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New Endowment Established Honoring Professor Emeritus

Dr. David Nancarrow Scholarship in Theatre and Dance

In Memoriam: Ruth Denney

Ruth Denney, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Theatre and Dance, died on Monday, March 26, 2007 in Austin at the age of 92. Professor Denney taught in the Department's Theatre Studies/Teacher Training programs from 1976-1988. She is remembered as a powerful force for high standards in theatre education and in the Department. Professor Coleman A. Jennings remembers her fondly: "She was a grand lady. She was a creative, imaginative director, excellent teacher, and one who inspired all." 

In Memoriam: Dr. Frederick J. Hunter, Professor Emeritus

Austin, Tx— Dr. Frederick J. Hunter passed away on July 29, 2008, at the age of 92. Hunter was a Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance and served as Professor of Theatre History from 1957–87.