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Design Institute for Health leader pens article for New England Journal of Medicine

Thursday, March 23, 2017   |  NEJM Catalyst

Stacey Chang, the founding and executive director of the Design Institute for Health, penned an article for the New England Journal of Medicine’s Catalyst about designing a better health care system. The Design Institute for Health is a joint venture between the College of Fine Arts and the Dell Medical School.

On the bookshelf

Friday, March 3, 2017
Kathryn Dawson Book cover

A guide to books published by College of Fine Arts faculty during the 2016-17 academic year.

Doreen Lorenzo on integrating design industry into curriculum

Monday, February 20, 2017   |  Austin American-Statesman
Doreen Lorenzo sits in her office

Doreen Lorenzo, executive director of the Center for Integrated Design, discussed with the Austin American-Statesman how the program is integrating design thinking into undergraduate curriculum by plugging industry professionals and techniques into the the classroom.

Q&A: Playwright and Screenwriter Robert Schenkkan

Monday, February 6, 2017
Robert Schenkkan

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan is busy these days. The film Hacksaw Ridge, co-written by Schenkkan and directed by Mel Gibson, has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The Great Society, the follow-up to the Tony Award-winning All the Way about President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s time in the White House, is currently enjoying its Texas premiere in a production at the Zach Theatre in Austin. And Schenkkan has his hands in multiple ongoing projects, both in film and theatre. We caught up with him recently to learn more about his work and creative process.

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