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‘Gone To Texas’ Celebration to Welcome New Students to Campus

EVENT: New students arriving at The University of Texas at Austin will gather Tuesday, Aug. 27, in front of the Tower to celebrate “Gone To Texas,” a celebration that introduces new students — including incoming freshmen and transfer, graduate and law students — to the traditions of the institution and its core purpose, values and…   » Continue Reading

Tower Lighting to be Delayed on March 31 as Part of Earth Hour 2012

The University of Texas at Austin will collaborate on global energy and climate change awareness by participating in Earth Hour 2012. This will mark the third year in a row the university has participated. Earth Hour 2012 will take place Saturday, March 31, beginning at 8:30 p.m. The university will delay lighting the Tower until…   » Continue Reading

3-D Projection on University’s Tower Scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3

Event: A video production company will use the Tower at The University of Texas at Austin to film public service messages that will air on the Longhorn Network when it debuts Aug. 26. When: Evening hours of Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Wednesday, Aug. 3 Background: The filming will include the projection of three-dimensional images on…   » 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

Texas-size welcome for new students marks start of academic year

Texas-size welcome for new students marks start of academic year

New students entering the fall semester at The University of Texas at Austin will be welcomed in grand style during the traditional Gone to Texas celebration at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24 on the university's Main Mall. Gone to Texas takes place Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 8:30 p.m. on the university's Main Mall. Experience Gone…   » Continue Reading

Texas Water in UT Tower-Shaped Bottle to Raise Millions for Academic Scholarships

Texas Water in UT Tower-Shaped Bottle to Raise Millions for Academic Scholarships

H2Orange®, a new purified Texas water in a unique scale-model replica of the iconic University of Texas at Austin Tower, will raise millions of dollars for academic scholarships, fellowships and internships at the university, it was announced today by university President William Powers Jr. and GSD&M co-founders Steve Gurasich and Tim McClure.

Tower Lighting Delayed in Support of Earth Hour

The University of Texas at Austin will join the City of Austin in demonstrating its commitment to the environment by delaying the normal lighting of the Tower until 9:30 p.m., March 27. This local show of support is part of a global event, Earth Hour. The university's Division of Recreational Sports is also participating and delaying…   » Continue Reading