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Having acquaintances or peripheral ties may encourage older adults to be more physically active, researchers said.

Interacting With More People is Shown to Keep Older Adults More Active

Wed, Feb 20, 2019

It’s been said that variety is the spice of life, and now scientists say variety in your social circle may help you live longer. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that older adults who spend more time interacting with a wide range of people were more likely to be physically active and had greater emotional well-being.

Last year's participants from Sweden post with  IC² staff and Austin Technology Incubator director Mitch Jacobson and the Bureau of Business Research director J. Bruce Kellison.

UT Invites EU Startups to SXSW

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin will bring twelve budding European companies to learn and explore with local business experts at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW), March 8 – March 16 in Austin, Texas.

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore, Flickr.

Trump’s Simple, Confident Language Has Strong Historical Roots

Mon, Feb 11, 2019

To many, President Donald Trump’s use of nontraditional, off-the-cuff language seems unlike that of any other politician, but new research on the language of past and present world leaders reveals simple, straightforward messaging that exudes confidence may be the new norm — making Trump a man of his time, rhetorically speaking.

The Texas Capitol

UT Austin Researchers Pull the Veil on Texas Enterprise Fund

Wed, Feb 6, 2019

Companies awarded grants from the Texas Enterprise Fund may not be upholding their end of the bargain, leaving taxpayers unprotected, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin found through an open records request.

The annual MLK march, held at UT Austin campus. Photo by Raul Buitrago.

Black Studies @ 50 Conference Looks Back to Move Forward

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

The Black Studies @ 50: 1968/1969 conference, hosted at The University of Texas at Austin, calls on scholars, artists and communities to continue the legacy of 1960s activists who helped institute black studies across American university campuses.

Sukjin Han in a spacesuit designed by RISD. Photo by Calum Hervieu.

A Week on Mars

Fri, Feb 1, 2019

For most, going to Mars is merely a childhood dream, but for Sukjin Han, that dream became a reality — all while never leaving Earth.

Co-directors Karen Fingerman and Deb Umberson at the Texas Aging & Longevity Center launch, Jan. 25, 2019. Photo by Edwin Rodriguez.

UT Austin Launches Texas Aging & Longevity Center

Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Not all people experience their twilight years in the same way. Some will be hearty triathletes traveling the world and writing novels, while others will be hobbled by chronic illness and dementia. Fifteen percent of Texans — nearly four million people — are aged 65 and older, and that number is growing. By 2040, older adults will make up 22 percent of the population.

Ann Huff Stevens

Meet Ann Huff Stevens: A Q&A with Our Next Dean

Wed, Jan 30, 2019

Ann Huff Stevens will begin as dean of the College of Liberal Arts on July 15, 2019.

Volunteer instructors Sarah Brayne, Lindsay Bing and Armando Tellez on the first day of class with TPEI.

A Different Kind of Prison Sentence

Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Texas has the largest prison population in the U.S., and among the highest rate of incarceration for all age groups. And yet when assistant professor of sociology Sarah Brayne arrived at The University of Texas at Austin she found no campus-wide prison education program, despite evidence that such programs significantly reduce recidivism rates.

When responding to unexpected disasters, public leaders should keep language simple, researchers said.

When an Unexpected Disaster Strikes, Abstract Language Helps

Mon, Jan 28, 2019

Shocking events, such as mass shootings and natural disasters, can create causal uncertainty, leading many to ask, “Why did this happen?” For public leaders, providing their communities with answers can be difficult, but new research on Twitter users shows the best messages are simple and on point.

TALC will serve as a hub for research and education on aging at UT Austin.

New Center to Address Future Needs of Texas’ Growing Elderly Population

Wed, Jan 23, 2019

To improve the longevity and well-being of aging individuals across all demographics, The University of Texas at Austin will launch the Texas Aging & Longevity Center.

Hancock has been invited to join the commission in charge of building the memorial for the Roma who were murdered during the Holocaust at Lety u Písku.

Queen Elizabeth II Honors Activism by UT Austin Romani Scholar

Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Romani linguist and University of Texas at Austin professor emeritus Ian Hancock was recently made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to understanding of creole linguistics, the Romani language and to the emancipation of Romani people.

Ann Huff Stevens

Ann Huff Stevens Appointed Dean of UT Austin College of Liberal Arts

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin has named Ann Huff Stevens the next dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Her appointment will begin July 15, 2019.

40 percent of Texans believe Russian interference played a role in the outcome of the 2016 election (UT/TT poll)

Trolling the U.S.: Q&A on Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

It’s been more than two years since the 2016 presidential election, and the United States is still piecing together Russia’s propaganda-filled interference in U.S. political conversations on social media.

Study participants identified 12 peer crowds and their positions in the social hierarchy.

How Today’s High School Cliques Compare to Yesterday’s

Tue, Jan 8, 2019

While many high school peer crowds and influences have remained constant over time, changing demographics, cultural influences and the increasing number of college-bound youth have led to the emergence of new peer groups and perceptions, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the University of Texas at Austin.