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Rally Near Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Commemorate Legacy of Civil Rights Leader

The 16th annual community march celebrating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin with a rally at the King statue on the east mall at The University of Texas at Austin at 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 19.

Fine Arts Library Hosts Exhibition of West African Cultural Artifacts

A new exhibition of cultural artifacts from West Africa will be displayed at the Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin from Dec. 5 through March 5, 2009.

Photographer Renee Cox Featured in Lecture Series on Art in the Black Diaspora, Oct. 28

Event: Presentation by noted photographer Renee Cox, whose work focuses on social issues, including racism and sexism. The Lectures on Art in the Black Diaspora series brings contemporary artists and scholars to The University of Texas at Austin to give free, public lectures focusing on how African American art of the black diaspora addresses larger…   » Continue Reading

Center for African and African American Studies Renamed

Event: The Center for African and African American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin will celebrate its new name: the Dr. John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. The renaming honors the late professor's legacy as an advocate for ethnic diversity and service as founder and longtime director of the…   » Continue Reading

Free Public Lecture Series on Art in the Black Diaspora

Event: The Lectures on Art in the Black Diaspora series brings contemporary artists and scholars to The University of Texas at Austin to give free, public lectures focusing on how African American art of the black diaspora addresses larger human and artistic ideas. This series will run from September through November with presentations by: cultural…   » Continue Reading

Center at The University of Texas at Austin Named in Honor of Dr. John L. Warfield

The Center for African and African American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin has been given a new name—the Dr. John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies—honoring the late professor's legacy as an advocate for ethnic diversity and service as founder and long-time director of the center.

National Science Foundation Awards Political Scientists $490,000 Grant to Research African-American Issues in Presidential Election

The National Science Foundation has awarded two political scientists at The University of Texas at Austin a $490,000 grant to study African-American political opinions and behavior in the 2008 presidential election.

Professor John Warfield Dies at 71

John Warfield, former director of the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) in the College of Liberal Arts and associate professor of educational psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, died Oct. 25 in Kalamazoo, Mich., after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.