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Immigration, violence and enforcement: How did we get here?

Immigration, violence and enforcement: How did we get here?

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 …

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Law professor busts myths about U.S. immigration policy

Law professor busts myths about U.S. immigration policy

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.

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Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee talks about life, career

Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee talks about life, career

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.

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Artists come together for World AIDS Day

Artists come together for World AIDS Day

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.

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Fine Arts students and Colombian dance troupe mix cultures

Fine Arts students and Colombian dance troupe mix cultures

Theatre and Dance students share experiences and culture with Colombian dance troupe El Colegio del Cuerpo.

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New department for African Diaspora studies created

New department for African Diaspora studies created

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.

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Photographer Eli Reed discusses being black in America

Photographer Eli Reed discusses being black in America

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.

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Nazi labor camp survivor makes football history

Nazi labor camp survivor makes football history

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.

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Fighting world hunger with peanut butter

Fighting world hunger with peanut butter

Kenyan-born business student John Kidenda explains why he believes in the for-profit model of social entrepreneurship over the nonprofit model of world aid. John and a group of other students from The University of Texas at Austin have formed a team called “Nutty Solutions” and created a business proposal to sell gourmet peanut butter in …

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Debating the cultural evolution of war

Debating the cultural evolution of war

Stephen Sonnenberg and Thomas Palaima discuss war trauma and how our views on war have changed throughout history.

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Preserving German heritage in Texas

Preserving German heritage in Texas

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.

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Debate: College football

Debate: College football

Is college football a positive influence in American universities? Debating this topic are professors Thomas Palaima and Lino Graglia.

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Nourish International

Nourish International

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.

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Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team

Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team

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 …

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

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