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Drew Daniels at the Cannes Film Festival.

UT alum Drew Daniels speaks on winning highest prize at Cannes Film Festival, industry experience

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 18, 2024

UT alumnus Drew Daniels made a name for himself in recent years as a director of photography who takes on dark, challenging projects such as “The Idol” and his work with Trey Edward Shults, director...

Filmmaker and UT alum Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda sits for a portrait in the UT Tower on June 10, 2024.

Two years since premiere, alum’s heart-wrenching film continues to impact audiences around world

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 10, 2024

For his Master of Fine Arts thesis film in 2022, Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda produced a short film inspired by the testimonies of Indian guest workers who had been taken advantage of by a Texas shipyard....

EmilyAnne Skinner sits for a portrait in front of the Texas Union building on Tuesday. Ms. Skinner is the owner of the Burnt Orange Buys, an instagram account that post burnt orange merchandise and inspiration.

UT staff member runs burnt orange fashion inspiration account

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 25, 2024

A self-described walking advertisement for UT, EmilyAnne Skinner inspired faculty members to ask her where she got her burnt orange clothing for a decade. In June, after thinking about it for a while,...

Salette Rios (left), Philip Baek (middle), Mario Hernandez (right) who make up part of the team behind the BoBo app pose for a portrait at the GDC on Tuesday. The BoBo App developed by students at UT helps roommates manage their relations.

Students create app to make shared living simpler

Paisley Garza, General Life&Arts Reporter April 25, 2024

Navigating the maze of shared living spaces can mean tiptoeing around awkward conversations about piles of dirty dishes and who will take out the trash. As a solution, a group of college students created...

Mapping Indigenous Texas project awarded 2023-2024 Research and Creative Grant

Mapping Indigenous Texas project awarded 2023-2024 Research and Creative Grant

Atahan Koksoy, General Life&Arts Reporter April 25, 2024

Mapping Indigenous Texas, a long-running project led by Professors Circe Sturm and Craig Campbell, seeks to shed light on the deep legacy of Indigenous communities in Austin.    The project,...

Tona Southards Naranjo, the mother of a former TDCJ inmate who passed away in prison due to heat, stands in front of the 85 to Stay Alive prison cell simulation outside the Harry Ransom Center on April 17, 2024.

‘85 to Stay Alive’ exhibit demonstrates importance of humane prison conditions

Tyler Pullum and Paisley Garza April 18, 2024

Content warning: This story contains mentions of death and inhumane treatment in prisons. When Tona Southards Naranjo’s son, Jon Southards, first went to prison, she didn’t understand the conditions...

Sculptures by Irene June and oil paintings by McKenzie Drake are on display in UT’s Visual Arts Center on Thursday. The pieces are part of the 2024 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition.

‘All Else’: Studio art graduate students showcase work in final exhibit before receiving MFA

Analise Pickerrell, General Life&Arts Reporter April 18, 2024

The culmination of two years of unobstructed artistic investment, six graduate  students prepare for their final exhibition before receiving their Master of Fine Arts degrees. “All Else,” the 2024...

Public Health sophomore Arushi Shyam explains a mans vitals at the Church Under the Bridge on Sunday. The Hearts for the Homeless student organization takes vital signs and provides education for the less fortunate on heart health on several occasions each week.

Hearts for the Homeless brings free heart screenings to unhoused communities

Sabrina Ye, General Life&Arts Reporter April 17, 2024

Amidst the busy streets of Austin, a compassionate group of aspiring healthcare workers provides care to the overlooked corners of the city. With the heart being a central part of the body's overall...

Runway of Dreams highlights adaptive fashion, includes people with disabilities as models

Runway of Dreams highlights adaptive fashion, includes people with disabilities as models

Riddhi Bora, General Life&Arts Reporter April 16, 2024

Pop music filled the William C. Powers (WCP) auditorium, and the stage transformed into a runway as models with disabilities made their way to the front of the stage to pose for a cheering audience.  The...

A student walks down the Art Building stairs on San Jacinto Boulevard on Monday.

Antiquities Action Symposium opens dialogue on antiquities trafficking

Layla Dajani, General Life&Arts Reporter April 16, 2024

After watching the demolition of precious historic sites, such as the Palmyra in Syria, during ISIS attacks in 2015, Stephennie Mulder, an associate professor of Islamic art and architecture, felt she...

President Jay Hartzell and songwriting Texas Ex Darden Smith laugh during a presidential song writing performance on April 10, 2024. The first-of its-kind event was held in the Cactus Cafe.

Hartzell hosts first-ever ‘Songwriting Party’ at Cactus Cafe

Tyler Pullum, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 15, 2024

On April 10, UT President Jay Hartzell and in-residence songwriter Darden Smith hosted a Songwriting Party in the Cactus Cafe. UT officials and professors, community members and students enjoyed drinks...

Students receive self-defense tools at the Girls Night Out hosted by the Texas Sunshines and Safely at the Kendra Scott Entrepreneurial Institute on April 9, 2024.

Self-defense, self-care empower students at Girls Night Out

Chloe Ching, General Life&Arts Reporter April 15, 2024

CW: This article contains mentions of rape. Circled up among each other, UT students surround Master Janell and her commands. Shouting “stand back” while imitating knee strikes, these students learn...

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