Fall 2020 books from our college community.
Department of Germanic Studies
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 […]
Why do we travel? What impels us to leave behind the comforts of home and endure the indignities of airports or the toils and snares of an interstate highway? We travel because it is in our nature. Humans have always been on the move, sometimes out of necessity — hunting and gathering, or fleeing from […]
The sensational bribing scandal and the fall from power of former FIFA president Joseph (Sepp) Blatter has amazed the world. Following the implosion of FIFA’s ruling circle have come the demands for reform. But who has the lawful authority and the political traction to reshape a globe-girdling sports federation whose executives enjoy an autonomy comparable […]
Winter, Spring and Summer 2012 titles from our college community.
Jonas B. Kelsall, Lieutenant Commander (SEAL) Prior to arriving at The University of Texas at Austin, Jonas B. Kelsall (French, Naval ROTC ’01) enlisted in the Navy and completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training. In 1997, he received a NROTC scholarship to attend UT where he later met his future wife, Victoria, who was also a student […]
Staff Six staff members in the College received a 2011 President’s Outstanding Staff or Supervisor Award in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the continuing success of the university including: Sally Dickson (European Studies) Jared Diener (Religious Studies) Nancy Moses (Government) Annelise Notzon (English) Maria Pineda (Germanic Studies) Gail Sanders (Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American […]
More than 30 College of Liberal Arts professors from more than a dozen departments have retired over the past year, after spending decades serving their students and the university community. Retirees include Linguistics Professor Robert King, who was the founding dean of the College of Liberal Arts and served in that post from 1979–1989 and […]
Linguists work with remaining speakers of dying languages to preserve cultural memories In a hill country home amid the scenic vistas of New Braunfels, Hans Boas, associate professor of Germanic Studies, conducts hours of interviews with the last remaining speakers of one of the Lone Star State’s oldest dialects, Texas German. During an interview, Alton […]
Students re-enact Berlin Wall destruction 20 years later Students from The University of Texas and other local schools came to the South Mall one evening last November carrying cardboard boxes that evoked the wall that once divided East and West Berlin. Like the eastern side of the wall, one side of each box was bare. […]