2021 Spring and Summer titles from our college community.
President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Sara Bronin, a Plan II Honors and Architecture alumna from The University of Texas at Austin, as Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) chairperson. Bronin is a Mexican American architect, attorney and policymaker specializing in historic preservation, property, land use and climate change. She is a professor […]
For the first time, researchers have recorded how the body responds when someone is confronted with racism or discrimination in the real world, providing new insight into health disparities in the United States and the stress experienced by students-of-color. To measure the body’s real-time response to racism, 31 African-American, 24 Latinx, 25 international students from […]
Akash Thakkar is an economics and Plan II honors senior from Austin, Texas. He was named a 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Graduate, one of only 12 liberal arts students honored each year. In this Q&A, read more about how his passion for economics research came to be and how he’s implementing it in the real world […]
Donatus Nnani is a religious studies and psychology senior from Detroit, Michigan. He spent more than 5 years in the United States Army prior to his studies, serving as a crew chief and squad leader. After arriving at UT Austin, he became a Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative Fellow. This spring he was named a 2021 […]
Estefania Rodriguez is a Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative Fellow from Houston, Texas, who is triple-majoring in journalism, Latin American studies, and international relations and global studies. She was named a 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Graduate, one of only 12 liberal arts students honored each year. In this Q&A, read more about her research into environmental justice […]
Celeste Oon is an Asian studies and linguistics senior from San Antonio, Texas. She was named a 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Graduate, one of only 12 liberal arts students honored each year. In this Q&A, read more about her thesis on Asian transnational fandoms, her advice to other first-generation students and what it was like co-founding […]
March marked the one-year anniversary of the WHO declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, and to say that it’s been a rough year would be an understatement. Whether we’ve lost loved ones, jobs, or simply the ability to distinguish between Sundays and Mondays, everyone is struggling under the weight of a constantly shifting “new normal.” As […]
A Q&A with Anna Cash, a psychology senior from Austin who is passionate about law and justice.
Literature and life guide Peter LaSalle’s latest collection of travel essays, The World is a Book, Indeed.