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On the Road with Langston Hughes: A Newly Discovered Essay on Race in America

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Historical research can be exhausting work. Hours spent sifting through archives in search of elusive details from the past may yield nothing, but it may lead to an extraordinary discovery.


Fighting for Change: A Q&A with the 2019 Randy Diehl Prize Recipient

Fighting for Change: A Q&A with the 2019 Randy Diehl Prize Recipient

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Megan Abrameit, a psychology and humanities double major from Tyler, Texas, has received the 2019 Randy Diehl Prize in Liberal Arts.


The Texas Capitol

UT/TT Poll: Texas Voters Split Evenly on Reelecting Trump in 2020; Biden and O’Rourke Lead Democratic Pack

Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Given the choice of reelecting President Donald Trump or voting for someone else, Texas voters are equally divided, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Among Democrats vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden leads the crowded pack.


Aerial view of center-pivot irrigation farming in Kansas. Image: NASA

Finding Common Ground in Water

Tue, Jun 4, 2019

When pressed to summarize the path of his wide spanning career, Paul Adams offers one word, “discourse.”


College of Liberal Arts Building

Awards, Fellowships Recognize Teaching Excellence

Mon, Jun 3, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin and the College of Liberal Arts are honoring 22 faculty members in the college for their teaching excellence. Recipients of university-wide teaching awards for 2018-19 include:


Design Thinking

Design Thinking

Fri, May 31, 2019

Daunting problems require new ideas and a new way of thinking — design thinking.


A $12.9 million grant from NIA will fund research on how high school education effects brain health later in life.

Grading Brain Health

Mon, May 13, 2019

High school experiences follow you long after you’ve graduated, shaping your professional success and even your health. Now, researchers are investigating how it could contribute to your future brain health and maybe even impact your likelihood of getting Alzheimer’s Disease.


Harris, Tarrant and Travis counties in Texas are among the top 25 U.S. counties at-risk for a measles outbreak, researchers warned.

25 U.S. Counties Identified as Most at Risk for Measles Outbreaks

Mon, May 13, 2019

Twenty-five counties across the country have been identified to be most at risk for a measles outbreak due to low-vaccination rates compounded by a high volume of international travel, according to an analysis by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Johns Hopkins University.


From left: Tracey Rose, Sindya Bhanoo, Raye Hendrix and Hedgie Choi. Photo by Brian Birzer.

2019 Keene Prize Winners

Mon, May 6, 2019

For her poetry on life and death in the rural South, Raye Hendrix was awarded the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature at The University of Texas at Austin, the largest literary prize for students in the United States.


Marina Alexandrova. Photo by Matt Wright-Steel

The 2019 Texas Ten

Fri, May 3, 2019

Ten talented University of Texas at Austin professors have been selected by the Alcalde to be a part of the annual Texas Ten awards.


Rep. Lance Gooden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Professor Sean Theriault during Gooden's swearing-in ceremony

From UT to DC

Thu, May 2, 2019

Lance Gooden exemplified what it means to be a University of Texas at Austin graduate as he stepped into the role of United States Representative earlier this year.