Topic: College of Liberal Arts

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor to Deliver Carpenter Lecture

Sept. 3, 2015
Robert Reich

Robert Reich, an expert in global and domestic economic policy and a former U.S. secretary of labor, will discuss “The Future of Inequality: The 2016 Election and Beyond” for the 2015 Carpenter Lecture, hosted by the Plan II Honors Program at UT Austin.

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Clues from Ancient Maya Reveal Lasting Impact on Environment

Sept. 3, 2015
Tim and Sheryl Beach

Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence today’s environmental conditions, according to researchers at UT Austin.

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Policies Help Women Balance Work-Family Life, Study Shows

Aug. 24, 2015
Swede Mother on Maternity Leave

Various Western nations’ work-family policies leave many working mothers feeling unsupported as both caretakers and workers, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple countries by UT Austin.

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Genders Differ Dramatically in Evolved Mate Preferences

Aug. 6, 2015
couple holding hands

Men’s and women’s ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists at UT Austin.

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Hormones Influence Unethical Behavior

July 28, 2015
Cheating

Hormones play a two-part role in encouraging and reinforcing cheating and other unethical behavior, according to research from Harvard University and UT Austin.

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