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.
A new interactive, online database provides the public full access to records on 6,913 deaths that have occurred in Texas state custody since 2005.
On August 1, 2016, the city of Austin will mark 50 years since the horrific massacre, commonly known as the UT Tower Shooting, carried out by Charles Whitman. For some, August 1 will be a day of remembering, but for those who don’t know or can’t remember or want to learn more about the events of that day, where do they turn?
Trying to catch 'em all? This UT Austin alumnus might be able to help.
Character traits, such as grit or desire to learn, have a heavy hand in academic success and are partially rooted in genetics, according to a psychology study at The University of Texas at Austin.
Vocational training without a strong college-preparatory focus in blue-collar community high schools led some millennials to face wider gender employment and wage gaps than their peers, according to sociologists at The University of Texas at Austin.
A majority of Texas voters support stricter immigration laws, including building a wall between the United States and Mexico and disallowing Muslims who are not citizens from entering the U.S., according to the latest poll conducted by The University of Texas at Austin.