Sunday, September 11, 2011

First General Meeting 2011

Hey everyone,

Our first general meeting is today at 2PM in SSB 3.406. See you there!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mali Signs Project Graduate/Aide in the News!

Deaf Student from Mali Overcomes Obstacles to Education

Washington — One student entering Gallaudet University this fall already has accomplished the near-impossible. Mali’s Dana Benjamin Diarra overcame daunting obstacles, his hard work and persistence opening the door to a university education. Diarra is now a student at Gallaudet, the world’s only university designed specifically to provide equal access to education for the deaf.


Friday, May 28, 2010

CGI U 2010 Meeting

Three UT for REED Commitments were accepted to the CGIU 2010 Meeting in Miami, FL:
Eight REED members traveled to Miami for the conference and the Mali Signs Project was recognized in a Progress Report video!

CGI U 2010 Progress Report: Mali Signs Project from Clinton Global Initiative on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Daily Texan Article

Clinton forum spurs youth to create positive change
By Madeeha Khursheed, Daily Texan Staff

This weekend, several UT students will attend the third annual Clinton Global Initiative University conference, which seeks to help youth make a positive difference in the world.
The conference will be held April 16-18 at the University of Miami and will bring together more than 1,000 college students and nearly 100 university presidents, along with professors, activists, business leaders, political figures and celebrities. The conference will encourage action by today’s youth on global challenges, such as accessibility to education, poverty alleviation, the environment, public health, and peace and human rights. Student attendees pledged to take specific actions to solve a problem when they applied to participate

UT for Rural Enhancement through Education and Design, a student group that facilitates health care in developing countries, is sending eight members as University representatives and hopes to gain ideas and resources for its cause. ...[read the rest of the article here]

Monday, December 7, 2009

UT for REED joins with PUC

This past fall semester, UT for REED has supported an engineering course called "Projects for Underserved Communities." In the course, engineering students assess community needs and the feasibility of an engineering design to meet those needs. This fall, the class identified water projects in Patriensa, Ghana and Santa Cruz, Peru. UT for REED helped them plan a Benefit Concert to raise money for the projects.

The Daily Texan covered the event - Read the article here

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mali Signs Project Launch Party

Four UT Students are headed to Mali to Launch the Mali Signs Project ( They will be holding a conference on how to teach health in local sign languages through video blogs. Come to Genuine Joe's to send them off. We will have karaoke in both voice and sign, henna tattooing, and handicrafts and jewelry for sale.

If you are interested in Sign Language, Africa, Health Education, Video Blogging, or having a good time, this event is for you!

Help us out by inviting your friends to the event. If you log-in to and Like the event, you will get a free t-shirt at the party!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Vagina Monologues- ASL

UT for REED participated in hosting The Vagina Monologues at UT Austin last weekend. The monologues were performed in American Sign Language (ASL). Get more information by reading the Daily Texan Article

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Life Straws Fundraiser

Help us raise money to send LifeStraws to communities without clean water. Eat at the restaurants near the UT campus who are supporting us this week, and some of the proceeds will go to our project:
Pluckers: Monday April 13th - ALL DAY
Pie Guys: Wednesday April 15th - After 5pm

Tell your waitress that you are with UT for REED, or print out the attached flyers.

Thank you for your help- and enjoy your meal!

The Mali Signs Project

Monday, February 9, 2009