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African American Book Festival views current events through lens of literature
June 22, 2017
Until Folktales bookstore was pushed out by major chains in 1999, the 1990s specialty locale provided Austin with a taste of African American literature through its selections and events.
Academic paths bring professors together
June 21, 2017
As a young graduate student, history assistant professor Lina del Castillo had spent many hours reading, researching and admiring the work of history professor Jorge Canizares. She had no idea she would one day marry him.
UT partners with GESMujer to address maternal health rights in Mexico
June 11, 2017
In rural Oaxaca, Mexico, pregnancy has become a health risk as maternal mortality rates soar due to a lack of access to information and resources.
Solstice Festival encourages unity through music
June 11, 2017
Fête de la Musique may have begun in France, but it has since become popularized as World Music Day, and on June 15–17, Austin will join with cities across the globe to celebrate the art of music.
Republic Of Texas Rally rides on for 22 years
June 7, 2017
As night falls over the Austin skyline on June 9, bikers will rev their engines and over 200,000 attendees will flood Congress Avenue for the annual Republic of Texas Motorcycle Parade and Downtown Party.
Global health study abroad in Oaxaca bridges health disparities
June 4, 2017
As the sun beats down on Oaxaca, Mexico, tourists walk the cobbled streets of El Centro, surrounded by art and modernity.
UT Remembers commemorates lives of lost Longhorns
May 4, 2017
The image of a somber, darkened tower will shine through the night of May 5 as the UT community embraces one another in honor of the 216 Longhorns lost over the past year but never forgotten.
Ears, Eyes + Feet production promotes interdisciplinary teamwork
May 4, 2017
On May 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m., the department of theater and dance will work with the Butler school of music and the integrated music studies program to bring to life the Ears, Eyes + Feet production that will showcase innovative creations by interdisciplinary teams.
Love guides immigrant worker to cross borders
April 30, 2017
Lucy was only a teenager in Mexico when she met the man she would someday marry, but his life was across the border in the United States.
Border Wall Symposium bridges understanding of border wall impacts in past decade
April 27, 2017
For the past decade, a wall of wire and fencing has stood between two neighboring cultures — a physical divide between U.S. Latinos and their heritage.
UT students bring the Dallas Morning News to interactive life with chatbot
April 23, 2017
The door to interacting with media organizations such as the Dallas Morning News through messaging has been opened through artificial intelligence.
Texas Appleseed illustrates social issues through I Heart Justice poster show
April 17, 2017
This Wednesday, artists, designers and philanthropists will unite to try to change Texans’ lives through a mix of creativity and graphic design.
Students bring sound to campus sculptures
April 13, 2017
Art often demands the senses of sight and sometimes touch and smell, but, during Sound in Sculpture audiences will be invited to experience art through sound.
Photography symposium brings black art into focus
April 11, 2017
Hands are used to create something new, explore the unknown, hold on to what could be lost and let go of what once was found.
International Poetry Festival to slam Austin this weekend
April 4, 2017
As the Austin International Poetry Festival draws near, writers and speakers from around the globe are hurriedly translating poems, preparing monologues and boarding flights in an effort to arrive on time to inspire Austinites with their words.
Historical walks begin process of bringing to life Our Austin Story
April 2, 2017
When Edwin Waller planned to build the city of Austin in 1839, he had no idea the landscape he created would later host Booker T. Washington, the movement for desegregation of public education and massive music festivals.
Hunter Hayes talks future and Forty Acres Fest
April 2, 2017
At 25 years old, Hunter Hayes has already won a Country Music Award, been nominated for several Grammy awards and had a double platinum album.
UT alumnus' Instagram account bears witness to old East Austin
March 28, 2017
Hidden in the shadows of East Austin’s trendy food trucks, colorful murals, quirky sights and modern sounds, a hidden past lay in quiet wait for someone to find it once again.
Professor brings psychology to life through music
March 26, 2017
As a young man, psychology professor Michael Domjan knew he had a passion for music.
Pakistani Student Association brings Basant to Austin
March 24, 2017
The weather is warming, the sun is shining and a new season is arriving in Texas.
Texas Traditions and Headliners celebrate the 25th Forty Acres Fest
March 24, 2017
When the sun rises on April 1, tents will go up on the UT campus, the smell of food will fill the air and a stage will be set up for local talents and Grammy-nominated artists alike.
Texas Raas showcases ancient Indian dance
March 21, 2017
Decorative wooden sticks called dandiyas in hand, Texas Raas takes audiences nationwide on a rhythmic journey of folk sounds and modern beats as they give a glimpse of traditional Indian dancing.
Best employers at SXSW
March 9, 2017
Whether you are looking to find your dream job, or just a new temporary workspace, here are the top 10 employers that you should check out at the 2017 SXSW Job Market.
Panteón Rococó headlines All Latinos Resist Concert at SXSW Auditorium Shores
March 8, 2017
For more than two decades, Panteón Rococó has been exposing the social and political realities of Latinos through their music.
French professor creates etiquette program
March 8, 2017
Marie-Catherine Bearden has lived a thousand lives around the world with her ex-CIA agent husband.
Carneval provides last chance to feast on meat before Lent
February 27, 2017
For more than a decade, starving college students have filed into the University Catholic Center atrium on Fat Tuesday to prepare to eat their fill of barbecue during the Alpha Chapter of the Lambda Omega Alpha Catholic fraternity’s celebration of the centuries-old holiday.
UT celebrates 80 years of its most prominent symbol: The Tower
February 27, 2017
Built literally on metal bookshelves and wrapped in limestone, for 80 years the University of Texas Tower has been keeping track of time for students and reminding them of who they are—Texas Longhorns.
February 26, 2017
This week, Life&Arts celebrated the Hindu festival Maha Shivratri with a special project.
Art of Living brings meditation, yoga to students on campus
February 24, 2017
In the United States, yoga is known more for spandex Lululemon than for being a deeply spiritual practice, but the sport’s history is inseparable from the meditative and religious significance.
Austin Oyster Festival celebrates Texas seafood
February 19, 2017
Boats and trucks full of oysters are taking a trip to Austin this week for a massive celebration of seafood at the Austin Oyster Festival.
Law professors find love in Costa Rican courtroom
February 17, 2017
As the council convened to bring the fight against human rights infractions by the Guatemalan government to court, clinical professors of law Denise Gilman and Ariel Dultizky teamed up to bring justice to the Guatemalan people — and fell in love in the process.
Austin Troubadours bring medieval music to life
February 13, 2017
Led by the high-pitched song of a wooden flute, the audience takes off on a journey through time as the medieval melody of the Austin Troubadours fills the air.
UT alumna to perform at black composers concert
February 10, 2017
Artina McCain didn’t always plan on becoming a performer, but found herself falling deeply in love with music and everything that it represents.
Malpaso Dance Company brings Cuban culture to Texas
February 5, 2017
With dim lights and a deep, steady drum beat, the Malpaso Dance Company prepares its audience to receive a taste of Cuban culture.
Professors honored for recognizing the crisis in black education
February 2, 2017
As a sophomore in college with a 1.8 GPA, Leonard Moore was uncertain about his future in academia until a professor pulled him aside and showed him tough love.
Longhorns in Love: Destiny unites professors in Brazil
January 30, 2017
Government professors Wendy Hunter and Kurt Weyland found one another while exploring the unknown wonders of Brazil.
International students reminisce about Lunar New Year in China
January 27, 2017
Even though Evelyn Chen moved to America four years ago, she honors the tradition of celebrating Lunar New Year.
Art Alliance of Austin Features UT Professor at Art Break
January 24, 2017
Ever since Daniel Sutherland was six years old, he loved to paint. Encouraged by his parents, he continued to pursue his passion, and has evolved his artistic style dramatically over the years.
Harry Ransom Center welcomes "Mad Men" archive exhibit
January 22, 2017
At a cocktail party during the Austin Film Festival, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner couldn’t stop thinking about the uncertain future of the popular television drama’s costumes and props as the date of the finale neared when a stranger suggested a possible solution.
Longhorns in Love: Professors find love amidst literary debate
January 19, 2017
It was a crisp, fall day at Columbia University when English associate professor David Kornhaber was running late realizing he had misread the time of his orientation just as English assistant professor Donna Kornhaber was exiting her graduate school orientation meeting.
Transformed landmark theater premieres as arthouse
January 19, 2017
On May 12, the Marchesa theater will be coming back to life as the Society’s arthouse theater, called the AFS Cinema.
Caring for Camo gives 1,000 reasons to care
November 15, 2016
While their families opened Christmas presents at home, a deployed troop took a picture celebrating abroad wearing the Santa hats they had just received.
Local artist showcases art at East Austin Studio Tour
November 10, 2016
Amidst the cool November weather, 1,800 yellow, Japanese lucky cats are currently sitting on an East Austin lawn, in a perfect Fibonacci spiral, ready to bring warmth and joy to the visitors of the 15th East Austin Studio Tour.
Jessica Luther talks book, college sexual violence
November 2, 2016
She began with one unreported case of sexual assault at a Texas private school. Now, she has hundreds of cases. Jessica Luther exposes the reality behind college football sexual assault in her new book, “Unsportsmanlike Conduct.” The Daily Texan spoke with her about her reporting, the book and sexual violence on college campuses.
The Fray’s guitarist, David Welsh, reflects on 11 years of fame
November 1, 2016
Eleven years have passed since The Fray gained national recognition with their first Top 10 hit “Over My Head (Cable Car).” But the band is back, releasing their upcoming album “Through the Years: The Best of The Fray,” on Nov. 4. The Daily Texan spoke with The Fray’s guitarist, David Welsh, about their journey and what’s next for the band.
Sigma Lambda Beta president to celebrate Día de los Muertos with fraternity brothers
November 1, 2016
This year, Bryan Tamayo hopes to give students an opportunity to experience the tradition of Día de los Muertos.
Piñata Protest frontman discusses tour, inspirations and Latino influence
October 27, 2016
For the past decade, Piñata Protest has been rocking the Latino music scene with their accordion-infused, punk rock, Tex-Mex sound.
Biology student discusses supernatural book, life as an author
October 26, 2016
Siri Magadi’s freshman year of high school involved immortals, hybrid species and a paranormal romance.
Littlefield descendant shares history of Littlefield House
October 24, 2016
Littlefield family historian David Gracy denies the home's more mysterious rumors.
Longhorns in Love: Professors find love at Brazilian carnaval
October 19, 2016
Paloma Diaz and Raul Madrid were born countries apart, but it only took one Brazilian carnival in Bahia to bring them together.
TODO Austin editor discusses spreading Dia de los Muertos in Austin
October 13, 2016
For Lesly Reynaga, every Nov. 2 in Monterrey, Mexico, meant sweet sugar skulls, dim candlelight and the delicious smell of pan de muerto from the local bakeries.
Awolnation talk about their new album, love for performing in Austin
October 5, 2016
Awolnation’s multiplatinum song “Sail” was just the beginning in their rise to success.
The Daily Texan recommends ways to get to ACL without Uber and Lyft
September 30, 2016
Here are five ways for festival attendees to get to the Austin City Limits Music Festival and back without sacrificing any concert time.
Catfish and the Bottlemen lead singer Van McCann talks band name, rising fame and returning to ACL
September 30, 2016
UK’s rising alternative guitar rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen are coming back to take Austin City Limits by storm with songs from their new album, The Ride.
UT professor talks about her experiences during Chile’s dictatorship
September 28, 2016
Frozen in fear and unable to get away, Paloma Diaz was arrested and put in a van with a couple of friends.
UT professors recommend Latino bands to listen to
September 21, 2016
These UT professors know what's what when it comes to Latin bands.
International student shares her journey to Texas
September 9, 2016
Rongzhi Xu arrived from 7,000 miles across the ocean with her books in one hand, her sunglasses in the other and her new American name fresh in her mind.
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