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Lost Maples State Park offers a Hill Country escape
May 1, 2013
Whether traveling with the RecSports Program or venturing out alone, the park’s proximity to Hill Country havens allows visitors to make the most of a long trip.
Blanton's Fifty Fest celebrates fifty years
April 24, 2013
Fifty Fest is more than a few students on a lawn. The 12-hour festival of art, food trucks and interactive activities for students celebrates Blanton Museum of Art’s 50 years of fostering a creative community.
UT Students write and direct New Theater productions
April 17, 2013
In its last six years, many of the plays in the University of Texas New Theater Project have gone on to receive national acclaim and go onto productions around the country.
Taal fuses South Asian and mainstream culture
April 4, 2013
Literally translated to “triumph,” “jai ho” perfectly represents the South Asian entrance into Western media.
Sylvia Plachy is Icon Number 17
April 3, 2013
Plachy, a photographer, will tell her story this weekend at the Icons of Photography Speaker Series presented by the Austin Center for Photography.
'Good Girl/Bad Girl' explores perceptions of women
March 27, 2013
Kaitlyn Aylward, a Masters of Fine Arts candidate in costume design at UT, spent nearly 10 months traveling between New Mexico and Texas asking women of different ethnicities, ages and backgrounds, “What is a good girl? Bad girl?”
"Getting Back to Abnormal" discusses race, politics, and the Saints in a post-Katrina New Orleans
March 16, 2013
In a city still trying to rebuild, race has moved to the forefront of New Orleans’ struggles to return to normal, or rather abnormal.
The Blanton's 50th anniversary exhibit displays art from UT collectors around the world
February 26, 2013
Director Simone J. Wicha and art curator Annette DiMeo Carlozzi scoured collections to display in their Through the Eyes of Texas exhibition.
Project 2013 inspires close to two thousand volunteers to help revive the Dove Springs community
February 19, 2013
Project 2013 is a community effort by UT to help revitalize disadvantaged areas of Austin.
'Masterclass' reveals a new side to the revolutionary photographer
February 13, 2013
“Pictures of People” was the phrase used by Arnold Newman to describe his revolutionary style of portraiture.
It’s Wings and Beer: how Pluckers prepares for the Super Bowl
February 3, 2013
On any other day Pluckers is buzzing, but on Sunday, the doors opened and hoards of fans swarmed through the enterance.
The Shambhala Center of Austin hosts a variety of classes
January 28, 2013
The Shambhala lesson of the day is love. The instruction begins, and rather than dive into a lecture on Buddhism and the nature of love, each group member recalls a particular moment of kindness in his or her life.
How to keep your dwindling New Year’s Resolutions
January 15, 2013
Only two weeks into January, it is likely that many resolutions have already been broken.
Caribbean Ensemble plays World Music Night
December 3, 2012
Ensembles from across the university display their diverse genres.
Austin Meyers speaks of his success in visual effects after winning Emmy
November 18, 2012
The Daily Texan talked to Meyers about remaking faces, winning an Emmy and intramural handball.
Son makes film to dive into his father, William Colby's, life as CIA director
November 12, 2012
Carl Colby grew up as the son of a spy, not necessarily a father.
Classical Reinvention changes the way audiences listen to classical music with Paint.Play.Plié
November 6, 2012
Artists, dancers and musicians will be surrounded by audience members who have the rare opportunity to observe art from an unconventional perspective.
UT history professor H.W. Brands presents his biography of Grant at the Texas Book Festival
October 24, 2012
The Daily Texan spoke with Brands about his unconventional portrayal of Grant as a progressive president rather than a brutal commander.
UT artists portray the violence along the US-Mexico border
October 21, 2012
Capturing the violence and destruction of the drug war on the US-Mexico border, “A Nation of Fear” seeks to inspire thought.
Struggles for Culture
October 16, 2012
UT Ballet Folklórico faces new challenges as they attempt to educate students on Mexican culture
Eli Young Band’s ascent to Nashville fame
October 15, 2012
How the foursome draws from its Texas roots to create relatable songs for all generations.
An artistic twist to Terezín "Creativity in the Face of Death" unconventionally explores history of concentration camp Terezín
October 7, 2012
“Creativity in the Face of Death: The Contemporary Resonance of Terezín” is a three-day symposium hosted by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies and Texas Performing Arts.
TRACE focuses on promoting locally sourced foods through an evolving menu
September 27, 2012
TRACE’s Restaurant Week brunch provides patrons with a selection of savory options they can feel good about eating.
Afrobeat Meditation empowers, educates through movement
September 18, 2012
In East Austin, the Orun Center of the Cultural Arts looks to be little more than a run-down, graffitied shack.