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Convenience Drives U.S. Women To Buy Over-The-Counter Contraception in Mexico, Study Finds

American women who live along the U.S.-Mexico border frequently buy over-the-counter oral contraceptives from Mexican pharmacies because they don't need a prescription and can send a friend to pick up the pills, according to a study by researchers from two University of Texas campuses and Ibis Reproductive Health. The research, conducted in the El Paso-Juarez…   » Continue Reading

Experts Available to Discuss Austin Plane Crash

The University of Texas at Austin has experts who are following today's plane crash in northwest Austin and are available to discuss aspects of it. This list will continue to grow. For the most updated version, please visit www.utexas.edu/news.

Sociologists investigate the Hispanic health advantage and why it disappears

Sociologists investigate the Hispanic health advantage and why it disappears

When it comes to overall health, the outlook for Hispanics is good. Although the Hispanic population is disproportionately beset by poverty and limited access to quality health coverage and insurance, statistics have long shown that Hispanics live longer, healthier lives than any other group in the United States. Researchers call it the "Hispanic Paradox." However, those…   » Continue Reading

Socioeconomic Desegregation Alone is Not Effective in Improving Classroom Performance, Study Reveals

Although past research has linked academic achievement gains to socioeconomic desegregation in schools, a new analysis reveals some hidden academic and psychological risks of integrating low-income students in schools with predominantly middle- and upper-class student populations that might chip away at these achievement gains.

Moving Away Lowers Re-incarceration Risk for Parolees

Relocation substantially lowers the likelihood of re-incarceration for parolees, according to new research at The University of Texas at Austin. Using the occurrence of Hurricane Katrina—which ravaged numerous neighborhoods throughout the Louisiana Gulf Coast-as a natural experiment, David Kirk, sociologist at The University of Texas at Austin, was able to examine how consequential a change…   » Continue Reading

Neighborhoods Perceived as Dangerous Affect Residents’ Mental Health, Research Shows

Living in a neighborhood perceived as dangerous may cause anxiety, anger and depression among its residents, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

National Science Foundation Awards Sociologist $365,000 Grant to Examine Educational Experiences of Students with Learning Disabilities

A sociologist in the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $365,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to examine the educational experiences of kindergarten through 12th-grade students with learning disabilities.

Public perception of crime remains out of sync with reality, criminologist contends

Public perception of crime remains out of sync with reality, criminologist contends

Crime on the Rise?: When the FBI and Department of Justice release their annual reports on crime in the United States, Dr. Mark Warr's phone starts ringing. His voicemail fills with interview requests from reporters seeking the criminologist's expertise for stories on rising crime.

With Age Comes a Sense of Peace and Calm, Population Research Center Study Shows

Aging brings a sense of peace and calm, according to a new study from the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Starting at about age 60, participants reported more feelings of ease and contentment than their younger counterparts.

Researchers explore the role of religion in mobilizing African American and Latino voters

Researchers explore the role of religion in mobilizing African American and Latino voters

The Sunday morning worship at Red Memorial* progresses like many services in African-American churches. Parishioners sing classic hymns, clapping and swaying along to the music. The pastor, the Rev. Red, greets the congregation the same way she does each week.