Topic: Fine arts

What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

Dec. 15, 2014
What the Texas Textbook Dispute Reveals about the Importance of the Humanities

One article after another slams liberal arts degrees and humanities education as lacking value. But members of the Texas State Board of Education engaged in heated battle recently over textbook approvals for one essential subject in the humanities: history.

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University of Texas at Austin Partners with Video Game Executives to Create Denius-Sams Gaming Academy

May 14, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with video game industry leaders Warren Spector and Paul Sams to create the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy, the first video game program in the United States led and taught by gaming industry executives.

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Blanton Exhibition Dives into the Science of Art Conservation with Big Reveal

Nov. 15, 2012

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents "Restoration and Revelation: Conserving the Suida-Manning Collection," an exhibition on view Nov. 17, 2012, through May 5, 2013, that puts the preservation of Old Master paintings and drawings from the 16th through 18th centuries under a metaphorical microscope, underscoring how the convergence of art and science can lead to new knowledge about the works and their makers.

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Dempster Named College of Fine Arts Dean at The University of Texas at Austin

Dec. 6, 2007

Douglas Dempster, acting interim dean of the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin since fall 2006 and senior associate dean of the college since 2001, has been appointed dean of the college.

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