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Creative Writing Alum's Play Premieres in Britain, U.S.

Keene Prize Winner "Lidless'" Makes International Splash

Tue, Dec 21, 2010


Three Plan II Honors Alumni Named Outstanding Young Texas Exes

Tue, Dec 14, 2010

Three Plan II Honors alumni have been selected by the Texas Exes to receive the 2011 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award. The Texas Exes inaugurated the award in 1980 to recognize young alumni who are 40 or under and who are distinguished in their fields and have demonstrated a continuing interest in The University of Texas and the Texas Exes.


Texas Politics Project Creates New Website to Help Students Find Internships

Wed, Dec 8, 2010

The Texas Politics Project and the Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin have created a website to connect students and internship providers called The Internship Connection Center.


Call for Nominations: 2011 Pro Bene Meritis Awards

Mon, Nov 29, 2010

Nominate distinguished alumni, faculty members and friends of the College of Liberal Arts for the 2011 Pro Bene Meritis Award. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 10, 2011.


Six Liberal Arts Professors Selected to Receive President's Associates Teaching Excellence Awards

Mon, Nov 29, 2010

Six professors from the College of Liberal Arts have been selected to receive the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for the 2010-2011 academic year at The University of Texas at Austin.


Seven Faculty Members Selected to Receive President's Associates Teaching Excellence Awards

Mon, Nov 22, 2010

Seven faculty members have been selected to receive the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for the 2010-2011 academic year at The University of Texas at Austin.


Plan II alumnus Austin Ligon gives $200,000 for study abroad

Thu, Nov 18, 2010

University of Texas at Austin alumnus and CarMax founder Austin Ligon and his wife, Samornmitr "Pan" Lamsam, have committed $200,000 to the Plan II Honors program over the next four years to support students studying abroad and encourage other alumni to support the program.


Indian Film Star and Activist Speaks at The University of Texas at Austin Campus

Tue, Oct 19, 2010

The South Asia Institute presents "A Conversation with Shabana Azmi" as part of its Golden Jubilee on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. at the Texas Union Theater, UNB 2.228. Seating begins at 1:30 p.m.


History professor and Pulitzer Prize finalist H.W. Brands to give talk at Fall Leadership Lecture Series

Thu, Oct 14, 2010

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will launch its 40th anniversary celebration “LBJ@40” with a new LBJ School Fall Leadership Lecture Series. The inaugural series will feature noted speakers from the University, the Austin community, and Central Texas who will offer their thoughts on leadership from the perspectives of politics, history, ethics, philanthropy, business, and athletics. All events will be hosted by Ambassador Robert L. Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School.


Two University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts Students Receive $33,000 Larry Temple Scholarships

Wed, Sep 29, 2010

The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored two students with a Larry Temple Scholarship.


Plan II Honors, English Alumna to Receive Distinguished Alumnus Award

Tue, Sep 28, 2010

The Honorable Diane P. Wood, federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, will be recognized by the Texas Exes at their Distinguished Alumnus Awards Friday, Oct. 22, in Austin.


Hispanic Leaders, Organizations Honored by The University of Texas at Austin

Tue, Sep 28, 2010

Six individuals and two organizations were honored by The University of Texas at Austin for their commitment to serving the Austin Hispanic community in the areas of education and media.


Mulvas Give $15 million for Liberal Arts Building, ROTC

Mon, Sep 27, 2010

ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO James Mulva and his wife Miriam have given a $15 million gift to The University of Texas at Austin to construct a new Liberal Arts building, which will include a floor for the university's ROTC programs.


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian William H. Goetzmann Dies

Thu, Sep 9, 2010

Historian William H. Goetzmann, professor emeritus of history and American studies, died Sept. 7 at age 79.


People Learn New Information More Effectively When Brain Activity Is Consistent, Research Shows

Thu, Sep 9, 2010

People are more likely to remember specific information such as faces or words if the pattern of activity in their brain is similar each time they study that information, according to new research from a University of Texas at Austin psychologist and his colleagues.


Government and Economics Professor Mel Hinich Dies

Tue, Sep 7, 2010

Mel Hinich, the Mike Hogg Professor of Local Government and professor of economics, died Sept. 7 at the age of 71. He taught at the university for 40 years.


Economics award named to honor professor

Wed, Aug 25, 2010

The Society for Computational Economics announced the creation of the David A. Kendrick Distinguished Service Award to recognize outstanding scholars in field of finance and computational economics.


Conference to Focus on Key Issues in Hispanic Health and Healthcare Policy Research

Mon, Aug 23, 2010

Faculty and students from the Department of Sociology, Population Research Center and LBJ School of Public Affairs will present new research at the International Conference on Aging in the Americas Sept. 15-17 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin campus.


University of Texas System's Board of Regents Awards Recognize Six Liberal Arts Faculty Members for Outstanding Teaching

Fri, Aug 13, 2010

The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System has recognized 72 faculty members from institutions within the system for outstanding teaching, including six faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts.


Briscoe Center Announces 2010-11 Smith Research Travel Awards

Mon, Jun 28, 2010

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin is now receiving applications for the 2010-11 William and Madeline Smith Research Travel Awards.


Academic Advising Coordinator Recognized with National Award

Tue, Jun 1, 2010

Jo Anne Huber, academic advising coordinator in the Department of Government, has been honored with the 2010 Service to the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Award for outstanding contributions to the organization's efforts to promote exceptional academic advising.


Four faculty members win Silver Spurs Teaching Fellowship

Mon, May 24, 2010

The Silver Spurs Alumni Association — the student organization responsible for the care and transportation of Bevo — surprised four non-tenured faculty members in theCollege of Liberal Arts with the Silver Spurs Teaching Fellowship. Each faculty member received $6,000.


College of Liberal Arts Awards Three Dedman Scholarships to Incoming Freshmen

Fri, May 21, 2010

The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored three students with a Dedman Distinguished Scholarship, which provides $13,000 per academic year for four years, as well as supplemental funding for study abroad programs.


Psychology Professor Devendra Singh Dies

Fri, May 21, 2010

Devendra Singh, professor of psychology, died May 18 at the age of 72. He taught at the university for 41 years.


Seven Liberal Arts Seniors Receive George H. Mitchell Student Awards for Academic Excellence

Wed, May 5, 2010

John Meyer, a senior majoring in English and government, has won the $20,000 grand prize in the 11th annual University Co-op George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence for undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.


School of Law and Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies Present Lectures by Holocaust, Law and History Expert Michael Marrus

Wed, Apr 21, 2010

The School of Law and the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin will co-sponsor two lectures by Michael R. Marrus, an expert in the Holocaust, law and history at the University of Toronto, on April 22 and 23. Both talks are free and open to the public.


Experts Available to Share Job Seeking Tips for New and Recent Graduates

Tue, Apr 20, 2010

The U.S. has lost eight million jobs since the recession began in December 2007. Unemployment seems to be holding steady. Some forecasters believe the job outlook will improve. In the coming weeks, thousands of students will graduate from college and try to enter the workforce.


Friar Society Selects Anthropology Professor for University’s Largest Teaching Award

Wed, Apr 14, 2010

Associate Professor of Anthropology Chris Kirk was awarded the 2010-11 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship by The University of Texas at Austin Friar Society on Monday, April 12.


Juárez Mayor Reyes Ferriz to Speak at Forum on Mexico and U.S. Border Violence, April 12

Fri, Apr 9, 2010

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies is hosting a discussion forum "Ciudad Juárez: Caught in the Crossfire" on April 12, 2:30 p.m. in the Texas Union, Santa Rita Room 3.502.


Honors Day ceremonies April 10 recognize academic excellence at The University of Texas at Austin

Mon, Apr 5, 2010

The academic accomplishments of 6,819 students from The University of Texas at Austin will be celebrated Saturday, April 10, during the 62nd annual Honors Day ceremonies in the university's Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Concert Hall.


Texas Language Center Announces Professional Development Award Winners

Mon, Mar 15, 2010

The Texas Language Center has announced the 2010 Professional Development Award recipients. These awards are made to instructors of languages other than English at UT who are seeking to develop new materials, courses, or methods for teaching their languages, or who may need to attend a conference or purchase materials in order to improve their teaching.


Slesnick Appointed Vice Provost at The University of Texas at Austin

Thu, Mar 11, 2010

Dr. Daniel T. Slesnick, associate dean for research and technology in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed the university's vice provost for resource management.


The College of Liberal Arts honors three with Pro Bene Meritis award

Thu, Mar 11, 2010

Frank Denius, W. Parker Frisbie and Ellen Clarke Temple have been selected to receive the 2010 Pro Bene Meritis award, the highest honor bestowed by the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The recipients will be honored at an awards dinner on April 22 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.


Fundraiser for Chile earthquake victims to be hosted by University of Texas groups

Wed, Mar 3, 2010

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the Hispanic Graduate Business Association at The University of Texas at Austin, and the Austin Chilean community are hosting a special benefit event, “With Chile in the Heart,” for the victims of the earthquake in Chile on March 6, 6:30-10:30 p.m. atEsquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin.


Arts and crafts, puppet show, gingerbread house contest among highlights of statewide German contest for high schoolers at The University of Texas at Austin

Fri, Feb 26, 2010

The Department of Germanic Studies is hosting the 28th annual Texas State German Contest, treating more than 1,000 Texas high school students to a day of fun and learning on Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at various locations on campus.


Experts Available to Discuss Austin Plane Crash

Thu, Feb 18, 2010

The University of Texas at Austin has experts who are following today’s plane crash in northwest Austin and are available to discuss aspects of it.


Perry Opens Wide Lead and Medina Surges In Governor's Race, Poll Finds

Fri, Feb 12, 2010

Gov. Rick Perry has taken a commanding lead in the run-up to the March Republican primary, receiving support from 45 percent of likely voters, compared to 21 percent for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and 19 percent for GOP activist Debra Medina, according to a statewide poll conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Tribune.


Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies Announces Junco Scholarship for Study in Mexico

Tue, Feb 9, 2010

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) has announced a new annual fellowship to graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin to conduct summer research in Mexico.


The University of Texas at Austin Honors Prestigious Award Recipients

Mon, Feb 1, 2010

Recipients of some of the most prestigious awards given by The University of Texas at Austin were recognized Tuesday, Jan. 26, during a dinner hosted by the university's president, President William Powers Jr., at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.


Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies launches new professional development seminars

Wed, Jan 13, 2010

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) has announced a new professional development seminar program offering short-term workshops in law, education, communications, politics, and energy.