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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

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

For 100 years, the Graduate School has built the university’s reputation for research and teaching

For 100 years, the Graduate School has built the university’s reputation for research and teaching

As an undergraduate engineering student at the University of Connecticut, Sheldon Bish participated in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin. So when it came time to make the decision about where to attend graduate school, Bish was confident with his choice. Sheldon Bish and James Tunnell…   » Continue Reading

Celebrated poems of Milton, Whitman come alive for students through multimedia teaching tools

Celebrated poems of Milton, Whitman come alive for students through multimedia teaching tools

Poetry is not meant to be read with the eyes alone, but also with the ears. As University of Texas at Austin English professor and Milton scholar John Rumrich explains, the true meaning of verse can’t be divined just by looking at the words. It must be read aloud. The poet’s words must be heard.…   » Continue Reading

Scholars reveal the stories behind some of the world’s most inspired love letters

Scholars reveal the stories behind some of the world’s most inspired love letters

A little over a year ago, Janine Barchas witnessed a marriage proposal in a crowded hotel ballroom. The young man left nothing to chance, relying on the words of a Jane Austen love letter–almost crafting his entire proposal from it. “The young lady said ‘yes,’ a roar of applause followed, and all of us had…   » Continue Reading

From tales of apparitions to the nightmarish narrative of a madman, scholars unearth their favorite literary works of horror

From tales of apparitions to the nightmarish narrative of a madman, scholars unearth their favorite literary works of horror

VIDEO Halloween: The word itself evokes images of grinning jack-o-lanterns, costumed trick-or-treaters and otherworldly creatures drifting through the night. Watch a video of professors reading their favorite spooky passages. (Video opens in new window in OnCampus.) In celebration of this spooky holiday, scholars throughout The University of Texas at Austin reveal their favorite spine-tingling tales…   » Continue Reading