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Briscoe Center Opens “Always Hitting a Nerve,” Exhibit of Ben Sargent’s Cartoons

Briscoe Center Opens “Always Hitting a Nerve,” Exhibit of Ben Sargent’s Cartoons

"Always Hitting a Nerve: Editorial Cartoons by Ben Sargent," a retrospective exhibit of the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning Austin American-Statesman cartoonist's 35-year career, opens April 20 at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The exhibit is drawn from the Ben Sargent Collection, which Sargent and the Austin American Statesman donated to the Briscoe Center.

Panel Discussion: Journalism and Its Coverage of the Steroid Crisis in Sports, Oct. 18

Event: Athletes have allegedly been using steroids and performance-enhancing drugs for more than 20 years, yet it's only over the past five years that the issue has received significant attention from sports journalists. Last week, ABC and ESPN play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger said he doesn't trust journalists when they report about steroids. Malcolm Moran, the…   » Continue Reading

CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves to Speak

Event: Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation, will receive the College of Communication's 2010-11 William Randolph Hearst Fellow Award and will deliver the lecture "The Networks Strike Back: How Old Media Has Adapted to the New World." This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Wade Lee. When: 4-5:30…   » Continue Reading

Public perception of crime remains out of sync with reality, criminologist contends

Public perception of crime remains out of sync with reality, criminologist contends

Crime on the Rise?: When the FBI and Department of Justice release their annual reports on crime in the United States, Dr. Mark Warr's phone starts ringing. His voicemail fills with interview requests from reporters seeking the criminologist's expertise for stories on rising crime.