1. Basement Tapes - The Bipolar Bears


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    Austin-based indie rockers The Bipolar Bears visited the Daily Texan basement this past Friday to play a few of their songs for us. We talked with them about their eponymous debut album, their influences, and what it's like to write songs in a band with three lead vocalists.

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    • UT China Care Benefit Night 2012


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      Every year, thousands of children in China are placed up for adoption due to physical and internal medical disabilities. With the enforcement of the China's one child policy, families do not feel they can afford to pay for years of medical treatment for a disabled child. These disabilities can range from a cleft lip palate to life threatening heart conditions. With the right medical treatment, a great majority of these children are able to live completely normal lives. The University of Texas China Care student-run organization brings together a team of dedicated students determined to make a positive contribution to the lives of China's special-needs orphans as well as to the local Austin community. Throughout the year, our organization is continuously fundraising as well as raising awareness on campus about our cause. Members of our organization meet every other Tuesday to discuss current and futures fundraising events, community outreach opportunities and ways to share our passion with the rest of the student body. At the end of each academic year our fundraising money is sent to China Care Foundation to fund surgeries and nurturing after care for special needs orphaned children. We at Texas China Care are also dedicated to working closely with the local Austin community, specifically Families with Children from China (FCC). Our purpose is to provide a support network between the local families as well as to provide families with the means to inspire the children to explore their cultural identity. We achieve this by holding bi-weekly meetings called playgroups. Find out how to donate or support us at http://www.txchinacare.org/ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Music: Leona Lewis - Footprints in the Sand Balmorhea - Baleen Morning Five for Fighting - Chances Michael Jackson - Hollywood Tonight No copyright infringement intended. The use of the music in this video is for non-profit. It therefore lies within the Fair Usage clause. Original artists retain copyright to their respective works. All rights reserved. Some footage obtained from China Care Foundation.

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      • Discover SEC


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        What is the Student Events Center? We are you. We are UT. We are the committees sponsored by the University of Texas to represent the huge range of interests and cultures that make this campus such a unique place. Become a leader. Make lifelong friends. Find out more at www.utsec.org or www.facebook.com/utsec AACC - African American Culture Committee ACC - Asian American Culture Committee DSC - Distinguished Speakers Committee ECC - Events Co-Sponsorship Committee FC - Film Committee FAF - Forty Acres Fest MDC - Madrigal Dinner Committee MACC - Mexican American Culture Committee MEC - Music and Entertainment Committee OWB - Orange and White Ball T&G: Tournaments and Games TR - Texas Revue TSC - Texas Sports Committee

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        • Highlights from the Student Government Debate


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          This past Monday, candidates running for the position of UT's student body president and vice president came together to participate in a debate moderated by the Daily Texan's Editorial Board.

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          • HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY - Finances, St. John's College


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            HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY -- Finances, St. John's College -- Guest: Dr. Bronté Jones, Treasurer, St. John's College - Annapolis. Your connection to contemporary issues, people, and institutions involved in the world of higher education. HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY is produced by the University of the District of Columbia; host is educational consultant and author Steven Roy Goodman.

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            • Basement Tapes - Islands


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              Canadian indie rockers Islands returned to Austin once more this past weekend, playing a show at St. David's Episcopal Church on Friday. They stopped by the Daily Texan basement to discuss their new album, A Sleep & A Forgetting, as well as play a few songs from it. We talked with them about their constantly changing line-up, as well as the numerous side projects lead singer Nick Thorburn produced.

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              • Super Mirror: An Interface for Ballet Dancers


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                The Super Mirror is an application of motion-capture technology that uses a Kinect camera to record ballet positions (also called “poses”), capture live motion, and show the difference between the two. The research project was developed in the University of Austin, 2011, and is a set of free, open source, modular software tools for motion tracking and dance performers developed during my PhD research. System: Kinect - Synopse & Quartz composer - Tryplex Toolkit Research Team: João Beira, Nattalie Em, Isabel Paiva, Zoe Marquardt and Sebastian Kox (oneseconds.com) Credits: -David Justin ( UT Professional Dancer and head departament) and all the dancers for the testing sessions -Luis Revilla (UT, School of Information) Austin, University of Texas 2011

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                • Innovation in Austin: Sheril Kirshenbaum


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                  For the third chapter in our Innovation in Austin series, we had the opportunity to chat with Sheril Kirshenbaum, Director of UT’s Project of Energy and Communications, about science, sustainability, The Science of Kissing, and, of course, innovation happening right here in Austin. Watch more videos from our Innovation in Austin series: springbox.com/insight/?tag=/innovation+in+austin

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                  • KVRX Pledge Drive & Benefit Show


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                    UT's student radio station, KVRX, is hosting a pledge drive through the end of February and a benefit show this Friday, February 17th, to raise funds.

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