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Graduate Student and Professor Honored for Career Services Contributions

Fidel Zapatas, a graduate student in the College of Education, and Mary Jane Burson, professor and practicum coordinator for Human Development and Family Sciences, have been honored by the Texas Campus Career Council (TC3) at The University of Texas at Austin with the Robert Murff Excellence Award for outstanding support of career services at the…   » Continue Reading

Fashion Show Highlights Student Designers at The University of Texas at Austin

Event: "Luminous," the 2009 Fashion Show and Exposition, presented by the School of Human Ecology's Division of Textiles and Apparel. The event is free and open to the public. When: Friday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. (pre-show exposition) and 8 p.m. (fashion show) Where: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. Background: University of Texas…   » Continue Reading

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.

Donald D. Harrington Fellows to Present April 7 Symposium at Amarillo College

The Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program of The University of Texas at Austin will present a research symposium at 2:30 p.m., April 7 at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. The Harrington Fellows Program hosted similar events in Amarillo and Canyon, Texas in six of the last seven years.

Anti-poverty project points the way toward a new model for moving people from welfare to work

Anti-poverty project points the way toward a new model for moving people from welfare to work

Higher Ground: To the collaborators on the New Hope anti-poverty project--among them Dr. Aletha Huston, professor of human development and family sciences in the School of Human Ecology at The University of Texas at Austin--welfare reform was more than just a challenge. It was an opportunity. Things were changing. States and cities were experimenting. If it was inevitable that some places would make bad decisions about how to help (or not help) the poor, it was also inevitable that some places would improve on the old system.

Love can be a complex mix of chemistry and emotions, professor says

Love can be a complex mix of chemistry and emotions, professor says

Can't Help Falling in Love with You: For Dr. Tim Loving, Valentine's Day is more than just chocolates, flowers, a nice dinner, smooches and long, loving gazes at your partner. It's also a kind of laboratory of hormones, chemicals, cultural expectations and interpersonal dynamics that raises profound questions about the biological basis of our emotions.

From devotion to divorce, family scientists explore what makes parents tick

From devotion to divorce, family scientists explore what makes parents tick

Parentology: One of the most fascinating aspects of studying parenting, say professors Deborah Jacobvitz and Nancy Hazen-Swann, is observing how parents confront (or fail to confront) the legacies of their own childhoods.

New School of Human Ecology Established, Will Enable Growth of Education and Research Programs

New School of Human Ecology Established, Will Enable Growth of Education and Research Programs

The new School of Human Ecology has been established at The University of Texas at Austin, a change in status for a long-standing department at the university.