This year Katie Dawson (M.F.A. ’06) was selected as a 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award recipient, the Board of Regents’ highest honor. Dawson was reviewed on a range of criteria including classroom expertise, curricula quality and student learning outcomes and awarded the honor for demonstrating extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction. Congratulations!
Michael Gillespie (BFA '83) will participate in an artist residency program for the Red River County Historical Society in Clarksville, Texas in September. He was also one of ten finalists for the Summer Scholarship Contest at the FlorenceAcademy of Art in Italy. He received a First Place Award in C.C. Young Center's The Spirit is Ageless Art Show, and had a painting on display with other award winners at the Arlington Museum of Art.
Laurie Anderson will offer an exhibition, videos and talks to complement performance of "Landfall" in September and October. The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin is delighted to welcome her as its seventh C. L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities. In October, Anderson will take the stage at Texas Performing Arts with the Kronos Quartet.
With a fall opening date looming just on the horizon for the James Turrell Skyspace, the Austin project has flown under the radar in recent months as an unprecedented level of national media attention highlighted three national retrospectives.
Paul Olefsky, a cellist celebrated for his rich tone, impeccable musicianship and commitment to the work of contemporary composers had taught at Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin since 1974.
Kerry was accompanied by members of the U.S. Embassy and representatives from UT Austin including Jack Risley, chairman of the Department of Art and Art History; David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center and a professor of art history; and students studying abroad at Casa Herrera from the university’s College of Education.
Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of this enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization. COFA'sDavid Stuart started a blog for scholars and amateurs.
For Isaac Gomez, theatre is not merely entertainment, it’s a life-changing event. Gomez, who recently won a George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence is a double major in theatre and dance and journalism.
Dr. Michael Thomas, codirector of the Oplontis Project near Pompeii and director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin leads a team that discovered a wine "négociant" outside Pompeii. He and his team have been freshly appraising two Oplontis villas, mostly excavated in the 1970s and '80s but never fully studied.