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Student learns about unconditional acceptance by leaps and bounds
Aeron Aanstoos wishes her new friend — the 500-pound and contagiously cheerful “Squirt” — could write a social work textbook.
She spent the summer watching and learning how the therapy dolphin works with special needs children to improve motor skills, motivation and self-esteem while reducing loneliness and anxiety.
Professors Shelley Payne and Michael Granof have been selected to receive the 2006-07 Civitatis Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon members of the university.
President William Powers Jr. will present the awards at a recognition ceremony on campus during the 2007-08 academic year.
The Civitatis Award is presented to faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary campus citizenship throughout a career of service at the university. It recognizes dedicated and meritorious service to the university above and beyond the regular expectations of teaching, research and writing.
Payne is the Lorene Morrow Kelley Fellow in Microbiology and a member of the university’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Her research focuses on the molecular biology of iron acquisition and other virulence factors in pathogenic bacteria, including those that cause dysentery and cholera in humans.Read More
Standing tall for 70 years
The University Tower - a symbol of excellence and opportunity
UT's West Mall prepares for Cesar Chavez statue
Largely funded by students, Chavez statue unveiled Oct. 9
The truth behind the tower: universitys common myths
The tower's design has caused speculation since creation
National publications cite UT as one of the best values
University of Texas at Austin ranks in the top 25 among universities
Rodriguez describes rescuing 15 from World Trade Center
Student group, A Project for the New American Citizen, hosts
William S. Livingston, Senior Vice President retires
Livingston's given 58 years of great service to the university
Marine Science Institute opens new fisheries lab
New 3,000-square-foot larval fish research facility opens Aug. 17
University's academic stars explore controversial topics
UT's faculty speak at inaugural University Lecture Series