The world’s new reality amid the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to confront issues and critically think about how to revive communities slowly, safely and sustainably.
UT Austin student researchers delve into the state of democracy in Ukraine, and the role of youth political engagement and social media.
Margaret Siu, a Plan II honors senior from Dallas, is the recipient of a 2020 British Marshall Scholarship. The scholarship will fund her graduate education at the University of Oxford.
The discovery of a near 3,000-year-old platform, built among wetlands and rivers of the Mexican tropical forest, offers new insight into the Maya’s early communal development. The site, called Aguada Fénix, is the earliest and largest known monumental structure built by the Maya and challenges the existing narrative that the Maya civilization developed gradually, with […]
Children’s lives revolve around social interactions that help them figure out what it means to be a member of their family and community. But recent shelter-in-place efforts have limited many of these routine yet vital experiences — especially because young kids can’t video call or text their friends as freely as others. “Social interaction is […]
The German Outreach Program at The University of Texas at Austin grew organically from an interest on the part of undergraduates to change their roles in the classroom and share the German language with a younger generation. Over twenty years ago, a third-grade teacher from a North Austin elementary school reached out to the Department […]
As we approach the last few weeks of the school year, students are beginning to look toward future plans, and for most graduating seniors this means focusing on their careers. Luckily, The University of Texas at Austin’s Liberal Arts Career Services (LACS) are available for all liberal arts students to take advantage of. Since the […]
Amy Vidor and Caroline Barta
Transitioning to online courses mid-semester poses some logistical and pedagogical challenges, especially for humanists who value seminar-style classrooms. Adapting to a virtual course does not mean you have to radically revise your learning objectives or course materials. Rather, it is an opportunity to check-in and ensure your course is centering on students and their learning […]
To learn more about the impacts of the global pandemic, we asked the experts within the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.
From Akkadian and Arabic to Yiddish and Yoruba: The University of Texas at Austin offers courses in dozens of world languages. But why does language learning matter? In today’s world of industry, science and politics, can’t people get by with knowing just English? The answer is simple: If all you want to do is get […]