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Life, liberty and the pursuit of diversity

Life, liberty and the pursuit of diversity

There are a number of ways to make your mark on the university. Biology major Shannon Allport is a champion of diversity on campus.

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Frozen in time

Frozen in time

A trip to Antarctica yielded a unique opportunity for geologist Peter Flaig — a chance to see a structure built 100 years ago by British explorers.

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Building a better planet

Building a better planet

Our planet is vulnerable. Urbanization, population growth, natural and man-made disasters contribute to our frailty. Part of the solution to healing our planet is through sustainable building practices suited to the place, says Dean Fritz Steiner, in his new book “Design for a Vulnerable Planet.”

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Inside Haiti: A photographer's vision

Inside Haiti: A photographer's vision

For more than 20 years, photojournalism alumna Maggie Steber has documented Haiti’s people, history and culture.

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Student teaches and inspires children in Peru

Student teaches and inspires children in Peru

Sophomore Armando Vera used an Undergraduate Studies grant to teach Peruvian children English … and the “Hook ‘em, Horns” hand sign.

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A paper conservator heads to Haiti

A paper conservator heads to Haiti

Six months after an earthquake devastated Haiti, Karen Pavelka, conservator and lecturer in the School of Information, spent 10 days in Port-au-Prince helping document and conserve the country’s archives. Pavelka sat down for an interview with KUT’s Erika Aguilar prior to her departure to Haiti.

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UT responds to Haiti earthquake

UT responds to Haiti earthquake

Five geoscientists and two engineers traveled to Haiti in the weeks following the fifth deadliest earthquake in history. They helped unravel mysteries about what triggered the quake and offer recommendations to save lives in future quakes. They also witnessed a human tragedy that is still unfolding. Here’s what they saw.

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Professor discusses book on African Diaspora

Professor discusses book on African Diaspora

In this second installment of an audio portrait series that explores the African Diaspora, Dr. Frank Guridy, associate professor of history and African Diaspora Studies, discusses his forthcoming book “Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in the World of Empire and Jim Crow.”

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Professor Jennifer Wilks discusses poet of the African Diaspora

Professor Jennifer Wilks discusses poet of the African Diaspora

In this first installment of an audio portrait series that explores the African Diaspora, Dr. Jennifer Wilks, an associate professor of English and African and African American Studies, discusses a 1939 poem by Aimé Césaire that reflects on the conditions of people of African descent under colonialism.

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Canción del Cuerpo

Canción del Cuerpo

The joy of expression and the skill of interpretation are pillars in the world of dance. Notable artistic directors and University of Texas at Austin faculty members Lyn Wiltshire and Yacov Sharir in the Department of Theatre and Dance, along with guest choreographer Álvaro Restrepo, bring a vital new dance experience to stage in a …

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Professor talks to KUT about media coverage in Haiti

Professor talks to KUT about media coverage in Haiti

Dr. Bob Jensen, a journalism professor in the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, talks to KUT’s Ben Philpott about how mainstream media has failed in its coverage of Haiti. Read the transcript of the interview.

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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated over two days (Nov. 1-2) by Mexicans and Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. It is a time for friends and family to remember and celebrated their departed loved ones.

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Audio slideshow: A summer in Nigeria

Audio slideshow: A summer in Nigeria

Student Benjamin Durham shares his experiences studying the Yoruba language as part of the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad.

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  • Faculty Spotlight video featuring Larry Speck, a professor in the School of Architecture.

    18 to 30: Faculty Spotlight video featuring Larry Speck, a professor in the School of Architecture.