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National Park Service Centennial Celebration
The National Park Foundation and National Park Service are kicking off the National Park Week and centennial celebrations with a consumer event at the...
Main Building (MAI)
Peace & Justice Day
"Where Are All the Black People?" From Jim Crow to Gentrification in Austin Join us for a screening of "The Stand In," a short...
Gordon White Building (GWB)
NYT Bestselling YA Author Julie Murphy on Dumplin'
Join us for a fireside chat with Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling young adult author of Dumplin' and Side Effects May Vary. We'll...
Liberal Arts Building (CLA)