Yearly Archives: 2010

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university’s impact in 2010

Dec. 20, 2010

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university’s impact in 2010.

Historian examines how the holiday exists at the intersection of the sacred, secular and profane

Dec. 6, 2010

PHOTO SLIDESHOW Is Christmas sacred or secular? Pagan or Christian? Private or public? A commercial event or a season of hope and possibility? Every winter, Americans debate the questions that surround their most celebrated and controversial holiday. And every year, senior lecturer of history Penne L. Restad, finds herself fielding media requests to settle the…   » Continue Reading

How America’s wasted food could power Switzerland for a year

Nov. 20, 2010

How America’s wasted food could power Switzerland for a year.

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

Nov. 15, 2010

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

For 100 years, the Graduate School has built the university’s reputation for research and teaching

Nov. 8, 2010

As an undergraduate engineering student at the University of Connecticut, Sheldon Bish participated in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin. So when it came time to make the decision about where to attend graduate school, Bish was confident with his choice. Sheldon Bish and James Tunnell…   » Continue Reading

To curb bullying among children, interactive theater models respectful relationships

Nov. 1, 2010

When Dr. Nina Fredland was an elementary and middle school nurse in Houston children came to her clinic with vague complaints such as headaches and stomach aches. Some students were hesitant to go to the playground, eat lunch in the cafeteria or walk unescorted to and from school. Dr. Nina Fredland, assistant professor of nursing,…   » Continue Reading

Terrifying terms explained by fearless faculty from the Macabre School of Business

Oct. 25, 2010

VIDEOS and PHOTO SLIDESHOW In a world crawling with things that go bump in the night, fresh terrors lurk behind every corner. There are the usual suspects — slithering snakes, terrifying tarantulas, that clown from your sixth birthday party. But in today’s age, we’re just as likely to be haunted by credit default swaps or…   » Continue Reading

How you reorder sentences can predict recurrence of depression, study shows

Oct. 18, 2010

When word got out that actor Owen Wilson, best known for his comedic roles, had tried to commit suicide and suffered from depression, people were stunned. Who would have thought? He seemed fine. For that matter, he seemed on top of the world. No matter how many times we hear glitterati like Terry Bradshaw, Drew…   » Continue Reading

Coalition helping Texans beat a costly addiction

Oct. 11, 2010

“Lose the cancer stick.” “When you get a real job, you’re going to be one of those people who has to stand out by the street to smoke.” “That smoke’s killing the people who have to be around you.” “The guy three counties over doesn’t want to pay for your cancer or for everybody else…   » Continue Reading

Training professors to write grant proposals, win research dollars

Oct. 4, 2010

Like many young faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin, psychologist Paige Harden has big, cutting-edge research ideas. Also like many young faculty, Harden needs federal grants to get started. But she realizes that the average age of scholars who receive certain National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants is 43 years old. “I’m…   » Continue Reading