Topic: Nancy Neff

Facing the climate change challenge

Sept. 24, 2010
Steven Hamburg, chief scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund, was on campus to deliver the Dean Jack Otis Social

Dr. Steven Hamburg, chief scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund, does a lot of traveling. Often when he checks into his hotel room, the lights are already on and the temperature is set at a cool 65 degrees. Is this a welcoming, inviting gesture from the hotel employees? Or is it an example of the climate change challenge?

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After career in opera, John Perry returned to UT to help the LGBT community

May 21, 2010
John Perry is receiving a master's of social work from the School of Social Work.

The last time John Perry was a student at The University of Texas at Austin, he was planning for a career as an opera singer. That was in 1964. Perry spent more than 30 years performing in Germany, New York City and various other opera houses in the United States. He was Alfredo in "La Traviata," Rodolfo in "La Boheme," Faust in "Faust," Tamino in "The Magic Flute" and Ruiz in "Il Trovatore," to name a few.

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Cancer survivor Susan Orrell made her dream come true

May 17, 2010
Susan Orrell is receiving a doctor of pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy.

Susan Orrell -- accountant, high school chemistry teacher, grandmother of seven and breast cancer survivor -- is finally making her life-long dream of becoming a pharmacist come true.

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Remembering Texas original Liz Carpenter

March 23, 2010
Remembering Texas original Liz Carpenter

Liz Carpenter, a distinguished UT alumna and former Washington news correspondent who served in the administrations of three U.S. presidents, as well as served in the White House as press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson, has died. She was 89. The following article appeared on the university's Web site more than 10 years ago.

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Expert looks at causes of hate crimes in U.S.

Nov. 24, 2008
Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) Intelligence Project, and said the center has

A rise in minority power, women's rights, gay rights and the use of the immigration debate by radical-right ideologues has created a "skin-head Mecca" in the United States, says a national hate-crimes expert.

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