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Lucy Kerr

Student Lucy Kerr receives Mitchell Award grand prize

Texas Theatre & Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance undergraduate Lucy Kerr earned the top prize in the distinguished University  Co-op / George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence. Kerr’s senior thesis about changing perceptions of disabled people through applied modern dance garnered her the first place spot and a $10,000 grand prize.

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Martin Zimmerman

Playwright Martin Zimmerman Wins Terrence McNally New Play Award


 Martin Zimmerman (M.F.A. in Playwriting, 2010) has been announced as the winner of the Terrance McNally New Play Award for his play Let Me Count The Ways.

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mary Ellen  Poole

Mary Ellen Poole appointed director of the Butler School of Music

Austin Business Journal

Mary Ellen Poole, dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, has been appointed director of the Butler School of Music and holder of the Florence Thelma Hall Centennial Chair in Music at The University of Texas at Austin, effective September 1.

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Through Our Eyes Photography Contest logo

Through Our Eyes Photo Contest submission deadline April 30

University Unions

The Through Our Eyes student photography display is meant to give students an opportunity to depict various aspects of campus life through photography.

Each semester, students are encouraged to submit their own photographs portraying a different theme or element of student life. 

Posted: Monday, April 7, 2014

Mark-Anthony Zuniga

Mark-Anthony Zuniga Receives Prestigious Honor for Student Advising

Texas Theatre & Dance

Mark-Anthony Zuniga, Academic Advisor for the Department of Theatre and Dance, is one of five UT Austin recipients of the prestigious 2014 James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising. 

Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Martha Hilley

Martha Hilley is the 2014 MTNA Teacher of the Year.

Music Teachers Association

2014 Music Teacher National Association's Teacher of the Year award will be presented to Professor Martha Hilley at the Awards Brunch at the MTNA National Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Joan  Lazarus

Joan Lazarus of Theatre and Dance has been honored by the Texas Exes as one of the Texas 10.

The Alcalde

"My students are my partners. For me to just talk isn't teaching," says Joan Lazarus of Theatre and Dance honored as one of the Texas 10, most talented and inspiring professors to walk the Forty Acres.

Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014

Professor John Mills

To play jazz is to live every day in appreciation of black history

Austin American Statesman

Associate professor of jazz saxophone and composition, John Mills at the Butler School of Music shares his thoughts on playing jazz and how every day is in effect, Black History Day. 

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

Arts Management Certificate

New Executive Arts Management Certificate Offered

Arts Management Cerificate

Arts Management Certificate Offered by UT Austin's Texas Executive Education, McCombs School of Business, and the College of Fine Arts. This Certificate provides you with managerial and entrepreneurial skills and strategies to help successfully pursue your institutional mission in today’s environment.

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Book Cover for Irene Hardwicke Olivieri: Closer to Wilderness

Irene H. Olivieri: Closer to Wilderness Published


Irene Hardwicke Olivieri (B.F.A., 1983) announced the publication of her new book of paintings, Closer to Wilderness. The Los Angeles Times wrote, “These paintings aren’t passive objects . . . but reach rather actively into the mind, arousing the imagination into activity.”

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014