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Third Thursdays open window into world of Blanton
January 21, 2018
Despite the association of Austinites with art culture, art museums remain inaccessible to disadvantaged residents. To preserve the city’s artsy reputation, the Blanton Museum of Art maintains free admission every Thursday and extends its hours to 9 p.m. every third Thursday of the month.
Review: 'Bright' turns dull in attempt to discuss race politics
January 17, 2018
Director David Ayer’s Netflix Original “Bright” presents racism in a magical world where mythical creatures and humans coexist.
Days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Carver Museum celebrates Civil Rights leader’s legacy
January 15, 2018
Last Friday, Movetia Salter watched “Selma” for the first time in the theater of the George Washington Carver Museum and Genealogical Center.
BizNetwork creates new opportunity for international business
December 11, 2017
The McCombs School of Business hopes to connect current students and alumni from across the world with their newest project, Longhorn Global BizNetwork.
Students seek guidance to make campus inhospitable for white supremacy
December 6, 2017
A diverse room of students discussed on Wednesday afternoon how to make college campuses inhospitable to white supremacy with George Ciccariello-Maher, associate professor of global studies and modern languages at Drexel University.
McCombs relaunches Center for Enterprise Policy and Analytics, entertains economic revolution
December 4, 2017
The Center for Enterprise Policy and Analytics, previously housed by the Office of the President and acquired by the McCombs School of Business, hosted its inaugural event and relaunch of the center on Friday.
UT researchers talk equity and social justice in STEM education
November 19, 2017
STEM education is not truly fair for young black children, said Fikile Nxumalo, an assistant professor in the department of curriculum and instruction, during a Friday presentation about findings of institutional bias against black children in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
UT panel discusses freedom of speech on campuses
November 16, 2017
A contentious debate on the difference between protected and unprotected speech brought over 100 students and faculty to discuss and hear arguments from all sides of an ongoing national conversation.
Indoor pollution is greater concern than initially thought
November 12, 2017
Even in their daycares, children are not safe from the detrimental health effects of indoor pollution, said Jules Elkins, a College of Liberal Arts lecturer, on Friday.
Budd Innocence Center celebrates opening after receiving endowment
November 9, 2017
Students, faculty and members of the public met on Wednesday evening in the UT School of Law to celebrate the opening of the Budd Innocence Center, a program within the school dedicated to overturning wrongful convictions.
Lululemon executives talk work experience and opportunities in panel
November 5, 2017
Lululemon executives discussed career advice and the apparel industry on Friday during a panel facilitated by the Division of Textiles and Apparel.
Venture firm founder Eric Tarczynski shares experience with students
November 1, 2017
Students with an entrepreneurial streak found themselves sitting around a coffee table on Wednesday evening in the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency Co-Lab for an intimate discussion with Eric Tarczynski, founder of venture fund Contrary Capital.
UT professor talks nightmare peacocks and human mating behavior in new book
October 30, 2017
The mating habits of the animal kingdom really aren’t so different than what we see at UT, said evolutionary psychologist David Buss during a Friday lecture.
Jefferson Davis statue to stand alone in Briscoe Center
October 26, 2017
Confederate statues removed from South Mall over the summer will not join the Jefferson Davis statue in the Briscoe Center for American History said Ben Wright, associate director for communications, in a panel discussion on Wednesday evening.
Free speech panel explores reach on college campuses
October 22, 2017
The line between hate speech and protected speech often gets blurred, said professors, students and alumni in a panel concerning the reach of free speech on campus.
Rutgers University professor speaks about North Korea
October 15, 2017
Not everything is as it seems when it comes to North Korea, said Suzy Kim, an associate professor of Korean history at Rutgers University.
Dan Rather returns to UT in second lecture of the year
October 12, 2017
The second-floor auditorium of the Belo Center for New Media fell silent as former CBS anchor Dan Rather took the stage to discuss his journalistic career Wednesday night.
Performance and citizenship intersect in Shakespeare and Za'atari
October 5, 2017
In the Syrian refugee camp Za’atari, children were performing Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and painting murals as an escape from the Syrian Civil War, said Bart Pitchford, theatre and dance graduate student, during a Wednesday lecture for the Life Science Library’s “Research + Pizza” series.
Public health workers concerned about efficacy, impacting disaster response and relief
October 2, 2017
Health care workers are reluctant to come to work during a disaster because they doubt their effectiveness in recovery and response efforts, said Johns Hopkins University professor Daniel J. Barnett in a lecture on Friday.
Award-winning poet gives students something to write home about
September 10, 2017
Alumnus Roger Reeves has returned to campus as an associate poetry writing professor. His poetry has appeared in publications such as the Boston Review, Poetry and Tin House.
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