President Barack Obama will deliver his 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday night, during which he is likely to discuss income inequality, immigration, health care policy, foreign policy and global affairs, among other issues. Experts from The University of Texas at Austin are poised to share their insights on a variety topics related to… » Continue Reading
AUSTIN, Texas — In conjunction with the centenary of the start of the First World War, the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, presents the exhibition “The World at War, 1914–1918.” The exhibition runs from Feb. 11 through Aug. 3.
The Catholic Church has elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to become the first Latin American Pope, Pope Francis. If you are looking for an expert or sources to provide context in your coverage of this new development, The University of Texas at Austin has the number one graduate program in Latin American History in… » Continue Reading
The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has opened registration for “Visions of the Future,” the 10th Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium, scheduled for Nov. 1-3. The symposium brings together historians, architects, industrial designers and visionaries in the fields of science fiction, film, theater and future… » Continue Reading
What: The Center for Politics and Governance at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will present a speech by Gail Collins, New York Times columnist, author and noted women’s historian. This event is part of the center’s ongoing Perspectives@CPG series and is co-sponsored by the New York Times inCollege program, which works with… » Continue Reading
International History Scholar Gets First Mack Brown Chair and LBJ School and History Joint Appointment
Jeremi Suri, an acclaimed scholar of international history, has been named the first holder of the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and has received a joint appointment at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Department of… » Continue Reading
School of Law and Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies Present Lectures by Holocaust, Law and History Expert Michael Marrus
The School of Law and the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin will co-sponsor two lectures by Michael R. Marrus, an expert in the Holocaust, law and history at the University of Toronto, on April 22 and 23. Both talks are free and open to the public.
New Research Center in Antigua, Guatemala Expands University of Texas at Austin’s Latin American Research
The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has introduced Casa Herrera, a new research, conference and teaching facility in Antigua, Guatemala, that will enable the department to expand its Mesoamerica Center.
Event: From controlling toxins and waste disposal to managing the rain forest and water rights, international policy analysts will examine some of the world's most pressing environmental issues at the "The Nation-State and the Transnational Environment" conference at The University of Texas at Austin. When: April 16-18 Where: AT&T Executive and Conference Center. A campus… » Continue Reading