Faculty & Staff News

Partnerships That Make a Difference: UT Legal Clinic


The UT College of Law Legal Clinic works to serve indigent people in the community, to encourage future pro bono service, and to contribute to the education and development of law students to become thoughtful, skilled, and ethical attorneys. The longest-running legal clinic in the nation, the clinic started in 1946 and involves twelve faculty members and approximately one hundred students every year.

Choral Student Places Eighth in International Quartet Competition


UT senior Hailey Myatt joined a barbershop music group last year after responding to a Facebook message from three members searching for a bass singer to complete their quartet in St. Louis, Missouri. Last month, her group placed eighth in the world at the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Finals in Las Vegas.

JICS Helps Initiate Big Data Regional Innovation Hub

Answers to some of the most important problems affecting society are nestled in massive mounds of data awaiting analysis. A new initiative that addresses that challenge was announced Monday, with the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences serving as one of the founding organizations and participants.

OIT Announces New UTKwifi Texting Pilot


The Office of Information Technology is piloting a new service that allows you to text “UTKwifi” followed by your building and room number information to 55000 to report areas on campus where there may be issues with the wireless network.

Distinguished Lecturer to Discuss History of Black Capitalism November 9

Juliet Walker, professor of history and founder and director of the Center for Black Business History, Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver a lecture titled “When Will All Black Economic Lives Matter? After 400 Years, 1619–2019, We Are Still at the Racial Bottom” at 3:30 p.m. in Hodges Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In the News: Von Arnim Study on Sleep and Cell Growth Connection

Several outlets featured the research of Albrecht von Arnim, which shows that lack of adequate sleep could short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation, and even brain activity.

In the News: Sumrall Study on 320-Million-Year-Old Animal’s Digestive System

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Colin Sumrall co-authored a study about the revelation of a digestive system in a 320-million-year-old animal, which sheds light on the early evolutionary history of starfish and related animals. Several online publications featured the news including Phys.Org and North Carolina-based High Country Press.