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University of Texas' RTF Dept. Launches UT3D
Moody Foundation grant funds first-ever 3-D production curriculum
DAILY Screens  February 28, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...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...."

University of Texas University Orchestra's Fall 2015 Concert
The audience-friendly first concert of the school year offered earfuls of drama from Bizet, Beethoven, and more
Arts Review  October 22, 2015, by Robi Polgar
"...24. Lovers of classical music lovingly played by dedicated young musicians, take note. University of Texas University OrchestraBates Recital Hall Oct..."

University of Texas Students Stage Walkout
Student protest: “No KKK; no fascist USA; no Trump!”
DAILY News  January 20, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...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..."

Die-In For Eric Garner at the University of Texas
PHOTO GALLERY  December 4, 2014
"...University of Texas-Austin students and other protesters gather for a “Die-In” at the intersection of 21st Street and Speedway on UT campus. The event, held in solidarity with other demonstrations around the nation, is a response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the NYPD officer who choked and killed Staten Island resident, Eric Garner..."

University of Texas Men's Basketball
UT hosts Sooners then Aggies
Sports Story  January 14, 2011, by Mark Fagan
"...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..."

University of Texas at El Paso
Books Story  April 21, 2000, by Jessica Berthold
"...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...."

University of Texas Baseball
In what sport does the University of Texas not excel?
Sports Story  February 19, 2010, by Mark Fagan
"...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..."

University of Texas Softball
UT hosts Texas Invitational
Sports Story  February 12, 2010, by Mark Fagan
"...Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30pm is the opener for coach Connie Clark and her youthful squad as they face Texas Woman's University..."

University of Texas Basketball
UT men's and women's basketball teams start their seasons with predictably impressive results
Sports Story  November 12, 2010, by Mark Fagan
"...$8-16. www.texassports.com...."

The Eyes of Texas
The night my alma mater finally made sense
DAILY Music  June 27, 2013, by Abby Johnston
"...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..."

Thousands of Texas Women Self-Induce Abortion, Study Finds
Women point to cost barriers, clinic closures as reasons
DAILY News  November 17, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...At least 100,000 Texas women (from age 18 to 49) have attempted to terminate a pregnancy without medical assistance, unprecedented research shows...."

The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon Whom?
Questions concerning leadership emerge out of Saturday's tailspin
DAILY Sports  September 16, 2013, by Russ Espinoza
"...This year was supposed to restore balance to Texas football. Their No..."

The Herradurability of Art in the Heart of Texas
UT's Raul De Lara wins $10,000 in tequila-fueled contest
DAILY Food  October 24, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner and Leah Allis Moss
"..."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..."

The Lights of Texas Are Upon UT
What is UT doing about its light pollution?
News Story  July 16, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Day Trips & Beyond: Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art
Collection expands our appreciation for nature and art
DAILY Travel  April 26, 2017, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Our personal vision of a favorite swimming, fishing, or meditation spot is always being added to and subtracted from as we climb through our years. Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art supplements our memories..."

Chronicle Endorsements: State of Texas
Senate, House, State Board of Education, and more races
News Story  October 20, 2016
"...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..."

Deep in the Heart of Texas Political Scandals
Crimes, carousing, and contravention from the Capitol grounds
News Story  January 5, 2017, by the News Staff
"...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..."

Deep in the Mozart of Texas
This summer, the Austrian American Mozart Academy, an international program that provides aspiring professional singers with training and performance experience in Mozartian opera, relocates to, of all places, Austin, Texas.
Arts Story  August 9, 2002, by Robert Faires
"...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?..."

Remembrance of Texas Past
The Year in Texas Lit
Books Story  January 5, 2001, by Clay Smith
"...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..."

The University of Houston
Books Story  April 21, 2000, by Lissa Richardson
"...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...."

The Yellow Rose of Texas: The Elusive Truth
Music Story  November 28, 2003, by Christopher Gray
"...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..."

Texas State Makes the Leap to Big-Time Football
Bobcats enter FBS
DAILY Sports  August 30, 2012, by Joe O'Connell
"...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...."

It's the Sound of 50 G's, Baby
UT grad Nora Boxer wins the prestigious Keane Prize for her short story, 'It's the song of the nomads, baby; or, Pioneer.'
DAILY Books  May 5, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...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."..."

UT Alum Shares Harrowing Story of a Son Lost, Then Found, After the Boston Bombings
Brian Downes’ son and daughter-in-law severely injured in the blast
DAILY News  April 19, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...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...."

Portrait of Wally
UT film professor Andrew Shea’s documentary is an engrossing account of how this Egon Schiele painting changed hands over the years.
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Film Review  September 7, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...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..."

Remembrances of Raúl, Part Two
Remembrances of Raúl from Liliana Valenzuela, Francisco Aragón, and Rachel Jennings.
DAILY News  February 23, 2008, by Belinda Acosta
"...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)..."

Longhorns and Bobcats Dream of Coaching Knights in Shining Armor
Greg Davis out as UT offensive coordinator
DAILY Sports  December 8, 2010, by Joe O'Connell
"...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...."

You Know Nothing of Their Work
Don Graham and the many minds of Texas
Books Story  January 28, 2011, by Cindy Widner
"...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..."

Think the Ghost of George Wallace Is Long Gone? Think Again
Revisiting Paul Stekler's 'Settin' the Woods on Fire'
DAILY Screens  October 7, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...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...."

Who's Texas?
The story of Texas history says a lot -- about the storytellers
News Story  September 6, 2002, by Lucius Lomax
"...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..."

It's Official: APD Chief of Staff to Take Reins at UTPD
Carter will start this summer
DAILY News  May 7, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...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 (and Bob) of OU
DAILY Sports  October 12, 2006, by Joe O'Connell
"...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..."

Out of Her Cage
Micah Magee explores a Texan's teen pregnancy in Petting Zoo
DAILY SXSW  March 17, 2015, by Amy Gentry
"...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...."

Habits of Mind
Texas has a wealth of universities and colleges that offer creative writing classes, but four of them -- the University of Texas at Austin, Southwest Texas State University, University of Texas at El Paso, and the University of Houston -- offer Masters of Fine Arts degrees in creative writing. Here's all the information about each program you could hope to find.
Books Story  April 21, 2000, by Clay Smith
"...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..."

Texas State Bobcats Remain Invisible
Host Nevada Wolf Pack
DAILY Sports  September 28, 2012, by Joe O'Connell
"...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..."

Margin of Error
Some Texas high schools may be violating the "top 10%" law, which guarantees admission to UT and other Texas colleges and universities, by exaggerating the number of students in the top 10% of their graduating classes.
News Story  April 21, 2000, by Jonathan David Carroll
"...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...."

Texas Tropes
Is Don Graham Really Texas' Literary Curmudgeon?
Books Story  August 7, 1998, by Clay Smith
"...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..."

Bill of the Week: Building a Better Texas
Construction industry in need of legislative remodel
DAILY News  February 2, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...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..."

Seeds of Inspiration
The 2012 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
Arts Story  June 1, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...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..."

Bill Minutaglio on Black Texas
UT journalism prof to talk Tuesday in San Marcos
DAILY Books  April 26, 2010, by Michael King
"...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...."

Like Out of a Movie
The legend of Alejandro Gomez Monteverde
Screens Story  March 9, 2007, by Joe O'Connell
"...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...."

State Board of Education Rejects Racist Mexican-American Textbook
Board votes unanimously to dump controversial, error-riddled book
DAILY News  November 16, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...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..."

The Desegregation of Austin's Movie Theatres
A history of the stand-in movement
Screens Story  December 3, 2015, by Jordan Buckley
"...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...."

Bonus Bill of the Week: My Favorite Waste of Time
Time-wasting legislation is in the eye of the beholder
DAILY News  February 4, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
If you think running in circles is boring, you’ve never witnessed the excitement of the Texas Relays
Sports Story  March 30, 2012, by Mark Fagan
"...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..."

Miles and Miles of Canvas
For 2011, the Texas Biennial lives up to its name by spreading across the state
Arts Story  April 8, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...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..."

Do Aibos Dream of Electric Corner Kicks?
Gearing up for RoboCup VII
Screens Story  April 11, 2003, by Sidney Moody
"...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?..."

Women's March in Austin Does Its Part in Historic Day of Protest
As many as 50,000 participated locally in anti-Trump demonstration
DAILY News  January 21, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...An estimated 40 to 50,000 people descended on the Texas State Capitol today to protest the Trump presidency...."

Celebrate Texas' Independence With Chicken-Fried Steak
Ride the gravy train at Hyde Park Bar & Grill
DAILY Food  March 2, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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...."

'Surf Texas'
UT Press makes waves with 'Surf Texas,' a book of photographs by Kenny Braun
Arts Story  March 21, 2014
"...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..."

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