Elizabeth Smith, a psychology graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a Summer Student Fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) to study medical interventions for Parkinson’s disease.
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.
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.
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 (BA, '36) and actor Eli Wallach died Tuesday in New York City at age 98.
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.”
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 professors in the College of Liberal Arts have received prestigious fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year:
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.
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, 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.
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’s translation of Angaaray – the first English translation ever of the work – has just been published by Penguin India.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.