UT leaders outline eight key areas for Diversity Action Plan

The Daily Texan – November 4, 2016 UT leaders and stakeholders are collaborating to develop the Diversity Action Plan, which aims to increase diversity and inclusion among University students, faculty and staff. This summer, Gregory Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement, and Sonica Reagins-Lilly, vice president for student affairs, began constructing the plan, which … Continue reading UT leaders outline eight key areas for Diversity Action Plan

Nonprofit RideAustin tries to replace Uber and Lyft

The Daily Texan – June 16, 2016 A new nonprofit ride-hailing service, RideAustin, launched its app Thursday morning in an attempt to replace the departed Uber and Lyft. Uber and Lyft left Austin last month after Proposition 1 — which would get rid of the ordinance passed in December by the Austin City Council, requiring … Continue reading Nonprofit RideAustin tries to replace Uber and Lyft

Study shows teaching teens about social, personality changes helps cope with stress

The Daily Texan – July 3, 2016 A new study by a UT psychology professor and graduate student concluded stress among teenagers can be alleviated by teaching them that social and personality traits can change. David Yeager, UT assistant psychology professor and lead author of the study published in Psychological Science, suggests teaching high school … Continue reading Study shows teaching teens about social, personality changes helps cope with stress

Austin advocacy groups host gathering after police killings of two black men

The Daily Texan – July 8, 2016 In response to the police killings of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the Austin Justice Coalition and Black Lives Matter Austin hosted a vigil and meeting in east Austin at Givens Park, with an estimated 400 people in attendance. What began as a peaceful discussion … Continue reading Austin advocacy groups host gathering after police killings of two black men

First living wall on campus completed

The Daily Texan – July 12, 2016 After five years of planning and research, UT’s first living wall, a 10-by-25 foot honeycomb structure with carefully selected native plants, is complete. The project, shepherded by former School of Architecture Dean Frederick Steiner and Assistant Professor Danelle Briscoe, was completed by students and volunteers from the Lady … Continue reading First living wall on campus completed