May 29, 2015

5/23/15

Care2
5 reasons to ban smartphones in schools
Richard Murphy, Economics

5/24/15

The Sacramento Bee
Preeminent historian comes to Sacramento for next Bee Book Club
H.W. Brands, History

Salon
It’s not because she got fat or he won’t do laundry: here are the reasons people cheat
David Buss, Psychology

Mirror
Nine “professionally removed” dog brains found in village

San Antonio Express-News
Irritation grows over Bush’s Latino Leadership award
Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

5/25/15

CBC News, Canada
School cellphone bans raised grades says researchers
Richard Murphy, Economics

5/26/15

Houston Chronicle
Addressing the burden of war is our patriotic duty
Jeremi Suri, History

The Boston Globe
Suspicion of US government reaches new level in Texas
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

Tallahassee Democrat
FAMU symposium focuses on women’s mental health
King Davis, African and African Diaspora Studies

Christian Science Monitor
‘Reagan’ by H.W. Brands notes Reagan’s failings, yet insists on his greatness
H.W. Brands, History

HR Reporter
Gender, family relationships affect caregiver strain
Karen Fingerman, Population Research Center

City Lab
The troubled relationship between Texas and FEMA
Texas Politics Project

Business Insider
Gender and family relationships affect caregiver strain
Karen Fingerman, Population Research Center

Time
Darren Walker to Grads: Build a bridge to a better world
Darren Walker, Government alumnus

Huffington Post
Gender and family relationships affect caregiver strain
Karen Fingerman, Population Research Center

Catholic Online
The mystery behind brains discovered in the street of St. Lawrence County

Democrat & Chronicle
Write and heal
James Pennebaker, Psychology

Reuters
Gender and family relationships affect caregiver strain
Karen Fingerman, Population Research Center

The Atlantic
Waiting periods and the rising price of abortion
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

5/27/15

Art Info
ISIS vows not to bulldoze Palmyra architecture (just statues)
Stephennie Mulder, Middle Eastern Studies

LSE Daily Blog
Overt sexism does not drive women’s under-representation in the media
Sean Theriault, Government

Breitbart News
Gay marriage: One study falls as another stands
Mark Regnerus, Sociology

Live Mint
Use employee emotions as clue
Art Markman, Psychology

NBC
Who are the victims in FIFA corruption scandal?
John Hoberman, Germanic Studies

5/28/15

Ancient DNA may provide clues to how past environments affected ancient populations
UT News
Newswise
EurekAlert
Phys.org
Deborah Bolnick, Anthropology

The Washington Post
Can science make you less sexist while you sleep?
Xiaoqing Hu, Psychology

Medical Xpress
Unlearning implicit social biases during sleep
Xiaoqing Hu, Psychology

Health Day
Marriage before college graduation tied to more weight gain
Debra Umberson, Sociology

Pacific Standard
Reducing prejudice while you sleep
Xiaoqing Hu, Psychology

UPI
Ancient DNA show how early populations adapted to environment
Deborah Bolnick, Anthropology

Examiner
Sleep proven to reduce bigotry
Xiaoqing Hu, Psychology

The Conversation
Can we unlearn social biases while we sleep?
Xiaoqing Hu, Psychology

Science Daily
Ancient DNA sheds light on how past environments affected ancient populations
Deborah Bolnick, Anthropology

Science World Report
Ancient DNA may reveal how the environment impacted past human populations
Deborah Bolnick, Anthroplogy

5/29/15

Austin Chronicle
Written in Stone
Edmund Gordon, African and African Diaspora Studies

Insider Higher Ed
Rethinking Poli-Sci
Terri Givens, Government

News Medical
Investigating epigenetic marks in ancient DNA could help understand of ancient populations
Deborah Bolnick, Anthropology

Business Standard
Sleep can fix deeply rooted attitudes in people
Xiaoqing Hu, Psychology

NBC
Indictment tains former speaker Dennis Hastert’s ‘clean as a whistle’ reputation
Sean Theriault, Government

Yahoo! Health
Technology Is making us socially awkward
Art Markman, Psychology

The Economic Times
Sleep can fix deeply rooted attitudes in people
Xiaoqing Hu, Psychology

USA Today, College
Students need clearer information on financing their education
Tess Cagle, Anthropology student

HRE
Here’s an overnight cure for bias
Xiaoqing Hu, Psychology

Archaeology
Environmental stresses left marks on ancient genes
Deborah Bolnick, Anthropology

West Texas News
Researchers work on ways to treat racism, sexism and other biases
Xiaoqing Hu, Psychology

Harvard Business Review
Influence people by leveraging the brain’s laziness
Art Markman, Psychology

UT News
Faculty experts analyze 2015 Texas Legislative Session
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

NBC
Marriage before college graduation tied to more weight gain
Debra Umberson, Sociology

Clapway
Epigenetic study: How environments affected ancient humans
Deborah Bolnick, Sociology

Newsmax
Getting married young boosts weight: study
Debra Umberson, Sociology

May 22, 2015

5/16/15

Time
You’re remembering Reagan wrong
H.W. Brands, History

The Daily Beast
Will the real Reagan please stand up?
H.W. Brands, History

The Guardian
Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results 
Richard Murphy, Economics

Amarillo Globe-News
White Rabbit Antiques offers steampunk flair
American Studies

5/17/15

New York Post
How Reagan used religious freedom to reshape Russia
H.W. Brands, History

Dawn
Toethke and the quiet at the heart of form
Zulfikar Ghose, English

Associated Press
Records offer murky view into Affleck’s ancestor and slavery
Jacqueline Jones, History

BBC
Mobile phone bans ‘improve school exam results’
Richard Murphy, Economics

5/18/15

CNN Money
Kids do a lot better when schools ban smartphones
Richard Murphy, Economics

UT News
Mobile phone bans lead to rise in student test scores
Richard Murphy, Economics

Consumer Affairs
Banning cellphones in schools raises test scores, study finds
Richard Murphy, Economics

NEWS.com.au
Mobile phone bans ‘improve school exam results’
Richard Murphy, Economics

Huffington Post
The academic case for banning cell phones at school
Richard Murphy, Economics

Phys.org
Mobile phone bans lead to rise in student test scores
Richard Murphy, Economics

Christian Science Monitor
Could smartphone bans help students achieve more?
Richard Murphy, Economics

Daily Mail
Should cellphones be banned in schools?
Richard Murphy, Economics

The Dallas Morning News
When will we examine our heavily armed culture?
John Traphagan, Religious Studies

University Herald
Cellphone bans may lead to better grades
Richard Murphy, Economics

5/19/15

CNN
Candidates struggle with Iraq political quagmire
Mark Lawrence, History

World Science
School cell phone bans found to raise test scores
Richard Murphy, Economics

UT News
Waco shooting shows why we need to question an armed society
John Traphagan, Religious Studies

New York Magazine
How scientists debunked the biggest anti-gay-marriage study
Mark Regnerus, Sociology

UT News
Gabriel García Márquez symposium marks opening of the author’s archive
LLILAS

Associated Press
Frustration with Latin America’s left on the rise
Raul Madrid, Government and LLILAS

McClatchy DC
Rick Perry to enter GOP presidential race still under indictment
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

Education Week
Accountability measures for traits like ‘Grit’ questioned
David Yeager, Psychology

Psychology Today
Are you in cognitive decline
Art Markman, Psychology

CBS News
School cellphone bans improve student test scores
Richard Murphy, Economics

Campus Reform
Texas professor: Americans are ‘unable to handle gun ownership’
John Traphagan, Religious Studies

Yahoo!
How smartphones affect kids at school
Richard Murphy, Economics

5/2015

The Monitor
Gun control and US security
John Traphagan, Religious Studies

Fast Company
The highest-paying jobs of the future will eat your life
Daniel Hamermesh, Economics

SF Gate
‘Reagan: The Life’ by H.W. Brands
H.W. Brands, History

Fast Company
What should I do when my boss takes credit for my ideas?
Art Markman, Psychology

Newsweek
Why the teen birth rate keeps dropping
Mark Regnerus, Sociology

Texas Tribune
TribCast: The Big Deal, Abbott’s veto and Perry’s chances
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

Salon
4 ways Texas treats murderous biker gangs better than women
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Availability of guns conflicts with air of national security
John Traphagan, Religious Studies

Guns.com
Car-bombs, AKs and grenades: Violence in biker gangs not limited to U.S.
John Traphagan, Religious Studies

Huffington Post
President Obama, deception will not work: It’s time to end family detention
Alfonso Gonzales, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Austin American-Statesman
Minds of 2015 grads give hope for future
Tom Palaima, Classics

5/21/15

Dalje.com
Much more than simply a song contest for the gay community
Peter Rehberg, Germanic Studies

The New York Times
Two same-sex marriage studies, two debunkings
Mark Regnerus, Sociology

Examiner
Heat for Texas prof supporting gun control, while NY writer takes different track
John Traphagan, Religious Studies

Austin American-Statesman
New study seeks to debunk UT researcher’s findings that cast doubt on gay parenting
Mark Regnerus, Sociology

WJCT
Jeb steaming over ‘intellectual arrogance’
Jeb Bush, Alumnus

Time Warner Cable News
1on1: Dr. Terri Givens
Terri Givens, African and African American Studies; Government; and European Studies

Times Higher Education
A war of the soul of America: A history of culture wars, by Andrew Hartman
Tom Palaima, Classics

5/22/15

PJ Media
While the world does nothing, Islam ravages on Palmyra
Stephennie Mulder, Middle Eastern Studies

Inside Higher Ed
Jumping in the deep end
Terri Givens, African and African American Studies; Government; and European Studies

Half Life of War
The sorrowful history of The Half-Life of War
Tom Palaima, Classics

Washington Post
Everything that’s wrong with high heels
Daniel Hamermesh, Economics

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Who really wants tax relief – and why?
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

May 15, 2015

5/9/15

C-Span
America in the 1890s
Jeremi Suri, History

The Texas Tribune
Spotlight finds Abbott, and it’s not flattering
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

The Rivard Report
End family detention for Mother’s Day
Shannon Speed, Anthropology

5/10/15

Pink News
Anti-gay parenting ‘study’ included a giant and a baby convict
Mark Regnerus, Sociology

The Washington Post
A “reality check” for the Regnerus study on gay parenting (updated)
Mark Regnerus, Sociology

The American Prospect
If America really cared about mothers, reproductive heath care would be available to all
Sharmilla Rudrappa, Asian American Studies

5/11/15

The Chronicle of Higher Education
To make the world a better place, teach Arabic
Arabic Flagship Program

Fast Company
How do I keep work from bleeding into my personal life?
Art Markman, Psychology

Fusion
Deflategate scandal will be the subject of new college course
Linguistics

Ricochet
Episode 22: Reagan: The Life
H.W. Brands, History

Politico
How Reagan’s brush with death got the American public a tax cut
H.W. Brands, History

Star Advertiser
State names new Medicaid director
Judy Mohr Peterson, Anthropology alumna

Valley Morning Star
Voters don’t go to the polls
Texas Politics Project

News Advance
Professor found his niche collecting biblical artifacts
Randall Price, Middle Eastern Studies alumnus

5/12/15

Female First
Why does travel get your heart racing?
Art Markman, Psychology

Time
Impact of cell phone ban “equivalent to an additional hour a week in school,” study found
Richard Murphy, Economics

The Conversation
How smart is it to allow students to use mobile phones at school?
Richard Murphy, Economics

Time
Impact of cell phone ban “equivalent to an additional hour a week in school,” study found
Richard Murphy, Economics

Associated Press
Juror’s questions aim at heart of theater shooting trial
Mary Rose, Sociology

Austin Chronicle
Report: Half of women face barriers to repro health care survey shows
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation

Texas Tribune
Half of TX women face barriers to reproductive health
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

RH Reality Check
New Survey: Texans struggle to pay for reproductive health care
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Think Progress
The Family Planning cuts that the Texas Legislature forced through are having dire consequences
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

RH Reality Check
Obamacare is great, but more work needs to be done to secure birth control access
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Texas Public Radio
Report: Half of women face barriers to reproductive health
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Huffington Post
Half of TX women face barrier to reproductive health
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

5/13/15

NPR
A key researcher says ‘grit’ isn’t ready for high-stakes measures
David Yeager, Psychology

Phys.org
Researchers urge caution in using measures of students’ ‘non-cognitive’ skills for teacher evaluation
David Yeager, Psychology

Washington Post
Should teachers be evaluated on how ‘gritty’ their students are?
David Yeager, Psychology

Education Week
Researchers: Measures of traits like ‘grit’ should not be used for accountability
David Yeager, Psychology

PR Newswire
Rosetta bolsters strategic planning practice with addition of Jon Winsell
Jon Winsell, Slavic and Eurasian Studies alum

PR Newswire
Mobile therapy transforms mental health care with customized alerts regarding client status between therapy visits
James Pennebaker, Psychology

Epoch Times
How smart is it to allow students to use mobile phones at school? 
Richard Murphy, Economics

Inside Higher Ed
Taking Stock
Steven Mintz, History

Pulse
8 things that will make a woman want to have sex
Cindy Meston and David Buss, Psychology

5/14/15

The Conversation
Shakespeare’s Double Falsehood? Alas, that’s neither true nor false
James Pennebaker, Psychology

Library Journal
Why internet searchers are not enough
Cesar Salgado, Spanish and Portuguese

NACLA
Review, Evo’s Bolivia: Continuity and Change
Jorge Derpic, Sociology

5/15/15

Austin Chronicle
Report: Most women face barriers to repro health care
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

BBC
Islamic State fighters threaten to take control of Palmyra
Stephennie Mulder, Middle Eastern Studies

The New York Review of Books
When you got to go
Galen Strawson, Philosophy

Newsmax
Biographer gets it wrong on me and my dad
H.W. Brands, History

Austin American-Statesman
Limited access for over half of Texas women
Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

The Dallas Morning News
Austin Sarat: Are we witnessing the demise of the death penalty?
Texas Politics Project

The Washington Post
How Reagan created the age of Reagan
H.W. Brands, History

May 8, 2015

5/2/15

KFOX 14
Marijuana reform on hold
Texas Politics Project

Huffington Post
Dear Justice Alito: here’s what homosexuality was really like in Ancient Greece
Thomas Hubbard, Classics

Austin American-Statesman
UT professor delves into adulthood – and its future
Steven Mintz, History

5/3/15

Washington Times
A very average take on Reagan
H.W. Brands, History

5/4/15

UT Libraries
Showcasing the Hamilton Book Award winners
Denise Spellberg, History

KVUE
Experts weigh freedom of speech against religious tolerance
Jeremi Suri, History

The Daily Texan
What is an educated person?
Jeremi Suri, History

Trib Talk
5 conflicts to watch as a session’s end draws near
Jim Henson and Joshua Blank, Texas Politics Project

5/5/15

Art News
UT Austin receives significant collection of works by Harlem Renaissance artist Charles White
African and African Diaspora Studies

The Daily Chronic
Texas committee revives bill to reduce marijuana penalties 
Texas Politics Project

KZTV
Bill to reduce penalties for marijuana possession moves into Texas House of Representatives
Texas Politics Project

5/6/15

Newsday
The inner Ronald Reagan eludes biographer H.W. Brands
H.W. Brands, History

Wildcat Marketing
Beauty and Happiness
Daniel Hamermesh and Jason Abrevaya, Economics

Chron
Ted Cruz, GOP weigh in on Jade Heim – but are they playing to alarmists?
Bruce Buchanan, Government

5/7/15

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Police charge man in death of SIUE student, said they met through Craigslist ad
Mark Warr, Sociology

WAMC Public Radio
A history of modern adulthood
Steven Mintz, History

San Antonio Express-News
Early votes on marijuana legislation raise expectations
Texas Politics Project

Austin Chronicle
Austin African American book festival announces theme, guests
Kevin Cokley, Psychology

KHOU
“Sea change” in attitude toward marijuana in Texas
Texas Politics Project

Huffington Post
One benefit to same-sex marriage that nobody is talking about
Debra Umberson, Sociology

Psychology Today
Is narcissistic rage real?
Art Markman, Psychology

5/8/15

Houston Chronicle
Despite committee OK, pot bills still face hurdles in legislature
Texas Politics Project

Deseret News
How to redefine your middle life with purpose and vision
Steven Mintz, History

Financial Times
Texas bristles at Obama’s ‘invasion’
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

The Wall Street Journal
He rose to the challenge
H.W. Brands, History

The Dallas Morning News
An impartial look at Ronald Reagan
H.W. Brands, History

Deseret News
Midlife does not have to be a crisis
Steven Mintz, History

Trinity University News
Five professors honored for distinguished teaching, service, and scholarship
Christine Drennon, Geography and the Environment alumna

May 1, 2015

4/25/15

The Guardian
‘What will people say?’: Indian Americans blance family with LGBT identity
Parag Mehta, Plan II Honors Program alum

Houston Chronicle
Records open window to immigration past
Suzanne Seriff, Anthropology

4/27/15

The Monitor
Commentary: Pass statewide smoke ban in Texas
Jessica Duncan Cance, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

The Dallas Morning News
Let’s buck tradition by putting a woman on the $20 bill
Lisa Moore, English and Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Fox News Latino
Indigenous groups in the U.S. Struggle to retain, and relearn, dying languages
LLILAS

The Washington Times
Hillary’s gender gap: Men increasingly distrust her after scandal
Rebecca Bigler, Psychology and Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Stanford News
Online ‘mindset’ interventions help students do better in school, Stanford research shows
David Yeager, Psychology

4/28/15

Britannica.com
Sam Gosling analyzes Facebook profiles
Sam Gosling, Psychology

The Daily Texan
Chancellor McRaven gives lecture on international relations
Plan II Honors

Yahoo! Health
The groom backed out days before the wedding. Here’s how the bride turned grief into celebration
Art Markman, Psychology

The Daily Texan
Professor predicts Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage
Stanford Levinson, Government

Mother Nature Network
How exercise can make you happier
Jasper Smits, Psychology

Autism Family
Autism study examines languages
Richard Meier, Linguistics

Texas Standard
ISIS isn’t randomly destroying art – it’s another form of terrorism 
Stephennie Mulder, Middle Eastern Studies

4/29/15

Nature
Bone DNA reveals humanity’s trek into South America
Deborah Bolnick, Anthropology

Houston Chronicle
Abbott’s call to monitor Army exercises draws criticism 
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

To Do Austin
Bob Dylan’s odyssey – back home in Austin
Tom Palaima, Classics

Texas Standard
Q&As with Art Markman and Patricia Maclachlan
Markaman, Psychology @ 0:00; and Maclachlan, Government and Asian Studies @ 40:50

The Austin American-Statesman
The Americans are coming, the Americans are coming: on Jade Heim, Greg Abbott, Alex Jones and the politics of paranoia
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

NPR
These parents make lovely lunch bag art. Not everyone is pleased
Caitlyn Collins, Population Research Center

4/30/15

The Conversation
Nepal’s recovery: Can international aid community break entrenched patterns?
Heather Hindman, Asian Studies

The Huffington Post
QueerView: From gay marriage to trans schools
Thomas Hubbard, Classics

Psychology Today
Looking for Mr. Right? 16 questions to consider
David Buss, Psychology

The Cavalier Daily
University hosts author, professor to discuss Thomas Jefferson, Islam
Denise Spellberg, History; Middle Eastern Studies; and Religious Studies

News Everyday
Fingers may reveal real gender, brain study
Dennis McFadden, Psychology

The Guardian
The Prime of Life by Steven Mintz review – in defense of the Kidult generation
Steven Mintz, History

KUT
Unlike other coming-of-age celebrations, Quinceañeras remain mostly offline
Rachel Gonzalez, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

5/1/15

Quartz
Which potential US presidential candidates hablan español?
Jeb Bush, Alumnus

Publishers Weekly
Presidential History: H.W. Brands
H.W. Brands, History

Houston Chronicle
TxDOT moving past the highway, albeit slowly
Chandra Bhat, Economics

Chicago Tribune
Carrie Anderson wins P.E.O. Scholar Award
Carrie Andersen, American Studies student