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UT Austin-Mexico Summit Fuses Health Research Projects Across Borders

Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Researchers from leading health institutions in Mexico and The University of Texas at Austin gathered this week for a first-of-its-kind summit in Austin to develop concrete and actionable research projects to improve health.

Texas gubernatorial candidates Gov. Greg Abbott (left) and Lupe Valdez (right)

UT/TT Poll: Top Republicans Enjoy Comfortable Leads in Primary Races While Democrats Deliberate on Their Choice for Governor

Mon, Feb 19, 2018

With early voting set to begin Tuesday in the 2018 primary elections, the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll finds the state’s top Republican incumbents largely unchallenged in their party’s nominating contests. For the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial nomination, signs point to a more competitive race.

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2018 LLILAS Conference Unveils the Secret Lives of Artifacts

Fri, Feb 9, 2018

The 2018 Lozano Long Conference, “Create, Consume, Collect: Past and Modern Lives of Spanish American Artifacts,” invites scholars from across the Western Hemisphere to explore three centuries of Latin America’s colonial past through its silent but powerful witnesses: artifacts.

Words such as “great” and “love” were commonly used to describe food, indicating that people generally associate positive emotions with food.

Where People Live Shapes How They Talk About Food, Study Shows

Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Food has been a topic of conversation for centuries, and now new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that how we specifically talk about food plays a role in our health.

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Women’s Magic Hour: A Q&A Starring Donna Kornhaber

Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Since its humble beginnings at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929, when a seat cost a mere $5 (equivalent to roughly $72 today), the Academy Awards have celebrated the creative pursuits of some of history’s most notable characters.

Megan Nater hiking to Mt. Fitz Roy in Patagonia, Argentina.

Small But Powerful Moments: An IRG Senior’s Experience Abroad

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Experiential learning is an essential part of a liberal arts education, and Austin native Megan Nater's time studying abroad has served her well.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Sugar/Bittersweet, 2010. Artwork © María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Image Courtesy of the Smith Museum of Art.

“Notes on Sugar: The Work of María Magdalena Campos-Pons," a new exhibit at the Christian-Green Gallery 

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

On display this week at the University of Texas at Austin Christian-Green Gallery, “Notes on Sugar: The Work of María Magdalena Campos-Pons” uses installation, video, photography and printmaking, to explore the history of the sugar industry in Cuba, as it relates to the transatlantic slave trade.

Trump meets with Texas officials in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks

UT Pollsters Gauge Trump's Standing in Texas Ahead of the State of the Union Address

Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Donald Trump will give his first official State of the Union Address tonight at 8 PM central time (his first speech to Congress upon being elected in 2017 isn't technically a State of the Union Address). Here are five quick observations about Donald Trump's standing in Texas to provide some context for tonight's address – to wit, he has been consistently popular among Texas Republicans, just as consistently intensely unpopular among Texas Democrats, and remains in better standing with his GOP base in Texas than the collective members of Congress he'll be addressing tonight.

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NEH Grant Kick-starts Better Healthcare Initiative at UT Austin

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help develop a project, led by the Humanities Insitute at The University of Texas at Austin, to identify and overcome health disparities and advocate for better healthcare in Central Texas.