March 31, 2017

3/25/17

San Antonio Express-News
‘Proper’ local control in the eye of the beholder
Joshua Blank, Texas Politics Project

Straits Times
Singapore Today
Yahoo!
Swimming: Joseph Schooling’s freestyle first
Joseph Schooling, Economics student

3/26/17

The Commercial Appeal
America can learn a lot from the flawed Andrew Jackson
H.W. Brands, History

CBC
Across America, artists are searching for answers about Trump’s planned funding cuts
Pramit Chaudhuri, Classics

3/27/17

Patch.com
Texas Speaker says he opposes ‘bathroom bill’
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Mothership
Quah Zheng Wen’s 2nd in the NCAA’s 200-yard butterfly, but Joseph Schooling wins overall
Joseph Schooling, Economics student

FiveThirtyEight
The two cracks in the Republican party
Sean Theriault, Government

Fast Company
A short guide to work phone calls for people who grew up texting
Art Markman, Psychology

New York Times
Can programs that help the military save the federal arts agencies?
Warrior Chorus

KUT
More fighting in population centers had led to increased civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq
Michael Mosser; Government and International Relations & Global Studies

Science Daily
Psych Central
Brain Imaging, machine learning may help predict mental illness risk
David Schnyer, Psychology

Texas Monthly
The latest gambit to save the bathroom bill
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

3/28/17

Dallas Morning News
Texas lawmakers need to rethink the program that gives property tax breaks to corporations
Nate Jensen, Government

HPC
Stampede supercomputer helps diagnose depression
David Schnyer, Psychology

Texas Observer
Adiós utopia, hello Texas
George Flaherty; Center for Mexican American Studies and LLILAS

The Texas Tribune
Texas family hopes to change the law on medical marijuana. It’s a long shot
Texas Politics Project

Business Grapevine
5 signs your best employee is about to quit
David Buss, Psychology

Inc.
Psychology says humor can improve success (if you do this 1 thing)
Art Markman, Psychology

3/29/17

Texas Public Radio
Thousands of rape kits still untested in Texas
Noel Busch-Armendariz; Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

NBC
Opinion: Where are you, Senator Rubio?
Victoria Defrancesco Soto, Government

3/30/17

Yahoo!
AI can predict depression by looking at MRI scans with 75 percent accuracy
David Schnyer, Psychology

CBS
Rep. Beto O’Rourke to challenge Ted Cruz for Texas Senate seat
Texas Politics Project

Texas Monthly
The demise of local control
Texas Politics Project

The New Paper
Schooling: My goal is still to break the world record
Joseph Schooling, Economics student

3/31/17

Top 500
Aiva Net
TACC supercomputer used to help diagnose depression
David Schnyer, Psychology

The Daily Texan
UT introduces Project 2021, new education innovation project
James Pennebaker, Psychology

Michigan War Studies Review
What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars
Tom Palaima, Classics

KHOU
Austin churches offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants
Chad Seales, Religious Studies

March 24, 2017

3/18/17

Houston Chronicle
Texas faces a new normal under neutered EPA
Heather Houser, English

International Business Times
Popular Archaeology
Human evolution: Skull, two-legged walking evolved together, study claims
Chris Kirk, Anthropology

3/19/17

Self
Confessions of a recovering busy-holic
Art Markman, Psychology

Deccan Chronicle
New Historian
The Marshalltown
Human skull evolved with two-legged walk: study
Chris Kirk, Anthropology

3/20/17

Science World Report
India Today
R&D Magazine
Human skull and two-legged walk evolved together
Chris Kirk, Anthropology

Houston Chronicle
Bills to raise minimum wage find few fans in House committee
Texas Politics Project

Texas Advanced Computing Center
Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression
David Schnyer, Psychology

3/21/17

Dallas Observer
Texas’ horrible voter turnout continued in 2016, new study says
Victoria Defrancesco Soto, Government

U.S. News & World Report
Should we ‘tend and befriend’ in this stressful time?
Robert Josephs, Psychology

Fine Books & Collections
Set of Jane Austen novels returns home
Janine Barchas, English

Valley Central
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants ‘broad-based law’ that preempts local regulations
Texas Politics Project

The Texas Tribune
Senate passes property tax bill state leaders love, local officials oppose
Texas Politics Project

3/22/17

Dallas Morning News
Texas should spend more time finding out why schools fail young black men, lawmaker says
Louis Harrison, African & African Diaspora Studies

EdSource
Suspension rates for African-American students escalated in middle school
David Yeager, Psychology

KUT
Go ‘Underground’ at the Vortex
Lisa B. Thompson, African & African Diaspora Studies

Smithsonian
America’s big circus spectacular has long and cherished history
Janet Davis; American Studies and History

3/23/17

Yahoo!
NCAA: Joseph Schooling finishes 3rd in 50 free debut, helps Texas to two relay wins
Joseph Schooling, Economics

Waco Tribune
High courts steps into jury room to root our racial bias
Jeffrey Abramson, Government

Popsugar
MSN
Studies have shown writing about your emotions can help reduce stress and anxiety
James Pennebaker, Psychology

Dallas Morning News
How slaves valued their own souls
Daina Ramey Berry; History and African & African Diaspora Studies

Smithsonian
Is Elizabeth Warren the real Jacksonian on Capitol Hill?
H.W. Brands, History

3/24/17

The Austin Chronicle
Going Underground at the Vortex
Lisa B. Thompson, African & African Diaspora Studies

Texas Tribune
Watch House Speaker Straus discuss the Texas legislative session
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Mothership
The New Paper
Texas Sports
NCAA: Schooling helps Texas to two relay titles
Joseph Schooling, Economics student

Alternet
5 ways Trump is mentally torturing us now
Art Markman, Psychology

Austin American-Statesman
Straus says tapping Rainy Day fund more responsible than Senate plan
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

KUT
Black community’s flight from Austin underscores need to deal with affordability crisis
Eric Tang, Institute for Urban Policy & Research Analysis

Houston Public Media
Reuters
U.S. News & World Report
Austin America-Statesman
Speaker Joe Straus categorizes the so-called bathroom bill as ‘a tremendous mistake’
Texas Politics Project

March 17, 2017

3/11/17

PsychCentral
Americans less likely to link conformity to smart kids
Cristine Legare, Psychology

3/13/17

CNN
Jane Austen poisoned with arsenic? Not so fast, experts say
Janine Barchas, English

The Washington Post
Was Jane Austen poisoned? New evidence about the writer’s weakened eyes raises questions
Janine Barchas, English

3/14/17

The Gilmer Mirror
Proposal to reduce marijuana penalties in Texas to receive hearing today in House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
Texas Politics Project

The Texas Tribune
Corridor News
Will Senate bill provide tax relief or hamstring local governments?
Texas Politics Project

CBS
Tough road ahead for Texas’ bathroom bill
Joshua Blank, Texas Politics Project

Culture Map
All of these University of Texas programs rank No. 1 in the nation
LLILAS and PRC

Houston Chronicle
Study: Texas’ biggest tax break program is mostly a waste of money
Nate Jensen, Government

KLRU
Religious Holiday
Chad Seales, Religious Studies

3/15/17

Newsweek
Religious freedom efforts: Next front opens in battle on gay marriage
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

KTXS
City government oppose Texas bill addressing tax reform
Texas Politics Project

3/16/17

Texas Observer
Study: Texas spent $4.4 billion luring businesses that were coming to the state anyway
Nathan Jensen, Government

CNBC
Brexit will take ‘longer rather than shorter’
Benjamin Gregg, Government

UT News
What is the value of a human life?
Daina Ramey Berry; History, African & African Diaspora Studies

3/17/17

Patch
UPI
Psychology Today
Human skull evolved along with two-legged walking, researchers confirm
Chris Kirk, Anthropology

KUT
Why we think people can read our minds
Art Markman, Psychology

March 10, 2017

3/4/17

The Week
The hunt for better psychiatric drugs
Stephen Strawkowski, Psychology

3/5/17

Amarillo Globe-News
Monday briefing
Texas Politics Project

Inquisitr
Pot heads of Houston, rejoice-marijuana possession is now decriminalized
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

The Post and Courier
Review: The ‘police action’ that brought down a general
H.W. Brands, History

WBUR
Personal agency and the big switch 1962-64: Thucydides, Bob Dylan and Stanley Kubrick
Thomas Palaima, Classics

3/6/17

UT Austin Campus Life Update
Former Unions staffer honored for supporting students
Desiree Pham, International Relations and Global Studies Student

Today
Quah-Schooling showdown on the cards at NCAA
Joseph Schooling, Economics student

KUT
KOUW
UT professor argues for aggressive response to North Korean missile strikes
Jeremi Suri, History

Waco Tribune
Cuts to arts, humanities funding will leave us a lesser nation
Eddie Chambers; European Studies and the Center for African American Studies

3/7/17

TrustEd
Study: Strong engagement reduces mistrust, increases success
David Yeager, Psychology

The Monitor
Don’t cut national funding for the arts
Eddie Chambers; European Studies and the Center for African American Studies

UT News
PsyPost
Science Daily
Heath Medicine Network
Patch
PTSD risk can be predicted by hormone levels prior to deployment, study says
Michael Telch, Bob Josephs and Adam Cobb; Psychology

WNYC
Globalism vs. Nationalism
Peniel Joseph, History

Roll Call
What would have to go right for a Castro miracle in Texas
Texas Politics Project

KXAN
‘Bathroom Bill’ under revision as public feedback begins
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

3/8/17

Ebony
Gaffes aside, what Ben Carson could do with the keys he holds
Eddie Chambers; European Studies and the Center for African American Studies

EconoFact
Rules, regulations and social benefits
Sandra Black, Economics

Texas Tribune
Analysis: The Texas legislature giveth—and taketh away
Texas Politics Project

Everything Lubbock
Transgender Texan tracks bathroom visits
Texas Politics Project

KXAN
WRBL
Wood TV
UT study finds PTSD risk can be predicted before deployment
Michael Telch, Bob Josephs and Adam Cobb; Psychology

Dallas Morning News
Betsy DeVos does not understand the role of historically black colleges and universities
Richard Reddick; African & African Diaspora Studies

3/9/17

The Economist
The NRA-ification of American politics
Texas Politics Project

The Facts
Ross Ramsey: Legislature giveth, taketh away
Texas Politics Project

Fast Company
What to do while you wait for the raise or promotion you’ve been promised
Art Markman, Psychology

The News York Times
A possible clue in Jane Austen’s glasses. Did arsenic kill her?
Janine Barchas, English

Netscape
Lifescript
Free long-term birth control cuts unwanted pregnancies
Vanita Goyal, Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Houston Business journal
Most energy firms don’t need tax breaks to invest in Houston
Nate Jensen, Government

Austin 360
Your kids don’t conform? Good news. That’s a sign of intelligence in the U.S., University of Texas study says
Cristine Legare, Psychology

FiveThirtyEight
How defunding Planned Parenthood could affect health care
Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Science Daily
Conformity is not a universal indicator of intelligence in children
Cristine Legare, Psychology

3/10/17

KXAN
Low-level marijuana possession penalties could be reduced with new bill
Texas Politics Project

The Tennessean
Andrew Jackson at 250: President’s legacy isn’t’ pretty, but neither is history
H.W. Brands, History

Science News for Students
For minority students to succeed, teachers need to earn trust
David Yeager, Psychology

Austin American-Statesman
KVUE
KHOU
UT’s new student body president is making history
Alejandrina Guzman; Mexican-American studies and Liberal Arts Honors

Dallas Morning News
With deniers at the helm, we need responsible climate leadership in Texas and beyond
Heather Houser, English

The Verge
As much as I wish someone had poisoned Jane Austen, she probably just had cataracts
Janine Barchas, English

The Huffington Post
If you really want to limit abortions, protect free birth control
Vinita Goyal; Population Research Center and the Texas Policy Evaluation Project

WPXI
University of Texas elects first Latina, physically disabled student president
Alejandrina Guzman; Mexican American Studies and Liberal Arts Honors

March 3, 2017

2/25/17

Atlanta Black Star
No, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings did not have a ‘relationship’
Robert Jensen, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Hysteria over immigrations growing in Texas; here’s why
Texas Politics Project

2/26/17

Philly.com
How Trump’s speaking style drives home his message
David Beaver, Linguistics

2/27/17

The Texas Tribune
Analysis: In bathroom bill, politics disguised as policy
Texas Politics Project

2/28/17

Inside Higher Ed
Reimagining the Academic Experience
Steven Mintz, History

The Washington Post
Trump is right. Slavery ‘is not good.’ This new book can show him how horrific it was
Daina Berry, History

Wall Street Journal
How ObamaCare punishes the sick
Michael Geruso, Economics

CBS
UT Political expert says President Trump’s speech will impact Texans
Jeremi Suri, History

My Informs
How are American colleges teaching the history of black business?
Juliet E. K. Walker, History

The Washington Times
George W. Bush’s own popularity boosted by Trump’s unpopularity
H.W. Brands, History

Hot Press
Is hate the best way to love (and have sex?)
David Buss, Psychology

Entrepreneur
Marijuana lobby grows as legalizations spreads throughout the country
Texas Politics Project

The Texas Tribune
Texas senate approves convention of states legislations
Texas Politics Project

KHOU
Could Texas become the next swing state?
Texas Politics Project

ABC
Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis says she struggles with ‘imposter syndrome’
Kevin Cokley, Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis  

3/1/17

Rochester City Newspaper
Slaves to the machines
Art Markman, Psychology

Gant News
Trump’s speech: How’d he do?
Peniel Joseph, History

Austin American-Statesman
Austin just experienced the warmest winter on record
Troy Kimmel, Geography & the Environment

Reader’s Digest
Great News: Funny cat videos are actually good for you
Art Markman, Psychology

Smart Company
How to achieve your major goals without falling into the trap of overconfidence
Art Markman, Psychology

International Business Times
Marijuana legalization in Texas: Houston offering drug class instead of jail time for pot possession
Texas Politics Project

The Daily Texan
New Texas poll shows increase in support for Donald Trump
James Henson and Daron Shaw; Texas Politics Project and Government

UT News
Caring for black male students requires more than good intentions, according to education study
Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis

3/2/17

Fast Company
Chill with the Adderall: Four non-chemical brain hacks to help you focus
Art Markman, Psychology

The Washington Post
This is what will happen if financial markets panic about Trump
Rachel Wellhausen, Government

Dallas Morning News
Why doesn’t Texas support Mexico as much as California does in face of Trump attacks
Ricardo Ainslie; LLILAS and Center for Mexican American Studies

Human Resources Online
Trends in Telecommuting
Jennifer Glass; Sociology and the Population Research Center

KUOW
Believe it or not, fake news affects you
Art Markman

3/3/17

Boise State Public Radio
H.W. Brands chronicles MacArthur and Truman clashing at the brink of nuclear war
H.W. Brands, History

KUT
Why online privacy is more complicated than you can imagine
Art Markman, Psychology

Copperas Cove Leader Press
Locals share success, struggles at Black History Month event
Leonard Moore, History