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Dean's Alumni Newsletter: March 2004

Photo: Richard Lariviere

Dear Friends,

We have some exciting events on campus this spring I think you may be interested in hearing about.


This year it is my honor to chair Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 6. It is the fifth year for this event and it will showcase hands-on activities for all Texans.

Some of the activities include:

* Solar Car Workshop
* Live at 10! You deliver the news
* Origins of the Vampire
* Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
* Robotic Dogs
* Henna Hand Painting

This free event is a chance for explorers of all ages to see the treasures the university has to offer. Information booths around campus will supply explorers with maps, schedules and passports. Stamps collected in the passport at each activity can be traded in for a free T-shirt at the University Co-op.

A full list of events is at Explore UT website.

In collaboration with Explore UT, I hope you'll join us for the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Colloquium.

Visit the College Explore UT alumni page to register your attendance for 2 of 4 thought - provoking discussions presented by Liberal Arts faculty. You may select from:

* "Perspectives on the Primaries," presented by Dr. Bruce Buchanan & Dr. Daron Shaw of the Department of Government;
* "Utterly Blirtatious: How Your Verbal Reactions Can Affect Personal Relationships & Health," presented by Dr. William Swan of the Department of Psychology. Join numerous faculty members for a salad & pizza lunch in the Santa Rita Room, Texas Union and then attend;
* "The New Latin American Left - How New & How Left?" presented by Dr. Nick Shumway, Director of Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies;
* "Tackling the Teacher Shortage," presented by Dr. Linda Ferreira-Buckley, Director of UTeach Liberal Arts.

If for some reason you cannot access the Web site please call 512-475-9763 or e-mail


John Sibley Butler (Sociology) has been appointed to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board by President George W. Bush. The board was established by Congress to supervise the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange, and to select its participants.

Each year the Texas Exes give voice to the students of The University of Texas at Austin and allow them to choose the best professors and teaching assistants on campus. This year's College of Liberal Arts recipients included Christopher Davies (Geography) and Milton Torres (Classics and Spanish & Portuguese).

You can find more information about faculty and staff in the new issue of The Insider".