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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
A bronze statue of civil rights champion Barbara Jordan was unveiled on The University of Texas at Austin campus at the Battle Oaks, at 24th and Whitis streets near the Texas Union. Jordan is the first female public figure so honored on the campus.
Each year in May, UT Remembers is observed. It is a day of ceremonies to honor those members of our community — faculty, staff and students — who have died in the previous year. In the morning, there is a flag-lowering ceremony on the Main Mall. In the afternoon, family and friends gather at the …