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Race is On for Best Solar Car of 2014

Race is On for Best Solar Car of 2014

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will host the nation’s two biggest collegiate solar car races — the Formula Sun Grand Prix and the American Solar Challenge. Student solar car teams from universities around the world, including UT Austin, will be in Austin to compete in the two back-to-back competitions.

Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business to be Established at UT Austin

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business will be established jointly by the School of Law and the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Acclaimed Writer Ian McEwan’s Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

Acclaimed Writer Ian McEwan’s Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of writer Ian McEwan (b. 1948), one of the most distinguished novelists of his generation.

Statement from UT Austin President Bill Powers on the White House Report About Sexual Assaults on American College Campuses

The following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding the recent report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault:

“World War I Film Series” Highlights Films Made During and About First World War

“World War I Film Series” Highlights Films Made During and About First World War

EVENT: The Harry Ransom Center, Paramount Theatre and Austin Film Society present the “World War I Film Series” throughout the summer. WHEN: Various dates in May, June and July WHERE: Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe streets; The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.; Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. BACKGROUND: Join the Ransom…   » Continue Reading

Houston Family Donates $5 Million Toward Construction of Graduate Business School

Houston Family Donates $5 Million Toward Construction of Graduate Business School

Bob and Marcie Zlotnik, founders of Houston energy company StarTex Power and alumni of The University of Texas at Austin, have pledged $5 million toward the construction of Robert B. Rowling Hall, the new graduate education building at the McCombs School of Business.

Blanton Exhibition Will Unite Art, Dance, and Technology

Blanton Exhibition Will Unite Art, Dance, and Technology

“Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance” will open Feb. 23 at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. The three-month exhibition will present an innovative union of art, dance and technology within a museum setting.

Exhibition Explores the First World War Through Letters, Poems, Diaries and Fiction

Exhibition Explores the First World War Through Letters, Poems, Diaries and Fiction

AUSTIN, Texas — In conjunction with the centenary of the start of the First World War, the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, presents the exhibition “The World at War, 1914–1918.” The exhibition runs from Feb. 11 through Aug. 3.

Blanton Exhibition Sheds Light on Art and Lives of Artists Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

Blanton Exhibition Sheds Light on Art and Lives of Artists Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

“Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt,” which opens at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin on Feb. 23, celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the postwar era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007).

Blanton Exhibition Highlights Art of Ancient Andes, Explores Relationship Between Art and Environment

Blanton Exhibition Highlights Art of Ancient Andes, Explores Relationship Between Art and Environment

AUSTIN, Texas — The Blanton Museum of Art, in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, will present a special selection of objects that illuminate the lifestyle, technological achievements and ideology of pre-Inka (also known as “Inca”) cultures among the coastal Andes of South America. “Between Mountains and…   » Continue Reading