The fields of study within the College of Liberal Arts are vast, and the number of topics that merit in-depth investigation are seemingly endless.
The majority of black and Latino voters in Texas oppose the new state law that allows for the concealed carry of handguns on college campuses, according to the first public opinion poll from the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.
A passion for learning and public service inspires the life and work of Zoraima Pelaez, a Liberal Arts Honors and humanities junior at UT Austin who was named a 2016 Truman Scholar.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has named the Periods, Organized (PeriodO) web project as a finalist for its grant awards in the first cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
Communities of gun owners may be reshaping democracy, according to ongoing ethnographic research conducted at The University of Texas at Austin by sociologist Harel Shapira, one of 33 scholars nationwide to receive the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.
A psychology and biology student at The University of Texas at Austin is using the accessibility provided by the web and smartphones to help people who could be in medical need.
Each year, Texas Parents honors two senior students who have exemplified leadership, scholarship, character and service with the Outstanding Student Award. This year, two honors students from the College of Liberal Arts were recipients.
The University of Texas Tower was lit orange for this year’s presidential award winners, and among them was Liberal Arts Honors Program director Larry Carver, who received the 2016 Civitatis Award for his dedicated, meritorious service to the university.
Geography and the Environment professor Edgardo Latrubesse received the 2016 American Association of Geographers Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphic Research for his work examining large river systems like the Amazon basin.
Twelve graduating seniors have been named Dean’s Distinguished Graduates.
Previous research has shown that LGBT youth are disproportionately likely to experience harassment, bullying and exclusionary discipline at school. Data supports that LGBT students are 1.4 times more likes to be expelled from school than their heterosexual peers. However, there is insufficient data collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) on the state and national level to allow systematic documentation of these disparities.
English professor Evan Carton was selected to receive the 2016 Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching, a student-nominated award, for the way his teaching has influenced students, society and beyond.
More cities than previously assumed could soon grapple with the Zika virus if two species of mosquitos are found to be equally effective carriers of the disease, a University of Texas at Austin disease ecologist and his colleagues argue in the current edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Despite India’s multimillion-dollar, transnational surrogacy industry’s reputation as a “baby factory” or the “global market in bargain basement price babies,” it continues to thrive, bringing in more than $400 million a year.
The University of Texas at Austin was named as a top 50-school worldwide in six of the eight humanities subject areas ranked in the sixth edition of the Qacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings report.
On the national political stage, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump may say very different things, but phonetically they sound almost the same, according to an analysis by the Texas English Linguistics Lab at The University of Texas at Austin.
The University of Texas at Austin has more than 40 graduate programs ranked among the top 10 in the nation and three programs ranked No. 1, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," released this morning.
The transition to college can be a rough one, and it’s not unusual for students to end up on academic probation after their freshman year.
Accepting a job below one’s skill level can be severely penalizing when applying for future employment because of the perception that someone who does this is less committed or less competent, according to new research from a sociologist at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) invites social science researchers to gather and discuss topics certain to take center stage this election cycle surrounding issues of contemporary families at the 18th annual conference, titled “Families as They Really Are: Demographics, Disparities, and Debates,” a two-day conference at The University of Texas at Austin.
As the presidential primaries heat up, political leaders, journalists and students of government can compare politicians’ policy suggestions to public policy around the globe and across time using an online tool developed by The University of Texas at Austin.
Exercise helps smokers with a high risk for cessation failure due to emotional distress finally kick the habit, according to psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lead their respective competitors in Texas as early voting continues in the run-up to the March 1 Super Tuesday nominating contests, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
The interplay between systematic racism and health disparities may have lead to a skyrocketing infant mortality rate for babies born to black women that is more than double the rate of any other race, according to researchers in the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.
John Newcomb, a recent government alum who graduated in December, used his liberal arts education and preparation from Liberal Arts Career Services to help him land a job at Facebook.
“Patience on a Monument” by Eto Otitigbe, an African American polymedia artist whose art interprets issues of race and human interaction, will be the first exhibit to open in the Warfield Center’s new gallery at The University of Texas at Austin.
The public defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas may have led to a decrease in highly effective forms of contraceptive services and an increase in Medicaid-paid childbirths among women who previously used injectable contraception, according to a peer-reviewed study by University of Texas at Austin researchers.
Every year thousands of students take introductory courses in U.S. History at UT Austin. This spring History proffesor Jeremi Suri is experimenting with an online version of the U.S. History since 1865 survey course. He and his teaching assistants, Cali Slair, Carl Forsberg, Shery Chanis, and Emily Whalen will blog about the experience of digital teaching for readers of Not Even Past.
Photos and artifacts from one of the most violent decades in Texas history — a period often glossed over or forgotten — will be on display in a new exhibition at the Bullock Texas State History Museum that is the culmination of a University of Texas at Austin research initiative.
President Gregory L. Fenves has appointed Psychology Professor James Pennebaker as the Executive Director of Project 2021 and Special Advisor to the Provost for Educational Innovation at The University of Texas at Austin
The way second- and third-generation immigrants learn a language may spell trouble early on in school and further isolate them from society, according to a Germanic studies researcher at The University of Texas at Austin.
Each year, the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Awards recognize great teaching of undergraduates in the core curriculum at The University of Texas at Austin