Amidst the current controversy concerning the disruption of an academic lecture sponsored by the Institute for Israel Studies, I want to reiterate my deep admiration for the work of Professor Ami Pedahzur and the Institute for Israel Studies in conducting courses and public programming that represent the highest standard of academic discourse and dispassionate reasoning and research on a controversial subject of enormous importance.
Equal numbers of Republican primary voters in Texas chose U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump as their first choice to be the Republican presidential nominee in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune statewide poll.
It’s not uncommon for the College of Liberal Arts to break the Registrar’s website. Not on purpose — the interdisciplinary nature of the courses offered in liberal arts do not always mesh well with a system that was designed around rigid department codes.
The year was 1940: Europe was in its second year of war, and Japan was continuing its nearly 10-year expansion into Pacific Rim countries, especially China. The United States was able to stay away from the fray, but the summer would bring disturbing developments that would put the U.S. on high alert.
Stephennie Mulder, associate professor of Islamic art and architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named the $10,000 grand prize winner of the 2015 University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for her work "The Shrines of the ‘Alids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shi’is, and the Architecture of Coexistence.”
To the ancient Celtics, Oct. 31 marked the end of harvest and the beginning of barren winter, or a time when life and fertility ended and arid death began.
The future just got a whole lot bigger for 12 high school students from Hart, Texas who were selected to attend a three-day STEM workshop at The University of Texas at Austin.
Semel, an award-winning Israeli author and playwright, was born to Holocaust survivors in Tel Aviv. Her work gives a voice to scars of the past and shapes Israeli identity through her Jewish heritage. She was invited by the Institute for Israel Studies at The University of Texas at Austin to speak to students, faculty and community members to discuss her works and offer a new perspective on Israel.
Members of academia and governmental and non-governmental organizations convened at The University of Texas at Austin campus to brainstorm ways to manage, conserve and promote continued learning to address the crisis of Caribbean coral reefs.
Each year, two liberal arts students are awarded the Larry Temple Scholarship, which is designed to recognize students in the college with superior academic merit.
The nomination period for the 2016 Pro Bene Meritis award is open until Oct. 30.
Online users can now travel back in time to the medieval world by clicking through a collection of international research on the first digital platform of its kind from The University of Texas at Austin.
Greek classicist and archeologist Dimitri Nakassis’s fresh take on prehistoric Greek societies has earned him a spot among the nation’s 2015 MacArthur Fellows.
William E. Doolittle, a geography professor at The University of Texas at Austin, received an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University for his work as a cultural ecologist, geoarchaeologist and geographer.
The University of Texas at Austin will receive a $2.4 million grant over the next five years from the National Institute on Aging to study how social interactions improve the health of older adults. Participants will use wearable electronic devices and cell phone apps to monitor their physical activity and social interactions in real time for several days.
The New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Bruni, author of three New York Times best-selling books, will deliver the Glickman Centennial Lecture at The University of Texas at Austin.
The University of Texas at Austin assistant professor of psychology David Yeager will receive the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Robert B. Cialdini Award for his published studies on effectively providing criticism to children of all races.
Director John O. Brennan spoke of the Central Intelligence Agency’s primary mission to do “everything possible around the globe to uncover threats to the United States” in a wide-ranging live conversation streamed over the Internet to a class of over 1000 University of Texas undergraduates enrolled in an innovative Government Department course on United States foreign policy that is delivered entirely online.
Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence today’s environmental conditions, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Initially denied an interview to join Liberal Arts Council his first semester on campus, Austin Reynolds received an interview slot through a last-minute cancellation and earned his spot in the organization with an impressive question and answer session.
This summer, liberal arts students took to professional settings with internships that helped sharpen their skills and develop their roles as employees.
Robert Reich, an expert in global and domestic economic policy and a former U.S. secretary of labor, will discuss “The Future of Inequality: The 2016 Election and Beyond” for the 2015 Carpenter Lecture, hosted by the Plan II Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin.