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Lynn Wilkinson is an associate professor of Germanic studies in the College of Liberal Arts.

HRA Recipient Presents: "A Field of their Own: Nineteenth-Century Women Intellectuals"

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Though gender equality has come a long way since the 19th century, modern day literature and culture remains gendered, quieting the voices of worthy intellectuals.


Dating back to the mid-19th century, Globus attempted to introduce German readers to the world.

HRA Recipient Presents: "Popularizing the World in the Nineteenth Century: Karl Andree’s Globus"

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Today, we receive information from around the world in a blink of an eye; but the forces that have helped the world become so closely connected had their origins in the 19th century.


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2015 Dean's Distinguished Graduates Announced

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Twelve graduating seniors have been named Dean’s Distinguished Graduates.


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Liberal Arts Refugee Alliance Introduces New Residents to Austin

Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Q&A with Founding Member Sarah Fischer


Justin DeBrosse, program manager at the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, was awarded a $5,000 Community Sabbatical Research Grant from the UT Austin Humanities Institute.

UT Austin Humanities Institute Awards Grants to Local Nonprofit Professionals

Tue, Feb 24, 2015

The Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded three 2015 Community Sabbatical Research Grants, which provide paid flexible leave time, faculty consultants and access to the university libraries to three staff members of nonprofit organizations based in Central Texas.


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New UT/Texas Tribune Poll Finds Cruz and Walker Neck and Neck

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas holds a narrow lead over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker among potential Republican primary voters in Texas, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.


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2015 Pro Bene Meritis Winners Announced

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

The College of Liberal Arts is proud to announce the 2015 Pro Bene Meritis Award recipients. Peggy Beckham, Austin Gleeson and President Bill Powers were chosen for their outstanding service to the college.


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Career Services Goes ‘Beyond Liberal Arts’ with Professional Development Series

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Students in the College of Liberal Arts can get firsthand instruction about important workplace skills and etiquette through a workshop series put on by Liberal Arts Career Services.


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Two Liberal Arts Advisors Receive 2015 Vick Award

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

Texas Exes has named College of Liberal Arts advisors Joni Carpenter and Brad Humphries as two of its five 2015 Vick Award recipients.


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Op-Ed Project Fellows Address Challenges African Americans Still Face Today

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Turn to the op-ed pages of any major newspaper, and you’ll see how writers are wielding the power of the written word to keep people honest, to speak out about injustices, to shake readers out of apathy. You’re also likely to see the article was most likely written by a man.


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Plan II Student’s Research Could Change How Diseases Are Diagnosed

Thu, Feb 5, 2015

A UT Austin undergraduate’s research could help change the way doctors diagnose diseases with known protein biomarkers like multiple sclerosis and leukemia.


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$500,000 Mellon Grant Aims to Boost Minority Faculty Representation

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

More students from underrepresented minority groups will be encouraged to pursue academic careers thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to The University of Texas at Austin.


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Majority of Young Women and Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships, Study Shows

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if that possibility were available to them, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California-Santa Barbara.



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Short Words Predict Academic Success

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

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.


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Digital Storytelling Seminar Gives Students a Shot at Filmmaking, Applications Now Open

Tue, Jan 6, 2015

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.