We are innovatively meeting the needs of students and the community in the School of Arts and Sciences.
- Dalkey Archive Press, an internationally renowned nonprofit literary organization specializing in publishing book translations, moved its publishing operations from Champaign, Ill., to UHV. John O’Brien, founder of the press, became the UHV Publisher in Residence and also was named a knight in the French Ordre des Arts et Lettres.
- UHV received two Department of Defense grants totaling $603,000 for research into human/robot interaction and the integration of robotics and virtual reality. The funding was used to purchase equipment and will help pay four student research assistants for three years.
- The Downtown Arts Series, featuring presentations about groundbreaking art practices and discussions about the arts, started as part of the new UHV Center for the Arts. The 5,500-square-foot center in downtown Victoria houses art and design classes; Chax Press, an innovative, small literary press; and the university’s second Computation & Advanced Visualization Engineering, or CAVE, lab.
- UHV began offering its first dual credit course through a partnership with St. Joseph High School. High school students from the school taking an “Introduction to Creative Writing” course had the option of earning college credit.