Take a look back at some of the many stories in 2011 that showed the impact of The University of Texas at Austin
Across The University of Texas at Austin people are changing the world every day through discovery, creativity and teaching. They are exploring our world and our universe, inventing new ways to address social and public health problems, and engaging in issues around the globe. It’s all in a day’s work for the university’s students, faculty,… » Continue Reading
Architecture students design a new green complex to bring education, clean water and sustainable food sources to East African villages
PHOTO Last spring, a handful of architecture students were faced with a daunting and unfamiliar challenge: design a school for a village 8,000 miles away in the African Simanjiro region, where water is scarce, the average wage is $1.25 a day and half the children die by age 5. Michael Garrison, professor in the School… » Continue Reading
Wildflower Center ecologists help spur land use transformation through national green landscaping initiative
If we cannot envision the world we would like to live in, we cannot work towards its creation. If we cannot place ourselves in it in our imagination, we will not believe it is possible. — Author Chellis Glendinning A visitor to Santa Monica, Calif., might walk right past the house at 1724 Pearl St. without… » Continue Reading
Phantoms of the Deep: In the depths of the Black Sea lies a landscape of eternal darkness. With no light and no oxygen in the sea’s anoxic layer, no life can survive, except perhaps the ghosts of ancient mariners whose ships foundered thousands of years ago.
You’re Invited: How about a virtual walk on the moon? Or the chance to see more than a dozen sculptures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that have not been available for public viewing for years? Perhaps a chance to glimpse the Gutenberg Bible, one of only five complete volumes in the United States?
Following historic enrollment, African American architect John Saunders Chase lays foundation of firsts
In a sea of white faces, John Saunders Chase waited patiently amid the stares and glares of the swarm of humanity surrounding him. Cameras flashed as reporters hurled questions at him and jotted down his responses. It was June 7, 1950. Chase, an African American, was smartly dressed in a double-breasted coat and tie, as… » Continue Reading