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    Campus & Community

    Welcome to Campus, Everyone!

    Published: Feb. 25, 2013

    Explore UT begins with thousands of school children from across the state stepping from buses to visit the biggest open house in Texas. The day ends several hours later with many of those children coming together to form a giant map of Texas for the class photo.

    In between, the expected 50,000 visitors can dig into more than 400 free activities in six realms of discovery on the university’s campus:

    • Arts Adventures — Embrace a culture of innovation found in the arts, architecture and communication.
    • Cultural Crossroads — Harness the creativity and critical thinking found in business, information, education and the liberal arts.
    • Engineering Expeditions — Chart a journey to solve global problems, expand knowledge and improve lives.
    • Public Service Passageway — Learn how your world is enriched through the law, social work and public service.
    • Science Safari — Experience new technologies in the sciences, and see the innovative fun in pharmacy, nursing, geosciences and more.
    • Longhorn Trail — Discover our Longhorn community, and see firsthand the many ways The University of Texas at Austin is changing the world.

    Activities give students an opportunity to make soap sculptures, see performances of “Alice in Wonderland” and Shakespeare, learn to extract and view DNA under a microscope, spot Venus in the daytime sky through a telescope, pedal a bicycle hard enough to power a radio and move robots by remote control.

    For a complete schedule of activitieswhere to park and how to get around, visit the Explore UT website.

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      Jorge Salinas said on March 4, 2013 at 10:34 a.m.
      I also enjoy to see all these young people visiting our campus. I see them from my place of work bus after bus full of young future college students. One thing that Explore UT can do better is to provide portable restrooms in the parking areas of Red River street where all the school buses unload their passengers, I did not see a single one.All throughout the day drivers and students were looking for one.
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      Francesca Chiostri said on March 4, 2013 at 3:11 a.m.
      What a great initiative! It is wonderful, exciting, even moving that UT should host such a meeting. Among those children there are certainly lots of future UT students, who in turn will become excellent professionals... I have to admit I envy those kids a bit, and wish I could go back to my days as a student at UT and experience again the excitement of being part of the great UT community!!! Hook 'em horns!!! Francesca.
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      Elizabeth said on Feb. 27, 2013 at 10:18 a.m.
      I love the guy in the front doing a hang 10 sign instead of the horns.
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