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Exercise Helps Adults with High-Anxiety Sensitivity Quit Smoking

Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Exercise helps smokers with a high risk for cessation failure due to emotional distress finally kick the habit, according to psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.


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Clinton and Cruz Could Take Texas, University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll Finds

Tue, Feb 23, 2016

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lead their respective competitors in Texas as early voting continues in the run-up to the March 1 Super Tuesday nominating contests, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.


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Health disparities for black women may have roots in racism

Tue, Feb 23, 2016

The interplay between systematic racism and health disparities may have lead to a skyrocketing infant mortality rate for babies born to black women that is more than double the rate of any other race, according to researchers in the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.


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Government Grad Explains How Liberal Arts and Tech Can Come Together

Fri, Feb 19, 2016

John Newcomb, a recent government alum who graduated in December, used his liberal arts education and preparation from Liberal Arts Career Services to help him land a job at Facebook.


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UT Austin Warfield Center’s New Gallery Opens with “Patience on a Monument” Exhibit

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

“Patience on a Monument” by Eto Otitigbe, an African American polymedia artist whose art interprets issues of race and human interaction, will be the first exhibit to open in the Warfield Center’s new gallery at The University of Texas at Austin.


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UT Study Measures Impact of Removing Planned Parenthood from Texas Women’s Health Program

Thu, Feb 4, 2016

The public defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas may have led to a decrease in highly effective forms of contraceptive services and an increase in Medicaid-paid childbirths among women who previously used injectable contraception, according to a peer-reviewed study by University of Texas at Austin researchers.


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Digital Teaching: Taking U.S. History Online

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Every year thousands of students take introductory courses in U.S. History at UT Austin. This spring History proffesor Jeremi Suri is experimenting with an online version of the U.S. History since 1865 survey course. He and his teaching assistants, Cali Slair, Carl Forsberg, Shery Chanis, and Emily Whalen will blog about the experience of digital teaching for readers of Not Even Past.


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UT Scholar Tells the Story of Texas’ Violent Past on the Mexico-Texas Border

Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Photos and artifacts from one of the most violent decades in Texas history — a period often glossed over or forgotten — will be on display in a new exhibition at the Bullock Texas State History Museum that is the culmination of a University of Texas at Austin research initiative.


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James Pennebaker to Oversee Educational Innovation at UT Austin

Wed, Jan 20, 2016

President Gregory L. Fenves has appointed Psychology Professor James Pennebaker as the Executive Director of Project 2021 and Special Advisor to the Provost for Educational Innovation at The University of Texas at Austin


A volunteer conducts German-language lessons for migrants inside an improvised shelter at a sports hall in Hanau, Germany. Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Generations Later, Language Continues to Isolate Immigrant Communities

Mon, Jan 11, 2016

The way second- and third-generation immigrants learn a language may spell trouble early on in school and further isolate them from society, according to a Germanic studies researcher at The University of Texas at Austin.


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Recognizing Great Teaching at UT

Thu, Jan 7, 2016

Each year, the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Awards recognize great teaching of undergraduates in the core curriculum at The University of Texas at Austin