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Majority of Texas Voters Want Tighter Immigration Laws, UT/Texas Tribune Poll Shows

posted: Tuesday July 22, 2014

The current migrant crisis on the Texas border comes weeks after the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll found that many Texans believe immigration and border security are the two most important problems facing the state.

Nonprofit Partners for Languages in the United States Moves to UT Austin

posted: Monday June 30, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin is now home to Partners for Languages in the United States (PLUS), a nonprofit member-based organization designed to advance language education to the highest levels of professional proficiency.

Texas Collection of Comedias Sueltas and Spanish Theater Available for Research and in Online Database

posted: Thursday June 26, 2014

The Texas Collection of Comedias Sueltas and Spanish Theater is available for research at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Individual records for each suelta are also available in an online database, providing extensive information about the collection.

History Alumnus Eli Wallach Dies at 98

posted: Wednesday June 25, 2014

History alumnus (BA, '36) and actor Eli Wallach died Tuesday in New York City at age 98.

Study Shows Jim Crow-Era Segregation Persists in Texas Schools

posted: Tuesday June 17, 2014

A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in Texas schools also are separated by language, suffering what has been termed “triple segregation.”

$1.5 Million Gift to Support Religious Studies Initiatives at UT Austin

posted: Wednesday June 11, 2014

A $1.5 million gift from the Foundation for Biblical Studies will support graduate students and faculty research in the study of Christian origins and related fields at The University of Texas at Austin.

Three Liberal Arts Professors Receive Prestigious Fellowships

posted: Friday June 6, 2014

Three professors in the College of Liberal Arts have received prestigious fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year:

Six COLA Graduate Fellows Awarded Five Years of Research Funding

posted: Friday June 6, 2014

Six doctoral students in the College of Liberal Arts have been named COLA Graduate Fellows, a program that offers five years of competitive funding to help students undertake their studies.

Policy Report Shows Austin's the Only Fast-Growing City in the Nation Losing African-Americans

posted: Monday June 2, 2014

Among the ten fastest growing cities in the United States, Austin was the only one to experience a decline in its African American population between 2000 and 2010, according to a new policy report from the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Kevin Cokley Named New Director of Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis

posted: Friday May 30, 2014

Kevin Cokley, professor of counseling psychology in the College of Education, has been selected as the new director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA), a non-partisan urban policy think tank at The University of Texas at Austin.

Middle Eastern Studies Professor Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Chicago

posted: Thursday May 29, 2014

John Huehnergard, professor of Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the University of Chicago’s 519th Convocation ceremony on June 14.

Professor Snehal Shingavi releases first English translation of 'Angaaray'

posted: Wednesday May 28, 2014

Professor Snehal Shingavi’s translation of Angaaray – the first English translation ever of the work – has just been published by Penguin India.

Texas Exes Honor Three Liberal Arts Alumni

posted: Monday 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:

English Professor Allen MacDuffie Wins Award for New Environmental Sustainability Course

posted: Wednesday May 14, 2014

Allen MacDuffie, assistant professor of English, has been honored with a 2013-14 New Course Development Award from the Center for the Core Curriculum, the Sanger Learning Center, and the Office of Sustainability.

Two Liberal Arts Professors Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin

posted: Thursday May 1, 2014

Douglas Bruster, professor of English, and Samuel Gosling, professor of psychology, are two of the six UT Austin faculty members who have been named to the university's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2014.

UT Austin Faculty Use New Tool to Drive Public Debate Through the Media

posted: Thursday May 1, 2014

University of Texas at Austin professors and thought leaders are weighing in on key public policy debates and helping expand public understanding of complex issues through a new, wire-style news service that offers faculty-written columns, op-eds and analyses to news outlets across the state and country.

Three UT Austin History Graduate Students Awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

posted: Thursday May 1, 2014

The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded three UT Austin history scholars with a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2014- 2015 academic year.

Psychology Professor Partners with Medical Technology Company in Developing Nation’s First Handheld ECG Machine

posted: Wednesday April 30, 2014

Robert Josephs, professor of psychology and neuroscience at The University of Texas at Austin, has partnered with CardioComm Solutions Inc., a Canada-based electrocardiogram (ECG) manufacturer that has developed North America’s first and only FDA-approved handheld ECG device.

College of Liberal Arts Awards Keene Prize for Literature to Michener Center Graduate Student

posted: Monday April 28, 2014

Mark Hitz, a graduate student in the James A. Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature for his two stories: “Shadehill" and "The Laws of Motion."

COLA Advisors, UTURN Program Honored with NACADA Awards

posted: Monday April 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.

Psychology Professor Named 2014 William T. Grant Foundation Scholar

posted: Thursday April 24, 2014

David Yeager, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar for his research on the effects of social-psychological interventions across various social settings.

Department of American Studies Receives $100K Endowment to Support Food Studies Research

posted: Tuesday March 18, 2014

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.

Sociologist Chandra Muller Named 2014 AERA Fellow

posted: Monday March 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).

Sociology Chair Christine Williams Receives 2014 Jessie Bernard Award

posted: Wednesday March 5, 2014

Christine Williams, professor and department chair of sociology, has been selected to receive the 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association.

Creative Writing, Chicano Literature Professor Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Wins National Book Critics Circle’s Lifetime Achievement Award

posted: Tuesday February 4, 2014

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.

Geography and the Environment Professor Receives $4.3 Million NSF Grant to Study Biodiversity in the Amazon/Andean Forest

posted: Friday December 20, 2013

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.”

Popular ‘Door-in-the-Face’ Persuasion Strategy Can Sometimes Backfire, Study Shows

posted: Sunday November 3, 2013

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.

Texans Show Strong Support for Water Infrastructure Funding, According to UT/Texas Tribune Poll

posted: Wednesday October 16, 2013

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.