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Friday, November 12, 2010

Changing the World: Stories Celebrating 100 Years of Graduate Education

FinalCoverIn 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 University of Texas Press.

Since 1910, more than 125,000 individuals have earned a master’s or doctoral degree in more than one hundred programs across campus. Yet the story of the Graduate School is not a collection of dates, offices, buildings, numbers of graduates, or national rankings of its degree programs. Rather, it is the…

Monday, June 22, 2009

Spotlight on Dobie Paisano Fellow Diane Wilson

Activist, fisherwoman, mother….Diane Wilson has been called by many names, but the one she was always reluctant to give herself was author. In fact, her 93-year old mother once told her that if she ever actually got a book published, she would stand on her head in the middle of traffic.

Two highly acclaimed books later, the self-taught writer can add another moniker to her list…Paisano Fellow. The Dobie Paisano Fellowship, sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin and the…

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Grad Student Publishes Memoir of Growing Up in Iran

After the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini’s secret police executed and imprisoned tens of thousands of dissidents in a sweeping attempt to destroy all opposition to the regime.

UT doctoral student Nastaran Kherad was one of many who were imprisoned after the revolution.

More than 20 years after her brutal incarceration and flight from Iran, she has decided to share her story in the memoir “In the House of My Bibi: Growing Up in Revolutionary Iran” (Academy Chicago Publishers,…