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.

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.

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.

2 Theatre grads launch financial planning firm aimed at artists

Monday, March 28, 2016
Philip and Julia Lorenz Olsen

Alumni Philip Olson and Julia Lorenz-Olson are on a mission to arm artists and other creative types with the business tools to manage their finances so their finances don’t mange them. The duo founded the Art of Finance to aid creative types with financial advising.

Q&A with Design Industry Leader Doreen Lorenzo

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Doreen Lorenzo

Design industry leader Doreen Lorenzo has joined the Design faculty in the College of Fine Arts to oversee a campus-wide initiative to integrate design thinking into the curriculum across The University of Texas at Austin. We recently chatted with her about her work and what drew her to this opportunity at the university.

After success in advertising, studio art alum returns to painting

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Gay Gaddis

Gay Gaddis (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1977) dedicated her career to advertising. But recently she has returned to painting and reignited her passion for art, beginning with the landscapes and skyscapes of her Central Texas ranch. In April, Gaddis presents her work in a solo exhibition in New York City.