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Wildflower Center director honored

Oct. 3, 2007
Wildflower Center director honored

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Executive Director Susan Rieff was honored by The Nature Conservancy for her conservation efforts with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its 13th annual Conservation Leadership Awards luncheon on Oct. 4.

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Food fight in the Jester dorm

Oct. 3, 2007

Jim Nicar, director of the UT Heritage Society, remembers being there for the first (and only) John Belushi Memorial Food Fight in the Jester dorm cafeteria.

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Powers presents annual university address

Sept. 19, 2007
Powers presents annual university address

William Powers Jr. delivered the annual State of the University Address Sept. 19 in Jessen Auditorium, highlighting the university's successes and how to overcome its challenges.

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Author relives Longhorn football moments

Sept. 19, 2007
Bobby Hawthorne (left) shows a fellow Longhorn football fan images of players and coaches featured in his new book, &quot

Bobby Hawthorne began writing a history of football at The University of Texas at Austin as a young boy by clipping articles from his East Texas hometown newspaper. Along the way, he discovered that Longhorn football is much more than just game. It's a religion.

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The truth behind the university's myths

Sept. 19, 2007
One university myth is that when viewed at an angle, the Tower looks like an owl because it was designed by a Rice University

Campus myths. Every university has them. Ghosts that haunt the oldest buildings, libraries that are allegedly sinking because the architects didn't anticipate the weight of the books, undergrads who pass through a certain campus gate won't graduate.

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