Mark Hitz, a graduate student in the James A. Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature for his stories “Shadehill" and "The Laws of Motion."
Chicano Literature Professor Rolando Hinojosa-Smith Wins National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award
The National Book Critics Circle has honored Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, an author and professor in the departments of English and Spanish and Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin, with the 2013 Ivan Landrof Lifetime Achievement Award. He will receive the award during a ceremony March 13 in New York City.
Katherine Noble, a graduating senior in the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature for her collection of poems, “Like Electrical Fire Across the Silence.”
The Fate of the Book is the title of the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS) symposia for 2012-13, featuring an opening lecture by Nicholson Baker, noted author of “The Size of Thoughts” and “The Double Fold, Libraries” and “Assault on Paper.” Free and open to the public.
Event: Gloria Anzaldúa Luncheon: Honoring Feminists of Color When: Friday, Feb. 10, Noon-2 p.m. Where: Student Activities Center Ballroom, The University of Texas at Austin Background: Feminist playwright, poet and essayist Cherríe Moraga edited This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981) with Gloria Anzaldúa. She is currently an artist in… » Continue Reading
Seven faculty members have been named to the prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers at The University of Texas at Austin, Steven W. Leslie, executive vice president and provost, has announced.
Josh Booton, a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers (MCW) at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature for his collection of poems, "The Union of Geometry and Ash."
Peter Ward of the LBJ School of Public Affairs has been named the Outstanding Graduate Adviser and Lisa Moore of the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts has won the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award from the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin.
The 6th annual David O. Nilsson Lecture in Contemporary Drama returns to the stage with a conversation about Brecht and Weill's "The Threepenny Opera" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24 in the Winship Drama Building, Room 2.112 on The University of Texas at Austin campus.
The University of Texas at Austin has selected U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, philanthropists Joe and Teresa Long, university Senior Vice President Shirley Bird Perry and Ransom Center Director Tom Staley to receive the prestigious Presidential Citation for 2010.