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An educated stroll down memory lane

For some, it’s an annual pilgrimage. For others, it’s their first such stroll down this memory lane, visiting their old favorite places on campus. But for all of the approximately 90 ex-students participating in Update ’98 at The University of Texas at Austin this week, it will be an opportunity to learn about the many changes that have occurred, and others that are planned, on the campus where they studied during their younger years.

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AUSTIN, Texas — For some, it’s an annual pilgrimage. For others, it’s their first such stroll down this memory lane, visiting their old favorite places on campus. But for all of the approximately 90 ex-students participating in Update ’98 at The University of Texas at Austin this week, it will be an opportunity to learn about the many changes that have occurred, and others that are planned, on the campus where they studied during their younger years.

Update ’98 began today (June 17) and continues through Friday evening.

For four days, the alumni from throughout Texas and other areas of the country once again will play the role of students listening to distinguished professors speaking about the world of economics, politics, space, fine arts, health, foreign policy and energy. Some of the former students will even once again experience living in a dormitory.

“These people love to learn. They love to have their minds challenged. They love to be on the cutting edge of what UT Austin has to offer,” said Carol Barrett, associate director of the Texas Ex-Students’ Association. She said more than half of the people are repeat participants in the program, which costs $250 per person, not including housing. Barrett said one couple has participated in all but one of the 22 years the program has been offered to alumni.

For additional information, contact Barrett at (512) 471-8081.