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Henry Clayton Wickham
Henry Clayton Wickham
Alice Munro’s “Dear Life” paints ordinary lives in extraordinary ways
November 18, 2012
At age 81, Alice Munro’s preoccupations as a writer have scarcely changed from what they were in the bold, raw work of her early career.
Veteran creates character from war experience
September 17, 2012
“The Yellow Birds” is a story of friendship as well as a harrowing portrait of war as a psychological experience.
UT professor discusses her investigation on cell damage and its place in cancer research
May 1, 2012
Professor Tanya Paull focuses her research level on why the loss of certain genes result in cancer.
Journalist's essay collection is hit, miss
April 29, 2012
Jonathan Franzen’s new collection of essays and speeches, “Farther Away,” is an uneven one.
Professor discusses leisure, beauty's impact on success
April 18, 2012
Hamermesh offers opinion on effects of work and vacation on Americans as well as on attractiveness.
Creativity stems from multiple sources, gotten through work
April 15, 2012
Jonah Lehrer argues that trying to force an insight can actually prevent good, creative ideas.
UT professor offers insight on predicting lasting relationships
March 27, 2012
Loving has studied how well friends can predict the success of relationships, as well as the implications of a relationship.
UT professor says memories aid in understanding experiences
March 26, 2012
Memory in the brain is about much more than just storage (or lack thereof).
The Power of Habit analyzes dynamic qualities of change
March 18, 2012
Charles Duhigg discusses relation of success and failure to habits.
Research on worms may provide insight to Parkinson's disease
March 6, 2012
New methods of research are extremely time and cost efficient and offer a simpler path to better testing results.
School of Social Work professor conducts study to discover efficiency of Skype therapy among elderly
February 21, 2012
The story behind professor Namkee Choi's passion for helping older adults is common one among students of gerontology.
Author puts fantasy twist on Holocaust story
February 20, 2012
Jewish village ignores the horrors of World War II in this interesting and original novel.
Texas English professor discusses his bond with poetry
February 8, 2012
Dean Young is an influential, nationally recognized poet and the William Livingston Chair of poetry at Michener Center for Writers here at UT.
Dr. Dog releases premature, boisterous album
February 6, 2012
Barroom shouts and low-fi drums underlie jangly, electric riffs and playful nonsense lyrics.
Professor finds rooms uncover occupants' personality
January 24, 2012
This is the first in a biweekly series showcasing the many fascinating projects undertaken by UT faculty.
'Outlaw Album' digs at psyche, brings Missouri Ozarks to life
January 22, 2012
“The Outlaw Album,” by Daniel Woodrell is a collection of short stories about life and violence in the Missouri Ozarks.
Novelist issues collection of mysterious short stories
November 20, 2011
The author handles themes of isolation and connectivity with perceptive brilliance.
Professor works with graduate students, undergrads to develop robot technology
November 13, 2011
Professor Peter Stone tests his research on virtual intelligence in contests with driving and soccer simulations.
Joan Didion writes of grief, daughter's death
November 7, 2011
In her new memoir, “Blue Nights,” Didion delves deeper into her grief as she mourns her daughter’s death.
Deer Tick's alt-country vibe becomes clunky, clumsy
October 24, 2011
The band has abandoned its folk side for a rowdier sound, but it comes off more unhinged than unleashed.
Dean of Architecture emphasizes green construction
October 20, 2011
Steiner: I think there is lots of opportunity for creative people to shape a healthier and more beautiful future.
Author shares story of surviving, thriving on Wall Street
October 17, 2011
From day one of her undergraduate internship at J.P. Morgan, Godiwalla was an outsider.
Novel explores truth of memory and regret
October 9, 2011
Author Julian Barnes offers a rich and poignant narrative that considers memory and regret in his novel The Sense of an Ending.
Wilcos 'The Whole Love' integrates elements from diverse genres
September 27, 2011
The album is a statement about what Wilco is and always has been: a band that hates to be defined.
New Clap Your Hands Say Yeah album Hysterical too tame
September 25, 2011
After four years, the band’s jangly, cacophonous, garage-pop has returned a bit poppier and it’s left the garage entirely.
Austin City Limits Festival celebrates 10th anniversary
September 14, 2011
The sweaty, three-day, five stage, 130-band extravaganza reaches its 10-year anniversary this weekend.
UT professor creates program to identify people by word use
September 11, 2011
UT psychology professor James Pennebaker developed a program which scans text for its diction and uncovers the power implications of what he calls our “most forgettable words.”
Nicola Fuller revisits mothers African youth in intimate memoir
August 30, 2011
Being the subject of what she calls her daughter’s “awful books,” ranks among the least extraordinary of the grievances Nicola Fuller can claim after her long and bloody love affair with African soil.
Aerial arts company offers classes, show to Austin residents
May 6, 2011
During rehearsal, Celeste Myhre wraps her legs around two lengths of blue silk suspended from the roof of the practice warehouse used by the Sky Candy aerial arts collective.
Creative spheres unite for week of art
April 27, 2011
From spontaneous piano playing to rapid-fire creative presentations, this year’s Art Week Austin will incorporate a diverse array of artistic projects.
Former Laureate still composes poetry for the people
April 12, 2011
Poet Billy Collins said during an NPR interview with Neal Conan this past week that poets themselves deserve much of the blame for their craft’s waning importance to the average reader. Too often poets show off with obscure verses that lose the reader’s interest.