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In this first installment of the “Border Views” video series, Anthropology Professor Cecilia Balli discusses the forces that have brought immigration, violence and enforcement issues to a head this year. Balli studies the sexual murder of women in Ciudad Juárez, the construction of a border fence and the Mexican anti-drug campaign. She is an award-winning …
Denise Gilman, clinical professor from the Immigration Clinic in the School of Law, discusses the myths and truths behind the United States immigration policy. Gilman provides her perspective on migrant labor, the effectiveness of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and more.
Alumnus and Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee talks about his time in Austin and the social and political background of his career as a writer in South Africa in the 1970s. Coetzee, who earned a doctor’s degree in 1969 from The University of Texas at Austin, is an acclaimed novelist, academic and literary critic.
Issa Nyaphaga, an expatriate of Cameroon who was jailed and tortured for his political cartoons, presents an art installation in the Fine Arts Library. Nyaphaga joins with Moyo Okediji, Nadine Mozon and Sheena Scharff to address the role of art as healing, especially with regard to HIV/AIDS and other epidemics.
Theatre and Dance students share experiences and culture with Colombian dance troupe El Colegio del Cuerpo.
The University of Texas at Austin has created a new academic department devoted to studying the experiences of African Americans, indigenous Africans and people of African descent around the world and an affiliated institute that will focus on urban policy.
Eli Reed, Magnum photojournalist and clinical professor of photojournalism at The University of Texas at Austin, and three panelists discuss what it means to be black in 2009 using Reed’s photographs as a starting point.
Discover the amazing story of how Fred Bednarski went from growing up in a Nazi labor camp in Austria to revolutionizing the game of American football.
Stephen Sonnenberg and Thomas Palaima discuss war trauma and how our views on war have changed throughout history.
Hans Boas, associate professor of Germanic studies, works to preserve Texas German, a rapidly eroding dialect intrinsic to Texas. Traveling to small towns throughout Texas, Boas conducts interview with the last remaining speakers of Texas German. The recordings, transcriptions and translations are archived in Boas’ Texas German Dialect Archive.
Is college football a positive influence in American universities? Debating this topic are professors Thomas Palaima and Lino Graglia.
Nourish International Austin works alongside developing communities to implement sustainable development projects. In addition to our projects, our purpose is to engage students (by organizing events like Hunger Lunches) to help students figure out our role in the ever-evolving world economy as we enter the workforce as global leaders in our respective professions.
The Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team (TDDT) is a performance-driven lion dance group the goal of which is to share the art of lion dancing with the community. TDDT performs year-round, for a wide variety of events including elementary schools, cultural events, festivals, restaurants, and weddings. No experience is necessary! An interest in the art of …