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March 22, 2019

Anastasiya Byelousova wants Texas mothers to survive and thrive.

UT junior Anastasiya Byelousova won’t be spending the summer at home in San Antonio. She will be traveling across the ...

Anastasiya Byelousova smiles at the camera.

A team of students — Timia Bethea, Christina Cho, Vida Nwadiei and Rebecca Chen — stand together in front of classroom chalkboard, smiling. May 15, 2019
‘It’s all a stepping stone:’ students seek to understand colorism in Ghana through summer research (The Daily Texan)

In Ghana, women of color are bleaching their skin despite the country’s ban on the products. This practice is one ...

Europe, Russia and the Caucasus team Apr 04, 2019
Learning how to lower maternal mortality in Texas from an unlikely source (KXAN)

Too many mothers in Texas are losing their lives before they ever get to see their babies grow up. The ...

Team Ghana | Student team members: Timia Bethea, Rebecca Chen, Christina Cho and Vida Nwadiei. Faculty members: Prof. John Doggett, Dr. Kevin Cokley and Dr. Minette Drumwright. Mar 05, 2019
Fighting the Effects of Colorism in Ghana and at UT

Kinesiology and Health Education junior Vida Nwadiei and Educational Psychology Professor Kevin Cokley will travel to Ghana this summer as ...

LBJ School Professors David Eaton, Jenny Knowles Morrison and Peter Ward. Dec 06, 2018
Three LBJ School-mentored teams win inaugural President’s Award for Global Learning

Three undergraduate research teams mentored by faculty from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at ...

Stan Richards School faculty members Lucy Atkinson (left) and Meme Drumwright. Dec 06, 2018
Two of seven winning teams feature Richards School talent

Every year, The University of Texas at Austin’s President’s Award for Global Learning is awarded to visionaries who seek solutions ...

Selected President's Award for Global Learning Team: Africa - The Color Complex: Unraveling the Stigma of Colorism in Global Communities. Nov 01, 2018
President’s Award for Global Learning Teams Selected

Research teams looking into air pollution in India, housing conditions in Mexico and perceptions of skin color in Ghana are ...

Collage of international locations with orange overlay. Sep 14, 2018
President’s Award for Global Learning Finalist Teams Announced

We are excited to announce the 14 finalist teams for the inaugural year of the President’s Award for Global Learning. The ...