The Design Institute for Health is a first-of-its-kind institution dedicated to applying design thinking and creative solutions to the nation’s health care challenges – and integrating that perspective into medical education and community health programs. The Design Institute for Health is a collaboration between the new Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin and will be led by two veterans of the internationally-recognized design firm IDEO: Stacey Chang, IDEO's former managing director of health and wellness, and Beto Lopez, former head of systems design at IDEO and a UT Austin alumnus.
A bouquet of aluminum canoes and boats blossoms over a busy pedestrian intersection on the University of Texas campus.Called “Monochrome for Austin,” the sculpture by Nancy Rubins stands 50 feet tall and stretches about as wide. Commissioned by UT’s public art program, Landmarks, it is now the largest sculpture on the UT campus.
Spend any time on the Forty Acres, and you’ll find yourself encountering some rather extraordinary art, even if you don’t seek it out — and often without setting foot inside a building. That’s due in large part toLandmarks, the university’s public art program that launched in 2008.
The College of Fine Arts (COFA) at The University of Texas at Austin will offer three opportunities this spring for members of the university and the health community to attend lectures by noted speakers on issues illuminating connections among the arts, innovative thinking and healthcare.
The Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism has been invited to partner with American Theatre magazine to produce the monthly feature “Almanac,” an editorial highlighting historical information and significant anniversaries.
Soloist Mela Dailey (M. Music, 2003), won a Grammy last night for Best Choral Performance as part of the ensemble The Conspirare Symphonic Choir and their performance of “The Sacred Spirit of Russia.” Dailey is a faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Dance as well as a Butler School alumna.
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance
Alumnus Luke Leonard (M.F.A. Directing ‘10) has brought the history of O.A. “Bum” Philips, coach of the Houston Oilers from 1975-1980 and father of former Dallas Cowboy’s coach Wade Phillips, to life in a new work of that premiered earlier this year.