Raising the minimum wage to a living wage begins the cycle of lifting single mothers out of poverty, according to a policy report released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.
With fluctuating gas prices and the increasing call for work-life balance, telecommuting has become an attractive option for busy professionals. Yet according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin, for most employees who work remotely, telecommuting equates to working more hours.
Nominate distinguished alumni, faculty members and friends of the College of Liberal Arts for the 2013 Pro Bene Meritis award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, January 14, 2013 at noon.
“Zero- tolerance” policies that rely heavily on suspensions and expulsions hinder teens who have been arrested from completing high school or pursuing a college degree, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin.
University of Texas at Austin sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black have received a $3.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the effects of cognition on health, mortality, education and employment from high school and beyond.
About half of Texas voters believe faith is a better guide than scientific evidence on most important questions, according to a recent University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new doctoral program in Black Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, marking a first for the university, the state of Texas, and the American South and Southwest.
In the 2012 general election for U.S. senator from Texas, Republican Ted Cruz leads Democrat Paul Sadler by 15 percentage points, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.
Since the age of dinosaurs, most species of day-active mammals have retained the imprint of nocturnal life in their eye structures. Humans and other anthropoid primates, such as monkeys and apes, are the only groups that deviate from this pattern, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Midwestern University.
Routine testing for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among state prison populations will help reduce the spread of AIDS among the general public, according to a policy brief recently released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Individuals who have their first sexual experience later than average may have more satisfying romantic relationships in adulthood, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austi
African American and Latino students made achievement gains after test-based accountability was implemented in Texas during the 1990s, yet overall student performance continues to lag, according to a policy report released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are commonly associated with sexual assault, but a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows that female victims suffer from a wide spectrum of debilitating effects that may often go unnoticed or undiagnosed.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kevin Cokley, an associate professor of counseling psychology and faculty affiliate of the Center for African and African American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, to its National Advisory Council.
Two psychology professors at The University of Texas at Austin have received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to study genetic influences on drinking and other risky behaviors.
To connect students from Saudi Arabia with Texas community colleges, the College of Liberal Arts’ newly created Global Initiative for Education and Leadership is co-hosting an open house for admissions officers and education officials from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) on Oct. 10 at the Alhambra-U.S. Chamber of Commerce offices near The University of Texas at Austin campus.
John R. Silber, former University of Texas at Austin philosophy professor and former dean of the once combined College of Arts and Sciences, died Thursday, Sept. 27. He was 86.
The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored two students with a Larry Temple Scholarship.
The South Asia Institute at The University of Texas at Austin has initiated a three-year partnership with Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, that will bring faculty members from FJWU to Austin in January to work on research and course development in liberal arts and communication.
A new Master of Arts degree at The University of Texas at Austin draws on the liberal arts, technology programs and other disciplines to train business and nonprofit leaders who want a better understanding of how human behavior and experience relates to today's global marketplace.
Madeline Hsu, director of Asian American studies and associate professor of history, has been named a recipient of the Asian American Community Leadership Award for her contributions to the Asian community in Texas.
Reliance on supernatural explanations for major life events, such as death and illness, often increases rather than declines with age, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin.
Alma Faye “Abbie” Madden, College of Liberal Arts alumna and longtime supporter of The University of Texas at Austin, died Sunday, Aug. 26. She was 82 years old.
Sam Gosling, professor of psychology, is one of four University of Texas at Austin faculty members to be awarded a Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship during the 2012-13 fall semester.
Eight faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin will receive the 2012 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the UT System Board of Regents’ highest teaching honor, which recognizes extraordinary educators from system institutions.
Jason Brownlee, associate professor in the Departments of Government and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $109,484 grant to examine peace-building efforts in Egypt.
Through a weeklong Gilder Lehrman seminar on American History, LBJ School and Department of History Professor Jeremi Suri helped 29 K-12 educators sharpen their teaching methods with lectures, readings and tours of historical archives and book collections.
Even in this modern age of science, people are likely to find logic in supernatural rituals that require a high degree of time and effort, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
The Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin has announced the 2012-13 recipients of the Community Sabbatical program, which provides paid flexible leave time for staff members of nonprofit organizations in central Texas.
The Plan II Honor Program at The University of Texas at Austin was ranked among the top honors experiences in the country, according to a new report by Public University Honors, an independent organization devoted to evaluating public university honors programs and public honors colleges.
When humans learn, their brains relate new information with past experiences to derive new knowledge, according to psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded the $20,000 Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship to Esther Sullivan, a doctoral candidate in sociology from The University of Texas at Austin.
Rather than gaining “liquid courage” to let loose with friends, teenage drinkers are more likely to feel like social outcasts, according to a new sociology study from The University of Texas at Austin.
Adult children of parents who were in same-sex relationships differ notably on a variety of social, emotional and relationship factors from adult children raised by biological parents who are married and heterosexual, according to research led by Mark Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology at The University of Texas at Austin.
Although a plurality of Texans say candidates should not take an anti-tax pledge before the primary elections, such a pledge has strong support among voters who identify with the tea party movement, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.
If the 2012 Texas Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate were held today, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst would fall short of the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff election, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.
The Lebermann Foundation, established by former University of Texas System Regent and Plan II student Lowell H. Lebermann Jr., is donating $2.5 million to The University of Texas at Austin to help recruit top students for the Plan II Honors Program.
Corporate and industry leaders, a United States circuit judge, outstanding educators, the commander of the Texas Air National Guard, a filming industry executive, a former governor of Colorado, a University of Texas System executive and a distinguished mezzo-soprano who played a key role in the university’s history of ethnic diversity will be among the speakers for convocations at The University of Texas at Austin on May 18 and 19.
Fiona McFarlane, a James A. Michener Center for Writers (MCW) graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature for her story, “A Fortunate Man.”
Maximum running speed is the most important variable influencing mammalian eye size other than body size, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
Pervasive racial bias in American medical practice adversely affects treatment and diagnosis for African American patients, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
Representatives from The University of Texas at Austin’s UTeach-Liberal Arts teacher training program will introduce Saudi educators to the program’s unique approach to teacher preparation during a visit to Saudi Arabia on April 17-21.
Bernard Rapoport, a Waco businessman who was active in higher education, politics, human rights and philanthropy, died Thursday, April 5.
g Fellowships, an honor that recognizes excellence in teaching and commitment.The College of Liberal Arts has awarded five professors with Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teachin
With the need for innovative health policy more apparent than ever, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research are encouraging scholars to tackle some of America's most difficult health concerns to better inform policy on these issues.
Orientation programs for incoming University of Texas at Austin students are being redefined to provide more guidance on selecting majors, meeting academic requirements and graduating in four years.
Anjali Datta, an electrical engineering/Plan II Honors senior, has been named one of the prestigious 2012 Hertz Fellows by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.
Twelve graduating seniors have been named Dean’s Distinguished Graduates. Each year the College of Liberal Arts honors 12 seniors with the Dean's Distinguished Graduate Award for their leadership, scholarly achievements and service to the community.
In connection with the African and African Diaspora Studies Department, The University of Texas at Austin has appointed King Davis founding director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis.
Parents always want the best education possible for their child, and new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows preschool enrollment is one of the best ways to ensure that disadvantaged kids start down the right academic path early on.
A plurality of Texans would favor taking the authority to draw new congressional and legislative maps away from the Legislature and governor and giving it to an independent, appointed commission, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.
If the 2012 Texas Republican primary for president were held today, Rick Santorum would best his rivals by a wide margin, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.
The College of Liberal Arts is proud to announce the four recipients of the 2012 Pro Bene Meritis award. Honorees are chosen for their outstanding service to the College of Liberal Arts.
The type of school a child attends may exacerbate the negative effect that family instability has on academic performance, according to a new study in the January issue of Sociology of Education.
Despite notable improvements in educational levels and opportunity during the past three decades, disadvantages associated with race still persist in Brazil, according to new research at The University of Texas at Austin.