University of Texas at Austin

Patrick Meredith / UT Athletics

It’s September. The kids are in school. The weather is (maybe) thinking about starting to get cooler and the college football season is finally upon us – Rice officially kicked off the season last night with a 46-14 road loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

But, opening weekend is the first time fans get to see whether their school’s rebuilding projects are finally ready. And, as game time approaches, you can’t help but feel there are still some "fixer uppers" – like from HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines.


Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

You may know that Austin's rapid growth is rapidly making it an expensive place to live. Home prices have jumped in recent years, and rents have followed suit. And, as college students head back to campus, they're feeling the pinch as well. 


Public Domain

From Texas Standard:

The court upheld an affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin, ending a legal battle that started in 2008.

In Fisher v. the University of Texas, Abigail Fisher, a white student, sued the university for using race as a factor in college admissions. The decision sets a national precedent, at least for the time being.

Wyss Institute

A UT researcher working with Harvard’s Wyss Insitute helped develop a new technique to create a small-scale model of the human gastrointestinal tract. All it requires is a silicon-based chip about the size of a thumb drive and, well, some poop.

Aubrey Kelly/Cornell University

Prairie voles are social rodents. They live in colonies underground, and display almost human-like behavior. For example, prairie vole couples are known to mate for life, but new research out of UT Austin is calling into question our understanding of the creature, and of evolution itself.


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