AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas Press has undertaken the most ambitious and comprehensive publishing endeavor about the culture and history of one state ever undertaken — The Texas Bookshelf.
“Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age,” an exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, explores the evolution of Magnum Photos from print journalism to the digital age and reveals a global cooperative that is continually in flux and exploring new relationships between photographers, their subjects and their viewers.
A new book by the University of Texas Press, “Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush,” presents an extraordinary collection of images, many never before published, by former Chief White House Photographer Eric Draper. Part of the Focus on American History Series with The University of Texas at Austin’s… » Continue Reading
A new biography from The University of Texas Press, “Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards,” presents a nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating women in American political history, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.
Retrospective “Arnold Newman: Masterclass” Provides First U.S. Opportunity for Reappraisal of Photographer’s Work
“Arnold Newman: Masterclass,” the first posthumous retrospective of Arnold Newman (1918-2006), explores the career of one of the finest portrait photographers of the 20th century. The Harry Ransom Center, which holds the Arnold Newman archive, hosts the exhibition’s first U.S. showing Feb. 12-May 12, 2013. The exhibition was organized by the American nonprofit organization Foundation… » Continue Reading
Bernard Rapoport, a Waco businessman who was active in higher education, politics, human rights and philanthropy, died Thursday, April 5.
David Hamrick has been appointed as director of the University of Texas Press at The University of Texas at Austin. He had served as acting director since March 1.
School of Information Receives $60,000 from Tocker Foundation to Advance Four Strategic Areas of Information Science
The School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin has received $60,000 from the Tocker Foundation to create the Tocker Fellows program for visiting scholars in library and information science.
In celebration of the 2010 centennial anniversary of the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin, a hardcover book commemorating the anniversary has been published by new University of Texas Press imprint, Tower Books. Proceeds from the sale of the book will support graduate students at the university. "Since 1910, more than 125,000… » Continue Reading
Joanna Hitchcock, director of the University of Texas Press at The University of Texas at Austin since 1992, will retire from that position at the end of February 2011.