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?
This weekend, students are getting a chance to answer the age-old question, “So, what’s going on at school?” in an illustrative way. The College of Liberal Arts is hosting a breakfast, open house and mini-class sessions for students and their families as a part of UT Austin’s Family Weekend 2014.
new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning.
Women have come a long way since the mid-20th century. They’re surpassing men in college enrollment, in voting booths, and in the general U.S. population. Yet while women have been making great strides in the past few decades, they still have a long way to go in the political sphere.
Starting college is an overwhelming experience, but liberal arts students are getting an extended orientation with a specially developed course.
As Texas prepares for this year’s gubernatorial elections, we at the Texas English Project wondered: What role does language play in this campaign?
Studying abroad exposes liberal arts students to a variety of peoples and cultures, and in the case of Hector Cantu, it landed him 3 months as a research assistant at a Polish think tank led by a legendary economist.
Two University of Texas at Austin psychology professors, David Buss and James Pennebaker, are listed among the top 200 psychologists since World War II, according to a new study from the University of Virginia.
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.
The mission of UT's English as a Second Language Services program has remained the same ever since its inception in the 1960s: help The University of Texas at Austin change the world through exemplary ESL instruction and teacher training. Now, thanks to a recent partnership with UTeach in the College of Liberal Arts, ESL Services is empowering tomorrow's teachers in a whole new way, sending graduate and undergraduate students to South Korea, Mexico and Austin for hands-on internships this summer.
Many Texans know the Caddo Tribe gave the state its name—Tejas is the Spanish spelling of the Caddo word taysha, which means friend or ally. But did you know that The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Archeological Lab (TARL) safeguards one of the most extensive Caddo collections in the world?
A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
The Larry Temple Selection Committee has awarded two Liberal Arts students one of the college’s most elite scholarships.
Rachel Osterloh, a philosophy and government junior from Boise, Idaho, has stepped into the Liberal Arts Council's main leadership role this year.
Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
The End of Austin, a digital humanities project that documents the local and national dialogue about Austin’s changing culture and landscape, made the Austin Chronicle’s list of “2014’s Best Publications.” Among the listing of top rankings, The End of Austin was named "Best Place to Rise Above the Old Austin vs. New Austin Fray."
Marie Monfils, associate professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a research grant from the Darrell K Royal (DKR) Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease.
The first-ever academic department in the U.S. to take a comprehensive look at the lives, cultures and histories of Mexican American and Latino populations has been established at The University of Texas at Austin.
This fall, The Op-Ed Project- Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program will come to the university to train women and under-represented scholars in editorial writing while also advancing them as thought leaders in their respective fields.
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) summer course is providing students with internship opportunities in Querétaro, Mexico and Daegu, South Korea.
Timothy Beach, an award-winning professor who joined the Department of Geography and the Environment in fall 2014, received the 2014 Faculty of the Year award for teaching excellence by Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Cristine Legare, associate professor of psychology, has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine the development of scientific reasoning.
Living and working in the capital of Spain for 10 weeks is one way Spanish majors can stay sharp over the summer.
Wayne A. Rebhorn, the Celanese Centennial Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the PEN Literary Award for a translation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece “The Decameron.”
Four liberal arts professors will receive the 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards. They are among the 27 faculty award winners of the UT System Board of Regents’ highest teaching honor, which recognizes extraordinary educators from system institutions
This summer, more than 65 high school students from around the country and across the globe made their way to The University of Texas at Austin to experience life on a college campus.