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Conflicts and In-School Suspensions Drop Sharply at Middle School During Second Year of “Restorative Discipline” Initiative

Conflicts and In-School Suspensions Drop Sharply at Middle School During Second Year of “Restorative Discipline” Initiative

Truancy, bullying and other conflicts among students are down, and in-school suspensions have declined 75 percent at a San Antonio middle school two years after University of Texas at Austin researchers helped implement “restorative discipline” as an alternative to “zero tolerance” in dealing with these issues, according to second-year findings involving a three-year initiative.

New Dual Degree in Social Work and Latin American Studies Addresses Gap in Services for Latinos

New Dual Degree in Social Work and Latin American Studies Addresses Gap in Services for Latinos

AUSTIN, Texas — The School of Social Work and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin are establishing a dual degree program at the graduate level, the first of its kind in the United States. The dual degree will address the gap in services for U.S.…   » Continue Reading

Congolese Refugee “Women at Risk” in U.S. Need Trauma-Related Services

The U.S. government must do more to address the needs of Congolese refugee “women at risk” through trauma-related services and social support, according to a report by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Sociology & Social Work at North Carolina Agricultural…   » Continue Reading

Everyday Discrimination Impacts Mental Health

Everyday Discrimination Impacts Mental Health

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.

Six Faculty Members Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin

Six faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been named to the university's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2014, said Gregory L. Fenves, executive vice president and provost.

UT Austin Faculty Offer Insight into SXSW Tragedy

As Austin, the nation and the international community mourn the tragic automobile accident at SXSW early Thursday morning, several faculty experts at The University of Texas at Austin are available to help members of the media better understand issues raised by the incident. This list will likely be expanded. Please check back for the latest…   » Continue Reading

UT Austin’s Geosciences, Engineering, Education, Law, Business Schools in Top 15 in New US News Rankings

The University of Texas at Austin’s graduate schools in business, education, engineering, geosciences and law are all ranked among the Top 15 in the nation and the university’s accounting program is No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” released this morning. In all, approximately 30…   » Continue Reading

Restorative Discipline Program in San Antonio Middle School Reduces Student Suspensions

A San Antonio middle school with some of the highest discipline rates in its district has experienced an 84 percent drop in off-campus suspensions during the past year since administrators began using “restorative discipline” as an alternative to “zero tolerance” to deal with conflicts among students.

Experts Available to Discuss Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

AUSTIN, Texas — A massive explosion at a fertilization plant rocked the small town of West, Texas, late Wednesday night, sending more than 150 people to area hospitals and leaving a yet-unknown number of fatalities. The University of Texas at Austin has a wide variety of experts available with backgrounds ranging from disaster preparedness and…   » Continue Reading

Mental Health Effects of Mexican Parents’ Deportation on Their U.S.-born Children to be Studied by UT Austin Dean

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, the UC Davis Health System and the National Institute of Psychiatry in Mexico are studying the impact of the deportation of undocumented Mexican migrants on their U.S.-born children.