Arts and Humanities

Present, future of the Spanish language to be discussedat international symposium on UT Austin campus April 1-4

March 24, 1998

The International Symposium on the Spanish Language will bring distinguished scholars and business leaders from a dozen Latin American and Caribbean countries, Spain and the United States to The University of Texas at Austin campus in April to discuss the present and future state of the Spanish language throughout the world.The April 1-4 symposium at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and Flawn Academic Center will feature three days of programs open to the public as well as some private academic meetings. The event is co-chaired by Professors Joseph Matluck and Carlos Sole' of the department of Spanish and Portuguese at UT Austin.

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Guatemalan government honors renowned UT Austin scholar for her work in deciphering hieroglyphics

March 18, 1998

"Linda Schele is a different kind of researcher because she has a different attitude in her method of studying history," said Alfredo Aguilar, the counsel general of Guatemala. "She is the first investigator of Mesoamerica who shared her studies with the actual Mayas."

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Foley's White Scourge book about ethnicity in the cotton cultureof Central Texas wins 1998 Frederick Jackson Turner Award

March 13, 1998

Neil Foley, an associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named winner of the 1998 Frederick Jackson Turner Award for his new book titled, The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture.

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Foley's White Scourge book about ethnicity in the cotton cultureof Central Texas wins 1998 Frederick Jackson Turner Award

March 13, 1998

Neil Foley, an associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named winner of the 1998 Frederick Jackson Turner Award for his new book titled, The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture.

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UT Fine Arts career adviser wins national award

March 2, 1998

Pamela Overall Price, student development specialist in the College of Fine Arts at The Univeristy of Texas at Austin, has won the prestigious Annuit Coeptis annual award given by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). This award is given to only five emerging professionals from across the United States.

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