The Blanton Museum of Art
"...Further proof that 3-D movies are here to stay: The University of Texas announced today that the Department of Radio-Television-Film has received a $2.17 million grant to create the first comprehensive 3-D production curriculum in the country. The program, called UT3D, will launch in fall of 2013...."
"...24. Lovers of classical music lovingly played by dedicated young musicians, take note. University of Texas University OrchestraBates Recital Hall Oct..."
"...Roughly 400 University of Texas students walked out of class on Friday, Jan. 20, in protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States..."
"...Following their heartwrenching 82-81 overtime loss at home to Kemba Walker and his UConn Huskies last Saturday, the University of Texas men's basketball team started Big 12 play Tuesday night in Lubbock by wallopping the unranked Red Raiders 83-52. Texas dominated the boards against Texas Tech 39-23 and was led by senior Gary Johnson's game-high 10 rebounds..."
"...This is getting to be a little embarrassing. In what sport does the University of Texas not excel? Baseball America (as well as every other major preseason poll) has designated the Longhorns No..."
"...Ask the students and faculty of the University of Texas at El Paso what makes their M.F.A. creative writing program so special and the answer is often the same: location, location, location...."
"...Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30pm is the opener for coach Connie Clark and her youthful squad as they face Texas Woman's University..."
"...At least 100,000 Texas women (from age 18 to 49) have attempted to terminate a pregnancy without medical assistance, unprecedented research shows...."
"...This year was supposed to restore balance to Texas football. Their No..."
"...I first heard my alma mater at orientation. No one struggled with it (basically “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”), but as indoctrination, bright-eyed freshmen sectioned off to study “The Eyes of Texas” lyrics, prepping for quizzes..."
"..."Raul De Lara, a junior art student at the University of Texas was the winner. His “lifesize” sculpture of Quetzacoatl, with handcarved movable mahogany head and pounded brass scales, was definitely eye-catching..."
"...Earlier this month, the University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy and the McDonald Observatory devoted a week to explaining to Texans the dangers of light pollution ("Don't Go Into the Light," July 2). The practice of turning night into day with unnecessary lighting has been shown to affect sleep cycles, as well as animal breeding and migratory patterns, and can make driving harder..."
"...Rampant gerrymandering makes most Texas Senate seats so secure that endorsements are almost irrelevant. Even so, we urge Southeast Austin voters to support the unchallenged Sen..."
"...They like to smoke, drink, gamble – some launder money. A daring one or two are even willing to get caught riding around North Texas with three prostitutes in their whip..."
"...This summer, the Austrian American Mozart Academy, an international program that provides aspiring professional singers with training and performance experience in Mozartian opera, can be found deep in the heart of Texas. It may seem incongruous, this classical culture in the land of the armadillo, but hey, if Shakespeare can have his Winedale -- and the Bard winds up his 32nd summer in that Central Texas community this week (www.shakespeare-winedale.org) -- why can't Wolfgang Amadeus find an academic home for his work here, too?..."
"...We remember Mary Karr. Cherry picks up where The Liar's Club, the bestselling Texas book of the Nineties, left off, in that awful place by the Texas coast..."
"...One program that positively affects many students is a nonprofit community organization called Inprint Inc., which has independently raised money for fellowships and an endowed chair. Haven calls Inprint "extraordinarily generous" and says that the organization is "a necessity in Texas since the Legislature does not seem to adequately fund higher education." Also, the university funds a well-known literary journal, Gulf Coast, which provides students with editorial experience...."
"...It's certainly one of the spicier tales in Texas lore: Connecticut native Emily West was a 20-year-old indentured servant on landowner James Morgan's plantation near present-day Baytown. Legend has Gen..."
"...The stadium has been expanded to 30,000 seats. The Texas State Bobcats will compete at the Football Bowl Subdivision for the first time this Saturday, putting them at a semi-even playing field with those big shots at the University of Texas...."
"...The University of Texas announced today the winner of the Keene Prize, with its jaw-dropping jackpot of $50,000; Nora Boxer, a graduate of the Creative Writing Program in the English Department, took the prize for her short story, "It's the song of the nomads, baby; or, Pioneer."..."
"...After a week of what feels like unrelenting awfulness, the nerves are pretty raw. Well, steel those nerves again, because you really need to read this story from the Texas Exes publication the Alcalde about University of Texas’ alum Brian Downes’ search for his son after the Boston Marathon bombings...."
"...University of Texas film professor Andrew Shea’s documentary is an engrossing, exhaustively detailed account of how Portrait of Wally changed hands over the decades. It started as the personal property of Jewish Viennese gallery owner, Lea Bondi, whose gallery and private collection were seized by a Nazi curator after the Anschluss of 1938..."
"...In memory of Raúl Roy “Tapon” Salinas (1934-2008), we continue to offer these words from those who knew him and worked with him. Liliana Valenzuela, poet and translator, Austin, Texas: I remember Raúl Salinas coming up to me at a Resistencia Bookstore reading I was doing with Claire Joysmith to present the anthology, One Wound for Another/Herida por otra: Testimonios de Latin@s in the U.S. Through Cyberspace (11 de Septiembre de 2001 - 11 de Marzo de 2002)..."
"...Mack Brown finally went for wins over loyalty in dumping his offensive coordinator and longtime friend. Want to know the future of the new and improved University of Texas football program? Look to Texas State...."
"...Six days after our lively interview at an Arboretum-area Starbucks, Don Graham sends me an e-mail that contains the following quotation from The New York Times: "'When they think of shows filmed in Texas, they usually don't think that's going to be a smart, intelligent, upscale drama,' Mr. Bark said..."
"...In an op-ed published in today's Statesman, filmmaker and University of Texas professor Paul Stekler explains the influence of Alabama segregationist Gov. George Wallace on our current political landscape...."
"...Pete Gallego, the influential state rep from Alpine, recalled in a committee meeting earlier this year that when he was growing up in West Texas, he was sometimes called a "good minority" -- the unspoken implication being that, to many Anglo-Texans, blacks are the "bad" minority. There may be some truth in that: The Alamo notwithstanding, relations between Anglos and Hispanics in Texas have rarely shown the sharp edges of the seemingly perpetual discord between whites and blacks..."
"...University of Texas officials said Tuesday that Austin Police Department Chief of Staff David Carter is the pick to take on the job of top cop at the UT Police Department. Carter has accepted the job and will take over in June...."
"...The Crying Boy of OU is apparently getting his mug plastered all over T-shirts and e-mail attachments slinging back and forth across the Red River. See the above photo of the sobbing youngster who may or may not have been upset that his beloved Sooners got squashed by the University of Texas Longhorns..."
"...Like the protagonist of her film Petting Zoo, Micah Magee grew up in San Antonio, experienced a teenage pregnancy, and despite significant obstacles, landed in an honors program at the University of Texas, where she earned a double degree in film and Plan II. As a teenager without a car, Magee walked to work every day past a small petting zoo...."
"...2. It can't be done to everybody." Now that that's out of the way and we're still stuck in the mud as to whether creative writing can be taught, let me say that Texas has a wealth of universities and colleges that offer M.A..."
"...Just ask the Texas State Bobcats. For much of the past 30 years they’ve been a footnote at best in what should be expected to be home television markets in Austin and San Antonio..."
"...There are many contenders for worst bill in Texas, but most frivolous is a slightly more rarefied breed. However, right wing think tank Empower Texans has called that foul on an attempt to restore the UT/A&M football rivalry...."
"...The director of under-graduate admissions at the University of Texas says a number of Texas high schools are exaggerating the top 10% of their graduating classes -- thereby granting more students automatic admission to UT and other Texas colleges and universities. "I suspect high schools are fudging," director Bruce Walker said in a recent interview, referring to House Bill 588, a 1997 law that automatically admits students in the top 10% of their high school graduating classes to UT, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and other state schools regardless of scores on college entrance exams...."
"...In the 1995 film Search & Destroy there is a brief scene that's set in Dallas; Don Graham, the president of the Texas Institute of Letters, English professor at the University of Texas, and author, is probably aware of the film for that reason alone, even though the film's subject is not really Texas. Nothing, absolutely nothing, about Texas literature or film escapes him..."
"...Construction is big business in Texas. But it's also a dangerous and, at times, underhanded industry plagued by worker injuries and widespread tax fraud..."
"...Since his career was shaped in Austin, maybe it was inevitable that Hal Box would return here to shape the careers of others. The Commerce, Texas, native first came to the University of Texas to study architecture in the years after World War II, at which time he apprenticed under legendary Lone Star modernist O'Neil Ford, who was then beginning his transformation of the Trinity University campus in San Antonio..."
"...A heads up for Bill Minutaglio, who will be signing and discussing his new book – In Search of the Blues: A Journey to the Soul of Black Texas – tomorrow (4/27) at Texas State University in San Marcos...."
"...The University of Texas film grad's feature Bella marks a culmination of that yearning. His first full-length film took the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival for its beautifully shot, thoughtful meditation on loss, connection, family, and food...."
"...Prior to a vote, university professors, Texas legislators, and public school students held a press conference at the Texas Education Agency yesterday (Tuesday, Nov. 15) to continue their call for the SBOE to reject the proposed Mexican American Heritage textbook, deemed racist and rife with factual inaccuracies..."
"...UT's dean of student life, Arno Nowotny, declared in The Texas Observer that the bombers "seemed to have learned a pretty good lesson," placing them on academic probation until the following June. Before the term's end, police would arrest McKnight for murdering a fellow student...."
"...The 85th running of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays continues at Mike A. Myers Stadium – conveniently located on the University of Texas campus – through Saturday..."
"...But when Rutledge was invited to curate the 2011 Texas Biennial, she was concerned about the survey of the state's contemporary art scene being perceived as "Austin-centric." Since the Biennial's 2005 debut and subsequent editions were organized by artists and gallery directors in the capital city, exhibiting the selected artists here was a natural way to go. For Rutledge, though, it was equally natural "to want to be in more places geographically in a state that's just so large." So she told the organizers: "I'd like to do it, but only if you're up for making a push to make it truly statewide in as many ways as possible." Happily, she says, they were..."
"...Peter Stone. Can this assistant professor of computer science at the University of Texas lead 20 graduate students and eight soccer-playing robot dogs to victory at the RoboCup VII meet at Padua, Italy, in July?..."
"...An estimated 40 to 50,000 people descended on the Texas State Capitol today to protest the Trump presidency...."
"...Born in 1934 in Zapata, Texas, Garcia and his wife, Marina, who grew up in Laredo, moved to Austin in 1957 so Gus could attend the University of Texas. He earned an accounting degree, then became a CPA..."
"...While you're enjoying the bargain deal on a big plate of the national dish of Texas, indulge in another Austin passion by entering your email for the chance to win a Luxury Texas History Bike Tour from Texas Bike Tours, a $60 value per rider. The two- to three-hour bike tours highlight Austin and Texas historic sites in and around Hyde Park, Austin's first suburb – including the Elizabet Ney museum – and continue to the University of Texas, the Texas Capitol building, neighborhood parks, the moon towers, Lady Bird Lake, the Pfluger Bridge, and more...."
"...Longtime Austin photographer and surfer Kenny Braun has spent years on the Gulf Coast, shooting the waves when he wasn't shooting the curl, and now University of Texas Press has had the good sense to collect his images into a lovely, large-format book. Surf Texas, which boasts a foreword by Stephen Harrigan and design by Pentagram Texas, captures coastal life so vividly you'll start smelling salt in the air..."
"...According to the House draft budget, the schools – University of Texas, Texas Tech, Texas Southern, and the University of Houston – would retain the annual allocation of $400,000 that they now receive in order to research, investigate, and raise claims of innocence for Texas inmates, including those like Claude Simmons, who was convicted of capital murder and exonerated with the help of UT Law students. The state’s law school students are many inmates’ last hope for having their names cleared, Simmons told reporters at a Capitol press conference last week..."