Exactly who will nominate the next Supreme Court justice is proving to be a leading factor for Texas voters as they make their choices in the upcoming presidential election, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune statewide poll.
Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court voted to uphold affirmative action in The University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policies, allowing all universities to continue race-conscious programs to promote a more diverse student body.
Kelly Rader, an assistant professor of political science at Yale University, and Jeffrey Clemens, assistant professor of economics at the University of California San Diego, were recently welcomed as 2016-17 Harrington Fellows at The University of Texas at Austin.
With leadership in place and $7.6 million in grants acquired for research on health issues that disproportionately affect Latino communities, the 1-year-old Latino Research Initiative is hitting the ground running at The University of Texas at Austin.
An anthropologist, a historian and two Latino studies researchers made up the four finalists from the College of Liberal Arts for this year’s University Co-op Hamilton Book Awards, one of the highest honors of literary achievement given to authors at The University of Texas at Austin.
Each year, the Larry Temple Scholarship recognizes two students in the College of Liberal Arts with superior academic merit.
More than 500,000 books from the stacks of the Benson Latin American Collection, a trove of treasures related to Latin America, have been digitized and are now accessible online. The project is an extension of the University of Texas Libraries partnership with Google to digitize books and other literature to create a massive digital repository.
Two College of Liberal Arts faculty members recently received top national honors from the American Historical Association.
From discussions on immigration policy and law to the influence of Latinos in the 2016 election, three events will recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans in shaping the past, present and future of the United States.
Bobby Patton Jr. enjoyed matching wits with some of the university’s top professors when he was a Plan II Honors student back in the early 1980s, but after two years in the program he switched his major to business administration, perhaps thinking he needed a more career-oriented education.
From the Black Lives Matter movement to the role of the arts, public education and policy, notable scholars and activists will shed light on topics involving the black diasporas at “Black Matters: The Future of Black Scholarship and Activism,” the first international black studies conference to be held at The University of Texas at Austin.
Rita Charon, the founder and director of a noted program at Columbia University that incorporates storytelling into patient care, will be in residence at UT Austin September 19-23 to help launch a year-long program that will examine the intersections of health and the humanities.
Lucy, the most famous fossil of a human ancestor, probably died after falling from a tree, according to a study appearing in Nature led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. John Morán González has been appointed Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), a unit of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.
“This Ground Beneath My Feet – A Chorus of Bush in Rab Lands” by Annalee Davis, a Barbadian artist who unpacks the legacy of plantation life through family and historical archives, will be the featured fall exhibit in the Warfield Center IDEA LAB at The University of Texas at Austin.
After September 11, issues of immigration and terrorism merged, heightening surveillance and racializing Latino immigrants as a threat to national security, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.
High school students who completed higher levels of math, performed better academically, and had a greater sense of control of their future were more likely to migrate and work in labor markets with larger shares of college-educated workers, according to a new study by sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.
The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has created two new undergraduate degrees that focus on the environment and on the human and social aspects of organizations.
A new PRC research brief by Kelly Raley, based on the study “Diverging Patterns of Union Transition Among Cohabitators by Race-Ethnicity and Education: Trends and Marital Intentions” appearing in the journal Demography, addresses the decline in marriage among co-habitating couples by examining marriage intention and structural barriers.
UT Austin Assistant Professor of English Donna Kornhaber has been named a 2016 Academy Film Scholar for her research on women writers who shaped the American film industry during the silent era.