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Black Studies hosts conference as part of 50th anniversary
March 13, 2019
The conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Afro-American Studies and Research Center, founded five years after UT hired its first black faculty member.
Award-winning writer Lawrence Wright gives talk on the future of Texas and America
March 8, 2019
Lawrence Wright, a writer for The New Yorker and a Pulitzer Prize winning author, made a visit to UT on Thursday evening to talk about Texas, its culture and its role in the future of America.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama talks family, life in spotlight during Austin stop of 'Becoming' book tour
March 1, 2019
While growing up in the south side of Chicago, Michelle Obama said she didn’t realize her family was poor.
UT hosts screening of award-winning documentary, discussion with defense lawyer
February 14, 2019
UT treated attendees to popcorn, a special screening of award-winning film “War Don Don” and a discussion with a human rights lawyer on Wednesday.
UT, A&M sports clubs compete for most food donations, A&M leads ahead
December 6, 2018
Beyond the football field and the basketball court, UT is lagging behind Texas A&M University in at least one regard this holiday season: food donations.
‘You don’t have to be in this one little box’: Austin Drag queen reads picture books for children, students
November 28, 2018
To celebrate National Picture Book Month, Drag Queen Story Time was started over a year ago nationwide in bookstores and public libraries. The goal is to give children positive role models in queerness and gender fluidity.
Award-winning playwright shows off documentary, archive
November 11, 2018
Tony and Emmy Award-winning playwright and LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally visited UT Sunday to screen a documentary about his life and to display selections from his career archive. Some of McNally’s most award-winning works include the play “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and the musical “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
Conservative and liberal speakers discussion attempts to bridge political divide
October 31, 2018
Media personalities Guy Benson and Dylan Marron visited UT Tuesday to discuss bridging the divide in American politics and fostering civil engagement.