Yearly Archives: 2008
Sept. 29, 2008
Who Speaks for the Child?: Last April 7, Judge Barbara Walther in San Angelo, Texas, signed an order to remove more than 450 children from the nearby Yearning for Zion Ranch, kicking off what promised to be the largest child custody case in U.S. history. Amid the media frenzy that descended on West Texas, Walther faced another task: securing an attorney for each of those children and making sure they had the appropriate training.
Sept. 22, 2008
Take It Outside: They arrived on campus from New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art last month on flatbed trucks and tractor trailers: several towering giants of steel, iron and metal; a triad of tall, stately whip-thin spires; two carved, organic pieces, full of motion in black walnut and cherry wood. Seventeen sculptures (with 11 more arriving in January 2009) by some of the greatest artists of the mid-to-late 20th century were brought to campus through a new public art program called Landmarks at The University of Texas at Austin.
AT&T Conference Center’s latest technology fosters new ways of teaching and learning for presenters and students
Sept. 15, 2008
Meeting of the Minds: When Jason Moore and three other graduate students enrolled in a technology commercialization course last spring, little did they know the project their team chose to investigate would take on the biggest environmental and political issue of 2008.
Sept. 8, 2008
You’re Invited: How about a virtual walk on the moon? Or the chance to see more than a dozen sculptures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that have not been available for public viewing for years? Perhaps a chance to glimpse the Gutenberg Bible, one of only five complete volumes in the United States?
Aug. 29, 2008
Liza Shapiro, a physical anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin, is trying to work out an evolutionary mystery. The mystery: Why do primates who walk on all fours do it differently than most other animals who walk on all fours? Liza Shapiro, a physical anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin, has… » Continue Reading
Aug. 29, 2008
A Red and Blue Nation?: High voter turnout helps the Democrats. Late-deciders vote for the challenger. Political polarization has left the American electorate deeply divided between “red” and “blue” states. Right? Wrong.
Aug. 25, 2008
Gone to Texas: The University of Texas at Austin will welcome new students to the campus on Aug. 26 at “Gone to Texas,” an annual program highlighting what it means to be a Longhorn and the academic mission of the university.
Aug. 18, 2008
Unnatural Disaster: Tommy and Mia, an African-American couple in their late 40s, had lived in New Orleans all their lives, working three jobs between the two of them. Life was a struggle, but they made ends meet–barely. That was before Hurricane Katrina.
Aug. 11, 2008
Going for Gold: Twenty-two current or former Longhorn student-athletes have earned spots on their respective countries’ 2008 Olympic team and a total of 27 athletes and coaches will represent their countries from Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China.
July 28, 2008
First Bloom: On a Saturday afternoon in March, a group of Austin area kids stood on a trail at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, ribbing each other.