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.
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Alvin Rangel (M.F.A., Dance, 2012) will address the graduating class of 2016 at commencement ceremonies for the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The ceremony takes place at 3 p.m., Friday, May 20, in Bass Concert Hall.
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, 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.
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.
Francie Ostrower, public policy professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance and the LBJ School of Public Affairs, penned an article for Nonprofit Quarterly weighing costs and benefits of nonprofits existing in perpetuity versus spending down their endowments.
Stephennie Mulder, associate professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, joined KUT Austin’s Views & Brews for a live discussion panel at the Cactus Cafe. Listen to the episode, which focused on the rhetoric, the iconography, the mythology and the history around the development of ISIS.
Lecturer Dorothy Overbey introduced gyrokenisis to the Department of Theatre and Dance this year. Described as yoga for dancers, Overbey discovered the fluid rehabilitative movements after surgery nearly left her unable to dance on pointe.
In today’s business world, design is all about problem solving and critical skills, Doreen Lorenzo said. After a successful career in the design industry, Lorenzo is bringing her knowledge to the university. Lorenzo discussed with Fast Company her move to UT to integrate design studies.
Beginning this fall, undergraduate students can earn a Bridging Disciplines Program certificate in Museum Studies through curriculum that draws upon the impressive array of museums, collections and archives across the University of Texas at Austin campus.