August 30, 2016
At first glance, it would seem that computer scientists and humanities researchers live in different worlds.
Today, however, computers can help human researchers better study traditionally human subjects — such as linguistics, literature and archaeology — in a field known as digital humanities. During the summer of 2017, UT will host an interdisciplinary research institute called DH@UT aimed at training students in this new field.
December 7, 2015
The roar of thousands of people with their arms outstretched in the Nazi salute fills the stadium as three-year German Chancellor Adolf Hitler watches the opening ceremonies approvingly.
Swastika flags and Olympic banners line the crowded streets above athletes and spectators from nearly 50 different nations, where only a few weeks before were signs reading “Deutsche kauft nicht beim Juden”: “Germans don’t buy from Jews.”
Angry German speeches filled with anti-Semitic hatred clash with American Olympic officials reassuring the country that there’s no reason not to do business with the new German regime.
The triumphant opening notes of the American national anthem accompanies the handing of the gold medal to Jesse Owens, now an Olympic hero.
No, this isn’t Berlin 1936. It’s Austin 2015, at The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 exhibit.