The College of Liberal Arts is the largest school at the university. We offer more than 55 majors through 21 academic departments and two-dozen centers and institutes. And we’re committed to the idea that understanding history, society and culture helps students better understand — and, ultimately, thrive in — the world beyond campus.
(Student Jessica Nittolo and a cat at Austin Pets Alive! Photo: Rose Cahalan)
In collaboration with a local animal welfare nonprofit Austin Pets Alive! and a School of Undergraduate Studies course, "Leadership, Ethics, & Animals," taught by English Professor Jerome Bump, students are joining the campaign to make Austin a "no-kill" city for homeless animals - and honing their writing skills in the process. Visit Know to read the full story.
Men are more than twice as likely to continue dating a girlfriend who has cheated on them with another woman than one who has cheated with another man, according to new research from a University of Texas at Austin psychologist.
Dr. Mark Simmons from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin has received $17,700 from Huntsman International to study whether the water-handling capacity of vegetated roofs can be improved for use in warmer climates.
University of Texas at Austin History Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Oshinsky will join Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other global leaders to discuss "Polio Eradication and the Power of Vaccines."
We know that people tend to be attracted to, date, and marry other people who resemble themselves in terms of personality, values, and physical appearance. However, these features only skim the surface of what makes a relationship work.
The University of Texas at Austin has selected U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, philanthropists Joe and Teresa Long, university Senior Vice President Shirley Bird Perry and Ransom Center Director Tom Staley to receive the prestigious Presidential Citation for 2010.