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Department of Theatre and Dance Announces Retirement of Professor Robert Schmidt

Professor and former Department Chair Robert Schmidt of the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin will retire on Jan. 31.

Torture at Guantanamo Theme of This Year’s University of Texas at Austin’s Keene Prize for Literature

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, a graduate of the James A. Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the 2009 Keene Prize for Literature for her play titled "Lidless," a poetic treatment of the issue of torture at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Theatre and Dance Chairman Named at The University of Texas at Austin

Robert Schmidt, professor and interim chairperson of the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin since August 2006, has been appointed the new chairperson of the department, effective June 1.