January 11 marks the beginning of the 82nd Texas State Legislature. While the state budget and redistricting are set to be the most pressing issues that the legislature will tackle, a myriad of other issues are likely to come before the session. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss… » Continue Reading
Event: "Ciudad Juárez: Caught in the Crossfire" When: Monday, April 12, 2:30 p.m. Where: Santa Rita Room, Texas Union, 3.502 Background: A panel will discuss the wave of violence that has affected Ciudad Juárez and the impact it has for citizen security on both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border.
¡Ya Basta!: This isn't fiction and these aren't actors. The torture is real. The film is "¡Ya Basta!" ("Enough!"), and it's a disturbing, intimate documentary of an epidemic of kidnappings and related crimes that started in Mexico in the '90s. The film was directed by University of Texas at Austin educational psychology Professor Ricardo Ainslie, and it's not the first record he's made of a community in crisis. It's just the first time the community has been his hometown.