Education and Leadership

Amÿrico Paredes honored at State Capitol

Nov. 17, 1998

UT Austin's Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Folklore, Americo Paredes, received the lifetime achievement award Nov. 14 at the Capitol during the opening session for the Texas Book Festival. Laura Bush, first lady of Texas and honorary chair of the festival, presented the award, accompanied by singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa and UT Austin Professor Rolando Hinojosa-Smith. Paredes, 82, is a founder of Mexican American studies, border studies and the post-modern movement in anthropology.

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UT officials to visit Laredo high school students, encouraging seniors to apply for admission

Nov. 17, 1998

Two teams of key administrators, led by President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin and UT System Chancellor William H. Cunningham, will visit seven high schools in Laredo on Thursday (Nov. 19), encouraging students to set their goals high and strive for a college education.

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UT Austin President Larry R. Faulkner to helphonor academic excellence during Valley trip

Nov. 17, 1998

President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin and UT System Chancellor William H. Cunningham will be among university officials honoring the academic achievements of about 300 star students in the Rio Grande Valley on Nov. 19.

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Campanella and Navrtil named Outstanding Students at UT Austin

Nov. 3, 1998

Dee Campanella, a graduate of Plano high school and now a senior public relations major at The University of Texas at Austin, has received one of two Outstanding Student Awards from the UT Parents' Association. This annual award recognizes outstanding student leaders who are active both on campus and in the community.

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UT Austin government professors in demand during election season

Oct. 22, 1998

When the election season rolls around, reporters call on hired gun political gurus for analysis, speculation, spin and sound bites summing up the trends.But when they want objectivity and perspective, they often call the department of government at The University of Texas at Austin. That's why voters will see the names of UT Austin professors such as Dr. Bruce Buchanan and Dr. Janice May cropping up in newspaper and other media reports at this time of year.

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