The Benson’s curator of two years will step into the chief leadership role at the collection while continuing her special collections work.
Those who write (and re-write) national constitutions naturally learn and draw from the work of other drafters. Constitute, a website that digitizes and indexes the world’s constitutions which Google Ideas launched in 2013 with the Comparative Constitutions Project, has made this process even easier.
iTunes U has selected 15 Minute History, produced by the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of History, as one of the Best Podcasts of 2014.
A preliminary university investigation has revealed that UT environmental health and safety officials disposed of multiple brain specimens in approximately 2002 in accordance with protocols concerning biological waste.
Mark Jbeily, a Plan II Honors and Naval ROTC senior at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a 2015 British Marshall Scholar.
The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at The University of Texas at Austin has been named Best ROTC Program in the region.
The Ethnic & Third World Literatures specialization at UT Austin has organized a landmark symposium featuring five of the most powerful, popular and innovative writers in contemporary African literature.
University of Texas at Austin student Sai Gourisankar, a Plan II and chemical engineering senior, has been awarded a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most distinguished graduate scholarships in the world. He becomes the 30th UT Austin student to receive the award and the second this year.
Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men, according to a new study from University of Texas at Austin sociologist Tetyana Pudrovska.
As a kid growing up in San Antonio, Nathan Garza spent a lot of time hiking trails. His home Boy Scout troop organized and led the Mission Trail Hike for years. Scouts from all over San Antonio and the surrounding areas would gather at Mission Espada and begin their two-day hike to the Alamo. At the end of his first trip, Garza was rewarded with the Mission Trail Hike patch. Little did he know that years later he would become even more familiar with their paths.
Professor Emeritus Norman M. Martin (philosophy and computer science) has received a singular recognition: the French government will be awarding him the title and decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur (Knight of the National order of the legion of honor) for his service during World War II.
Dark clouds gathered in the late afternoon sky in anticipation of the last storm of the summer. Inside, a DJ set the needle down on the 45-rpm version of a Jorge Ben classic just as the rain began to fall. Flecked by the light of a disco ball on the circulation desk, a convivial crowd had gathered to chat, snack, and enjoy the fact that it was almost Friday. The occasion was Field Notes, the fifth annual LLILAS Benson student photography exhibit and competition, held in the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection on the third Thursday in September.
A survey of Libyan revolutionaries during the 2011 conflict showed that those who served on the front lines were as strongly bonded with each other as with their own families, according to a study co-authored by William Swann, professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin.
Award-winning artist LaToya Ruby Frazier’s exhibition, “Riveted,” will be on view from Nov. 7 through Dec. 6 at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin.
A UT anthropologist and a team of international researchers have announced the discovery of a new, relatively massive fossil mammal that lived among the dinosaurs more than 66 million years ago.
The Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America honored Professor Aaron Bar-Adon with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its second annual conference on Nov. 3, 2014, in Newark, New Jersey.
The College of Liberal Arts is no stranger to student body presidents—in the past 20 years, only two presidents of the University of Texas Student Government weren’t students in the college. UTSG’s 2014-15 president is Kornel “Kori” Rady, a government and corporate communication major from Houston, Texas. In the following Q&A, Kori talks about his policy agenda, campaign hardships and the “liberal arts factor.”
As students begin to contemplate which classes to take during the spring semester, many will ask themselves what’s the point of a liberal arts education? Why study history, literature, philosophy and “soft” sciences like sociology and psychology when science, technology, engineering and math seem to dominate our futures?
This weekend, students are getting a chance to answer the age-old question, “So, what’s going on at school?” in an illustrative way. The College of Liberal Arts is hosting a breakfast, open house and mini-class sessions for students and their families as a part of UT Austin’s Family Weekend 2014.
new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning.
Women have come a long way since the mid-20th century. They’re surpassing men in college enrollment, in voting booths, and in the general U.S. population. Yet while women have been making great strides in the past few decades, they still have a long way to go in the political sphere.
Starting college is an overwhelming experience, but liberal arts students are getting an extended orientation with a specially developed course.
As Texas prepares for this year’s gubernatorial elections, we at the Texas English Project wondered: What role does language play in this campaign?
Studying abroad exposes liberal arts students to a variety of peoples and cultures, and in the case of Hector Cantu, it landed him 3 months as a research assistant at a Polish think tank led by a legendary economist.
Two University of Texas at Austin psychology professors, David Buss and James Pennebaker, are listed among the top 200 psychologists since World War II, according to a new study from the University of Virginia.
The Department of Defense has awarded $17 million to 11 U.S. public and private institutions — including The University of Texas at Austin — to support advances in traumatic brain injury research.
The mission of UT's English as a Second Language Services program has remained the same ever since its inception in the 1960s: help The University of Texas at Austin change the world through exemplary ESL instruction and teacher training. Now, thanks to a recent partnership with UTeach in the College of Liberal Arts, ESL Services is empowering tomorrow's teachers in a whole new way, sending graduate and undergraduate students to South Korea, Mexico and Austin for hands-on internships this summer.
Many Texans know the Caddo Tribe gave the state its name—Tejas is the Spanish spelling of the Caddo word taysha, which means friend or ally. But did you know that The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Archeological Lab (TARL) safeguards one of the most extensive Caddo collections in the world?
Kim TallBear, associate professor of anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin, and Laura Foster, assistant professor of gender studies at Indiana University, will lead an international meeting on feminism, science and technology Oct. 2-5 at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research and Gender (IRWG).
A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
The Larry Temple Selection Committee has awarded two Liberal Arts students one of the college’s most elite scholarships.
Rachel Osterloh, a philosophy and government junior from Boise, Idaho, has stepped into the Liberal Arts Council's main leadership role this year.
Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
The End of Austin, a digital humanities project that documents the local and national dialogue about Austin’s changing culture and landscape, made the Austin Chronicle’s list of “2014’s Best Publications.” Among the listing of top rankings, The End of Austin was named "Best Place to Rise Above the Old Austin vs. New Austin Fray."
Marie Monfils, associate professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a research grant from the Darrell K Royal (DKR) Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease.
The first-ever academic department in the U.S. to take a comprehensive look at the lives, cultures and histories of Mexican American and Latino populations has been established at The University of Texas at Austin.
This fall, The Op-Ed Project- Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program will come to the university to train women and under-represented scholars in editorial writing while also advancing them as thought leaders in their respective fields.
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) summer course is providing students with internship opportunities in Querétaro, Mexico and Daegu, South Korea.
Timothy Beach, an award-winning professor who joined the Department of Geography and the Environment in fall 2014, received the 2014 Faculty of the Year award for teaching excellence by Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Cristine Legare, associate professor of psychology, has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine the development of scientific reasoning.
Living and working in the capital of Spain for 10 weeks is one way Spanish majors can stay sharp over the summer.
Wayne A. Rebhorn, the Celanese Centennial Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the PEN Literary Award for a translation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece “The Decameron.”
Seven vibrant silkscreens from the Benson Latin American Collection will be on display over the next several years in the Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts, located on the third floor of the Gebauer Building.
Four liberal arts professors will receive the 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards. They are among the 27 faculty award winners of the UT System Board of Regents’ highest teaching honor, which recognizes extraordinary educators from system institutions
This summer, more than 65 high school students from around the country and across the globe made their way to The University of Texas at Austin to experience life on a college campus.
For years, researchers have known that physical pain relievers such as ibuprofen can also help ease emotional pain, but new research suggests that ibuprofen has contrasting effects on men and women: Men who take the drug report harsher feelings of rejection, and women report feeling better.
Elizabeth Smith, a psychology graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a Summer Student Fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) to study medical interventions for Parkinson’s disease.
The current migrant crisis on the Texas border comes weeks after the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll found that many Texans believe immigration and border security are the two most important problems facing the state.
The University of Texas at Austin is now home to Partners for Languages in the United States (PLUS), a nonprofit member-based organization designed to advance language education to the highest levels of professional proficiency.
The Texas Collection of Comedias Sueltas and Spanish Theater is available for research at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Individual records for each suelta are also available in an online database, providing extensive information about the collection.
History alumnus (BA, '36) and actor Eli Wallach died Tuesday in New York City at age 98.
A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in Texas schools also are separated by language, suffering what has been termed “triple segregation.”
A $1.5 million gift from the Foundation for Biblical Studies will support graduate students and faculty research in the study of Christian origins and related fields at The University of Texas at Austin.
Three professors in the College of Liberal Arts have received prestigious fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year:
Six doctoral students in the College of Liberal Arts have been named COLA Graduate Fellows, a program that offers five years of competitive funding to help students undertake their studies.
Among the ten fastest growing cities in the United States, Austin was the only one to experience a decline in its African American population between 2000 and 2010, according to a new policy report from the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Kevin Cokley, professor of counseling psychology in the College of Education, has been selected as the new director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA), a non-partisan urban policy think tank at The University of Texas at Austin.
John Huehnergard, professor of Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the University of Chicago’s 519th Convocation ceremony on June 14.
Professor Snehal Shingavi’s translation of Angaaray – the first English translation ever of the work – has just been published by Penguin India.
The Texas Exes recently conferred its Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award to five UT Austin alumni, three of whom are graduates of the College of Liberal Arts:
Allen MacDuffie, assistant professor of English, has been honored with a 2013-14 New Course Development Award from the Center for the Core Curriculum, the Sanger Learning Center, and the Office of Sustainability.
The Department of Anthropology and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin will host the 2014 Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop. The event is co-hosted by the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Douglas Bruster, professor of English, and Samuel Gosling, professor of psychology, are two of the six UT Austin faculty members who have been named to the university's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2014.
University of Texas at Austin professors and thought leaders are weighing in on key public policy debates and helping expand public understanding of complex issues through a new, wire-style news service that offers faculty-written columns, op-eds and analyses to news outlets across the state and country.
The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded three UT Austin history scholars with a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2014- 2015 academic year.
Robert Josephs, professor of psychology and neuroscience at The University of Texas at Austin, has partnered with CardioComm Solutions Inc., a Canada-based electrocardiogram (ECG) manufacturer that has developed North America’s first and only FDA-approved handheld ECG device.
Mark Hitz, a graduate student in the James A. Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature for his two stories: “Shadehill" and "The Laws of Motion."
The National Association of Academic Advisors (NACADA) has recognized two members of the College of Liberal Arts advising team as examples of outstanding academic advising.
David Yeager, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar for his research on the effects of social-psychological interventions across various social settings.
Edmund T. Gordon, chair of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department in the College of Liberal Arts, was recognized on April 17 with a Presidential Citation from UT Austin President Bill Powers.
The College of Liberal Arts would like to congratulate Yujin Kim, recipient of the 2014 Norval Glenn Prize.
The College of Liberal Arts has recognized eight professors for excellence in teaching with the following awards and fellowships.
In the past month, sociology graduate students affiliated with the new Urban Ethnography Lab (a joint PRC-Sociology venture) have been showered with national fellowships for their dissertation research.
The winners of the 2013-2014 Texas Exes James W. Vick Awards have been announced.
A $200,000 gift to the Air Force ROTC Detachment at The University of Texas at Austin will provide annual scholarships to cadets who demonstrate superior leadership skills.
Catherine Cleary, a rhetoric and writing senior, is the recipient the 2014 UT System Regents' Outstanding Student Award in the Arts & Humanities for UT Austin.
A UT economics student will be spending part of his summer studying abroad in Paris, thanks to a fellowship devoted to international education.
Sociology senior Jonathan Cortez has been selected to participate in the American Sociological Association Honors Program.
Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command who is best known for having planned and directed the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, will deliver the keynote address at The University of Texas at Austin’s 131st Spring Commencement on May 18.
Chelsea Smith, a doctoral student in sociology, was selected to receive a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being—seeking innovations to prevent child abuse and neglect.
The College of Liberal Arts is offering a new summer experience that immerses high school students in college life and gives them a head start in discovering their interests, lives, and careers beyond high school.
Twelve graduating seniors have been named Dean’s Distinguished Graduates.
The Dallas Chapter of Les Dames D'Escoffier (LDEI) has awarded UT Austin’s Department of American Studies a $100,000 Presidential Fellowship to support graduate research in Texas, women and food culture.
Chandra Muller, professor of sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Christine Williams, professor and department chair of sociology, has been selected to receive the 2014 Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association.
ding to new sociology research from The University of Texas at Austin. African American men who endured greater childhood adversity are likely to experience disadvantages in health and relationships over time, accor
Attorney General Greg Abbott’s lead has widened over gubernatorial challenger state Sen. Wendy Davis, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Following is a statement by UT Austin and the College of Liberal Arts regarding sociology professor Mark Regnerus.
A new study correlating brain activity with how people make decisions suggests that when individuals engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or unsafe sex, it’s probably not because their brains’ desire systems are too active, but because their self-control systems are not active enough.
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, professor in the departments of English and Spanish and Portuguese, has been honored with the 2013 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle.
More than 1 million students worldwide have registered for MOOC courses on edX, and Prof. John Hoberman’s Age of Globalization was the first to be offered by UT Austin last fall.
What is the value of humanities research? Why is it a practical component of an undergraduate’s education? The answer is simple. Explorations into literature, philosophy, art, music and poetry teach us how to make sense out of a complex and interdependent world.
The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies (CWGS) at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $50,000 contribution from the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation to sustain and expand their INSPIRE Women’s Leadership Program.
Two of Texas’ most dedicated proponents of higher education, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long, were awarded the prestigious Mirabeau B. Lamar Medal during a luncheon and award ceremony today at the Headliners Club in Austin.
The American Psychoanalytic Association has awarded Stephen Sonnenberg, M.D., of The University of Texas at Austin with its Distinguished Service Award.
The College of Liberal Arts is proud to announce the 2014 Pro Bene Meritis Award recipients. Robert Henry Dedman, Jr., James Garrison and Judith Perkins were chosen for their outstanding service to the college.
The 21st annual community march celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will begin with a rally at the MLK Jr. Statue on the East Mall at The University of Texas at Austin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 20. The theme for this year is “Dream Even Further.”
When choosing baby names, parents often want something that is pleasing to the ear. Some even turn to alliteration when naming multiple children. But according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin, parents set themselves up for speech errors when they give their children similar-sounding names.