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Artist strays from plan, speaks out on racism

Piper showed pieces that challenged reactions to race

Fri, Nov 10, 2006

First-generation conceptual artist Adrian Piper spoke out against racism to an overflowing auditorium of more than 120 people in the Art Building and Museum Tuesday evening.

African Diaspora Student Receives Prestigious Award

Mohan Ambikaipaker awarded Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Thu, Nov 2, 2006

Anthropology doctoral and African Diaspora Program student Mohan Ambikaipaker recently learned that he has received a Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant.

Adrian Piper Lecture at The University of Texas at Austin

The Color Wheel Series: Why Shiva Dances

Wed, Nov 1, 2006

World-renowned, first-generation conceptual artist Adrian Piper will talk about her project, "The Color Wheel Series," on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. in the Art Building (ART 1.102). This lecture will be free and open to the public.

From Haifa, Israel: The Beta Dance Troupe

Eskesta Shoulder Dancing of Ethiopian Jewry

Wed, Oct 25, 2006

The Beta Dance Troupe (beta is an Amharic word meaning house) presents a unique program of traditional Ethiopian Jewish dance, mixing elements of Ethiopian tribal dances (mainly eskesta -" shoulder dancing," an Ethiopian traditional dance) and artistic dance based on the culture of Ethiopian Jewry.

Professor Jerome Williams featured on UT Homepage

The Color of Money: Exposing marketplace discrimination

Mon, Oct 16, 2006

In the United States a dollar may be a dollar, but for African American and other minority consumers, a trip to the market to spend that dollar may offer a very different experience than that offered to white consumers. Often called "shopping while black," marketplace discrimination remains a significant problem today.

The University of Texas at Austin appoints associate VP for institutional equity and workforce diversity

Mon, Oct 16, 2006

AUSTIN, Texas -- Linda Millstone, deputy to the vice president and director of Equal Opportunity Services at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed associate vice president for institutional equity and workforce diversity at the university.

Millstone will become the university's "point person" for creating strategies and partnering with the university's schools, colleges and administrative units to diversify their staffs, said Gregory Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement. He said Millstone's appointment to the new position is effective Oct. 15.

"We are very excited that Linda is moving to this new position because she has such a distinguished record of service to the university. Her reputation for excellence will help us move toward increasing diversity in the university community," said Vincent.

Dr. Angel Harris' Research Receives Notice

CAAAS faculty member's work cited by a number of media outlets

Sun, Oct 15, 2006

Dr Angel L. Harris' research with Joseph L Mahoney of Yale University and Jacquelynn S Eccles of the University of Michigan on the positive consequences of youth participation in extracurricular activities and the lack of support for the over-scheduling hypothesis has been profiled in or cited by The New York Times, UPI, CBS News, BBC News and a number of health and education media outlets.

New name, same space, CAAAS Gallery space is officially named ISESE Gallery

Official opening of the ISESE Gallery

Thu, Sep 28, 2006

CAAAS is proud to announce the opening of our new art space, ISESE Gallery! The gallery will open on 18 October at 4:00 with Gallery Talks by Austin Artists Senalka McDonald and Peter Sparks. Refreshments will be served

Government professor/Center Affiliate named vice provost

Thu, Sep 21, 2006

AUSTIN, Texas--Dr. Terri E. Givens, an associate professor in the Government Department and director of the Center for European Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed to the position of vice provost at the university.

Professor Darlene Grant named national social worker of the year

Thu, Jul 27, 2006

AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Darlene Grant, a University of Texas at Austin researcher who focuses on incarcerated women and their children, has been named 2006 Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in Washington, D.C.

Grant, an associate professor in the School of Social Work and an associate dean of graduate studies, will receive the award Aug. 5 at the annual meeting of the association in Washington, D.C. She also specializes in women with addiction problems, family systems and sexual abuse of children.

Powerful Partnerships:

Service to the community at heart of university’s mission, says vice president and education professor

Thu, Jun 1, 2006

With his recent promotion, Dr. Gregory Vincent was featured on the main UT homepage.

Center affiliate, Dr. Gregory J. Vincent named VP for Diversity and Community Engagement

Thu, Jun 1, 2006

Dr. Gregory Vincent, Vice provost for inclusion and cross-cultural effectiveness and professor promoted to a new position as vice president for diversity and community engagement, and named a faculty fellow in the university’s College of Education. To read more, please use the link below to read full article.

CAAAS Professor Wins Book Award

A. Van Jordan Receives Anisfield-Wolf Award for 2006 for his book M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A

Wed, Feb 1, 2006

A. Van Jordan, assistant professor of English and affiliate of the Center for African and African American Studies, was recently honored at an event sponsored by The Cleveland Foundation with its Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for his latest novel "M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A" (W.W. Norton and Company). His book chronicles the life of MacNolia Cox, the first African-American student to reach the National Spelling Bee Competition in 1936, who seemed destined to win the competition until she was given a word not on the pre-determined list of words.

CAAAS Faculty Member Honored

Chiquita A. Collins Named a Fellow of the Foundation for Community Empowerment

Wed, Feb 1, 2006

The Foundation for Community Empowerment (FCE), a 501(c)3, formed in 1995 by Trammell Crow Chairman Emeritus, J. McDonald a^?oeDona^?? Williams, to revitalize the lower-income neighborhoods in Dallas.