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.
If the election for Texas governor were held today, Attorney General Greg Abbott would have a six-point lead over state Sen. Wendy Davis, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
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.
Arturo Arias, professor of Spanish and Portuguese, was named Tomás Rivera Regents Professor of Spanish Language and Literature in recognition of his distinction as a scholar, teacher and leader in the fields of Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies, U.S. Latino Studies and Indigenous Studies.
New high school graduation requirements in Texas will significantly affect academic achievement in the state, particularly for low-income students of color, according to a policy report released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Vice Provost Judith Langlois has been appointed permanent dean of graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Langlois, who will retain her post as vice provost, has been serving as interim dean of the school since Victoria Rodríguez stepped down in January 2012.
People with similar personality types are so likely to cluster in certain areas of the country that a map of the United States can actually be divided into regions with distinct personalities, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Cambridge.
A gift from longtime UT Austin alumnus and supporter Clyde Rabb Littlefield will endow The Clyde Rabb Littlefield Chair in Texas History.
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.
Workplace discrimination can destroy morale, breed resentment and lead to lost productivity and unemployment. Although equal-opportunity laws have been created to address discrimination, do they also address favoritism in the workplace? According to a new economics study from The University of Texas at Austin and Maastricht University, inclusion may be more of a factor than exclusion in un-leveling the playing field.
University of Texas at Austin sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education contributes to career success.
An interdisciplinary certificate in LGBTQ and sexuality studies will draw from a variety of departments in the College of Liberal Arts when it is launched in the fall of 2014.
SCJS’s Israel Studies Collaborative will host North America’s single largest conference on the Yom Kippur War this month, Oct. 21–22 in the Glickman Conference Center of the College of Liberal Arts building.
Faculty members at the Butler School of Music will mentor visiting musicians and scholars from Pakistan’s National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) under a new three-year partnership.
Hafeez Jamali, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology, has recently launched the Balochistan Archives, an executive agency of the Government of Balochistan which serves as the main repository for official records and documents of historical significance.
About 70 percent of a person’s intelligence can be explained by their DNA — and those genetic influences only get stronger with age, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored three students with a Larry Temple Scholarship.
Anthropology researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have confirmed a direct link between upright two-legged (bipedal) walking and the position of the foramen magnum, a hole in the base of the skull that transmits the spinal cord.
After two decades of research led by a classical archaeology professor at The University of Texas at Austin, an ancient Greek settlement in southern Ukraine was granted World Heritage status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Brette Machiorlette, a Plan II Honors/Business junior, won the Heroes for Children Award from the State Board of Education for her work in creating and launching the Reading Aces literacy program in the Houston ISD and in Austin.
Although rituals such as shaking hands or saying, “bless you” after a sneeze don’t make practical sense, these arbitrary social conventions give people a sense of belonging in a particular social group. And according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin, even preschool children are quick to conform to ritualistic behavior.
A representative of the Global Initiative for Education and Leadership (UTGI), a program in the College of Liberal Arts, will be in Auckland, New Zealand Sept. 20-25 to promote international education.
African-American students who need to improve their academic performance may do better in school and feel less stereotyped as underachievers if teachers convey high standards and their belief that students can meet them, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.
A $680,890 grant from the Embrey Family Foundation will bolster teaching, research and outreach efforts in the Center for Women's & Gender Studies (CWGS) at The University of Texas at Austin, and will include funding for a new Women’s & Gender Studies professorship focusing on critical human rights.
In partnership with Texas Performing Arts and the Visual Arts Center, the Humanities Institute welcomes Laurie Anderson as the C. L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities.
In the wake of tragedies such as the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing and the devastating explosion in the Texas town of West, people are often left asking, “Why did this happen?”
Paola Bonifazio, assistant professor of French and Italian, has been awarded the 2013 Italian Scientists and Scholars of North American Foundation (ISSNAF) Award for the Humanities for her manuscript, tentatively titled "Sponsored films: Publicizing Modernization in Cold War Italy (1948-1958).”
Andreana Haley, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health for her research on the cognitive effects of the herpes simplex 1 virus.
Sixty-eight percent of registered Texas voters support spending $2 billion from the state’s "Rainy Day Fund" on water infrastructure projects across the state, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.