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The Native American Male Experience in Higher Education to be Discussed

Event: The Sweatt Symposium - “Awareness to Action: The Native American Male Experience” When: Wednesday, April 11, 5 p.m. (reception), 6 p.m. (panel discussion) Where: Benson Library Conference Room, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 1, 2315 Red River St. Background: Early in 2010 the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center issued “The Educational Crisis Facing Young…   » Continue Reading

Anthropologist Discovers New Fossil Primate Species in West Texas

Physical anthropologist Chris Kirk has announced the discovery of a previously unknown species of fossil primate, Mescalerolemur horneri, in the Devil’s Graveyard badlands of West Texas.

Students Can Dig, Create and Watch Re-enactments at Public Archeology Event

Event: The Society for Historical Archeology presents “Crossroads in Texas History,” a public archeology exposition featuring educational resources from Texas Beyond History, a part of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin. When: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. Where: Hilton Austin, 500 E. Fourth St. Parking is available in City…   » Continue Reading

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university’s impact in 2010

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university’s impact in 2010

Look back at some of the stories that showed the university's impact in 2010.

Professors examine how we don’t — but should — talk openly about race in the United States

Professors examine how we don’t — but should — talk openly about race in the United States

First came the fiery attacks last summer as the NAACP approved a resolution condemning perceived racist elements within the Tea Party movement. A few days later, United States Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign after a video taken out of context showed her regaling an audience with a story about how…   » Continue Reading

Artifacts, descendants tell story of freed slaves in Texas

Artifacts, descendants tell story of freed slaves in Texas

Recovering a forgotten history of African American life was motivation enough for anthropology graduate student Nedra Lee and her peers to brave the Texas summer heat while excavating an old farmstead in southern Travis County. "Working outdoors always brought a few surprises. There were always toads hopping around; a huge bee tree was only a…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas at Austin Experts Help Shape Border Debate

As Americans continue to debate immigration reform, border enforcement and Arizona's recent legislation, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are offering their views on these issues through a series of online videos.

Recently Analyzed Fossil Was Not Human Ancestor as Claimed, Anthropologists Say

A fossil that was celebrated last year as a possible "missing link" between humans and early primates is actually a forebearer of modern-day lemurs and lorises, according to two papers by scientists at The University of Texas at Austin, Duke University and the University of Chicago. In an article now available online in the Journal…   » Continue Reading

Speed Named Assistant VP for Community Engagement

Speed Named Assistant VP for Community Engagement

Shannon Speed, associate professor of anthropology, has been named assistant vice president for community engagement in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Anthropologist Wins “Ig Nobel” Prize for Study of Why Pregnant Women Don’t Tip Over

University of Texas at Austin anthropologist Liza Shapiro and two fellow researchers on Thursday won an Ig Nobel Prize—dedicated to "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think"—for a 2007 study on the evolutionary reasons pregnant women don't tip over.