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Two University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts Students Receive $33,000 Larry Temple Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored two students with a Larry Temple Scholarship. The 2009-10 Larry Temple Scholarship winners are: Natalie Craik, a Plan II Honors and biomedical engineering senior. She graduated from Westlake High School in Austin. Sharanya Rajan, a Liberal Arts Honors sophomore majoring in…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas at Austin Awards Five Dedman Scholarships to Incoming Freshmen

The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored five students with a Dedman Distinguished Scholarship, which provides $13,000 per academic year for four years, as well as supplemental funding for study abroad programs. The award is based on class rank, Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, exemplary extracurricular activities, community service…   » Continue Reading

Noted British Screenwriter Discusses Classic Literature in Contemporary Cinema

Event: Screenwriter Andrew Davies discusses the continuing popularity of classic literature in contemporary cinema in a talk hosted by the Plan II Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin. When: April 30, 7:30 p.m. Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium. A map is available online. Background: Robert…   » Continue Reading

Undergraduate biologist’s tuberculosis research could help Afghanistan combat a crippling disease

Undergraduate biologist’s tuberculosis research could help Afghanistan combat a crippling disease

Resistance Fighter: When Grace Eckhoff went to Afghanistan last summer to study multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) infection rates, it was a kind of return to her childhood. Eckhoff, who's now a third-year biology major, grew up in Haiti, where her parents were doctors at a small hospital. While her parents were working, she'd often pass the time playing with the kids in the chronic illness ward, most of whom had tuberculosis. They were being treated there, rather than at home, precisely to preempt the development of drug resistant strains of tuberculosis.

Nutrition and Plan II Student Named Truman Scholar, Gets $30,000 to Attend Graduate School

Marissa Duswalt, a junior nutrition and Plan II honors major at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as a 2009 Truman Scholar.

Noted Author Anne Fadiman Discusses Health Care Challenges for Hmong Refugees

Event: Anne Fadiman, an award-winning author in residence at Yale University, will discuss the Hmong refugee community in California and its challenges with the U.S. medical system in a lecture hosted by the Plan II Honors Program and the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. When: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts Senior Earns Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship program has awarded University of Texas at Austin student Dhananjay Jagannathan a scholarship to study ancient philosophy at the University of Oxford and classics and ancient philosophy at the University of Cambridge.

Ann and Roger Worthington Give $500,000 to Promote Education in Biodiversity and Applied Ecology

University of Texas at Austin alums Roger and Ann Worthington have donated $500,000 to establish the Lawrence E. Gilbert, Jr. Excellence Endowment, an endowment for the benefit of Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) and research and education in ecology and biodiversity.

College of Liberal Arts Names Michael Stoff Director of Plan II

College of Liberal Arts Names Michael Stoff Director of Plan II

Michael B. Stoff, associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, will lead the nationally recognized Plan II Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts. The distinguished teaching professor has been interim director since 2006.

College of Liberal Arts Awards Six Dedman Scholarships to Incoming Freshmen

The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has honored six students with a Dedman Distinguished Scholarship, which provides $13,000 per academic year for four years, as well as supplemental funding for study abroad programs.