Community Engagement

"Hello! This is Liberty Speaking" – The Propaganda of WW I
Explore iconic World War I propaganda posters on display at the Harry Ransom Center as part of the exhibit, The World at War, 1914-1918.
Giving an Actual Elevator Pitch in the UT Tower Elevators
Quick: You've got 60 seconds and 20 square feet to convince someone to give you money for your business.
Photo Gallery: Civil Rights Summit
Go up-close and behind-the-scenes at the historic Civil Rights Summit, held on campus at the LBJ Library April 8-10.
Looking Back at the Civil Rights Summit
Browse images, quotes and observations from the summit, including student reactions to this historic gathering.
Opinion: Congress Should End Immigrant Detention Quotas
The burgeoning business of immigrant detention is an overlooked and critical civil rights issue that demands our attention, says clinical law professor Barbara Hines. Read more.
Know - Your connection to a world of ideas
Explore iconic World War I propaganda posters on display at the Harry Ransom Center as part of the exhibit, The World at War, 1914-1918.
Quick: You've got 60 seconds and 20 square feet to convince someone to give you money for your business.
Go up-close and behind-the-scenes at the historic Civil Rights Summit, held on campus at the LBJ Library April 8-10.
Browse images, quotes and observations from the summit, including student reactions to this historic gathering.
The burgeoning business of immigrant detention is an overlooked and critical civil rights issue that demands our attention, says clinical law professor Barbara Hines. Read more.

News Stories

Published: June 27

The new exhibit, “In the Company of Cats and Dogs” opened at UT’s Blanton Museum of Art this week, putting the world’s two most beloved pet species front and center.

Published: June 23

100 years ago, on June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were assassinated by a Bosnian-Serb student. One month later Austria-Hungary invaded Serbia in retaliation, launching World War I. The fighting continued for four years and killed 10 million servicemen.

While industrialized weapons like machine guns, tanks and poison gas fought on the battlefields, the war back home for civilians’ hearts, minds and money was waged with dramatic propaganda posters appealing to patriotism and emotion.

Published: June 4

Oh workers can you stand it?
Oh tell me how you can.
Will you be a lousy scab
Or will you be a man?

Which side are you on?
Which side are you on? 

As Pete Seeger‘s voice carried the populist refrain through her history classroom, Davina Bruno began to sing along and experience the past in a whole new light.

The University of Texas at Austin is — and always has been — a university for the people of Texas. Whether we are teaming up with community organizations to tackle health care issues, bring the arts to underserved areas or solve environmental problems, we take seriously our mission of service.

The university has a rich tradition of working with communities across the state through collaborative activities and programs that involve our faculty, staff and students. Such partnerships are mutually beneficial to the university and the community. Not only are university resources shared with communities, but community knowledge and experiences are shared with the university, helping improve learning and scholarship.

Visit the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to learn more about community-university partnerships that transform lives.

Events

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