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NPR’s “Morning Edition” Reporter Steve Inskeep to Speak about Diversity in Pakistan

Event: The South Asia Institute's "Color, Caste, or Creed — Embracing Diversity in Pakistan” a talk by Steve Inskeep, host of NPR Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States. When: Friday, April 27, 5-8 p.m. Where: Jackson School of Geological Sciences (JGB 2.324). A map is available online. Background:…   » Continue Reading

Five Principles Critical to Successful Nation-Building, Finds History and Global Affairs Scholar

Five Principles Critical to Successful Nation-Building, Finds History and Global Affairs Scholar

The United States must follow five fundamental principles in order to successfully build strong, self-sufficient nations in post-conflict situations, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Non-Military Medically Evacuated Personnel from Iraq, Afghanistan More Likely to Return to Duty, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Researcher Says

Compared to military members, non-military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan were more likely to be evacuated with non-war injuries, but more likely to return to duty, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Austin researcher.

Working with Fort Hood soldiers, researchers seek factors that predispose service members to posttraumatic stress disorder

Working with Fort Hood soldiers, researchers seek factors that predispose service members to posttraumatic stress disorder

Brian Baldwin, a retired army officer and project manager for the Texas Combat PTSD Risk Project, knows first-hand the consequences of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Michael Telch is the principal investigator of the Texas Combat PTSD Risk Project, a study that seeks to determine factors that predispose service members to PTSD. The study examines…   » Continue Reading

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.

Symposium Explores Dilemmas Facing Framers of Modern Constitutions, Jan. 29-31

Event: A symposium titled "Constitutional Design" at The University of Texas at Austin will explore issues facing framers of contemporary constitutions including those in Iraq, Burma and California. The symposium, free and open to the public, features a keynote address by author and former ambassador Peter W. Galbraith, a leading authority on Iraq. When: Jan.…   » Continue Reading

Hoping to save lives, researchers seek new methods to stop bombs before they explode

Hoping to save lives, researchers seek new methods to stop bombs before they explode

VIDEO Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been a devastating weapon against United States armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. There have been more than 81,000 IED attacks in Iraq, which have accounted for about two-thirds of the American combat deaths. They have caused an even higher percentage of wounds. For Iraqis, IEDs have caused an…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas at Austin Professor’s Documentary Selected for Oscar Short List

"Body of War," a collaboration between University of Texas at Austin Radio-TV-Film Associate Professor Ellen Spiro and former talk show host Phil Donahue, has been selected for the "short list" of titles competing in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 80th Academy Awards, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).