Playwright Kirk Lynn Works on "Fixing Troilus and Cressida"

Tuesday, March 13, 2018   |  KUT
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UT Asst. Professor of Playwriting and Directing Kirk Lynn has been fixing Shakespeare plays for years. His Fixing Shakespeare series is essentially his cover versions of some of Shakespeare's lesser-known works, updated for a modern audience while also made to fit into his own theatrical style a little better.  

In Memoriam: Former Art History Professor Terence Grieder

Monday, March 5, 2018   |  Legacy Obituary
 black and white image of Terrence Grieder

At the time of his death, Terence Grieder was Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in 1961 where he taught until 2000, retiring as a David Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Art History. 

Art History Professor David Stuart's New Interpretation For Aztec Sun Stone Shows It's a Named Portrait

Friday, February 23, 2018
aztec sun stone

Longstanding ideas about the face of one of the most famous works of Aztec sculpture are being challenged by a new theory from a University of Texas at Austin researcher. Art history professor David Stuart argues that the image on the Aztec Sun Stone is more than a calendar or a simple representation of the sun god, but rather a named portrait of the ruler Montezuma II as a “sun king,” dedicated a few years before the arrival of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.

Pakistani Musicians, Butler School of Music Faculty to Perform at SXSW

Wednesday, February 7, 2018   |  The Daily Texan
Singers and musicians from the U.S. and Pakistan on stage

Every year, artists of all genres travel from far and wide to perform at South by Southwest. One of these groups, Sangat, is a multicultural and transnational music ensemble that consists of members of the National Academy of Performing Arts in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Butler School of Music. Sangat’s name is Sanskrit for “a coming together."

Associate Professor Roxanne Schroeder-Arce Awarded Educator of the Year

Wednesday, February 7, 2018   |  Texas Educational Theatre Association, Inc.
Associate Professor Roxanne Schroeder Arce

Associate Professor of Theatre Education (UTeach Theatre) at the University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance  Roxanne Schroeder-Arce is given the Texas Educational Theatre Association's Higher Education Teacher of the Year award. 

Faculty member Kirk Lynn Inducted Into the Texas Institute of Letters

Monday, January 29, 2018   |  Los Angeles Times
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Faculty member Kirk Lynn will be inducted into one of the most prestigious literary organizations in the state, the Texas Institute of Letters, this April, alongside Willie Nelson, novelist Bret Anthony Johnston and screenwriter Richard Linklater.


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