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2007


September

An enduring icon of the university for 70 years, the the university Tower stands as a symbol of excellence and opportunity. See our gallery to see its changing face. Site preparation has begun for the bronze statue of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. The unveiling is October 9. National publications cite the university as one of educationís best values. Both US News & World Report and The Princeton Review rank UT among the top 25 universities.

August

University, nation and world celbrate the life and work of Lady Bird Johnson. Meet Julia Lucas, development specialist in the College of PHarmacy and improviisational comedian with the troup, Girls Girls Girls. Gone to Texas welcomes new students. UT Telephone Counseling service marks 40th anniversary of helping students.

July

Special commencement issue. Meet some of our notable graduates for 2007. Read about convocation speakers and the schedule of events for Spring Commencement 2007.

June

Special commencement issue. Meet some of our notable graduates for 2007. Read about convocation speakers and the schedule of events for Spring Commencement 2007.

May

HRC director, Thomas Staley receives a lifetime achievement award in June. Four semi-finalist unveil their designs for the new Barbara Jordan stutue. Humanities Institute director, John Brownwins Hamilton Book Award for his portrait of abolitionist John Brown. And, Corinna Kester, campus sustainability coordinator finds local solutions for global issues.

April

Dobie Paisano fellow Vicente Lozano makes a home out of the J. Frank Dobie Paisano Ranch. Professor Guy Manaster and wife, Jane, start Professors for Parks as an opportunity for academic retirees to give back to the community. Tom Wright, rock 'n' roll photographer is honored by the Center for American History.

March

8th annual Explore UT - The Biggest Open House in Texas - draws thousands from far and wide. Meet KVRX advisor, Mary Baird-Wilcock, her team and the giant Hamster WheelMobile. The HRC takes a look at "The American Twenties"

January

Dr. Steven Leslie is appointed as provost. New School of Law clinic persuades U.S. Supreme Court to hear case. See galleries of the Winter Storm of 2007 and Texas Exes' 28 Outstanding teachers. David Wenger flies off the deep end for the ROTC. .

2006

December

Dr. Camille Parmesan explains the affect global warming has on wild species. Orange Santa Songs of the Season highlight the university's holiday festivities. Find out how Jim Maxwell juggles responsibilities and hobbies.

November

Study the effects of television on public perceptions, whether stigma prevents mentally ill people from seeking medical attention. Relive Longhorn Halloween 2006 through our colorful gallery. And, learn of President William Powers Jr. vision for UT Austin's future.

October

UT Austin engineers help fight chief cause of heart attacks. Review Ann Richards' memorial service attended by more than 3800 people. And, view the first major U.S. exhibition of paintings by Luca Cambiaso, a principal figure of late-16th-century painting.

August 25

Learn about a study that’s sounding the alarm on Greenland’s ice loss. Read about how national rankings again tout the university as one of the nation’s best values in higher education. And, with football season upon us, find out how you can contribute to the university’s new sportsmanship initiative.

August 3

Graduate program receives $2.9 million. 2006 Piper Professor Award winner. John 'Mule' Miles shares baseball memories. Freshman Reading Round-up book selections.

June 30

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center merges with UT Austin. HRC aquires Robert De Niro archives. See a photo retrospective of Spring Commencement 2006.

May 12

Special Commencement Issue. Meet some of our notable graduates for 2006. Read about convocation speakers and the schedule of events for May 19-20.

April 26

Blanton Museum of Art grand opening. Data theft at McCombs School of Business. Oshinsky wins Pulitzer Prize in History. Speakers for the 2006 spring commencement ceremonies.

March 31

Engineers receive over $400,000 from the National Science Foundation, Migrant Students of the Year, and UT graduate schools ranked among the best.

March 1

Explore UT, the biggest open house in Texas. Spring enrollment figures. New Dell workstations for ACES Visualization lab.

February 10

Longhorns win the National Champioinship. President Powers first day on the job. Martin Luther King day celebration. Uri Treisman named Scientist of the Year.

2005

December 15

New anthrax antibody engineered by UT scientists. William Powers named president. Texas and South Africa to reap scientific, economic dividends from giant African telescope.

November 29

William Powers Jr. is sole finalist for position of president of UT Austin. Missing film treasure "Beyond the Rocks" is found. Hook 'em horn marks 50th anniversary.

October 28

The Blanton Museum project preserves a valuable resource. UT staffer joins reality show 'Monster Garage'. Artist statues of Jordan and Chavez on public display.

September 30

The University unites for Hurricane Rita relief. Read President Faulkner's final state of the university address. The Dalai Lama blesses bodhi tree in student union.

August 26

The Dalai Lama gives a public talk at the Erwin Center. New exhibit at the HRC showcases the work of Ansel Adams. Rankings recognize UT Austin for value and academic reputation.

JULY 29

It's the 50th anniversary of the Hook'em Horns. Also read articles on the New Blanton Museum, faculty elected to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and more.

JUNE 30

President Faulkner announces his retirement. Read about his accomplishments and legacy to the university.

MAY 12

Special Commencement Issue. Meet some of our accomplished graduates, and read about the prominent people who will be speaking at our 122nd spring commencement and convocation ceremonies.

APRIL 29

Read about the Harry Ransom Center's acquisition of the Norman Mailer archive, discover how UT scientists and students could help unlock secrets of the universe and learn about a new study focusing on the health of Mexican American children.

MARCH 31

Meet Richard B. Eason, the university’s new vice president for development, learn about Girl Scout Troop 1500 and the latest documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ellen Spiro, and cast a vote for your favorite painting for a new Blanton Museum of Art exhibit.

February 25

Read about the opening of the historic Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers, how a professor has helped develop an innovative program at a local high school and what Project 2005 will do for an Austin neighborhood and more than 2,000 volunteers.