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Michael Smith in the New York Times

Art and Art History professor’s exhibition reviewed in the New York Times

The New York Times

The New York Times reviewed an exhibition by Michael Smith, a studio art professor in Art and Art History, on display at Manhattan’s Green Neftali Gallery through Aug. 14. Reporter Martha Schwendener describes Smith’s work as an “artistic response to the insanity of ‘adult’ society.”

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Hook

Design Institute for Health featured on Texas Exes’ The Hook

The Hook

Texas Exes dedicated an episode of The Hook to the Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts and the Dell Medical School. While the medical school is a year away from opening, Director Stacey Chang discusses how the institute is already hard at work.

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Torque and Axis

KLRU’s “Arts in Context” features Alumnus Jared Steffenson’s current exhibition

KLRU Arts In Context

Discover the unique combination of skateboarding and art in Jared Steffenson’s “Torque and Axis” exhibition with KLRU’s Arts in Context. Listen to Steffenson, MFA 2006, describe how skateboarding taught him to discover the hidden potential in everyday objects and how he came to combine two of his life’s passions.

Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mariachi Camp rehearsal

NBC News Highlights Butler School’s Mariachi Camp

NBC News

NBC News explores the heart, soul and heritage within the Butler School of Music’s Mariachi Camp. Reporter Juan Castillo highlighted the four-day camp that pairs high school musicians with some of the genre’s top performers and educators. For some students, it’s about connecting with their family history.

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Professor Francie Ostrower

Professor Aims to Expand Art Audiences With $3.5 Million Wallace Foundation Grant

College of Fine Arts Professor Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant, the largest ever research grant ever awarded to a professor in the college, from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences with the aim of generating useful lessons for arts organizations nationwide.

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rebecca Rossen

Theatre and Dance Professor Honored for Teaching by UT Board of Regents

Department of Theatre and Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor Rebecca Rossen is among 11 University of Texas at Austin faculty members honored with the 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. Rossen is a dance historian, performance scholar and choreographer whose research interests include modern and postmodern dance, staging of identity in physical performance and the relationship between research and practice.

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Christina Bain

UT Board of Regents Honor Art Education Professor for Teaching

Department of Art and Art History

Art and Art History Associate Professor Christina Bain is being honored as one of the 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award recipients by the UT Board of Regents. Bain’s research interests focus on the intersection of theory with practice in art education. 

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Joel Weber

Design Student Builds “Tiny House”

ABC News

Learn more about how Design student Joel Webber designed and built a living space for himself in 145 square feet to help avoid college debt.

Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015

Jerry Junkin

Music Professor Jerry Junkin to Receive Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor

Butler School of Music

The director of bands will be recognized this December by the Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference. The medal recognizes conductors, educators, composers and others whose unique service to music education and continuing influence on instrumental music deserve the highest recognition. 

Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015

Texas Cultural Trust

Video: College Partners With Texas Cultural Trust on Arts & Digital Literacy Initiative

Texas Cultural Trust

Learn more about how the College of Fine Arts and Texas Cultural Trust are working to bridge traditional arts and digital media in high school curricula.

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015