College of Fine Arts News

Ethnomusicology professor receives Fulbright Scholar grant

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sonia Seeman

Sonia Seeman, associate professor of ethnomusicology, received a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research in Turkey for a book project. She plans to write about music as a form of labor, and will explore the issue by focusing on three professional musician families.

On view in the Dean's Office: Playwriting Alumni Showcase

Friday, April 15, 2016
Grounded by George Brant

As the Department of Theatre and Dance kicks off UT New Theatre, an annual showcase of new plays from third-year playwrights in the M.F.A. Playwriting Program, we look back on six alumni of the program who went on to see their plays produced.

Studio Art senior blends fine arts and game development

Friday, April 15, 2016
Christina Curlee

California may seem like the typical spring break getaway, but for Studio Art senior Christina Curlee the trip was all business. Through a women-in-gaming scholarship program, the interdisciplinary artist visited San Francisco to attend the International Game Developers Association’s Game Developers Conference.

The Haruka Weiser Memorial Fund

Thursday, April 14, 2016   |  The University of Texas at Austin
Haruka Weiser

Many members of the Longhorn community have asked to make gifts in Haruka’s memory. The Weiser family has requested that all gifts be directed to the Haruka Weiser Memorial Fund.

Bob Duke inducted into UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Thursday, April 14, 2016   |  University of Texas System
Bob Duke

Bob Duke, head of Music and Human Learning at the Butler School of Music and director of the Center for Music Learning, is among three educators who will be inducted into the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers on April 19.

Important text discovered at archeological site in Italy may shed light on Etruscan deities

Monday, April 4, 2016
Michael Thomas, left, discovers the inscription on the slab from the Etruscan monument.

Archaeologists working on the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project in Italy have discovered what may be a rare sacred text in the Etruscan language that is likely to yield rich details about Etruscan worship of a god or goddess. The project is co-directed by Dr. Michael Thomas, who is also director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy in the Department of Art and Art History.