The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning writer and University of Texas at Austin alumnus J. M. Coetzee. Spanning more than 50 years, the archive traces the author's life and career from 1956 through the present.
Event: Science Study Break talk by Jim Ottaviani on his graphic novel biography of physicist Richard Feynman. The event is free and open to the public. When: Friday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m. Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Welch Hall, Room 2.224. A campus map is available online. Background: The University of Texas Libraries… » Continue Reading
In the 1920s, J.T. Patterson, the chairman of the Department of Zoology at The University of Texas at Austin, wanted to push his school into the top ranks of genetic research. So he did what Texans do, he recruited a top player for his team. The recruit was Hermann J. Muller, a born-and-raised New Yorker… » Continue Reading