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Archive for October, 2008


Friday, October 31, 2008

Q&A with Warren Buffett Biographer Alice Schroeder

“The Snowball” (Bantam, 2008), by McCombs School of Business alumna Alice Schroeder, is an in-depth portrait of renowned investor Warren Buffett. It currently sits at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover nonfiction.

Schroeder first met Warren Buffett when she published research on Berkshire Hathaway; her grasp of the subject and insight so impressed him that he offered her access to his files and to himself.

Read about Buffett’s reaction to the book and what it was like for Schroeder…

Friday, October 31, 2008

Professors Slated to Appear at Texas Book Festival

Professors and alumni from The University of Texas at Austin will share their expertise on topics ranging from the U.S. economic crisis to political figures in American history at the 2008 Texas Book Festival Nov. 1-2 at the Texas Capitol.

“Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt”
Author: H.W. Brands
Professor, Department of History
When: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2-2:45 p.m.
Where: Texas State Capitol: House Chamber

H.W. Brands offers an illuminating portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life and career. The…

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Welcome to ShelfLife

Attention book lovers, bibliophiles, literary scholars and casual readers. Today, the Office of Public Affairs has launched ShelfLife@Texas, a blog for readers to discuss literature, book news and literary events at The University of Texas at Austin.

ShelfLife will offer readers an inside look at the university’s vibrant community of authors. Our contributors will write about books by faculty and staff members, students and alumni of the university, on topics ranging from the arts, history and the humanities, to business,…