[UTA Magazine]




Wole SoyinkaNobel Laureate Wole Soyinka discussed writing, literature, political activism and other topics during an Academic Excellence Week student forum in April.

Soyinka told a standing-room-only Rosebud Theatre crowd that one of the marvels of literature is its local and universal nature.

"Situations are replicated in all societies," said the Nigerian-born playwright and poet. "The important thing is to respond to the situation sincerely and somehow the local will find echoes universally."

His appearance, which also included a lecture on "The Politics of Art," was sponsored by the Africa Program, Honors College, Provost's Office, Multicultural Services and the departments of history, English and political science.

Jimmy FallonSaturday Night Live star Jimmy Fallon entertained a near-capacity Texas Hall crowd with his stand-up comedy routine in March.

His performance, sponsored by EX.C.E.L. Campus Activities, featured impressions of actors trying to sell a line of troll dolls and comical songs from his upcoming album, The Bathroom Wall.

In his fourth season as an SNL cast member, Fallon co-anchors the show's "Weekend Update" segment.


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