Alumni in the News

Submit alumni news about yourself or a classmate.
If you are having trouble, please email your news to Alicia Dietrich, Director of Public Affairs.

Headshot of Kevin Adams

Kevin Adams Earns His Fourth Tony

CBS News

Scenic Design graduate Kevin Adams (B.F.A., 1984) won his Fourth Tony Award for lighting Hedwig and the Angry Itch starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

Sol Design Lab solar charging station at Stanford

Beth Ferguson Installs Solar Charging Stations on Campus

Reporting Texas

Is your battery running low? Beth Ferguson (M.F.A. Design, 2005) and Sol Design Lab have worked with UT students to install solar charging stations on campus. They created similar charging stations for college campuses and festivals like SXSW. The UT Austin stations are installed at the Perry-Castañeda Library plaza and in front of the Department of Art and Art History on San Jacinto and 23rd streets.

Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014

Rachel Weil developing games

Rachel Simone Weil Named in Austin Monthly's 20 in their 20s

Austin Monthly

Video game developer, Rachel Simone Weil (M.F.A. Design, 2014) was named one of Austin Monthly's 20 in their 20s. Weil is praised with having "honed a uniquely retrofit aesthetic that represents a nostalgic feminine identity in the video game oeuvre." 

Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014

Jackie Hinton Dancer

Jacqueline Hinton Dances in Kevin Drew's New Video

Funny or Die

Jacqueline Hinton (B.F.A., Dance 2001) can be seen dancing in Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene's new music video featuring Feist and Zach Galifianakis for Funny or Die. 

Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014

Eric Lenox Abrams gray suit

Eric Lenox Abrams Debuts on Broadway

Eric Lenox Abrams (M.F.A., 2004) makes his Broadway debut as Bob Moses in the Tony Award nominated play "All the Way". 

Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Martin Zimmerman

Playwright Martin Zimmerman Wins Terrence McNally New Play Award


Martin Zimmerman (M.F.A., 2010) has been announced as the winner of the Terrance McNally New Play Award for his play Let Me Count The Ways. The Terrence McNally New Play Award is a cash prize given annually to recognize a new play that celebrates the transformative power of art.

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

Linda Patterson

Linda Patterson to present at National Organists' Convention

American Guild of Organists' National Convention

Linda Patterson (D.M.A., 2012) has been invited to present a Scholarly Paper on the Organ Works of Flor Peeters, and a workshop "Flor Peeters and the American Organist" at the American Guild of Organists' National Convention this summer in Boston. 

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dr. Davidson arms crossed

Dr. Davidson is a Texas State "University Distinguished Professor"

Texas State University

Dr. Ian Davidson (M.M., 1983 & D.M.A., 1997) was recognized as a "University Distinguished Professor" for his exceptional work in the School of Music at Texas State University. Davidson will retain the title for the duration of his service. 

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Robert Schenkkan's "All The Way" Receives Two Tony Nominations

CBS News

Robert Schenkkan's (B.F.A., 1975) play "All The Way" received two 2014 Tony nominations, Best Play and Best Actor for Bryan Cranston's portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson. 

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

charlie black and white

Charlie Pollock in 2014 Tony Nominated Violet

CBS News

Charlie Pollock (B.F.A., 1995) is currently in the 2014 Tony nominated Broadway show Violet

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jan Wright Painting

Jan Wright Exhibits at Mesa Verde National Park, Colo.

Artisans of Mancos

Southwest watercolor artist Jan Wright (B.F.A., 1970), exhibits for the sixth year at Far View Lodge at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Jan was an Artist in Residence at Mesa Verde in 2012 and now coordinates the program, volunteering over 300 hours a year to make artists who visit have as great an experience artistically as she did.

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Andrew Hallock's Ensemble Releases CD

Cappella Pratensis

Andrew Hallock (B.A. Composition, 2002), counter tenor, is a singer in the Dutch based ensemble "Cappella Pratensis". Earlier this year they released their latest CD 'Missa Ave Maris Stella' by Josquin Desprez.  

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014

Steve Moore Headshot

Steve Moore's “Computer Simulation of the Ocean”

The Daily Texan

Steve Moore's (M.F.A. Playwriting, 2005) new play, “Computer Simulation of the Ocean”, does not have a physical venue, rather, it is experienced entirely through a text message subscription that lasts six months. The text messages come from Sally Boyd, a fictional character. The public will begin receiving messages on April 18 at the beginning of the Fusebox Festival.

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014

Ann Krachey Photo

Ann Krachey: Lovelady at the Courtyard Gallery

UT FIne Arts Website

Anna Krachey (M.F.A. Photography, 2008) will exhibit at the Courtyard Gallery at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at UT. Her photography exhibit will run from May 1 to September 26 with an Opening Reception May 1, 5 -7 p.m. 

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014

Jennifer Chenoweth in front on her work

Jennifer Chenoweth Creates 3-D Emotional Map of Austin

The Daily Texan

Jennifer Chenoweth's (M.F.A., 1999) collaborative project, "Hedonic Map of Austin," is a 3-D interactive display that maps emotional experiences throughout Austin. The installment is being displayed in the southeast entrance of the Seay Building for psychology from now until August. 

Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Marcia Green Santore Curating Exhibition: MOMMA

Silver Center for the Arts

Marcia Green Santore (B.F.A. Studio Art, 1982) is curating the exhibition MOMMA at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. The show features four artist-mothers (including Santore) and explores themes of motherhood from the visceral, to the emotional, to the intellectual—responding to a society that sentimentalizes mothers but does not always respect them. In conjunction with the exhibit is a screening of the documentary film about artist-mothers, Who Does She Think She Is, on March 10 followed by a panel discussion with Santore and some of the other artists from MOMMA. The show runs March 3 - April 11.

Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Catherine Rogers Published in Gettysburg Review

Gettysburg Review

Catherine Rogers (M.F.A. Playwriting, 1993, Michener Fellow) has published her short story “After Three Tangos” in the Gettysburg Review Spring 2014 issue. She recently returned to the U.S. from her second Fulbright fellowship in Greece (2009, 2013). At Aristotle University Thessaloniki and in Athens, Rogers led the workshops “Understanding Illness and Trauma through Narrative” with students, physicians and health care professionals, artists, writers, and fellow Fulbright alumni. She is currently an M.S. candidate in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. 

Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ariana Vincent head shot

Ariana Vincent's Spa Manual Series Book Launch


Ariana Vincent (B.F.A., 1979) published her new book The Ariana Institute's Spa Techniques Manual. As CEO of the Ariana Institute for Wellness and Education, Vincent and her company are thrilled to present the first installment of the Ariana Institute's massage manual series. This series includes seven full-length massage manuals that are designed to help deepen the knowledge and understanding of current massage therapists and introduce new, interested parties to the world of massage and bodywork.

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

Picture of James Jeter

James Jeter Joins Faculty at the 92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y Website

James Jeter, (B.M. 1971) bassoon, has been invited to join the Chamber Music Coaching faculty at the 92nd Street Y here in NYC. He continues to perform principal bassoon with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and various orchestras in the NY/NJ area.

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Giant A-frame clubhouse

Michael Seiben is the Artist-In-Residence at VAC


Michael Seiben (B.F.A., 1999) is the Visual Art Center's artist-in-residence this spring. His exhibition, It Will Happen Again, "explores the line between youth and growing up and trying to hang on to youthful imagination". The show is on view at the VAC until May 10

Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014