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President Obama visits campus to discuss higher education

President Obama visits campus to discuss higher education

On Aug. 9, President Barack Obama walked into a crowded Gregory Gym showing his “Hook ‘em, Horns” hand sign. He discussed higher education and the need to become more globally competitive. View a photo slideshow of the president’s speech.

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A procession to remember

A procession to remember

In true graduation fashion, the Class of 2010 will convene on the Main Mall Saturday, May 22 to celebrate the 127th Spring Commencement. This year’s ceremony marks another generation of Longhorns who will step beyond the Forty Acres to change the world. Watch graduates of the Class of 2009 as they prepared for and celebrated last year’s commencement.

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In good hands with Santos Rodriguez

In good hands with Santos Rodriguez

Santos Rodriguez likes working with his hands: tearing things apart and putting them back together. As a senior landscape technician with Facilities Services doing small engine repairs on lawn mowers, weed eaters and the like, Rodriguez said “it’s pretty unique that I am able to do this.” At about age 11, Rodriguez lost his vision.

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Cutting keys with the Lock Shop

Cutting keys with the Lock Shop

From telescope operators to piano tuners, The University of Texas at Austin recognizes the dedication of its staff during Staff Appreciation Week. Today we feature Cheryl Records, Todd Yates and Lee Hart from the Facilities Services’ Lock Shop. Together, they help maintain the security of more than 500,000 locks on campus.

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Inspiring change with Choquette Hamilton

Inspiring change with Choquette Hamilton

From telescope operators to piano tuners, The University of Texas at Austin recognizes the dedication of its staff during Staff Appreciation Week. Today we feature Choquette Hamilton, director of the Multicultural Information Center. Hamilton shares her passion for diversity and how she helps inspire change in her role at the university.

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Hitting the high notes with Charles Ball

Hitting the high notes with Charles Ball

From telescope operators to piano tuners, The University of Texas at Austin recognizes the dedication of its staff during Staff Appreciation Week. Today we feature Charles Ball, head piano technician in the Butler School of Music. Ball reflects on a lifetime working with some of the finest instruments and some of the best pianists in the country.

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Searching the stars with Lara Eakins

Searching the stars with Lara Eakins

From telescope operators to piano tuners, The University of Texas at Austin recognizes the dedication of its staff during Staff Appreciation Week. During the next five days, Know will feature one staff member each day. Today we feature Lara Eakins from the Department of Astronomy.

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Explore UT: The biggest heart in Texas

Explore UT: The biggest heart in Texas

More than 1,500 of the visitors who participated in Explore UT formed the “the biggest heart in Texas” for the event’s 2010 “class photo.” Watch the heart take shape in fast motion through the more than 300 images taken every 10 seconds over the course of an hour. [Producer’s note: For the best viewing experience, let the …

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Explore UT with Southwest Elementary School

Explore UT with Southwest Elementary School

Last year Southwest Elementary School counselor Chris Lamons brought 21 students — many of whom come from challenging life situations — with her to experience Explore UT. Lamons talks about how important it is for these children to see, touch and walk the streets of a university.

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Faces of the West Mall

Faces of the West Mall

The West Mall is the heart of campus — a vibrant crossroads for the university and an intersection of people who represent cultures from all parts of the world. Symbolic expressions of individuality, interests, politics and beliefs are everywhere: on T-shirts, buttons and backpacks; as piercings and tattoos; as uniforms, kafias and skull caps; as brand-name fashions and recycled threads; on library books and underground magazines.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally and march

Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally and march

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and celebration took place Monday, Jan. 18. The celebration started with a rally at the King statue on the east mall of The University of Texas at Austin. President William Powers Jr., along with Student Government President Liam O’Rourke, welcomed the community before the march, which finished at …

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Longhorn Halloween

Longhorn Halloween

Thousands of children attended the 2009 Longhorn Halloween at the Frank Erwin Center on Oct. 25. Ghosts, goblins and witches posed at the Phantom Photo Booth.

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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated over two days (Nov. 1-2) by Mexicans and Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. It is a time for friends and family to remember and celebrated their departed loved ones.

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Audio slideshow: Freshman Reading Round-Up

Audio slideshow: Freshman Reading Round-Up

Across campus on the day before fall classes begin, professors and freshmen gather at the Freshman Reading Round-Up to talk about books they have read over the summer. It is an opportunity to read a great book, meet outstanding faculty members and get acquainted with a small group of fellow freshmen. Professor David Laude, a …

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  • Faculty Spotlight video featuring Larry Speck, a professor in the School of Architecture.

    18 to 30: Faculty Spotlight video featuring Larry Speck, a professor in the School of Architecture.