Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Will Discuss Crises in the Middle East, War on Terrorism at Two University of Texas at Austin Events
Event: Acclaimed New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh will discuss his investigations into the crises in the Middle East and the global war against terrorism at two public events hosted by the Humanities Institute and the Plan II Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin. When: March 19 and 22, 7 p.m. Where: March… » Continue Reading
The fifth class of the Humanities Institute's Free Minds Project, the only program in the state that helps adults living on low-to-moderate incomes jumpstart their college education by offering college-level coursework in the humanities at no cost, will graduate this May.
Event: Lawrence Wright, author, playwright and staff writer for the New Yorker magazine, will discuss and sign his Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11" at The University of Texas at Austin. When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 Where: Avaya Auditorium, Applied Computational Engineering & Sciences (ACES) Building. A campus… » Continue Reading
Oscar Casares, assistant professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin, is the author of "Amigoland," which was announced as the ninth annual selection for the Mayor's Book Club at a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at City Hall in downtown Austin.
Humanities Institute Announces 2008-09 Community Sabbatical Recipients; Program Helps Professionals Improve Non-Profit Services
The Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin has announced the 2008-09 recipients of its Community Sabbatical program, which provides flexible leave time for staff members of non-profit organizations in central Texas.
Adults break through financial and social barriers to pursue intellectual life in Humanities Institute program
When she lost her job in a company downsizing, Marissa Flores Machado had no idea what was next. She didn't expect to find herself spending two evenings a week seated around a table discussing Socrates, Shakespeare and Frederick Douglass.
Second Class of “Free Minds” Graduates This May; Program Offers Humanities Course to Low-Income Adults
The second class of the Humanities Institute's Free Minds Project will graduate this May. The only program of its kind in the state of Texas, the Free Minds Project offers a college-level course in the humanities to adults living on low to moderate incomes.