritus of sociology, who taught for 47 years at The University of Texas at Austin, died Feb. 15 after a two-year battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of blood cancer. He was 77 years old.

Young Adults’ Sexual Relationships Increasingly Favor Men, Research Finds

While young women's educational and career opportunities have skyrocketed over the past two decades, their opportunities for stable, long-term relationships have declined, according to new research from sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

Professors examine how we don’t — but should — talk openly about race in the United States

Professors examine how we don’t — but should — talk openly about race in the United States

First came the fiery attacks last summer as the NAACP approved a resolution condemning perceived racist elements within the Tea Party movement. A few days later, United States Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign after a video taken out of context showed her regaling an audience with a story about how…   » Continue Reading

Seven New Department Chairs Appointed in the College of Liberal Arts

Seven new department chairs have been appointed in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin this fall.

Skin Color Linked to Social Inequality in Contemporary Mexico, Study Shows

Despite the popular, state-sponsored ideology that denies the existence of prejudice based on racial or skin color differences in Mexico, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin provides evidence of profound social inequality by skin color.