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UIL Academics is proud to sponsor two essay competitions that provide exciting opportunities for students to explore the contributions of historically underrepresented groups to the history and culture of Texas. With a focus on original research and the use of primary sources, students are encouraged to look to their own communities in finding topics for their essays.
Founded in 1995 as an event sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin, the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition moved to its new home with UIL Academics in 2011-2012. The competition provides students an opportunity to explore the contributions of African Americans to Texas history, as well as honoring the legacy of its namesake, Barbara Jordan. The theme of the competition is "African Americans in Texas: Past and Present."
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RICHARD B. McCASLIN, chair and professor of history at the University of North Texas, is the author of Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, October 1862.
The Ernesto Cardenal archive complements and enriches numerous historical and literary collections already housed at The University of Texas at Austin. These include the ongoing Archiving the Central American Revolutions Initiative; Revolution and Counterrevolution in Guatemala, 1944–1963; the José Revueltas Papers; and the Magda Portal Papers (all at the Benson Collection), as well as the Gabriel García Márquez archive and El Corno Emplumado Collection (both at the Harry Ransom Center).
AUSTIN, Texas — The archive of Nicaraguan poet, priest and political activist Ernesto Cardenal will open in November at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin.
DONALD E. CHIPMAN is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of North Texas and author of Spanish Texas, 1519–1821.
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The University of Texas, also known as UT Austin, was founded in 1883 and the University has since been among the countryâs top public universities. UT is seen as the university providing Ivy League educational experience at the cost of a public school. It has eighteen colleges, schools and one academic unit. UT was ranked 56th among all universities globally and tied for 18th place among the public schools (U.S. News & World Report 2017). UT has had a total of 50,950 students; 39,619 Undergraduate and 11,331 Graduate and offers 119 undergraduate and 223 graduate degrees.
ANDREW J. TORGET is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Texas and co-editor of Crucible of the Civil War.
Founded in 2011 by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at UT-Austin, the Latino History Essay Competition has found a new home with UIL Academics beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. In its initial year the competition was open to students in South Texas; beginning with 2012-2013 entries will be accepted from students statewide. The theme of the competition is "historical and cultural legacies of Latinos in Texas history."
Among his designs for courthouses in Texas include the example above in (1891-1896), as well as structures in Victoria County (1892), Ellis County (1895) and McLennan County (1901). Gordon’s public works across the state are cataloged in the by Chris Meister (Texas Tech University Press, 2011).