Education and Leadership

Faulkner welcomed by San Antonio students

May 14, 1999

President Larry R. Faulkner of The University of Texas at Austin was welcomed by hundreds of enthusiastic students recently at Highlands High School and John F. Kennedy High School in San Antonio, where he delivered scholarship offers to 29 outstanding high school seniors.

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Education propels UT Austin graduate, a first-generation American, to cross-cultural academic, research career

May 14, 1999

It wasn't until she was in the third grade in El Paso that first-generation American Patricia Sanchez discovered that education could be a vehicle for changing her life. The daughter of immigrants from Chihuahua, Mexico, Sanchez didn't understand the importance of grades until she became friends with a young Filipino student.

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UT's Gateway retention program wins honors

May 14, 1999

The Gateway Program, The University of Texas at Austin's retention program for freshmen and sophomores, has been honored with a 1999 Retention Excellence Award. The honor is bestowed by Noel-Levitz, an educational consulting firm in Iowa City, IA.

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UT inducts 10 new members into Academy of Distinguished Teachers

May 12, 1999

Ten new faculty members have been elected to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at The University of Texas at Austin. The academy, which now totals 50 members, is intended to recognize and enhance teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level.

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Dr. Desmond Lawler named Piper Professor

May 3, 1999

Dr. Desmond F. Lawler, professor of engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, was honored Monday (May 3) for superior teaching by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in San Antonio.

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