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Two Language and Culture Centers Receive $3 Million in Federal Grants

The Center for European Studies (CES) and the Texas Language Technology Center (TLTC) at The University of Texas at Austin have been awarded federal grants totaling more than $3 million to establish new language and culture centers that will allow them to strengthen their role as national leaders in their fields.

Linguists work with remaining speakers of dying languages to preserve cultural memories

Linguists work with remaining speakers of dying languages to preserve cultural memories

VIDEO In a hill country home amid the scenic vistas of New Braunfels, Texas, Hans Boas, associate professor of Germanic studies, conducts hours of interviews with the last remaining speakers of one of the Lone Star State's oldest dialects, Texas German. During an interview, Alton Rahe struggles to remember a German word as Boas records…   » Continue Reading

Unprecedented Number of Female Faculty Hired

About half of the 49 professors who will be joining the College of Liberal Arts faculty in 2009-2010 are female. That includes an unprecedented five women coming in as full professors from such schools as Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Southern California.