On September 15, four scholars gathered at UT Austin for a roundtable discussion on the history and continued impact of the 1922 Colorado River Compact.
Classics professor Tom Palaima on Bob Dylan’s epic and the 60th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
UT student Whitney Nwaneri was planning a study abroad stint in Lisbon, Portugal. Then she received a Freeman Scholarship and changed her plans.
Dr. Amy Thompson talks settlement archaeology, the Classic Maya, and what your neighborhood can — and can’t — say about you.
Rich Murphy studies the life paths created by our educations and asks, what if?
In the first-ever Extra Credit Q&A, anthropology professor Anthony Di Fiore talks spider monkeys, sloth attacks, and a historic vote in Ecuador.
German-American immigrants triggered a lager beer revolution during the second half of the 19th century, fundamentally changing US drinking culture.
Adela Pineda Franco’s love for language, culture and literature dates back to her childhood in Puebla, Mexico. Now, as the director of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, she’s bringing that same passion to the Forty Acres and beyond.
The word “mentorship” conjures an image of a seasoned professional taking a novice under their wing. But Stephanie Holmsten’s primary focus is on creating communities where faculty of all experience levels can learn from each other.
University of Texas at Austin psychology professor Michael Domjan has embarked on a mission to make psychology concepts more accessible and engaging for students. Thanks to grants from the Texas Global’s Virtual Exchange (GVE) program, he has launched a successful YouTube channel that does just that.
Roger Reeves, English professor at UT Austin and poet extraordinaire, has won the 2023 Griffin Poetry Prize for his book Best Barbarian. The world’s largest international poetry award for a book written or translated into English, the Griffin comes with $130,000 in prize money.
The Scholarship Committee of the College of Liberal Arts has completed the judging for the Keene Prize in Literature and is pleased to announce the 2023 Keene Prize goes to Reena Shah, for the fiction entry, “Every Happiness.”
Federal prosecutor Heidi Boutros Gesch (Plan II and Government ’04) is on the case.
Students in UT Austin’s famous Shakespeare at Winedale program often push theater’s “the show must go on” maxim to the edge. Now director James Loehlin faces an offstage challenge, but his commitment to Winedale isn’t wavering.
Kamran Asdar Ali, chair of UT’s Department of Anthropology, just finished his term as president of the Association for Asian Studies. His goal? Expanding how we think about Asia.
On February 16, two distinct voices from different academic disciplines and positions on the political spectrum met for a moderated dialogue about how they define freedom.
COLA student Haley Jústiz, a partner in the Austin-based startup FreeWater, talks about her journey from book blogger to entrepreneur and what she thinks the liberal arts can bring to business.
Nahid Siamdoust left Iran with her family toward the end of the Iran-Iraq War, after an Iraqi bomb hit her elementary school, killing a number of students. In the decades since, she has lived a truly global life.
Many Americans have heard the expression “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine,” but perhaps not all of the quotation’s admirers know that its origins lie in a biblical text: the Song of Songs.
In The Injustice Never Leaves You, published in 2018 by Harvard University Press, historian and MacArthur “genius” fellow Monica Martinez documents the disturbing history of anti-Mexican violence during a period of rapid growth and economic transformation for the Lone Star State.
The Texas Prison Education Initiative offers college-credit courses to incarcerated students in the Austin area. The courses, which span subjects from physics to philosophy, are taught by volunteer instructors and offered at no cost to students. Since it began in 2018, the program has served some 230 students in over 400 classes. But there’s still far more demand than they can meet.
An assistant professor of sociology, Davis specializes in 20th-century American history with an emphasis on race, gender, sports, and politics. But there’s a lot more you should know about her.
Deborah White and Michael Wynne see themselves and the ASL program they are building at UT Austin as about more than just language. They are a bridge between the Deaf and hearing communities. Their identity as part of the Deaf community is integral to the way that they teach American Sign Language, which is just as much about understanding Deaf culture as it is about vocabulary, syntax, and grammar.
From its start at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in 2018, Cite Black Women has developed into a movement. As founder and COLA professor Christen Smith has said, “I’m not fighting to be on someone’s bibliography. I’m fighting to have my intellectual self respected, and the intellectual work of my foremothers respected, the intellectual work of my sisters and friends respected.”
Christy Erving has taught about the sociology of health in general for several years, but it was the realities of life during COVID that steered her to design her new course, “Black Health Matters,” specifically focused on the health of Black Americans. It debuts this fall.