“Crisis” is not a word associated with Asian American males, especially in higher education. And yet, as became apparent at the second lecture presentation for the 26th Annual Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, Asian American males are indeed part of the crisis in our country with regard to young men of color.
Although long stereotyped as the model minority group for their high achievement, Asian American demographics tell a different story according to Dr. Mitchell Chang, Dr. Eric Tang and Dr. Robert Teranishi, who participated in the panel discussion, “The Asian American Male Experience” on Feb. 29. Read More
Recognizing that public policy plays a critical role in achieving positive change, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has created an innovative fellowship program to cultivate and empower a new generation of Texas advocates for mental health.
In 2010, the foundation awarded grants to five Texas nonprofit advocacy groups to hire an in-house mental health policy fellow and provide the fellow with an experienced mentor. All fellows were required to be a recent graduate of law, social work, public policy or other related graduate program. Read More
Summer may be a time when many students leave the university, but campus remains abuzz with DDCE programs for scholars of all ages. The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG), co-sponsored by the DDCE, allows intellectually advanced students ages 6-17 to pack three weeks of intensive learning into their vacations.
Applications are now being accepted for two 2012 Summer Institute for the Gifted Programs: a residential program offered for students ages 9 to 17 (July 8-28) and a day program for students ages 5-8 (July 9-27). Read More
Project 2012 was a huge success with 2,049 volunteers working on 110 projects at 23 sites in the Dove Springs and Onion Creek Plantation communities. Not only did University of Texas at Austin students and alumni participate, but approximately 200 students from St. Edwards University joined in the fun. Read More
On Saturday, March 3, more than 50,000 people from around the state descended on The University of Texas at Austin for Explore UT–the annual recruitment event that features fun, games, feats of magic in chemistry, dancing, music, explorations of engineering and more.
With more than 400 activities to choose from, kids of all ages have the chance to learn new things and interact with faculty, staff and students. The event is an effective recruiting tool–77 percent of accepted seniors attending Explore UT in 2011 enrolled in the university last fall versus 40 percent of seniors who were accepted but didn’t attend. Read More
Many thanks to HEB for their support of Neighborhood Longhorns again this year through the tear pad campaign and for their support of Project 2012. HEB continues to be a great DDCE community partner and supporter!