UT Austin Offers Experts on Civil Rights for the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library
Experts from across multiple disciplines at The University of Texas at Austin are available to speak with the media on topics related to the the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8-10. (The list below is also available as a pdf.) Media seeking information on covering the summit should visit the press… » Continue Reading
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.
Foodways Texas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and honoring the Lone Star State’s unique food cultures, has moved to the American Studies Department at The University of Texas at Austin.
The 21st annual community march celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will begin with a rally at the MLK Jr. Statue on the East Mall at The University of Texas at Austin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 20. The theme for this year is “Dream Even Further.”
Statement from UT Austin President Bill Powers
The Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color, a new statewide network of school districts, community colleges and public universities, officially launched this summer. Based within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin, the consortium plans to leverage the collective expertise and align existing male-focused programs among… » Continue Reading
Harris County Department of Education Receives Hogg Foundation Grant to Fund Training in Children’s Mental Health
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) the 2013 Ima Hogg Community Education Grant for Children’s Mental Health. The five-year, $97,000 grant will launch a broad training initiative to increase knowledge of children’s mental health among non-mental health professionals who… » Continue Reading
Event: The University of Texas at Austin Latino Male Symposium When: Friday, June 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom, 2201 Speedway Background: Latino male students have among the lowest high school graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates in the nation. Just three years ago, the national graduation rate for Latino males… » Continue Reading
Event: 4th Annual Asian American Community Leadership Awards When: Monday, May 6, 6-8 p.m. Where: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The University of Texas at Austin Background: The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is sponsoring the 4th Annual Asian American Community Leadership Awards in partnership with the Texas Exes Asian Alumni Network and the Center for Asian American Studies.… » Continue Reading
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin 27th Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights begins April 24 with the theme "Future of Black Life in Austin" and will include a film screening, a talkback and a panel discussion. The symposium culminates with the “Evening of Honors” presentation of the Heman Sweatt Legacy Award to… » Continue Reading