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Designers earn awards for excellence

Sept. 19, 2007
Designers earn awards for excellence

Web designer Leslie Ernst and senior graphics designer Kevin Goodbar, both from the Office of Public Affairs, won awards for excellence in the 2007 University and College Designers Association national design competition.

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Engineer educates and inspires in Colombia

Sept. 19, 2007
Aerospace engineer Cesar Ocampo helps a student fly a spacecraft using a joystick during a visit to a school in Colombia.

Colombia is hundreds of miles and an ocean away from Austin but very near to Cesar Ocampo's heart. It's where he was born, where he met his wife and where he plans to start a non-profit organization to help the country's neediest people while opening their eyes to what he knows best space.

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LBJ professor emeritus quoted by AP

Sept. 19, 2007
LBJ professor emeritus quoted by AP

The Senate voted Sept. 11 to ban Mexican trucks from U.S. roadways, rekindling a more than decade-old trade dispute with Mexico. By a 74-24 vote, the Senate approved a proposal by Sen.

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Transportation expert in N.Y. Times

Sept. 19, 2007
Transportation expert in N.Y. Times

In recent years, Mexican trucks crossing the border with the United States were no more likely to be taken out of service because of safety or other violations than American trucks, according to preliminary results of a review of thousands of Texas Department of Public Safety inspection reports.

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Sociology prof gets merit award

Sept. 19, 2007
Sociology prof gets merit award

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan gave the Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences to Norval Glenn, the Ashbel Smith Professor of Sociology.

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