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September 27, 2001
Vol. 28, No. 11



University responds to national tragedy

Fall enrollment total sets record high

University's innovative "artsreach" program builds new art, music audience

Address on the State of the University

New members of Academy of Distinguished Teachers, faculty honored

Diverse new committee to evaluate dean of students applicants

Remarks from the Memorial Ceremony

News Briefs

University student features Bandera youth in special fine arts initiative

Fine arts program invites students to attend shows, exhibits for free

Entrpreneur teams with university professors to found startup technology company

$390,000 Toyota USA grant doubles science training for K-12 teachers

Faculty Council

Dell vice president named chief financial officer at university

Ambassador credits education for success


$720,000 TIF grant awarded to university's General Libraries

Harley Clark remembers introduction of "Hook ''em Horns" spirit signal

Professors strive to shorten developmen times for engineering systems


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University responds to national tragedy

From candlelight vigils to donation drives to anti-violence forums and a reflection concert, The University of Texas at Austin community united to show concern for our nation and provide assistance in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.

candlelight vigil
Photo by Marsha Miller

New York Texas Exes reached out to all university alumni in the area, requesting donations of blood, supplies and money. On the university campus, the Student Government began a campaign promoting UT Austin as a safe place, free from violence and discrimination. A Party on the Plaza student event was modified to focus on helping others. Proceeds raised were directed to the Hearts of Texas Rescue Team, which provided support to those directly affected by the tragedy.

Thousands of people from through-out the university community attended a candlelight vigil on the Main Mall in a show of unity and remembrance of the devastating terrorist attack on the nation on Sept. 11. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the university Student Government.

Photo by Marsha Miller

"Today, we have a reminder that evil still lurks in this world," Faulkner said during the vigil. "That evil bent on destruction with no thought of replacement still is a foe to us. That reminder will be with us for the rest of our lives."

The Tower at The University of Texas at Austin was darkened the evening of Sept. 11, a visible symbol of solace and sympathy in the wake of the horrific acts that claimed thousands of lives on the country's East Coast.

people reacting to news of the attack
Photo by Marsha Miller
a tearful moment at the ceremony
Photo by Marsha Miller
a moment of silence
Photo by Marsha Miller

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