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Government Professor to Examine Source of Violence and Urge Diplomacy in Egypt

Jason Brownlee, associate professor in the Departments of Government and Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $109,484 grant to examine peace-building efforts in Egypt. The funding, provided by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), will enable Brownlee to determine whether the rise in Egypt’s anti-Coptic violence comes from underlying social tensions or from lack of government interventions.

Arab Spring Expert Guide

Cultural and Political Revolution Samer Ali Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies 512-471-3881 saali@mail.utexas.edu Ali teaches courses on Arabic literature, art, culture and politics. He is interested in Islamic religion, Quran, women and gender in Islam, and Arabo-Islamic history and civilization. He is available to discuss how the Arab Spring uprisings have shifted the…   » Continue Reading

Experts Available to Discuss the Impact of Osama bin Laden’s Death

The following professors with expertise on the Middle East, terrorism and domestic politics are available to talk about the killing of Osama bin Laden and its implications for the region, national security and the Obama administration.

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.

Seven New Department Chairs Appointed in the College of Liberal Arts

Seven new department chairs have been appointed in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin this fall.

Why ancient alphabets adorn a university icon

Why ancient alphabets adorn a university icon

When then-Harvard University Professor John Huehnergard and his wife and colleague Jo Ann Hackett first visited The University of Texas at Austin last spring, they couldn't help but notice the ancient Phoenician and Hebrew letters that adorn the Tower. After all, Hackett, a Hebrew scholar, and Huehnergard, who teaches Semitic linguistics and writing systems, have…   » Continue Reading

New Center to Promote Foreign Language Study

A new, first-of-its-kind language center will help develop standards and benchmarks for teaching foreign languages at The University of Texas at Austin and serve as a resource for faculty and departments.

College of Liberal Arts Announces New Humanities Research Awards

To promote research in the humanities, 10 liberal arts tenured or tenure-track faculty will receive Humanities Research Awards totaling $150,000 from the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.

Ramadan, Islamic and Arab Experts

This week, followers of the faith of Islam will begin to celebrate Ramadan, one of the religion's most important observances, which will continue through Sept. 20. Scholars at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss the Islamic faith, history and culture, and the Arab world from a variety of perspectives.

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.