Arts and Humanities

Paredes to be honored in Texas Book Festival ceremony at Capitol

Nov. 5, 1998

Dr. Amÿrico Paredes, professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin, will be one of two Texas authors to receive lifetime achievement awards Nov. 14 at the Capitol during the opening session for the Texas Book Festival.

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UT professor says Swiss Holocaust deposits offer hope for improving economic plight of Europe's Gypsies

Oct. 27, 1998

The fall of Communism brought tragedy and turmoil to many citizens of Eastern Europe's newly emerging countries. But to the Gypsies, a people without a country, the impact has been profoundly more disturbing.

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New York Times morgue donated to UT Austin history center

Oct. 26, 1998

The 20th century news clipping archive of The New York Times has been donated to The University of Texas at Austin Center for American History by the New York Times Corp., UT Austin officials announced Monday (Oct. 26.).

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UT Austin releases book on La Salle expedition

Oct. 23, 1998

The Center for Studies in Texas History at The University of Texas at Austin has released the definitive English translation of The La Salle Expedition to Texas, Joutel's classic account of the La Salle expedition of 1684-1687. The center is part of the Texas State Historical Association, which is located at UT.

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UT Mark Twain expert joins entertainers, scholars to honor Richard Pryor at Kennedy Center

Oct. 15, 1998

When the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts needed a Mark Twain expert to help launch its inaugural Celebration of American Humor, it came to Texas.

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