“The Making of ‘Gone With The Wind’” Exhibition Takes Visitors Behind the Scenes on 75th Anniversary of Classic Film
AUSTIN, Texas — The exhibition "The Making of 'Gone With The Wind'" commemorates the 75th anniversary of one of the most popular films ever created by exploring its history and legacy. The exhibition runs from Sept. 9 to Jan. 4, 2015, at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University… » Continue Reading
UT Austin Offers Experts on Civil Rights for the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library
Experts from across multiple disciplines at The University of Texas at Austin are available to speak with the media on topics related to the the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 8-10. (The list below is also available as a pdf.) Media seeking information on covering the summit should visit the press… » Continue Reading
A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in Texas schools also are separated by language, suffering what has been termed “triple segregation.” Education professors Julian Vasquez Heilig and Jennifer Jellison… » Continue Reading
Retired generals, Fortune 500 corporations and states across our country joined with higher education leaders, University of Texas alumni, social scientists, civil rights groups, students and the United States government Monday in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the university’s narrowly tailored use of race as one, non-predominant factor in its admissions decisions.
Numerous amicus briefs are being filed with the United States Supreme Court today in support of The University of Texas at Austin's holistic admissions process, which looks at an applicant's race and ethnicity among many other factors.
Today, the University of Texas at Austin filed its brief to the United States Supreme Court as respondent in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The university’s brief states that "UT has learned through experience that diversity has invaluable educational benefits," and “better prepares students to become the next generation of leaders in an increasingly diverse work force and society."
STATEMENT FROM BILL POWERS, PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT’S GRANT OF CERTIORARI IN FISHER V. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, ET AL. AND THE UNIVERSITY’S COMMITMENT TO A HOLISTIC ADMISSIONS POLICY THAT IS NARROWLY TAILORED TO ACHIEVE THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY.
The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays take place April 6-9 on The University of Texas at Austin campus. This annual track and field event attracts athletes from Texas and across the country. Faculty members at the university are available to discuss racial discourse in American culture, the role of sports in the integration of America, underlying… » Continue Reading
African American Teenagers More Supportive of Affirmative Action, School Desegregation Than White Youth, Study Finds
African American teenagers are significantly more supportive than whites of affirmative action and school desegregation, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin.
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