Topic: College of Liberal Arts

Anthropologists Find Clues in Ancient DNA

May 28, 2015
Rick Smith, UT Austin anthropology researcher

A new study by UT Austin anthropologists shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may lead to further understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world.

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Mobile Phone Bans Lead to Rise in Student Test Scores

May 18, 2015
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Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study co-authored by an economist at UT Austin.

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Train Yourself to Be More Creative

April 29, 2015
Girl washed in color

Psychology and marketing professor and resident creativity guru Art Markman offers practical advice on how anyone can practice creativity.

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This Semester I’m Working On … Volunteering Abroad

April 22, 2015
Texas Global Business and Microfinance Brigades in Panama in 2013

In the second installment of this ongoing series, sophomore Ryan Pakebusch shares about his work teaching business skills around the world with Texas Global Business and Microfinance Brigades.

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Adm. William McRaven to Deliver Glickman Centennial Lecture

April 22, 2015
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University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven, a decorated veteran and 2011 Texan of the Year, will deliver the 2015 Glickman Centennial Lecture at the university.

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