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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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Rita Stephan

Rita Stephan

Rita Stephan’s determination to promote multicultural understanding is strengthened after escaping the war in Lebanon during summer 2006.

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What's your style?

Professor Barry Brummett talks about style and snakeskin boots. He is the author of A Rhetoric of Style and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies.

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International student experience

International student experience

Meet Ana Coronell, a student of economics and finance from Panama who explains the challenges of going to school in a foreign country. She tells how joining and creating organizations on campus have helped her make friends and how she’s enriched her college education by attending cultural events and lectures from world-renown guest speakers.

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Water in the desert

Water in the desert

Visit a small town in Coahuila, Mexico called Cuatro Ciénegas where spring pools and years of isolation have resulted in uniquely endemic species evolving in isolation, similar to the Galapagos Islands. These marshlands in the desert basin contain over 70 creatures found no where else in the world, promising vast research potential. Find out how …

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My grandmother is a warrior

University of Texas at Austin undergraduate Christopher Jackson uncovers the true history behind his grandmother’s epic civil rights battle to enroll at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in the 1950s. Christopher’s essay about grandma Versie’s struggle for equality won first place in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition.

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Saving our stories

The William and Margaret Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record teaches students to preserve the record of human experience, creativity, and discovery. Students in the School of Information learn to save rare documents from 16th century texts to modern home movies.

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Great Mayan staircase

Professor David Stuart discusses the “grand staircase” of the ancient Maya civilization.

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Evangelical teens and sex

Professor Mark Regnerus explores the attitudes and actions of evangelical teens toward sex.

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Personality of personal spaces

Professor Sam Gosling explores the ways personality is expressed in living spaces, offices and virtual environments.

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Children's Rights Clinic

Children's Rights Clinic

Law students gain experience by representing abused kids in the Children’s Rights Clinic.

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Global force of hip hop

Professor S. Craig Watkins shares how hip hop culture has emerged as a global force in the lives of young people.

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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.