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Two COFA faculty members receive Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards


Susan Mickey, of Theatre and Dance and Beili Liu of Art and Art History have been given the Board of Regents' highest honor. 

Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Professor Joan Lazarus Honored with National Award.



The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) awarded Professor Joan Lazarus the Campton Bell Lifetime Achievement Award.

Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Todd Lowe ,’99 Theatre and Dance Alum checked in with Rolling Stone recently.

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Todd Lowe has found himself at the center of his own dramatic story arc this season as Terry Bellefleur on 'True Blood.'


Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012

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Miro Quartet Performs at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

The New York Times


The Miró Quartet was back for the evening with an ardent performance of Barber’s early String Quartet in B.

Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012

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Theatre and Dance alum Pamela Ribon releases fourth novel

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Best-selling novelist and 1997 Theatre and Dance alum Pamela Ribon’s fourth novel, You Take It From Here, hit the shelves this month to critical praise.

Posted: Monday, July 30, 2012

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International Recognition Follows UT Butler School of Music Trombonists During Summer Tour

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Trombone ensemble Subito Bones, led by Professor Nathanial Brickens, recently took first prize in Paris at the International Trombone Festival.

Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Texas Performing Arts’ Bass Concert Hall Ranked 18 in Pollstar Top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues

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Texas Performing Arts’ flagship venue Bass Concert Hall has been ranked number 18 (mid-year ranking) on the top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues for mid-year ticket sales.

Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Bion Tsang's performance on national radio with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, July 2

American Public Media

Tsang performed Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme with the renowned orchestra on American Public Media's weekly program, "Symphony Cast." Listen to it here.

Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012

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Art History Professor Deciphers Newly Discovered Monument That Refers to 2012

A publishing and entertainment empire has arisen around the supposed Mayan “end date” of December 21, 2012. But a second reference to the date, discovered only recently in Guatemala by a team including UT’s David Stuart, further debunks the theory that the Maya expected the world to end. 

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Outstanding CoFA representation in the Austin Critics Table Award list of nominees

The Austin Chronicle

The Austin Critics Table is marking its 20th year of commending outstanding work on the local arts scene. Students and faculty of the College of Fine Arts once again dominate the list of nominees! Congratulations to our outstanding students, faculty and alums! 

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012