For David Galindo, winning wasn’t his main priority this year. The 27-year-old history professor at Northwest Vista College was happy just to see his school put a team on the field.
Only 3.6 percent of UT-Austin professors are black. In contrast, 77.3 percent are white – a figure that is high even by Texas standards. Austin has an 8 percent black population.
In 2012, the Harvard Business Review called data science “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” This is especially impressive considering that the title “data scientist” did not exist until 2008.
The centers provide therapy and special care for children traumatized by abuse and neglect.
The University of Texas at Austin’s graduate petroleum engineering program, renowned for its enhanced recovery techniques for oil reservoirs, was ranked as the best in the country this year.
In 2009, Alan Feldstein started Alan’s Austin MLB, a group of baseball fans who get together and watch games at sports bars around the city. Membership has grown to 162.
Until the renovation is completed, 10 club teams have to share a single field at Clark Field, rent other fields or not play at all.
This summer, the team faces two big challenges: a short-staffed dive team and more lake-goers.
A Texas coalition reviewing applications for projects to repair will award grants worth millions of dollars from a trust fund fed by fines paid by British Petroleum and the other companies responsible for the disaster.
Small-scale projects, from bus-stop benches to spruced-up alleys, are showing a new way to improve urban life.
Since 1950, young Austinites have played on generations of teams like the Scrappers and the Strikerz. Yet in recent years South Austin organizers, like others around the country, have faced declining enrollment numbers.
Men were 9.6 percent of registered nurses in 2011, up 2 percentage points from 2000, according to the Census Bureau. “You feel like you’re doing something for somebody else,” Casey Luong, a nursing student, said.
The initiative, which started last year, comes amid rapid change. As rising property prices and taxes spur long-time residents to move to the suburbs, architecture important to East Austin’s history is being erased.
Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, is a colorless gas that smells like rotten eggs, but there the similarity ends. At lower levels, the gas causes nausea, headaches and dizziness. Larger doses can result in loss of smell and ultimately death. The poisonous gas made headlines on April 13 after Austin firefighters responded to a cardiac arrest […]
Designed to complement traditional forms of therapy, Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy has, its adherents say, become an increasingly popular adjunct for a variety of diagnoses, among them depression, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder and Down Syndrome.
Cindy Ramirez has been interested in politics since she was a ninth-grader. That year, she joined the Dallas chapter of IGNITE, an organization that works to inspire more young women to become involved in politics. Once at the University of Texas at Austin, Ramirez sought out the program again, and is now marketing director of […]
The new buses are getting good reviews for updated amenities, and they also play a part in a regional effort to control smog pollution despite rapid population growth.
New rules are designed to reduce concussions in young players. But critics say they delay proper training of a crucial skill of the game.
At Texas A&M’s Natural Toxins Research Center, researchers test snake venom against different types of cancer cells, including various kinds of melanomas and carcinomas, hoping to find ways to block the cells’ growth.
The drinking habits of fruit flies can help science understand how humans become addicted to alcohol.