Topic: Battle Oaks

Why ancient alphabets adorn a university icon

Sept. 6, 2010

When then-Harvard University Professor John Huehnergard and his wife and colleague Jo Ann Hackett first visited The University of Texas at Austin last spring, they couldn't help but notice the ancient Phoenician and Hebrew letters that adorn the Tower.

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Statue Honoring Barbara Jordan Unveiled on The University of Texas at Austin Campus

April 24, 2009

A bronze statue of civil rights champion Barbara Jordan was unveiled today (April 24), on The University of Texas at Austin campus, following a week of special events honoring the late congresswoman. Jordan is the first female public figure so honored on the campus.

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Urban forester

Nov. 12, 2008

From the original Battle Oaks to a sixth-generation descendant of Newton's apple tree urban forester Larry Maginnis and his team care for 4,817 trees on campus.

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