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"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...Below the Main Mall, the large lawn and Littlefield fountain facing the Texas Capitol, is called the South Mall. UT’s student activity of choice could probably be narrowed down to napping on the lawn..."
"...Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30pm is the opener for coach Connie Clark and her youthful squad as they face Texas Woman's University..."
"...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..."
"...At least 100,000 Texas women (from age 18 to 49) have attempted to terminate a pregnancy without medical assistance, unprecedented research shows...."
"...Texans overwhelmingly despised the Texas epic novel penned by an outsider who played to all of the stereotypes of their land and people. Even more miraculous was when film production came to Marfa, Texas..."
"...This year was supposed to restore balance to Texas football. Their No..."
"..."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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."