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January 29, 2002
Vol. 28, No. 14



UT faces projected deficit; proposes $230 increase in student fees

Teresa Graham Brett named dean of students

Behavior of midwater fishes under Antarctic ice: Observations by a predator

Student group displays pro-life exhibit at West Mall area

Meningitis ruled cause of university student's death

New study examines effects of memory training

Endowed scholarship honors Myers

Researchers get $4.5 million to study child language therapy

New engineering chair made possible by $2.35 million gift

Global extinction rate reaches historical proportions

Special programs highlight celebration of Black History Month

Nichols named associate vice president for research

Texas Exes to honor teachers for their excellence as educators

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program Policy Statement

University approves new policy for lighting UT Tower

Coral study challenges long-held theory on glacial cycles

UT research shows radiation zapping Mars may affect biological evolution

Growing number of U.S.-Mexican border residents using herbs to treat ailments

News Briefs

Faculty Council

UT researchers receive $5.5 million to study effects of curricular changes in schools

Dana Center receives $94,000 award for math education

KUT adds Marketplace and The World to its program lineup

Arete: Harlan Miller

Critics program Viewpoint 2002 begins on Jan. 31

UT student returns home to conduct Corpus Christi Symphony in Rockport




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Special programs highlight university's celebration of Black History Month

A celebration of the rich heritage and achievements of African Americans begins at The University of Texas at Austin campus on Feb. 4.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. statue site on the East Mall is the site of opening ceremonies on Feb. 4 kicking off the university's recognition of Black History Month.
Brenda Burt, coordinator of the Multicultural Information Center, said the February programs for Black History Month will culminate with the recognition of Black Essence Week, Feb. 25-March 2, sponsored by the African American Culture Committee. The calendar of activities on campus for Black History Month includes:
  • Feb. 4 — 7-8 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Statue site, East Mall. Black History Month Opening Ceremony. Sponsors are Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. For information, contact the Multicultural Information Center at (512) 232-2958. The event is free.
  • Feb. 13 — 7-9 p.m., Texas Union Theatre. Dr. Manning Marable, author, lecturer and professor at Columbia University, will discuss "Race Relations and the Role of Hip Hop in Society." Sponsors are the NAACP Longhorn College Chapter, Multicultural Information Center, Events CoSponsoring Committee/Texas Union, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for Community & School Relations, Center for African & African American Studies, College of Communication, College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Sociology. The event is free.
  • Feb. 21 — 7:30 p.m., Texas Union Ballroom. Russell Simmons presents def poetry. Tickets are $10 for university students and $20 for general admission tickets. Sponsors are the African American Culture Committee and the Music and Entertainment Committee.
  • Feb. 21-23 — Barbara Jordan Forum, presented by Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. For schedule and program information, see the Barbara Jordan Forum Web site.

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