2013 University of Texas fashion show, “Transcend”

The University Fashion Group goes above and beyond, and this year they ‘Transcend,’ the theme of the 2013 fashion show.

We welcome you to join us at the Frank Erwin Center at 7:15pm (doors open at 5:30pm) on Thursday, April 18, 2013 where our students will present over 120 original designs featuring a intriguing mix of textures and techniques including leather, faux fur, and hand-crafted chainmail.

The fashion show is free and the public is invited to attend.

Don’t miss Fashion Alley–a display and exhibition of some of Austin’s most innovative and exciting fashion- and beauty-oriented businesses. We are also proud to present the ‘Immersed in Cotton’ Room, presented by Cotton Incorporated’s Cotton University and featuring student research and design projects.

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HDFS faculty member named a “Rising Star” by APS

Paul Eastwick, assistant professor in Human Development and Family Sciences, has been named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

You can find a wonderful Q&A featuring Dr. Eastwick in the Observer, a magazine published by the APS.

You can learn more about Dr. Eastwick’s research interests on his Web site www.pauleastwick.com

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Nutritional sciences student coaches Longhorn swim team

Nutritional sciences student, Josh Geisinger, is both a student manager for the Longhorns swim team and a head coach at a local private high school!

He recently spoke with the Austin American Statesman. You can find the article here.

 

 

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Topic of talk is cancer prevention with dietary isothiocynates

Shivendra Singh, Ph.D., will present a talk titled, “Cancer Prevention with Dietary Isothiocyanates” as part of the on-going speaker series in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. The talk will begin at 12:00pm on March 29, 2013 in Pharmacy (PHR) 4.114.

Singh is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Cancer Center. Singh’s research focuses on preclinical and clinical development of novel agents, derived from dietary sources and traditional oriental and Indian medicinal plants, for the prevention of prostate and breast cancer in humans.

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HDFS faculty address importance of preK

In the photo are Aletha Huston (HDFS), Leah Newkirk-Meunier (HDFS alumna and early childhood education expert for United Way), Elliot Tucker-Drob (psychology), and Elizabeth Gershoff (HDFS).

In the photo are Aletha Huston (HDFS), Leah Newkirk-Meunier (HDFS alumna and early childhood education expert for United Way), Elliot Tucker-Drob (psychology), and Elizabeth Gershoff (HDFS).

Our astounding HDFS faculty–Drs. Huston (on the right) and Gershoff (on the left)–presented a talk at the United Way for Greater Austin. The panelists discussed the merits of universal voluntary preschool and other social intervention programs (home visiting nurses, Head Start) proposed by President Barak Obama’s administration. The speakers also addressed some myths—namely, the so-called ‘Head Start fade.’

One take-away from the talk: Economist and Nobel Prize winner James Heckman indicated in his 2004 research paper The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children that the return for investment in high-quailty educational experiences for children from birth to age 4 is approximately $8 for every dollar spent on quality preschool education.

 

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Textile conservator to present talk

We are proud to welcome Sarah Scaturro, the Conservator in Charge of the conservation laboratory at The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ms. Scaturro will present a talk titled, “The Future of Textile Conservation and Museum Management” and will participate in a panel discussion centered on the topic of textile conservation.

She was formerly the Textile Conservator and Assistant Curator of Fashion at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.  She teaches fashion archiving in FIT’s Fashion and Textiles Studies MA program and material culture studies in Parsons’ Fashion Studies MA program.  A member of the Board of Directors for the Textile Arts Center and the Costume Society of America, Sarah is also an independent fashion curator and lectures and publishes internationally.

The talk will be held Friday, March 22 at 9:00am in the Prothro Theater in the Harry Ransom Center.

The panel discussion will be held Friday, March 22 at 2:00pm in Gearing Hall room 105.

The university community and the general public is most welcome to attend.

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How healthy choices enhance life

At 2:00pm today, November 8 in the Texas Union Ballroom, we proudly welcome three outstanding Longhorns:

Beverly Kearney | One of the most successful track and field coaches in collegiate athletics

Garrett Weber-Gale | Two-time Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder in swimming (and budding culinary star)

Marissa Duswalt | Associate Director of Policy and Events for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative

These wonderful speakers will be sharing their stories and discussing how healthy choices enhance life.

Please join us for a reception after the talk.

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Party, Party, Photo, Photo

We’re having a birthday party on October 29th! You’re invited!

At 12:30pm on Monday, October 29th, we are gathering in the Gearing Hall courtyard to celebrate, well, to celebrate our amazing students.

Come by if you can. Be part of the massive birthday party photograph. Eat some cake (yes, cake).

Do you have questions? Please contact Martha Berry at martha@austin.utexas.edu

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School of Human Ecology Centennial Celebration

Boy-oh-boy are we planning a party! The School of Human Ecology (and the discipline of Home Economics) will be celebrating 100 years as part of The University of Texas at Austin. A century! We are going to have to celebrate in a big way.

Please check back here often. We will update information as the big day(s) draw nearer.

Here’s just a sample of what is in store for the School of Human Ecology’s birthday bash:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Student give-a-ways on the West Mall–look for us there.

Centennial Speaker Panel, 2:00pm, Texas Union Ballroom–amazing speakers, amazing topic.

Beverly Kearney, one of the most decorated and celebrated track coaches in collegiate athletics, Garrett Weber-Gale, two-time Olympic gold-medal-winning and four-time-world-record holding swimmer (proud Texas Ex and rising culinary star), and Marissa Duswalt, currently the associate director of policy and events for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative — each of these individuals has a great story to tell about getting from here to there and a unique perspective on “How Healthy Choices Enhance Lives.”

Coordinated Program in Dietetics (formerly the CUP) reunion, 6-9pm, H.J. Lutcher Center for Physical Culture and Sports (N. entrance of DKR Stadium)–re-meet your friends and classmates

Friday, November 9, 2012

Centennial Fall Event, Buildings and Programs Tours, 9 am-3 pm–Join us for student led tours of the School of Human Ecology’s new buildings and the iconic Mary E. Gearing Hall in celebration of how our work has been changing the world for 100 years.

Student Celebration, 5:00pm, Gearing Hall courtyard–No one celebrates louder or better than our students! Please join us as we count down to the moment (5:39pm) when the Tower is bathed in burnt orange.

Centennial Gala, reception begins at 7pm, dinner follows, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tailgating anyone? Centennial Tailgate begins 3 hours before kick-off in the Gearing Hall courtyard

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Centennial Celebration Contact

Do you have questions or do you need additional information about the School of Human Ecology Centennial Celebration? Please send us your questions, and we will make sure that you get the answers you need.

Please click here to contact us.

Please note, you will be linked to a form outside of The University of Texas at Austin.

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