Oct. 27, 2014

10/20/14

Dallas Morning News
Will Obama help sink only endangered Texas congressman?
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Huffington Post
From Bullying to Belonging: 3 Things to Know About Peer Aggression
David Yeager, Psychology

KTBC
Indiana cases lead to questions as to what makes the mind of a serial killer
Art Markman, Psychology

Inside Higher Ed
Connected Learning
Tom Garza, Slavic and Eurasian Studies/Texas Language Center

KUT
How Novelist Lousia Hall Got From the Squash Court to ‘The Carriage House’
Louisa Hall, English

10/21/14

NPR
Some Millennials – And Their Parents – Are Slow To Cut The Cord
Karen Fingerman, Psychology

Daily Texan
Response to Ebola ‘crisis’ in US highlights superficiality problem
Jeremi Suri, History

The Conversation
Slavery in America: back in the headlines
Daina Berry, History/African & African Diaspora Studies

Times of India
Learning improves if you rest your mind and think periodically
Alison Preston; Margaret Schlichting (graduate student); Psychology

ABC News Radio (syndicated)
Study ‘Beyonce Feminism’ and ‘Rihanna Womanism’ at University of Texas
African & African Diaspora Studies

Time Warner Cable News
Lt. Gov Candidates Release New TV Ads
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Fox News
Unaccompanied immigrant minors at high risk for trauma, experts say
Néstor Rodriguez, Sociology

10/22/14

WBUR (Boston NPR)
How Do You Judge A Secretary Of State?
Jeremi Suri, History

KEYE
Accused Serial Killer Assaulted Austin Woman
Art Markman, Psychology

The Guardian
What language tells us about the roots of the stone age diet
Linguistics Research Center

Wall Street Journal
What Sends Teens Toward Triumph or Tribulation
Kathryn Harden, Psychology

Al Jazeera
Why Latinos Won’t Become White
Stephen Trejo, Economics

10/23/14

Texas Tribune
UT/TT Poll: Abbott Holds Commanding Lead Over Davis
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Vox
Wendy Davis is losing. But she was always going to lose.
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Bloomberg Politics
Poll Palooza: Illinois Gubernatorial Race Tied, GOP Still Coasting In Texas
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Austin American-Statesman
Greg Abbott holds big lead over Wendy Davis in latest poll
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

The Economist
Not time enough for counting
James Pennebaker, Psychology

Fox News
Fox News Poll: The American Dream is alive — for now
Daron Shaw, Government

Huffington Post
Virgin Not the First Time for Latinos
Domino Renee Perez, Center for Mexican American Studies

10/24/14

The Daily Beacon
Author Elizabeth McCracken brings new life to literary event
Elizabeth McCracken, English

The Daily Texan
Republicans lead Democrats in latest election polls
Jim Henson; Daron Shaw, Texas Politics Project

Texas Tribune
The Brief: Political Instincts Improve Perry’s Presidential Standing
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
New poll shows Abbott with 16-point lead over Davis
Texas Politics Project

Texas Tribune (republished by New York Times)
Board Taking Last Pass at Social Studies Textbook
Jackie Jones, History

Washington Post
Ebola will make Americans more likely to give up civil liberties
Bethany Albertson, Government

Washington Post
Has Wendy Davis’s run for governor helped or hurt Democrats in Texas?
Jim Henson, Government

San Antonio Express-News
Cornyn’s ‘dream’ of a governing agenda depends on slim GOP majority
Sean Theriault, Government

Cosmopolitan UK
You can now study Beyonce and Rihanna at university
African & African Diaspora Studies

Huffington Post
Here’s How Study Breaks Boost Learning
Alison Preston, Psychology

10/25/14

Los Angeles Times
Texas candidate shows tea party’s strength in the state
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Austin American-Statesman
Palaima: Charlie Strong’s core values should match the rest of UT
Tom Palaima, Classics

10/26/14

New Straits Times
Do we really know how the flush toilet works?
Art Markman, Psychology

Breitbart News
Davis Losing by Double Digits
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Washington Times
Clintons bring star power to campaign trail as Democrats shun Obama
Bruce Buchanan, Government

Oct. 20, 2014

10/12/14

New York Times
Online Magazine Brings New Life to Arab Studies
Jason Brownlee, Government/Middle Eastern Studies

10/13/14

CNN
They went from inmates to ISIS
Jeremi Suri, History

Al Jazeera, The Stream
Perks of being pretty (Video clip)
Daniel Hamermesh, Economics

Austin American-Statesman
Wendy Davis: Wheelchair ad about Greg Abbott’s hypocrisy, not disability
Joshua Blank, Texas Politics Project

Texas Observer
Forgetting How to Read? Stop Reading Online
Art Markman, Psychology

10/14/14

Daily Texan
Real Ebola Crisis is in Africa, not in United States
Jeremi Suri, History

10/15/14

Odisha Sun Times
Teens from rich nations better realize their science dream
Elliot Tucker-Drob, Psychology

KGOU (Oklahoma NPR)
In Education, Do Parents Matter?
Keith Robinson, Sociology

USA Today
Students reject the ‘Model Minority Myth’
Jennifer Tran, Government student

Fast Company
Ask the Experts: How Do I Develop a Thicker Skin and Become More Resilient?
Art Markman; James Pennebaker, Psychology

Desert News National
How the conversation about video games is changing
Art Markman, Psychology

Fox 29 San Antonio
Know Your Candidates: Abortion and voter’s rights issues
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project/Government

KVUE
Attack ads dominate week in race for Texas governor
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project/Government

10/16/14

Austin American-Statesman
Sparrow: Sustaining U.S. food supply starts with taking back states
Bartholomew Sparrow, Government

The Monitor
Commentary: Today is World Food Day, let’s celebrate midsize farms
Bartholomew Sparrow, Government

Mikey Lately Show
Rihanna & Beyonce Get Class Dedicated to Them
African & African Diaspora Studies
(This comes as a response to our tweet promoting unique courses in the college next semester, which is now at nearly 500 retweets and led to ‘@LiberalArtsUT’ trending in Austin the day it was posted. Thanks, Queen Bey)

10/17/14

Women’s eNews
Why I’m Not Buying Beyonce’s Brand of Feminism
Cherise Smith,  African and African Diaspora Studies

Inside Higher Ed
The Reluctant Pragmatist
Kathleen Longwaters, Asian Cultures and Languages (PhD candidate)

New York Times
Health Scare in Texas Also Sends Political Ripples
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

KUT
In Perspective: How Grief, Technology & Storytelling Help Us Remember Tragedy
Richard Flores, Anthropology/ Mexican American and Latina/o Studies; Tom Palaima, Classics

Psych Central
Reality isn’t Really Real
James Pennebaker, Psychology

Austin American-Statesman
Some Ebola responses push boundary between precautions and hysteria
Michael Telch, Psychology

Dallas Morning News
Has Ebola given Dallas a black eye? Please, let’s discuss
James Pennebaker, Psychology

10/18/14

KUT
Why Do We Freak Out About Existential Threats Like Ebola?
Art Markman, Psychology

10/19/14

Austin American-Statesman
Austin culture reflects Hispanic influence
Emilio Zamora, History/LLILAS

Houston Chronicle
Emotions trump reality as Ebola anxiety spreads
Michael Telch, Psychology

PolitiFact Texas/Austin American-Statesman
David Dewhurst days prayer rugs found in Texas brush near Mexico border
Samer Ali, Middle Eastern Studies

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Church concerned about Ebola stigma for Dallas
Michael Telch, Psychology

NPR
Waterless Worlds The New Hot Dystopia
Heather Houser, English

Oct. 13, 2014

10/1/14

Daily Texan
COLA’s closure of task force meetings to chill proceedings

New York Times
How America Helped ISIS
Jeremi Suri, History

Austin Business Journal
UT researchers to share in $17M federal brain injury research grant
Alex Valadka; David Schnyer, Psychology

Dallas Morning News
Poll: Davis cuts Abbott’s lead, still not winning big share of women
Texas Politics Project; Jim Henson; Daron Shaw, Government

New Republic
People Use Fewer First-Person Pronouns As They Get Older
James Pennebaker, Psychology

MarketWatch
$5 Billion Dollars in Savings: Research Shows Shoppers Can Save Billions This Holiday Season Using Deal and Offer Websites and Apps Like RetailMeNot
Jason Abrevaya, Economics

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
States should use power to raise the minimum wage
Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis

10/2/14

Corpus Christi Caller Times
States can, should hike minimum wage
Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis

Liberal Arts news
Two UT Austin Professors Listed as Top Psychologists of Modern Era
David Buss; James Pennebaker, Psychology

US News & World Report
The Secret History of the Middle East
Stephanie Mulder, Middle Eastern Studies

Politico
Time for a Latino Political Party?
Terri Givens, Government

10/3/14

Mashable
Overseas Hong Kongers Support Protestors in Global Solidarity Movement
Madeline Hsu, Asian Studies/History

Pacific Standard
Why Do Athletes Choke?
Art Markman, Psychology

Times Higher Education
Domestic postgraduate places ‘aided by overseas expansion’
Richard Murphy, Economics

New York Times
Harvesting Cotton-Field Capitalism
Daina Berry, African and African Diaspora Studies/History

Univision
Representación Justa en Cortes es Vital (Immigrants’ Just Representation in Court Is Vital)
Alfonso Gonzales, LLILSA/Mexican American Latina/o Studies

10/6/14

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Mysterious Water Well Unearthed in North Texas
Charles Frederick, Geography and the Environment

San Antonio Express-News
Abbott Maintains Massive Cash Advantage over Davis
Bruce Buchanan, Government

KEYE
Candidates Hope to Tap a Sleeping Giant
Terri Givens, Government

Time Warner Cable News
Rep. McCaul Calls for Tech-Based Solutions for Border Security
Terri Givens, Government

10/7/14

Daily Texan
Student Protests in Hong Kong Could Determine Future of Democracy
Jeremi Suri, History

Daily Texan
UT psychology professors ranked among 200 most influential psychologists
David Buss; James Pennebaker, Psychology

10/8/14

Liberal Arts news
Polish Economic Architect Hosts UT Austin Student in Warsaw
Economics

USA Today
Wendy Davis faces steep climb in Texas governor race
Jim Henson, Government

Houston Chronicle
Gupta: More states should raise minimum wage on their own
Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis

Dallas Morning News
Shetal Vohra-Gupta: Texas should lead the way on minimum-wage hike
Shetal Vohra-Gupta, Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis

Austin American-Statesman
Greg Abbott predicts women will keep Texas red
Joshua Blank, Texas Politics Project/Government

Politico
Fox polls: GOP leads key Senate races
Daron Shaw, Government

10/9/14

Daily Texan blog
Liberal Arts are more than Economics
Economics

Inside Higher Ed
Right to Know Why Not
Trish Roberts-Miller, Rhetoric & Writing/English

The Philippine Star
Open space is living space: 7 surprising reasons breathing space can do you wonders
James Pennebaker, Psychology

Daily Texan
SG seeks System support for voter ID resolution
Jim Henson, Government

Dallas Morning News
Art Markman: Ebola jokes – too soon?
Art Markman, Psychology

10/10/14

Global Post
The US is jailing immigrant women and children under appalling conditions
Shannon Speed, LLILAS

Houston Chronicle
When do the candidates’ Texas accents come out?
Lars Hinrichs, Axel Bohmann and Erica Brozovsky, Texas English Project

Houston Chronicle
Angel: Aging Hispanics also need support systems
Jacqueline Angel and Ronald Angel, Sociology

KEYE
How to Break the Multitasking Habit While Driving
Art Markman, Psychology

The Sydney Morning Herald
Restaurant menus and how to read them to save money
James Pennebaker, Psychology

MedCity News
A mobile therapy tool to monitor patients’ mental health between appointments recruits clinicialns for pilot
James Pennebaker, Psychology

10/11/14

The Diplomat
Putting Hong Kong in Historical Context
Peter Harris, Government (PhD candidate)

10/13/14

The Monitor
Commentary: Caring for our aging Hispanics
Jacqueline Angel and Ronald Angel, Sociology

Oct. 2, 2014

10/2/14
COLA News
Two UT Austin Professors Listed as Top Psychologists of Modern Era
David Buss and James Pennebaker, Psychology

10/1/14
New York Times
How America Helped ISIS
Jeremi Suri, History

10/1/14
Austin Business Journal
UT researchers to share in $17M federal brain injury research grant
Alex Valadka and David Schnyer, Psychology

9/29/14
Washington Post
A left-right divide in European attitudes toward immigrants
Terri Givens, Government

10/1/14
Dallas Morning News
Poll: Davis cuts Abbott’s lead, still not winning big share of women
Cites Texas Politics Project poll (Jim Henson, Daron Shaw, Government)

9/25/14
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Austin American-Statesman
Abbott, Davis play on different emotions in race for governor
Bethany Albertson, Government

10/1/14
New Republic
People Use Fewer First-Person Pronouns As They Get Older
James Pennebaker, Psychology

9/30/14
Texas Tribune
Final Gubernatorial Debate Looms in Dallas
Jim Henson, Government

10/2/14
US News & World Report
Pragmatic coexistence was the rule, not the exception, for much of the Middle East’s history
By Stephanie Mulder, Departments of Art and Art History and Middle Eastern Studies

10/1/14
MarketWatch
$5 Billion Dollars in Savings: Research Shows Shoppers Can Save Billions This Holiday Season Using Deal and Offer Websites and Apps Like RetailMeNot
Jason Abrevaya, Economics