College of Fine Arts News

Video: College hosts “Designing an Arts College for the Future” at SXSW

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Dancers perform as part of "Reflective Impulse" at SXSW

The College of Fine Arts recently had the opportunity to highlight some of our new and evolving programs at SXSW this month. The University of Texas hosted their second “UT Live” event this year at 3Ten ACL Live. The college participated with the program “Designing an Arts College for the Future,” which covered how the college is evolving and shared the work of two graduate students.

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.

Dance student honored with Texas Exes’ leadership award

Wednesday, March 15, 2017   |  The Alcalde
Sofia is snapping her fingers and smiling

Dance junior Sofia Aranha was one of six university students honored with the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. Featured in The Alcalde, this multi-talented student is double-majoring in economics and is part of the Liberal Arts Honors Program.

George Flaherty awarded the Arvey Foundation Book Award for 'Hotel Mexico'

Monday, March 13, 2017   |  Association of Latin American Art
George Flaherty holding his award-winning book

The latest book by George Flaherty, assistant professor of art history and co-director of the Center for Latin American Visual Studies, was awarded the Arvey Foundation Book Award from the Association for Latin American Art during its annual business meeting at College Art Association last week.

Bart Pitchford looks at modern representations of military veterans in theater

Monday, March 13, 2017   |  American Theatre
An actor portrays a service member on stage

Bart Pitchford, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theatre and Dance, writes in American Theatre magazine about the representations of post-9/11 veterans in a new canon of plays. With an emphasis on psychological trauma, the article questions whether this helps or hurts a service member’s reentry to civilian life.