Dec. 29, 2017

12/23/17

Fredericksburg.com
Book review: MacArthur, Truman put up their verbal dukes in ‘The General vs. The President
H.W. Brands, History

Huffington Post
Science Alert
Apparently, little kids think birthday parties cause aging
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

12/24/17

Cleveland Plain Dealer
Tis the season to learn about loved ones
Tom Palaima, Classics

Self
A case for getting married young
Art Markman; Psychology and HDO

Chicago Tribune
Habit trails; Set new patterns for work as 2018 begins
Art Markman; Psychology and HDO

12/25/17

Big Think
They mystery of Jesus’s brother gets even weirder
Geoffrey Smith and Brent Landau; Religious Studies

12/27/17

Austin American-Statesman
Sports betting likely a long shot in Texas even if federal ban lifts
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

12/28/17

Newsweek
Bible: Explorers claim they’ve discovered Noah’s Ark from Book of Genesis
Brent Landau, Religious Studies

12/29/17

Politico Magazine
Was 2017 the craziest year in U.W. political history?
H.W. Brands and Jaqueline Jones; History

Dallas Observer
After a bumpy 2017, Texas reproductive rights need an electoral boost
Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Observer
Cancel your birthday party and live forever: Understanding kid logic
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

Dec. 22, 2017

12/16/17

Amarillo Globe-News
Greek myths can help reality of politics
Deborah Beck, Classics

12/17/17

Newsweek
Birthday parties are confusing for little kids – here’s why
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

The Week
The Indian scientific invasion
Chandra Bhat, Economics

12/18/17

KXAN
ArkLaTex
Possible scenarios if lawsuit to remove Rep. Farenthold from ballot falls
Joshua Blank, Texas Politics Project

Bloomberg
Mexico’s presidential election could get really dirty
Kenneth Greene, Government

12/19/17

Time
Lessons for 2018 from one of America’s most tumultuous years
Jeremi Suri, History

The News & Observer
Cruz helps craft a conservative tax plan – but will that help him get re-elected
Texas Politics Project

Sun Sentinel
America’s normalization of mass shootings since Sandy Hook
Matt Valentine, Plan II

WTNH
How many kids still believe in Santa?
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

12/20/17

The New York Times
Yu Guangzhong, exiled poet who longed for China, dies at 89
Sung-Sheng Yvonne Chang, Asian Studies

Houston Public Media
Will the Tax overhaul actually stimulate the economy?
Jeremi Suri, History

Newsweek
Antarctica: Can ancient flood in Bible’s Book of Genesis explain mysterious fossilized forest?
Brent Landau, Religious Studies

12/21/17

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Teaching newsletter: How spaces designed for learning can change teaching
Harry Cleaver, Economics professor emeritus

Cnn
Coates vs. West: Feud has its roots in long tradition of black intellectuals
Peniel Joseph, History

Financial Express
Most ministers and babus seldom have the technical know-how required of their roles
Art Markman; Psychology and Human Dimensions of Organization (HDO)

The Texas Tribune
From border wall fight to new “sanctuary” law, immigration dominated Texas news in 2017
Texas Politics Project

Straits Times
Republicans’ tax cuts will spur only short-term growth
H.W. Brands, History

The Cut
Little kids think birthday parties cause aging
Jaqueline Woolley, Psychology

12/22/17

The Free Weekly
Alice in Wanderland
David Buss, Psychology

Ragan’s PR Daily
Can you define these well-known proverbs?
Art Markman; Psychology and HDO

Dec. 15, 2017

12/9/17

The Retriever
This Day
W.E.B. Du Bois lecture: African immigrant communities in the U.S.
Toyin Falola, History

Abilene Reporter-News
Talking politics over presents? Try some Greek mythology
Deborah Beck, Classics

12/10/17

Daily Beast
‘New’ text about James, brother of Jesus, isn’t exactly new
Brent Landau and Geoffrey Smith, Relgious Studies

Phys.org
Industrial revolution left a damaging psychological ‘imprint’ on today’s populations
Samuel Gosling, Psychology

Big Think
Brain enhancing drugs are on the horizon
Elliot Tucker-Drob, Psychology

12/11/17 

KCUR
Traveling through time with Mayor James, and rethinking the U.S. presidency
Jeremi Suri, History

KUT
Back in the saddle again: Former land commissioner files candidacy to win back old job
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

Today
Was your hometown warm or cold? Here’s how it shaped your personality
Samuel Gosling, Psychology

CBS DFW
2 Frontrunners emerge in Democratic primary for Texas Governor
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

El Paso Times
Former state Rep. Norma Chavez joins congressional race to replace Beto O’Rourke
Norma Chávez, Government alumnus

12/12/17 

Fortune
How Hanukkah went from a ‘minor’ holiday to a global phenomenon
Tatjana Lichtenstein; History and Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

Fast Company
Just reading over your to-do list can make you more productive
Art Markman; Psychology and HDO

Newsweek
A Christmas story update: Jesus likely born in a basement, not a stable, documentary claims
Brent Landau, Religious Studies

NBC
Why Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated across the U.S.
Laura Gutierrez, Mexican American & Latina/o Studies

National Geographic
The true story of Machli, the world’s most famous tiger
Kali Doubleday, Geography & the Environment

New York Post
Polls can’t agree if Roy Moore is going to win special election
Daron Shaw, Government

KXAN
After stabbing, UT student looks to teach entire campus about trauma response
Claire Zagorski, Anthropology student

12/13/17

Rivard Report
The Monitor
How Hanukkah has changed in the United States
Tatjana Lichtenstein; History and Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

The Athens News
Speaker covers four presidential stages – Washington to FDR
H.W. Brands, History

12/14/17

GQ
After winning in Alabama, can Democrats take on Ted Cruz in Texas?
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

Dallas Morning News
How America changed Hanukkah
Tatjana Lichtenstein; History and Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

Well + Good
The totally passive habit that’ll help you hack your to-do list
Art Markman; Psychology and HDO

12/15/17

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
When talking politics at the holiday dinner table, Greek mythology can help
Deborah Beck, Classics

Gainesville
Health-care advances affecting insurance coverage
Michael Geruso, Economics

ABC
KWBE
With 2018 looming, Texas congressional retirements continue to pile up
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

KUT
There’s no place like Om? How mindfulness can have adverse effects on memory
Art Markman; Psychology and HDO

Time
Here’s what Benjamin Franklin scholars think about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ode to the inventor
H.W. Brands, History

Dec. 8, 2017

12/2/17

National Geographic, Spain
Cherwell
News.com
The Hindu
Greek Reporter
Ancient Origins
World Net Daily
Heretical text of Jesus’ brother found in Oxford
Geoffrey Smith and Brent Landau, Religious Studies

12/3/17

NOS
Verloren bijbelboek teruggevonden in bibliotheek Oxford
Brent Landau and Geoffrey Smith, Religious Studies

12/4/17

Fox News
The Sun
Live Science
Metro
The Christian Times
Express
Information Nigeria
Ancient forbidden Christian text of Jesus’ ‘secret teachings’ to his ‘brother’ found
Geoffrey Smith and Brent Landau, Religious Studies

ABC
Daily Mail
Study suggests hometown temperature can impact personality
Samuel Gosling, Psychology

12/5/17

WTHI TV
Society’s gap between men and women still wide
Susan Heinzelman; English and Center for Women’s & Gender Studies

Patheos
“Heretical” writings from Jesus to his brother discovered at Oxford
Geoffrey Smith and Brent Landau, Religious Studies

WRAL
CNN
Society’s gap between men and women still wide
Susan Heinzelman; English and Center for Women’s & Gender Studies

The Daily Texan
Community archivist shares stories of Austin’s black community
Stephanie Lang, Warfield Center

12/6/27

Science Daily
Phys.org
Gut microbiome influenced heavily by social circles in lemurs
Rebecca Lewis, Anthropology

Waco Tribune-Herald
Invite a Greek storyteller to your holiday family dinner
Deborah Beck, Classics

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Senate tax bill offers school choice to rich families who already have it
Paul von Hippel, Sociology

CBS Austin
Could Hispanic vote push Valdez into Texas Governor’s office?
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

KVUE
KHOU
Fox 29
What will it take for a Democratic Dallas sheriff to be governor?
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

12/7/17

The Hill
Brown v. Board of Education anniversary – re-segregate schools voluntarily for black students
Kihana Miraya Ross, IUPRA

Cleburne Times-Review
Filing deadline turns talk to midterms
Texas Politics Project

Women’s Health
“I tried going vegan to lose weight and it backfired in the worst way”
Art Markman; Psychology and Human Dimensions of Organization

12/8/17

Austin American-Statesman
Wrap up these books this holiday whether the kids were naughty or nice
Sanford Levinson, Government

KVUE
Israel government official based in Texas reacts to Jerusalem announcement
Jeremi Suri, History

Christian Today
Discovered manuscript shows Jesus Christs describing secretive apocalypses including his brother James’ impending doom
Brent Landau and Geoffrey Smith, Religious Studies

Dec. 1, 2017

11/26/17

Inside Higher Ed
Would public universities benefit from a central innovation unit?
Steven Mintz, History

Los Angeles Times
Behind the harassment scandals, another dirty little secret: pornography
Zac Crippen, Air Force ROTC

11/27/17

NBC
The justice system can’t end domestic violence or prevent mass shootings
Noël Busch-Armendariz; European Studies and Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Inside Higher Ed
Times Higher Ed
Do outnumbered men feel ‘uncomfortable’ on campus?
Susan Heinzelman; English and Center for Women’s & Gender Studies

KUT
Will Texas turn blue in 2018? Probably not, but Democrats could see giant gains in local races
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

11/28/17

Stuff
Huffington Post
This is the perfect temperature for being happy and social, study finds
Samuel Gosling, Psychology

The Sydney Morning Herald
Scientists find the temperature that makes you the friendliest
Samuel Gosling, Psychology

11/29/17

Fast Company
Do this immediately after messing up to regain your boss’s trust fast
Art Markman; Psychology and Human Dimensions of Organization

The Texas Tribune
Valley Central
Analysis: A political earthquake hits the Texas congressional delegation
Texas Politics Project

The Stranger
“Can anybody help out this week?”
Texas Policy Evaluation Project

KERA
Top Stories: Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez still considering run for governor
Joshua Blank, Texas Politics Project

KUT
In 2018, Texas voters will fill more competitive seats than usual
Joshua Blank, Texas Politics Project

Baylor Lariat
Apocryphal text sheds light on Wise Men story
Brent Landau, Religious Studies

11/30/17

Vox
The case for normalizing impeachment
Jeremi Suri, History

Times Higher Education
Why Dylan Matters, by Richard F. Thomas
Tom Palaima, Classics

Newsweek
Spectrum News
First copy of Jesus’s secret writing to his brother recovered from antiquity in original Greek
Brent Landau and Geoffrey Smith, Religious Studies

KUT
Why does this giant metal flower in Patterson Park open and close at different times of day?
Art Markman; Psychology and HDO

International Business Times
This is the perfect temperature for humans – and it doesn’t exist in the UK
Samuel Gosling, Psychology

Newsweek
Fact-checking Trump claim there’s never been a president who’s accomplished more in 10 months
H.W. Brands, History

Playboy
Why porn can’t be our scapegoat for assault
Zac Crippen, Air Force ROTC

Texas Standard
Will U.S. foreign policy change if Rex Tillerson leaves the state department?
Michael Mosser, International Relations & Global Studies

12/1/17

Newser
Science Alert
Independent
Sci-News
IFL Science
The Daily Telegraph
Inquistr
The Quebec Post
Rare copy of forbidden text on Jesus found
Geoffrey Smith and Brent Landau, Religious Studies

News Patrolling
Why writing is good for your health
James Pennebaker, Psychology

Psychology Today
10 evolutionary psychological concepts that people don’t get
David Buss, Psychology

Financial Times
Best books of 2017: History
Julia Mickenberg; American Studies and CREEES

Study Breaks
Bringing dildos to a gun fight
Ana Lopez; Plan II and Health & Society

Austin American-Statesman
Spent most of November in shorts? It was Austin’s second-warmest ever
Troy Kimmel; Geography & the Environment