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October 25, 2001
Vol. 28, No. 12



The politics of interpreting Islam

UT scholars: World events challenge journalism ethics

Archer Fellows serve in Washington, D.C.

ExxonMobil gives $158,500

UT staffer gives $700,00 for scholarships

UT team seeks to save Ukraine historic site

Inaugural D. Harrington Symposium Nov. 2

Longhorn Halloween Oct. 28

Dr. Laura Flawn dies in collision

UT's bell ringer making music for nearly 50 years

Professor Jaime Delgado dies

UT grad students empowered in wake of Sept. 11 tragedy

UT researchers discover wood pulp replacement

UT engineers unlock defense body's protectve systems

New process detects cancer's ability to spread

Dr. Wood leads team in $80 million quake study

Undergrad biomedical engineering program created

FACTS brochures available

Faculty Council

News Briefs


Hearts of TX Campaign ends Oct. 31

UT book de-mystifies directing


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Dr. Laura Flawn dies in collision

Laura Brooks Flawn, M.D., daughter of former University of Texas at Austin President Peter T. Flawn, died Oct. 20, in a head-on collision on U.S. 290 near Henly, Texas.

"The University of Texas System is saddened by the untimely loss this past weekend of Dr. Laura Flawn," said University of Texas System Chancellor Dan Burck.

A memorial service was conducted Oct. 23 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

She is survived by her father, Peter T. Flawn; and mother, Priscilla Pond Flawn of Austin; sister, Tyrrell E. Flawn and her husband, Dr. John P. Howe III of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Priscilla Amy Flawn-Chopp; and son, T. Thomas Flawn-Chopp, of Austin.

Flawn was born in Austin on March 12, 1953. She was graduated from The University of Texas at Austin Magna Cum Laude in 1974 and took her medical degree in 1977 from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she was Phi Beta Kappa.

She completed a general surgery internship at New York Hospital (1977-78), an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York (1978-1982), and a fellowship in scoliosis and spine at the Hospital for Special Surgery (1982-83). She was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1986 and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1988. In 1983, she opened her practice in Austin in the Austin Orthopaedic Clinic, specializing in diseases of the spine, scoliosis and spine trauma.

Flawn was active in the Scoliosis Research Society and pioneered in the development of practices and procedures to improve the treatment of scoliosis. She was particularly interested in problems of the female athlete. Since 1985, she has been an orthopaedic physician consultant at The University of Texas at Austin Womens's Athletics and Student Health Center.

From 1993-95, Flawn was chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin. She was a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Orthopaedic Association, the North American Spine Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the Texas Orthopaedic Association, the Texas Medical Association and the Travis County Medical Association.

Flawn was on The University of Texas Marine Science Institute Foundation Advisory Board. She was a member of the Chancellor's Council of The University of Texas System and the President's Associates of The University of Texas at Austin.

Memorial contributions may be made in Flawn's name to The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, where she contributed to the support of students and to the library, (UT Marine Science Institute, 750 Channel View Dr., Port Aransas, Texas 78373).

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