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
Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company and NASA’s partner building the James Webb Space Telescope, will become official sponsor of the nationally syndicated “StarDate” radio program starting Sept. 1. “StarDate” is produced by The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory.
Because of heightened security concerns after recent national events, additional safety procedures will be in place for upcoming Commencement ceremonies at The University of Texas at Austin.
Media Advisory: University of Texas at Austin to Host 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism
Media executives, journalists and scholars from the U.S. and around the world will attend the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), an annual global conference at The University of Texas at Austin's Blanton Museum of Art on April 19-20. Registration is open online, but seats are limited and likely to fill up. A full… » Continue Reading
Instead of merely watching the Inauguration on Jan. 21, two graduate students and a senior lecturer from the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin will be running through Washington, D.C., covering the event for "PBS NewsHour." They will participate in a "PBS NewsHour" multimedia short course, which will take place Jan. 18-22 in Washington, D.C.
New York Times columnist and reporter David Carr will present "Hitting the Reset Button" – the 2012 Mary Alice Davis Distinguished Lecture in Journalism – from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Room 2.106 of the Belo Center for New Media, 300 W. Dean Keeton St. Carr will discuss how mainstream legacy organizations, such as The New York Times, are working to survive in the Digital Age – a topic covered in "Page One: Inside the New York Times." Released in 2011, the documentary follows Carr and his New York Times colleagues for one year.
University of Texas at Austin experts are available to discuss a range of topics related to the London Olympics, from the physical performance of elite athletes to the organization and management of a large-scale international sports event. Nutrition and Athletic Performance John Ivy Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Kinesiology and Health Education Chairman,… » Continue Reading
Event: The University of Texas at Austin has a deep tradition of athletics beyond football, baseball and basketball. Longhorn swimmers, divers and track and field athletes have made names for themselves beyond Texas on the national and international stages via the Olympics. From 1936 to 2010, 139 University of Texas at Austin student athletes have… » Continue Reading
First came the fiery attacks last summer as the NAACP approved a resolution condemning perceived racist elements within the Tea Party movement. A few days later, United States Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign after a video taken out of context showed her regaling an audience with a story about how… » Continue Reading
The Marguerite Casey Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to Latino USA, the premier English-language public radio newsmagazine covering Latino news and culture, to enable the program to expand its coverage of the experiences of immigrant families in America.