Third Annual Lozano Long Conference Explores Theme of Fear and Understanding Violence in Latin America
Event: "Republics of Fear: Understanding Endemic Violence in Latin America Today" When: Thursday and Friday, March 4-5, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with opening remarks at 9 a.m. Where: Santa Rita Room, Texas Union 3.502 Background: The third annual Lozano Long conference will host panels on topics such as gender violence, human trafficking, forced migration,… » Continue Reading
The Jody Conradt Endowed Excellence Fund has been established at The University of Texas of Austin to inspire and instruct students on the importance of leadership and equity and to promote faculty research in that area.
Professors Janet Ellzey and Gretchen Ritter Appointed Vice Provosts at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Gretchen Ritter, a professor of government and a fellow of the Alma Madden Professorship at The University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Janet Ellzey, professor of mechanical engineering and assistant dean for international engineering education, have been appointed vice provosts at The University of Texas at Austin, Provost Steven Leslie said Tuesday.
Gender equity, political freedom and health care are among the most pressing challenges women face around the world, scholars say
Many Voices of Feminism: In the post-feminist era of the 21st century, are the aims and goals of feminism still relevant? Will feminism survive the rush to globalization? What universal lessons can we learn from the unique ways women around the world have advanced their concerns? To spotlight the diverse issues facing women around the world, we invited eight faculty members from the Center for Women's and Gender Studies to answer the following question: What is the most important challenge facing women in the 21st century?
Children Aware of White Male Monopoly on White House; Youngest Citizens Say Exclusion Due to Voter Prejudice
Challenging the idea that children live in a color or gender blind world, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals most elementary-school-age children are aware there has been no female, African-American or Hispanic President of the United States. And, many of the children attribute the lack of representation to discrimination.
National Science Foundation Awards Political Scientists $490,000 Grant to Research African-American Issues in Presidential Election
The National Science Foundation has awarded two political scientists at The University of Texas at Austin a $490,000 grant to study African-American political opinions and behavior in the 2008 presidential election.
April is recognized nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Faculty experts from the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on sexual assault, domestic violence, women's sexual health issues and the role gender plays in society.
So, why aren’t you married? It’s an age-old question dreaded by single people. The underlying assumption of the awkward inquiry: there is something wrong with being single and one’s life is somehow incomplete without a partner. But does marriage mean you will live happily, and healthfully, ever after? Research does reveal that married people live… » Continue Reading
EVENT: Naomi Wolf, leading feminist scholar and bestselling author of "The Beauty Myth," will be the keynote speaker at the "Defining Beauty" symposium, sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership and Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty. Wolf will discuss "Beauty… » Continue Reading