Three University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare for their accomplishments as scholars and practitioners dedicated to advancing social welfare. Drs. Allen Rubin, King Davis and Ruth McRoy were inducted into the… read more
Archives for April 2010
Sara Martinez Tucker, former U.S. undersecretary of education, former CEO and president of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and a distinguished alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, is leading a new effort to expand and strengthen the pipeline of first-generation, low-income students in Texas. Ms. Tucker will be on… read more
See video of the “Sitting at the Knees of Our Elders” conversation, held during the 24th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium. The discussion featured Thelma Bowles, Nathaniel Bradford, Peggy Holland, Emanuel McKinney, and Eva Goins Simmons who were among the first undergraduates to attend The University of Texas at Austin.
This morning hundreds attended the services for Dorothy I. Height, civil rights activist who died last week at age 98. Ms. Height was a key figure in the struggles for school desegregation, voting rights, employment opportunities and public accommodations in the 1950s and 1960s. Read more in the Washington Post.
The Peers for Pride final performance, is scheduled for Friday April 30, 6-8 p.m. in Robert Lee Moore Hall 4.102. Please mark your calendars and come and watch the year end performance of Peers for Pride. They will perform their monologues and perform other small pieces that will make you… read more
Alzando la Voz/Raising Our Voices speakers series concludes on April 29 with “Visiting Hutto: Friendship, Solidarity, Human Rights” at DDCE’s Community Engagement Center, 1009 E. 11th St. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. Texans United for Families (TUFF) Coalition members will talk about a new visitation project at the T.… read more
The Gender and Sexuality Center is looking for students who have a passion for changing hearts and minds around LGBTQ lives and issues for its Peers for Pride program. Peers for Pride trains peer facilitators to lead workshops about sexual orientation and gender identity across the UT campus. Students are… read more
Fawzia Afzal-Khan from Montclair State University reads excerpts from her writing, which examines the roles of Muslim women from different regions of the Muslim world. She will discuss the activist roles performed by Muslim women writers, performers, poets and scholars in the U.S. after 9/11, to help people gain a… read more