The College of Liberal Arts has recognized eight professors for excellence in teaching with the following awards and fellowships.
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.
The winners of the 2013-2014 Texas Exes James W. Vick Awards have been announced.
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.
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.
A UT economics student will be spending part of his summer studying abroad in Paris, thanks to a fellowship devoted to international education.
Sociology senior Jonathan Cortez has been selected to participate in the American Sociological Association Honors Program.
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.
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.
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.
Twelve graduating seniors have been named Dean’s Distinguished Graduates.
The Dallas Chapter of Les Dames D'Escoffier (LDEI) has awarded UT Austin’s Department of American Studies a $100,000 Presidential Fellowship to support graduate research in Texas, women and food culture.
Chandra Muller, professor of sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Christine Williams, professor and department chair of sociology, has been selected to receive the 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association.
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
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.
Following is a statement by UT Austin and the College of Liberal Arts regarding sociology professor Mark Regnerus.
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.
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, professor in the departments of English and Spanish and Portuguese, has been honored with the 2013 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The American Psychoanalytic Association has awarded Stephen Sonnenberg, M.D., of The University of Texas at Austin with its Distinguished Service Award.
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.
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.
Edgardo Latrubesse, a professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, has been awarded a $4.3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for a project titled “The Dynamics of Mountains, Landscapes and Climate in the Distribution and Generation of Biodiversity of the Amazon/Andean Forest.”
Daina Ramey Berry, associate professor in the departments of History and African and African Diaspora Studies, has been awarded a $50,400 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship for her research on the social and economic history of slavery in the United States
New psychology research, which could have important public health implications for alleviating some side effects of antidepressants, shows that engaging in exercise at the right time significantly improves sexual functioning in women who are taking the antidepressants.
Three faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts have been selected to receive the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for the 2013-2014 academic year at The University of Texas at Austin.
In the largest, most in-depth study to date on regret surrounding sexual activity, a team of psychology researchers found a stark contrast in remorse between men and women, potentially shedding light on the evolutionary history of human nature.
The University of Texas at Austin ranks second in the nation for the number of students studying abroad and among the top 25 for international student enrollment, according to the newly released “Open Doors 2013” report published by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
More low-income students are attending college than ever before, but many of them are ill prepared for the challenges of higher learning. Now University of Texas at Austin researchers are finding ways to level the higher-education playing field with a new online learning model.
David Leal, professor of government, has received a 2013 Distinguished Alumni Scholar award from Stanford University.
A manipulation strategy often used in marketing and fundraising known as “Door-in-the-Face” could backfire among less concrete thinkers, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
As the over-65 population grows to about one in five Americans, more economically advantaged seniors are providing a family safety net for the younger generation.
Teenagers continue to roam in cliques in high school, as they have for generations. Yet according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University, high school students are not choosing friends from certain categories, such as “jocks,” “goths” or “A-listers.” Instead, they are forging friendships in the types of courses they’re taking.
A majority of Texas voters believe it is important for the state to invest in water infrastructure and support a constitutional amendment allotting a portion of the state’s Rainy Day Fund to finance water projects, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.