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UT Austin Humanities Institute Awards Grants to Local Nonprofit Professionals

UT Austin Humanities Institute Awards Grants to Local Nonprofit Professionals

The Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded three 2015 Community Sabbatical Research Grants, which provide paid flexible leave time, faculty consultants and access to the university libraries to three staff members of nonprofit organizations based in Central Texas.

Houston-area Organizations Receive $10 Million in Grants for Transition-Age Youths and Their Families

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded eight grants totaling $10 million to service providers in the Houston/Harris County area. The four-year grants are the latest milestone in an ongoing initiative to identify and address the mental health needs of transition-age youths and their families.

40 Hours for the Forty Acres Sets Fundraising Challenge for Alumni and Students

The University of Texas at Austin is launching 40 Hours for the Forty Acres, an online giving campaign on April 3-4 designed to involve students and alumni in supporting the university.

UT Austin Selected as Partner to Lead White House Initiative to Advance Digital Manufacturing and Design

President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) today announced the establishment of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDI), a new $320 million research collaboration that includes The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering.

Students Assist Immigrants, Low-Income Property Owners in the Valley During Winter Break

University of Texas School of Law students, faculty members and alumni will spend part of their winter break in the Rio Grande Valley volunteering on projects that will assist low-income property owners, immigration detainees and undocumented high school students among other populations in need of free legal services.

Blanton Exhibition Sheds Light on Art and Lives of Artists Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

Blanton Exhibition Sheds Light on Art and Lives of Artists Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

“Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt,” which opens at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin on Feb. 23, celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the postwar era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007).

Blanton Exhibition Highlights Art of Ancient Andes, Explores Relationship Between Art and Environment

Blanton Exhibition Highlights Art of Ancient Andes, Explores Relationship Between Art and Environment

AUSTIN, Texas — The Blanton Museum of Art, in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, will present a special selection of objects that illuminate the lifestyle, technological achievements and ideology of pre-Inka (also known as “Inca”) cultures among the coastal Andes of South America. “Between Mountains and…   » Continue Reading

Top Filmmakers Enlisted to Lead UT3D Classes

The University of Texas at Austin has recruited leading 3-D filmmakers Buzz Hays and Dave Drzewiecki to teach in the UT3D program, the nation’s only comprehensive 3-D production program.

Law School Clinic Finds Major Flaws in City of Austin Policies for Addressing Dangerous Apartment Conditions

A recent report has found major flaws with the City of Austin's policies for addressing dangerous apartment conditions to protect the health and safety of tenants. The report, "Addressing Problem Properties: Legal and Policy Tools for a Safer Rundberg and Safer Austin," was released by The University of Texas School of Law's Entrepreneurship and Community…   » Continue Reading

Online Learning Must be Faculty-Driven, Innovative, UT Austin President Says

University of Texas at Austin president Bill Powers has developed five guiding principles for using online technology in higher education that can help students learn more effectively and serve as a national model as universities navigate a rapidly changing landscape. "New technologies developed by our faculty, students and staff will strengthen our students' on-campus experience,…   » Continue Reading