The smallest, most forgettable words in admissions essays can tell us in advance how students will perform in college, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reveals.
Created in the spring of 2014, the Digital Storytelling Seminar provides the opportunity for 30 Liberal Arts undergraduates to relive and retell some of their most epic, real, tragic and ecstatic college moments.
The Benson’s curator of two years will step into the chief leadership role at the collection while continuing her special collections work.
Those who write (and re-write) national constitutions naturally learn and draw from the work of other drafters. Constitute, a website that digitizes and indexes the world’s constitutions which Google Ideas launched in 2013 with the Comparative Constitutions Project, has made this process even easier.
iTunes U has selected 15 Minute History, produced by the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of History, as one of the Best Podcasts of 2014.
A preliminary university investigation has revealed that UT environmental health and safety officials disposed of multiple brain specimens in approximately 2002 in accordance with protocols concerning biological waste.
Mark Jbeily, a Plan II Honors and Naval ROTC senior at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a 2015 British Marshall Scholar.
The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at The University of Texas at Austin has been named Best ROTC Program in the region.
The Ethnic & Third World Literatures specialization at UT Austin has organized a landmark symposium featuring five of the most powerful, popular and innovative writers in contemporary African literature.
University of Texas at Austin student Sai Gourisankar, a Plan II and chemical engineering senior, has been awarded a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most distinguished graduate scholarships in the world. He becomes the 30th UT Austin student to receive the award and the second this year.
Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men, according to a new study from University of Texas at Austin sociologist Tetyana Pudrovska.
As a kid growing up in San Antonio, Nathan Garza spent a lot of time hiking trails. His home Boy Scout troop organized and led the Mission Trail Hike for years. Scouts from all over San Antonio and the surrounding areas would gather at Mission Espada and begin their two-day hike to the Alamo. At the end of his first trip, Garza was rewarded with the Mission Trail Hike patch. Little did he know that years later he would become even more familiar with their paths.
Dark clouds gathered in the late afternoon sky in anticipation of the last storm of the summer. Inside, a DJ set the needle down on the 45-rpm version of a Jorge Ben classic just as the rain began to fall. Flecked by the light of a disco ball on the circulation desk, a convivial crowd had gathered to chat, snack, and enjoy the fact that it was almost Friday. The occasion was Field Notes, the fifth annual LLILAS Benson student photography exhibit and competition, held in the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection on the third Thursday in September.
A survey of Libyan revolutionaries during the 2011 conflict showed that those who served on the front lines were as strongly bonded with each other as with their own families, according to a study co-authored by William Swann, professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin.
Award-winning artist LaToya Ruby Frazier’s exhibition, “Riveted,” will be on view from Nov. 7 through Dec. 6 at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin.
A UT anthropologist and a team of international researchers have announced the discovery of a new, relatively massive fossil mammal that lived among the dinosaurs more than 66 million years ago.
The Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America honored Professor Aaron Bar-Adon with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its second annual conference on Nov. 3, 2014, in Newark, New Jersey.
The College of Liberal Arts is no stranger to student body presidents—in the past 20 years, only two presidents of the University of Texas Student Government weren’t students in the college. UTSG’s 2014-15 president is Kornel “Kori” Rady, a government and corporate communication major from Houston, Texas. In the following Q&A, Kori talks about his policy agenda, campaign hardships and the “liberal arts factor.”
As students begin to contemplate which classes to take during the spring semester, many will ask themselves what’s the point of a liberal arts education? Why study history, literature, philosophy and “soft” sciences like sociology and psychology when science, technology, engineering and math seem to dominate our futures?
The Department of Defense has awarded $17 million to 11 U.S. public and private institutions — including The University of Texas at Austin — to support advances in traumatic brain injury research.