To celebrate Halloween, the Butler School of Music and Texas Performing Arts joined forces to present the 1931 movie Frankenstein at Bass Concert Hall with a live musical score provided by the UT Wind Ensemble. Texas Monthly added the performance to its list of six statewide “must-attend” events of the week.
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The bell curve is a common tool for studying a class’s grades, but it also can be used in design methodologies. Design Institute for Health Executive Director Stacy Chang’s current research of extreme outliers aims to inform design for the general population. See his comparisons of health care in Sweden and Kenya at the Dell Medical School’s blog #iHopeDellMed.
Butler School of Music’s University Orchestra kicked off the school year with its fall performance Oct. 13. Austin Chronicle reviewer Robi Polgar described this “maiden voyage” as a “pleasure cruise” with audience-friendly music that offered “earfuls of drama.”
Artist and Printmaker Elizabeth Corkery spent a week with the Department of Art and Art History’s Print Program as an artist in residence. Corkery lectured and completed a project for exhibition with the help of students. One student spoke to The Daily Texan about the community-like atmosphere behind the project.
The Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank drew strong emotions for audiences despite its well-known storyline. Austin Chronicle reviewer Shanon Weaver writes that “every element demands attention and respect.”
The College of Fine Arts partnered with the university’s Office for Inclusion and Equity within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to offer four Inclusive Classrooms seminars for 50 graduate students to create spaces where diversity is encouraged and respected.
The Fine Arts Library is hosting a twist on the familiar faculty book reading with recently published faculty authors from the College of Fine Arts’ Department of Theatre and Dance. “Crosstalk” features six authors at various points in their careers, reading from one another’s recent books to place them in context of the field of theatre/dance/performance studies. The format is expected to open some interesting dialogue between professional colleagues who have intersecting interests, knowledge and experiences.
Learn about the reinvention of medical education through Fast Company magazine’s look at the Dell Medical School. Part of that innovation includes a partnership with the College of Fine Arts on the Design Institute for Health.
Fine Arts Diversity Committee offers grants to support diversity programming in the College of Fine Arts
The Fine Arts Diversity Committee (FADC) is pleased to announce a new initiative, funded through dedicated funds from the Provost’s Office, to encourage cross-college collaboration on diversity and inclusion through sponsorship of distinguished visitors to the UT campus and College of Fine Arts (COFA).
This fall, graduate students in the Department of Theatre and Dance’s Design and Technology program created projection and set design for UT President Fenves’ inauguration.