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Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual wellness is the ability to use information effectively for personal, family, and career development, and involves the desire to continually learn and improve your skills, in order to reach your goals.

The Blanton Museum of Art — The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country, and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. The Blanton’s collection comprises over 17,000 works of art in a variety of mediums, with particular depth in Western European art from the fourteenth through twentieth centuries and modern and contemporary art of the Americas.

CareerSmart — Human Resources offers faculty and staff members various developmental opportunities.

Harry Ransom Center — The Harry Ransom Center advances the study of the arts and humanities by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible original cultural materials. With extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, art, and the performing arts, the Center supports research through symposia and fellowships and provides education and enrichment for scholars, students, and the public through exhibitions and programs.

Informal Classes — Learn about a wide range of topics with Informal Classes. Topics include exercise and dance, business and personal development, the arts, health and wellness, language and travel and so many more.

Know — Know is a great resource to find events across the campus that will stretch your brain. This listserv and website host a calendar of events in the campus and community, arts and humanities, business and economy, health and wellness, policy and law, science and technology, and world and culture.

Staff Educational Benefit — Go back to school using the staff educational benefit! This program pays for one eligible university undergraduate or graduate semester credit course regardless of the number of credit hours, or more than one semester credit course provided the combined number of course hours does not exceed three.

Texas Performing Arts — Each year, Texas Performing Arts offers a diverse season of music, theatre, dance, and conversation. As a university-based arts center we are also committed to serving the academic mission of the College of Fine Arts by supporting the work of our students, faculty and staff on our stages, classrooms, studios and production shops; and in the educational outreach programs we provide for the Austin community.

Thompson Conference Center — The center has served as an academic link between the University and the community since 1970. As the focal point of the University of Texas at Austin’s continuing education efforts, the Center’s mission is to provide excellent conference facilities, services, and programs for people to continue their educational development and personal enrichment.

UT Professional Development Center (PDC) — PDC helps individuals meet professional and personal goals and helps organizations develop employees and improve performance through its program, consulting, coaching, and facilitation services.

Additional Resources

If you are aware of helpful services or information that should be listed on this page please let us know by emailing Healthpoint.wellness@austin.utexas.edu.