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Texas Exes Honor Three Liberal Arts Alumni

Mon, May 19, 2014

The Texas Exes recently conferred its Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award to five UT Austin alumni, three of whom are graduates of the College of Liberal Arts:



UT Austin Hosts Workshop on Native American Genomics Research

Fri, May 2, 2014

The Department of Anthropology and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin will host the 2014 Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop. The event is co-hosted by the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


COLA Advisors, UTURN Program Honored with NACADA Awards

Mon, Apr 28, 2014

The National Association of Academic Advisors (NACADA) has recognized two members of the College of Liberal Arts advising team as examples of outstanding academic advising.


Edmund ‘Ted’ Gordon Honored With Presidential Citation

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Edmund T. Gordon, chair of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department in the College of Liberal Arts, was recognized on April 17 with a Presidential Citation from UT Austin President Bill Powers.


Yujin Kim wins 2014 Norval Glenn Prize

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

The College of Liberal Arts would like to congratulate Yujin Kim, recipient of the 2014 Norval Glenn Prize.


Liberal Arts Faculty Receive Teaching Awards, Fellowships

Fri, Apr 18, 2014

The College of Liberal Arts has recognized eight professors for excellence in teaching with the following awards and fellowships.


Urban Ethnography Lab Students Win Big

Wed, Apr 16, 2014

In the past month, sociology graduate students affiliated with the new Urban Ethnography Lab (a joint PRC-Sociology venture) have been showered with national fellowships for their dissertation research.


Philosophy and Classics Advisor Receives Texas Exes Honor

Wed, Apr 9, 2014

The winners of the 2013-2014 Texas Exes James W. Vick Awards have been announced.


Lt. Col. White Endowment Provides $200,000 for Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Wed, Apr 9, 2014

A $200,000 gift to the Air Force ROTC Detachment at The University of Texas at Austin will provide annual scholarships to cadets who demonstrate superior leadership skills.


Rhetoric and Writing Student Nets 2014 UT System Regents’ Outstanding Student Award

Tue, Apr 1, 2014

Catherine Cleary, a rhetoric and writing senior, is the recipient the 2014 UT System Regents' Outstanding Student Award in the Arts & Humanities for UT Austin.


Liberal Arts Student Selected for Elite Fellowship

Mon, Mar 31, 2014

A UT economics student will be spending part of his summer studying abroad in Paris, thanks to a fellowship devoted to international education.


Sociology Undergraduate to Participate in ASA Honors Program

Fri, Mar 28, 2014

Sociology senior Jonathan Cortez has been selected to participate in the American Sociological Association Honors Program.


Liberal Arts Alum Admiral William H. McRaven To Be UT Austin Commencement Speaker

Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command who is best known for having planned and directed the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, will deliver the keynote address at The University of Texas at Austin’s 131st Spring Commencement on May 18.


Sociology Doctoral Student Earns Prestigious Fellowship

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Chelsea Smith, a doctoral student in sociology, was selected to receive a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being—seeking innovations to prevent child abuse and neglect.


Three Weeks of Discovery, a Lifetime of Benefits

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

The College of Liberal Arts is offering a new summer experience that immerses high school students in college life and gives them a head start in discovering their interests, lives, and careers beyond high school.


2014 Dean's Distinguished Graduates

Wed, Mar 19, 2014

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


Sociologist Chandra Muller Named 2014 AERA Fellow

Mon, Mar 10, 2014

Chandra Muller, professor of sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).


Childhood Adversity Launches Lifelong Relationship and Health Disadvantages for Black Men

Mon, Mar 3, 2014

ding to new sociology research from The University of Texas at Austin. African American men who endured greater childhood adversity are likely to experience disadvantages in health and relationships over time, accor


Abbott Lead Widens Over Davis in Latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll

Tue, Feb 25, 2014

Attorney General Greg Abbott’s lead has widened over gubernatorial challenger state Sen. Wendy Davis, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.


Statement Regarding Sociology Professor Mark Regnerus

Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Following is a statement by UT Austin and the College of Liberal Arts regarding sociology professor Mark Regnerus.


Brain Scans Show We Take Risks Because We Can’t Stop Ourselves

Thu, Feb 6, 2014

A new study correlating brain activity with how people make decisions suggests that when individuals engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or unsafe sex, it’s probably not because their brains’ desire systems are too active, but because their self-control systems are not active enough.


‘Age of Globalization’ Now an E-book

Mon, Jan 27, 2014

More than 1 million students worldwide have registered for MOOC courses on edX, and Prof. John Hoberman’s Age of Globalization was the first to be offered by UT Austin last fall.


Humanities Research Award Recipients Showcase Research Feb. 28

Mon, Jan 27, 2014

What is the value of humanities research? Why is it a practical component of an undergraduate’s education? The answer is simple. Explorations into literature, philosophy, art, music and poetry teach us how to make sense out of a complex and interdependent world.


UT Austin’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Receives $50,000 Grant for INSPIRE Women’s Leadership Program

Wed, Jan 22, 2014

The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies (CWGS) at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $50,000 contribution from the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation to sustain and expand their INSPIRE Women’s Leadership Program.


Philanthropists Joe and Teresa Long Honored for Contributions to Higher Education

Wed, Jan 22, 2014

Two of Texas’ most dedicated proponents of higher education, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long, were awarded the prestigious Mirabeau B. Lamar Medal during a luncheon and award ceremony today at the Headliners Club in Austin.



UT Professor Honored By American Psychoanalytic Association

Fri, Jan 17, 2014

The American Psychoanalytic Association has awarded Stephen Sonnenberg, M.D., of The University of Texas at Austin with its Distinguished Service Award.


2014 Pro Bene Meritis Award Recipients

Thu, Jan 16, 2014

The College of Liberal Arts is proud to announce the 2014 Pro Bene Meritis Award recipients. Robert Henry Dedman, Jr., James Garrison and Judith Perkins were chosen for their outstanding service to the college.


Austin MLK Jr. Day Celebration Will Begin on UT Austin Campus

Wed, Jan 15, 2014

The 21st annual community march celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will begin with a rally at the MLK Jr. Statue on the East Mall at The University of Texas at Austin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 20. The theme for this year is “Dream Even Further.”



Parents Accidentally Confuse Their Children’s Names More Often When the Names Sound Alike

Mon, Jan 13, 2014

When choosing baby names, parents often want something that is pleasing to the ear. Some even turn to alliteration when naming multiple children. But according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin, parents set themselves up for speech errors when they give their children similar-sounding names.