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Here are 10 stories highlighting students who have overcome obstacles, discovered new dimensions and doggedly pursued their academic goals

Here are 10 stories highlighting students who have overcome obstacles, discovered new dimensions and doggedly pursued their academic goals

About 7,500 students will graduate from The University of Texas at Austin at the 128th spring commencement this Saturday, May 21. Students from around the world with diverse cultural backgrounds, students who have faced adversity and students who have realized their dreams will come together to share in the spirit of commencement. “Inspired by the…   » Continue Reading

Why ancient alphabets adorn a university icon

Why ancient alphabets adorn a university icon

When then-Harvard University Professor John Huehnergard and his wife and colleague Jo Ann Hackett first visited The University of Texas at Austin last spring, they couldn’t help but notice the ancient Phoenician and Hebrew letters that adorn the Tower. After all, Hackett, a Hebrew scholar, and Huehnergard, who teaches Semitic linguistics and writing systems, have…   » Continue Reading