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From the Rwandan genocide to the Guatemalan police, UT’s libraries are digitally securing fragile records for research, advocacy around the world

From the Rwandan genocide to the Guatemalan police, UT’s libraries are digitally securing fragile records for research, advocacy around the world

VIDEO Shortly before Vice Provost Fred Heath made his first trip to Rwanda’s Kigali Genocide Memorial in 2008 to support a fledgling program at the University of Texas Libraries, a guard at the monument to the 1994 genocide was killed in a grenade attack on the facility. The memorial is a symbol for those whose…   » Continue Reading

The Energy Institute’s research team is developing a plan to promote responsible oil production in challenging, environmentally sensitive regions

The Energy Institute’s research team is developing a plan to promote responsible oil production in challenging, environmentally sensitive regions

What began as a postmortem on the worst oil spill in history has turned into a blueprint for safely extracting the maligned fossil fuel from some of the most challenging and environmentally sensitive regions on earth, areas that hold unequaled potential for new discoveries in oil and gas. “The BP spill was a real wake-up…   » Continue Reading

Coming from every corner of the state, thousands of Texans will travel to Explore UT

Coming from every corner of the state, thousands of Texans will travel to Explore UT

Watch Audio SlideshowDownload Explore UT Program (PDF) On March 6, thousands of children will be roaming the halls of The University of Texas at Austin and getting a peek of what the future could hold. They will come to the campus from all over Texas, from small towns and cities across the state. Some will…   » Continue Reading

Artists engage in a cross-cultural dialogue through dance in Colombia

Artists engage in a cross-cultural dialogue through dance in Colombia

VIDEO and PHOTO SLIDESHOW University of Texas at Austin senior Dance major Elissa Marshall decided to become a dancer around age 9 after seeing a friend perform in “The Nutcracker.” “I started dancing really because I wanted to be on a stage in front of an audience,” said Marshall. “I kept dancing, though, because of…   » Continue Reading

Through new programs, Law School graduates pursue justice for underrepresented populations

Through new programs, Law School graduates pursue justice for underrepresented populations

In the summer of 2008 Spencer Wilson noticed an unusual number of people coming to Bay Area Legal Aid for advice on how to keep from being kicked out of their rental homes. Most of them were low income and minority tenants, many of them elderly, some of them disabled. Some had already been locked…   » Continue Reading

Children’s Rights Clinic gives voice to children who’ve been removed from their parents and homes

Children’s Rights Clinic gives voice to children who’ve been removed from their parents and homes

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.