University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Recognizing Hackerman

Norman Hackerman

Norman Hackerman

To follow up on the news that the newest science building at The University of Texas at Austin will be named for Norman Hackerman, here is a link to a story we wrote about him several years ago.

In the story, Larry Faulkner, former president of the university, called Hackerman the most important figure in science in Texas because he laid much of the foundation for science in the state.

The Hackerman building is on the site of the Experimental Science Building, which was razed last year. It’s in a fitting neighborhood. The building named for Theophilus Shickel Painter (opens in PDF), a university president and professor, is across 24th Street from the new building. Across Speedway Street is the building named for John T. Patterson, a renowned professor and researcher.

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