Dec. 27, 2019

12/22/19

Common Dreams
The Trump Presidency is reversing history
Tom Palaima, Classics

Herald Net
19 last-minute gift ideas for the book reader in your life
Janine Barchas, English 

12/23/19

Chicago Tribune
San Antonio Express-News
A parent’s guide to believing in Santa
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

AlterNet
Tyler Morning Telegraph
The Texas suburbs are slipping away from the GOP. These women for Trump want to win them back.
Texas Politics Project

12/24/19

Pacific Sun
Heart of barkness
David Buss, Psychology

Vice
How Elf on the Shelf became a surveillance state apparatus
Jacqueline Wooley, Psychology

12/26/19

KXAN
How the top statewide stories of 2019 indicate what 2020 could look like
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

12/27/19

The Wall Street Journal
Five Best: H.W. Brands on American Political Novels
H.W. Brands, History

The Paris News
Women for Trump seek to win back suburbs for GOP
Texas Politics Project

Politico
How will history books remember the 2010s?
Peniel Joseph, History

Corridor News
Growing Your Roots Austin 2020: The inaugural African American genealogy conference
Edmund Gordon, AADS & Anthropology

The Week
Replace Mike Pompeo with a champion of diplomacy
Jeremi Suri, History

Texas Standard
Beto, Bonnen and the suburbs: Looking ahead to 2020
Texas Politics Project

Dec. 20, 2019

12/14/19

The Guardian
Book of the week: The Lost Books of Jane Austen by Janine Barchas
Janine Barchas, English

12/15/19

The New York Times
Business Insider
Texas a linchpin in Biden’s super Tuesday strategy
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Dallas Morning News
I will never forget the impoverished family that tipped me generously, but why did they do it?
Paul Woodruff, Philosophy 

The Dallas Morning News
Trump’s USMCA shows how Texas GOP, amid some grumbles, is shifting on trade
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Wellston Journal
A belief hole could hinder tutorial success for minorities
David Yeager, Psychology

Fox News
Biden still leads Democratic race as Warren drops
Daron Shaw, Government and Texas Politics Project

12/16/19

History Channel
Some of the earliest Christmas cards were morbid and creepy
Penne Restad, History

USA Today
Trump impeachment: Pelosi reclaims the Constitution for liberals and today’s America
Patricia Roberts-Miller, English

Haaretz
Jewish activists in Texas are waging war on America’s immigration policies
Texas Politics Project

Crossroads Today
Elizabeth Warren emphasizes ‘choice’ on health care
Texas Politics Project

Austin American-Statesman
Democratic senatorial campaign committee endorses MJ Hegar
Daron Shaw, Government and Texas Politics Project

PaperCity Magazine
Barbara Bush reveal – Powerhouse lineup of authors coming to Houston
Texas Politics Project

12/17/19

The New York Times
Tombs at ancient greek site were gold-lined chambers
Tom Palaima, Classics

Mic
What the Law of Attraction gets wrong
Art Markman, Psychology & HDO

Ms. Magazine
Will the Supreme Court respect the Rule of Law – and its own jurisprudence?
Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Chron
Neil and Maria Bush share a celebration of reading 2020’s partial author lineup at River Oaks party
H.W. Brands, History

Washington Times
The Dallas Morning News
Texas students protest outside professor’s home over research exploring sex between men and boys
Classics

12/18/19

BBC
Homo erectus: Ancient humans survived longer than we thought
Frank Huffman, Anthropology

Gizmodo
Scientists shed light on the final holdout of an extinct human species
John Kappelman, Anthropology

Fox News
Socialism rises in popularity, capitalism still favored
Daron Shaw, Government and Texas Politics Project

Texas Tribune
KSAT
When nobody is the best-known Texas candidate, an endorsement can be a big deal
Texas Politics Project

The Texas Monitor
Questioning the wisdom of free-wheeling tax incentives
Nathan Jensen, Government

The Dallas Morning News
A UT professor advocates pedophilia. Why are we paying for it?
Classics

12/19/19

Bloomberg
Trump tax break fuels San Jose building boom as Google moves in
Nathan Jensen, Government

Austin American-Statesman
A parent’s guide to believing in Santa
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

CNN International
On impeachment, GOP and Democrats are on different planets
Jeremi Suri, History

USA Today
Is Santa real? Here’s advice on how to handle a difficult question when kids ask
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

The Dallas Morning News
A close look at the infamous audio recording that shows how some politicians operate when they think no one is watching
Texas Politics Project

12/20/19

Vox
Trump might help free science that’s locked behind paywalls
Tal Yarkoni, Psychology

Forbes
How to give advice people will appreciate
Art Markman, Psychology

Texas Tribune
KERA
The Texas suburbs are slipping away from the GOP. These women for Trump want to win them back.
Texas Politics Project

Dec. 13, 2019

12/7/19

Tallahassee Democrat
Dreams’ shows importance of narrative history
H.W. Brands, History

Vox
Arthur Miller adapted Pride and Prejudice into an hour-long radio play
Janine Barchas, English

Spectrum News
UT students want faculty with sexual misconduct history fired
English and Philosophy

12/8/19

Herald Net
Beyond the best-sellers: Lesser-known books make perfect gifts
Janine Barchas, English

Hot Air
Biden has edge over Dems in Nevada, bests Trump by 7 points
Daron Shaw, Government and Texas Politics Project

KXAN
Former Congressman Chris Bell says experience gives him an edge to beat John Cornyn
Texas Politics Project

12/9/19

Nature World News
How keeping a journal can turn your life around
James Pennebaker, Psychology

Austin American-Statesman
Field set to vie for Cornyn’s Senate seat as filing deadline passes
Texas Politics Project

12/10/19

Texas Monthly
MJ Hegar: “Texans have very sensitive BS meters”
Texas Politics Project

The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus wanted soccer more than Austin did – and paid for it
Nathan Jensen, Government

Knowable Magazine
A preventable malignancy
Deborah Parra-Medina, Latino Research Institute

The Chronicle of Higher Education
A professor’s writings about pederasty enraged students. So they protested at his home.
Classics

Dispatch
Columbus wanted soccer more than Austin did — and paid for it
Nathan Jenson, Government 

12/11/19

Rome News-Tribune
Biden holds 20-point lead in Texas Democratic primary race
Texas Politics Project

The Bulwark
The Senate as an Impeachment Court should not be the Senate as usual
Jeffery Tulis, Government

The Guardian
The Lost Books of Jane Austen by Janine Barchas review – how Austen’s reputation has been warped
Janine Barchas, English

Austin American-Statesman
Biden holds 20-point lead in Texas, poll says
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

Austin American-Statesman
Georgetown OKs $4.4 million incentive package for Costco
Nathan Jensen, Government

The Washington Post
Amazon will move into New York City after all. Did it really need public investments?
Nathan Jensen, Government

12/12/19

Men’s Health
5 things you can do every morning to make your day incredible
Art Markman, Psychology and HDO

The Capitol Pressroom
Amazon coming to NYC
Nathan Jensen, Government

Los Angeles Times
Nine years after Guatemalan man’s shooting, LAPD officers get help to identify indigenous languages
Daniel Law, Linguistics

Romper
How elf on the shelf affects your child’s brain, according to experts
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

Patch
Austin is national’s 3rd most changed city this decade: report
Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis

Fraud Talk Podcast
The relativity of ethics
Art Markman, Psychology and HDO

12/13/19

Blue Mountain Eagle
Lunch and Learn presents ‘Documenting Texas Germans’
Hans Boas, Germanic Studies

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas Republicans in Congress understand that impeachment of Trump is a sham
Texas Politics Project

Texas Tribune
After uncertain filing period, Democratic US Senate candidates seek to “get down to business”
Texas Politics Project

WRAL
As Apple expands in Texas, NC officials withhold details on efforts to land tech giant
Nathan Jensen, Government

The College Fix
Students stalk professor over his scholarship on ancient sexual practices. University does nothing.
Classics

The Times Literary Supplement
Firthing for Austen
Janine Barchas, English

KUT
Margin of error: Why narratives – not facts – often drive political coverage and public perception
Josh Blank, Texas Politics Project

Chicago Tribune
Beyond the best-sellers: Lesser-known books make perfect gifts
Janine Barchas, English

WRAL
As Apple expands in Texas, NC officials withhold details on efforts to land tech giant
Nathan Jensen, Government

Dec. 6, 2019

11/30/19

Austin American-Statesman
Chicago Tribune
Daily Inter Lake
Rick Perry redux: Heading back to Texas and into the headlines
Daron Shaw and Jim Henson, Government and Texas Politics Project

National Interest
Why support for the death penalty is much higher among white Americans
Kevin Cokley, Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis 

12/1/19

The New York Times
Thinking about a job or career change? Read this
English and Philosophy

The Dallas Morning News
UT students want faculty with sexual misconduct histories fired. What’s the university’s response?
English and Philosophy

12/2/19

The Enterprisers Project
5 must-read Harvard Business Review articles in December
English and Philosophy

Salon
Why support for the death penalty is much higher among white Americans
Kevin Cokley, Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis  

Texas Tribune
Raw Story
Austin Mayor Steve Adler watched Pete Buttigieg court Chasten. Now Adler’s helping him court America.
Texas Politics Project

Denton Record-Chronicle
Don’t surrender public commitment to affordable higher education
Richard Reddick, African & African Diaspora Studies  

The Dallas Morning News
Beto O’Rourke backers cite poll showing he’d sail through Senate primary; Cornyn wary he’ll heed the call
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

The Daily Texan
Bedbugs not found in University Teaching Center after more reports made
Samantha Pinto, English and African & African Diaspora Studies  

UCSF News
Ahead of Supreme Court hearing, researchers say abortion law will harm women’s health
Kari White, Texas Policy Evaluation Project and Sociology

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Rick Perry redux: Heading back to Texas and into the headlines
Daron Shaw and Jim Henson, Government and Texas Politics Project

12/3/19

CNBC
Russia opens Siberian pipeline to China as Bejing expands its influence in the Arctic
Jeremi Suri, History

Texas Standard
Beto O’Rourke says he’ll focus on turning the State House blue
Sean Theriault, Government

Austin American-Statesman
KVUE
Lt. Gov. Patrick confident Trump will carry Texas
Texas Politics Project

The Dallas Morning News
Calls for Beto O’Rourke to run for Senate, what Dems think of GOP’s blunder, UT students’ unprecedented demands
Texas Politics Project

The Daily Texan
UT-Austin’s inaugural WEB Du Bois distinguished visiting scholar gives first lecture
Kevin Cokley, IInstitute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis  

12/4/19

Texas Tribune
Progrexas
This US Senate race in Texas isn’t like the last one
Daron Shaw, Government and Texas Politics Project

The New York Times
I feel weird lying about Santa
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology 

Washington Post
Beyond the bestsellers: Lesser-known literary delights make perfect holiday gifts
Janine Barchas, English

Sight
Why support for the death penalty is much higher among white Americans
Kevin Cokley, Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis  

mySanAntonio
Laredo Morning Times
It’s unclear if higher education needs more public funding
Richard Reddick, African & African Diaspora Studies

Hot Air
Texas Democrats: Let’s get Beto O’Rourke to run against Cornyn
Jim Henson, Texas Politics Project

12/5/19

KPRC
Texas Tribune
The Dallas Morning News
KERA
Student protests persist at UT-Austin over handling of sexual misconduct cases
English and Philosophy

Austin American-Statesman
The Daily Beast
Austin students want professor fired for writings on age of consent; UT says it’s protected speech
Classics

Arts Journal
Aurthur Miller did an adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (Who knew?)
Janine Barchas, English

12/6/19

The Austin Chronicle
Janine Barchas’ The Lost Books of Jane Austen
Janine Barchas, English

Austin American-Statesman
UT protesters hold final semester rally against sexual misconduct process
English and Philosophy

2 Guys on Your Head
OK Boomer
Art Markman, Psychology and HDO

KXAN
UT will release names of employees who violated misconduct policies – if you request
English and Philosophy