Tag Archive: College of Liberal Arts RSS

Economist Sandra Black looks at the long-term effects of school starting age and family background

Economist Sandra Black looks at the long-term effects of school starting age and family background

“Redshirting” is a popular term among parents of the pre-K set, and it has a lot of parents asking a familiar question: Is my child ready to start kindergarten, or would she or he benefit from delaying this debut into the world of no naps, homework, grades and real scissors? A term borrowed from the…   » Continue Reading

On April 14, Honors Day will salute extraordinary undergraduates who have distinguished themselves through talent, hard work and intellectual endeavor

On April 14, Honors Day will salute extraordinary undergraduates who have distinguished themselves through talent, hard work and intellectual endeavor

One is an avid chess player who applies her fascination of the game’s emphasis on creative problem solving to her research on retinal image processing. Kelly Moynihan (left) and Anjali Datta are among the 3,914 students who will be recognized for academic excellence during Honors Day at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Frank…   » Continue Reading

Take a look back at some of the many stories in 2011 that showed the impact of The University of Texas at Austin

Take a look back at some of the many stories in 2011 that showed the impact of The University of Texas at Austin

Across The University of Texas at Austin people are changing the world every day through discovery, creativity and teaching. They are exploring our world and our universe, inventing new ways to address social and public health problems, and engaging in issues around the globe. It’s all in a day’s work for the university’s students, faculty,…   » Continue Reading

M.F.A. student’s creative impulse makes coming unhinged come together on stage in a contemporary adaptation of a Victorian classic

M.F.A. student’s creative impulse makes coming unhinged come together on stage in a contemporary adaptation of a Victorian classic

Director and College of Fine Arts student Daria Davis points to an unlikely character for providing the most important lines of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Jeffrey Hatcher’s modern adaptation of the iconic tale. In the closing scene of Act One, an otherwise unmentioned parlor maid gives a statement to the police after witnessing Edward…   » Continue Reading

Archaeologists and technologists develop supercomputer-powered solutions to protect and preserve ancient sites and artifacts

Archaeologists and technologists develop supercomputer-powered solutions to protect and preserve ancient sites and artifacts

VIDEO When Adam Rabinowitz was 15 years old, his aunt, an archaeologist, invited him to join her on a dig in Sicily. Twenty-three years later, Rabinowitz, now the assistant director at the Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICA) at The University of Texas at Austin, is still traveling around the world getting dirt under his nails.…   » Continue Reading

Putting a new spin on ADHD research, psychologist David Gilden finds the effects of the disorder may be caused by a glitch in internal timing

Putting a new spin on ADHD research, psychologist David Gilden finds the effects of the disorder may be caused by a glitch in internal timing

At 33, Susan can’t sit still. She never could. Pegged by her teachers as the resident “problem child,” she spent most of her afternoons in detention for disrupting class and forgetting her homework assignments. As an adult she still struggles to meet her work deadlines and has to fight the insatiable urge to dart out…   » Continue Reading

No matter the flavor — fiction, poetry, nonfiction — these cool book picks from university faculty, staff and students will appeal to the tastes of every reader

No matter the flavor — fiction, poetry, nonfiction — these cool book picks from university faculty, staff and students will appeal to the tastes of every reader

Summer is the season of leisure reading and this one is serving up a scorcher. Get the scoop on the latest, greatest and under-the-radar reads from our book-loving faculty, staff and student contributors. Don’t get burned, get busy reading. Even if you can’t physically get away this summer, these book suggestions conjure interesting escapes. Whether…   » Continue Reading

Here are 10 stories highlighting students who have overcome obstacles, discovered new dimensions and doggedly pursued their academic goals

Here are 10 stories highlighting students who have overcome obstacles, discovered new dimensions and doggedly pursued their academic goals

About 7,500 students will graduate from The University of Texas at Austin at the 128th spring commencement this Saturday, May 21. Students from around the world with diverse cultural backgrounds, students who have faced adversity and students who have realized their dreams will come together to share in the spirit of commencement. “Inspired by the…   » Continue Reading

Sociologist Robert Crosnoe returns to high school to uncover why teenagers who don’t fit in are less likely to go to college

Sociologist Robert Crosnoe returns to high school to uncover why teenagers who don’t fit in are less likely to go to college

High school is long past for Kelly, now 38, but she still recalls when her family relocated to a small West Texas town at the beginning of her freshman year. The bullying started from day one with a new rumor circulating about her every Monday morning. “The choices were to sit at home or get…   » Continue Reading

Psychology researcher Andreana Haley examines the link between dementia and obesity and aims to improve your brain’s health through diet and exercise

Psychology researcher Andreana Haley examines the link between dementia and obesity and aims to improve your brain’s health through diet and exercise

Step off the scale and let’s have a talk. You’re 30 pounds overweight and at risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, certain types of cancer and coronary heart disease. More than 30 percent of Americans who are obese have likely endured a similarly uncomfortable conversation with their doctors during a routine checkup. Many are…   » Continue Reading