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  • Life & Letters Magazine
    Navajo Poetry The University of Arizona Press June 2015 By Anthony K Webster associate professor Department Top News Owning Your Challenges Q A with the 2015 16 Larry Temple Scholars Posted on 07 Oct 2015 Each year two liberal arts students are awarded the Larry Temple Scholarship which is designed to recognize students in the college Read more Your Turn to Do the Dishes 30 Apr 2015 Give it a Rest 30 Apr 2015 Mission to Map 30 Apr 2015 Diagnosing Disease Faster Q A with Courtney Koepke 30 Apr 2015 Op ed Can you Fit a Constitution on an Index Card Posted on 17 Sep 2015 The answer apparently is yes As of today Constitution Day a Google search on constitution squeezes the 4 500 Read more Exposing the underbelly of Austin s economic segregation 24 Jun 2015 What the FIFA Scandal Can Teach Us About World Sport and Global Governance 17 Jun 2015 The Criminal Justice System is a Massive Failure Here s a Solution 02 Jun 2015 Let s buck tradition by putting a woman on the 20 bill 30 Apr 2015 Search for Current Issue Spring 2015 PDF Contact Us Send a Note Story Ideas Alumni

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  • Op-ed ‹ Life & Letters Magazine
    than 1 trillion have been spent on punishment as the centerpiece of American criminal justice Read more Let s buck tradition by putting a woman on the 20 bill 0 Comment 30 Apr 2015 Posted by Lisa Moore Hillary Clinton s recent official announcement that she would run for the Democratic presidential nomination generated plenty of coverage but little surprise For many the prospect of a woman winning a major party s nomination for president of the United States which would be a first in our history Read more Boston Bombing Shows the Power of Familial Ties 0 Comment 15 Apr 2015 Posted by William Swann Jr For many the recent trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has relit the inevitable question How could they One answer lies within something called familial ties and they re more powerful and prevalent than most people realize Although the trial and sentencing may bring Read more We Need to Protect Ourselves From Our Phones 0 Comment 18 Mar 2015 Posted by Art Markman When it comes to cellphones we are no better than trained rats in a box Just the other day I was stuck behind a driver playing with a cellphone while driving I have gotten used to assuming that everyone doing something silly on the road is driving while distracted In Austin San Antonio and several Read more The Benefits to Paid Family Leave That Nobody is Talking About 0 Comment 12 Mar 2015 Posted by David Pedulla This month marks 22 years since the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act The FMLA was an important first step toward improving the lives of American workers by helping them secure unpaid leave from their jobs for a variety of family issues while protecting their employment security But the FMLA Read more On This Pearl Harbor Anniversary Our Relationship with Japan is Changing Again 0 Comment 09 Dec 2014 Posted by Jeremi Suri Seventy three years ago on December 7 marked the beginning of a new era in world history After what President Franklin Roosevelt called a dastardly attack on our naval fleet at Pearl Harbor the United States went to war with Japan For the next four years young Americans fought some of the most Read more Pakistan Exchange Benefits Global Scholarship 0 Comment 04 Dec 2014 Posted by Kamran Ali With our knowledge of Pakistani society at the South Asia Institute SAI we understand that Pakistan faces vital social needs in education health rural and urban infrastructure and job creation We are also acutely aware of the internal conflicts within Pakistani society based on ethnic religious Read more 1 2 3 Recent Posts Can you Fit a Constitution on an Index Card September 17 2015 A Gigantic Step Forward LAC President Details 15 16 Plans September 2 2015 Books for Fall 2015 August 27 2015 Students Make an Impact with 2015 Summer Internships August 27 2015 In Brief Rebhorn Translation Wins Prestigious PEN Award December 4 2014 Teaching

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  • Top News ‹ Life & Letters Magazine
    a research assistant As a freshman entering college Read more Promoting National Security Q A With Mark Jbeily 0 Comment 30 Apr 2015 Posted by Emily Nielsen Mark Jbeily is a Plan II Honors and Naval ROTC senior from Austin Texas He is a recipient of the 2015 British Marshall scholarship which will fund his pursuit of a Master of Philosophy in international relations at the University of Oxford Jbeily is also a Naval ROTC battalion commander a Bill Archer Read more Grand Victory 0 Comment 30 Apr 2015 Posted by Michelle Bryant Liberal Arts alumnus Wes Anderson Philosophy 90 won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in January and also received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director for The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 The whimsical and complex comedy earned a total of nine Read more Little Words Can Mean A Lot 0 Comment 30 Apr 2015 Posted by Michelle Bryant The smallest most forgettable words in admissions essays such as the a to I and they can tell us in advance how students will perform in college according to a new study at UT Austin that included computerized text analysis of 50 000 admissions essays written by prospective college Read more Charles White Collection 0 Comment 30 Apr 2015 Posted by Michelle Bryant Charles W White 1918 1979 is one of America s most recognized African American and social realist artists of the 20th century White worked in a figurative style championing social justice by portraying the heroism of common people He produced paintings on canvas but he is best known for his monumental Read more 15 Minute History Lauded as One of the Best Podcasts of 2014 0 Comment 30 Apr 2015 Posted by Emily Nielsen Since its launch in July 2013 UT Austin s 15 Minute History has topped the iTunes U charts more than 20 times surpassing content produced by organizations such as NASA Smithsonian Libraries TED and Harvard University Selected as one of iTunes U Best Podcasts of 2014 15 Minute History Read more Fighting the World s Fight Q A with Sai Gourisankar 0 Comment 25 Mar 2015 Posted by Emily Nielsen Sai Gourisankar is a Plan II Honors and chemical engineering senior from Fort Worth Texas He is a recipient of the 2015 Rhodes scholarship as well as being a Dedman distinguished scholar a Goldwater scholar and an Astronaut Foundation scholar What does winning a Rhodes scholarship mean to you It Read more 1 2 3 4 5 Next Last Recent Posts Can you Fit a Constitution on an Index Card September 17 2015 A Gigantic Step Forward LAC President Details 15 16 Plans September 2 2015 Books for Fall 2015 August 27 2015 Students Make an Impact with 2015 Summer Internships August 27 2015 In Brief Rebhorn Translation Wins Prestigious PEN Award December 4 2014 Teaching Teens That Bullies Can Change Reduces Aggression April 10 2013 Middle Eastern Studies Announces Fall 2013 Scholar April 10

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  • About ‹ Life & Letters Magazine
    relations and serve as advisors on other communications projects as needed Our work is driven by the college s internationally recognized community of scholars whose timely and relevant research informs news stories and inspires forward thinking policies Contact Us David Ochsner Director Michelle Bryant Assistant Director Editor of Life Letters Allen F Quigley Art Director of Life Letters Emily Nielsen Public Affairs Specialist I Story Ideas Alumni News New Books

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  • A Gigantic Step Forward: LAC President Details ’15-’16 Plans ‹ Life & Letters Magazine
    LAC because I am passionate for the organization and dedicated to the friends I have made within the council Reynolds talks to incoming students at Gone to Liberal Arts this year What are the plans for the LAC this year LAC is implementing class representatives who will be elected by the student body The representatives will be the voice for each student class within the college Freshman Sophomore etc We are also bringing back the free New York Times subscription for all liberal arts students What are your goals as president I plan to take a gigantic step forward from where we are I want the organization to grow from the wonderful foundation that was passed to this year s members In order to accomplish this goal LAC must remain dedicated and reliable to not only the college administration but also to the constituents of the College of Liberal Arts What are you most proud of from your time at UT Austin so far I m proud of the personal relationships I have struck with professors The power of a simple conversation is evident within the academic community By maintaining contact and reaching out with some of my professors I have been able to continually foster a strong relationship with people I now consider mentors and friends What are your professional ambitions after graduation I m pursing a law degree focusing on business and estate law I m also looking into civil litigation as an alternative option However pursing the career of a bar pianist will always be in the back of my mind What has studying liberal arts meant to you A liberal arts education helps you to gain a comprehensive view of the world by applying knowledge gained through interdisciplinary studies A liberal arts degree focuses on dissecting

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  • Books for Fall 2015 ‹ Life & Letters Magazine
    sociologist Herbert Spencer Across one hundred and fifty years these influential men sought to mold British students into good bourgeois citizens by teaching them the discursive habits of clarity sincerity moderation and economy all with one incontrovertible truth in mind the free market requires virtuous participants in order to thrive Longaker portrays the British rhetorical tradition as beholden to the dual masters of ethics and economics and he sheds new light on the deliberate intellectual engineering implicit in Enlightenment pedagogy Plain Radical Living Loving and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully Counterpoint Soft Skull Oct 2015 By Robert Jensen professor journalism and Center for Women and Gender s Studies As ecological crises cascade around us and social systems fail to address deep structural problems it s easy for many to slip into denial or despair Jensen s account of his intellectual and emotional relationship with Jim Koplin is a tale about how to face honestly the crises without being overwhelmed From his birth on a Depression era Minnesota farm through every major social movement of the last half of the 20th century Koplin fashioned a life and politics that blended the best of rural traditions with a relentless radical critique of concentrated power and illegitimate authority Jensen moves between the personal and the political to trace the development of Koplin s holistic approach to social justice and ecological sustainability which never promised easy answers but instead demonstrated how making hard choices keeps alive the hopes for progressive change Dark Matters On the Surveillance of Blackness Duke University Press Oct 2015 By Simone Browne assistant professor Departments of African African Diaspora Studies and Sociology In Dark Matters Browne shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial formation and by the methods of policing black life under slavery such as branding runaway slave notices and lantern laws Placing surveillance studies into conversation with the archive of transatlantic slavery and its afterlife Browne draws from black feminist theory sociology and cultural studies to analyze texts From the design of the 18th century slave ship Brooks Jeremy Bentham s Panopticon to contemporary art literature biometrics and post 9 11 airport security practices The Laws of Ancient Crete c 650 400 BCE By Michael Gagarin professor emeritus Department of Classics and Paula Perlman professor Department of Classics Oxford University Press UK Oct 2015 This volume presents the Greek text of approximately 200 stone inscriptions which detail the laws of ancient Crete in the archaic and classical periods c 650 400 BCE The texts of the inscriptions many of which are fragmentary and relatively unknown are accompanied by an English translation and also two commentaries one focused on epigraphical and linguistic issues and the other requiring no knowledge of Greek focused on legal and historical issues The texts are preceded by a substantial introduction which surveys the geography history writing habits social and political structure economy religion and law of Crete in this period Anxious Politics Democratic Citizenship in

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  • Students Make an Impact with 2015 Summer Internships ‹ Life & Letters Magazine
    and talk with people for the project you re working on When lunchtime comes around go with your team or the other interns and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from so many people who are different from yourself Speaking of lunches each week there is a brownbag session with different reporters and editors from the paper These are amazing events that you don t want to miss out on My favorite sessions this summer were storytelling with Dave Lieber and our last brown bag where we discussed journalism ethics with Selwyn Crawford and Bruce Tomaso Davis photo of The Dallas Morning News building Do any significant experiences from this summer stand out to you My team was awesome I was the only woman on it and while that can be daunting in theory I didn t have any problems and fully enjoyed working with everyone Being a part of a real news team and working together and being able to ask questions was amazing and one of my favorite things about this program What has your internship taught you You don t have to be a journalism major to be a journalist and you don t have to be an English major either Studying something other than journalism gives you strengths and skills too You re more specialized and that s helpful if you want to cover say politics for a newspaper Also coding gets to so many places and you really can do so much with it so learning a few basic languages is worth it Did this internship impact your long term plans Without a doubt Before working this internship I d really only considered typical reporting meaning writing stories or digging through data to then also write the stories With both of those tracks in mind I can t say my mind was in a digital mindset about where the industry was going Of course I know that digital is what s going to survive but I wasn t fully in that mindset yet This internship gave me the opportunity to produce work that was only seen on digital platforms but also showed me that there s more to just writing stories that I enjoy about the industry Wherever I end up after graduation I know I want to incorporate writing into my job but if my primary job was creating interactive design I would still really enjoy it The Dallas Morning News is a competitive paper and the internships are not easy to come by However it really is a life changing experience Before I spent my summer in Dallas I wasn t really happy with what I was doing and I didn t really know how to change it My job was great and the people were even better I know what kind of environment I want to work in the kind of job I want and what skills I want to learn next I would recommend anyone who s looking for an

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  • Books for Summer 2015 ‹ Life & Letters Magazine
    director South Asia Institute While much has been written about Pakistan little is known about Communism or left leaning politics in the country post Partition which played a key role in shaping Pakistani politics today Shedding light on a vital and little researched aspect of Pakistani history this book shows that military coups Islamic radicalization and terrorist activities do not constitute the sum total of Pakistan s history that it too has had a history that included the activities of communist intellectuals and activists Sexual Violation in Islamic Law Substance Evidence and Procedure Cambridge University Press June 2015 By Hina Azam assistant professor Department of Middle Eastern Studies This book offers an analysis of Islamic juristic writings on the topic of rape and argues that classical Islamic jurisprudence contained nuanced substantially divergent doctrines of sexual violation as a punishable crime It examines several critical themes in Islamic law the relationship between sexuality and property the tension between divine and personal rights in sex crimes and justifications of victim s rights afforded by the two competing doctrines Detlef Dunt Journey to Texas 1883 University of Texas Press June 2015 Edited by Geir Bentzen and James C Kearney lecturer Department of Germanic Studies In 1834 a German immigrant to Texas D T F Detlef Thomas Friedrich Jordt aka Detlef Dunt published Reise nach Texas a delightful little book that praised Texas as a land which puts riches in the immigrant s lap which can bring happiness to thousands and to their descendants Dunt s volume was the first one written by an on the ground observer to encourage German immigration to Texas and it provides an unparalleled portrait of Austin s Colony from the lower Brazos region and San Felipe to the Industry and Frelsburg areas where Dunt resided with Friedrich Ernst and his family Journey to Texas 1833 offers the first English translation Dialogue in Multilingual and Multimodal Communities John Benjamins July 2015 Edited by Dale Koike professor Department of Spanish Portuguese and Carl Blyth associate professor Department of French Italian and director COERLL This collection of new articles approaches the study of dialogue through the construct of the community The authors address a wide range of topics such as dialogic skills as situated practice the learning of culture and the negotiation of identities between native speakers and L2 learners The volume investigates how native and non native speakers learn community based aspects of dialogic interaction such as how to interpret social contexts stances frames and gestures Persuading God Rhetorical Studies of First Person Psalms Sheffield Phoenix July 2015 By Davida Charney professor Departments of Rhetoric Writing and English Persuading God demonstrates that the first person psalms don t aim just to express the feelings of individual Israelites but to persuade God to act The book reconsiders all the players who composed and performed the psalms the person on whose troubles the psalm is based the spectators and opponents who are sometimes addressed the musicians who craft the speaker s case

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