Press Releases

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater to speak at policy forumon UT Austin campus about challenges for transportation in the 21st century

Aug. 15, 1997

Transportation experts from throughout the country, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, will hold a policy forum at The University of Texas at Austin on Aug. 27 to discuss the workforce, technology and infrastructure needs of transportation in the new millennium.

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UT Regents authorize naming of UT Austinfootball field for Houston attorney Joe Jamail

Aug. 14, 1997

The football playing field at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium has been named the Joe Jamail Field in honor of the Houston attorney who has made multimillion-dollar contributions to The University of Texas at Austin, including a recent $5 million pledge to athletics. UT System Board of Regents approved the naming of the field at their meeting Thursday (Aug. 14) in Dallas.

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"Tex" Moncrief's name added to UT Austin's athletic center

Aug. 14, 1997

University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday (Aug. 14) voted to change the name of the V.F. &quotDoc" Neuhaus-Darrell K Royal Athletic Center to the W.A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr.-V.F. "Doc" Neuhaus Athletic Center on the UT Austin campus. The addition of Royal's name to the football stadium left an opportunity to honor Moncrief, a Fort Worth businessman and former UT Regent.

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Regents authorize naming of athletics facilities at UT Austin

Aug. 14, 1997

University of Texas System Board of Regents took action Thursday (Aug. 14) to name two facilities in honor of individuals who have made significant gifts to the Longhorn Legacy, a $30 million campaign for UT Austin athletics.

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Camptexas introduces freshmen to campus life

Aug. 11, 1997

There is no tried and true recipe for being a successful UT Austin student. But a program called Camptexas is offering some 570 incoming freshmen a head start toward making friends, learning about the UT experience and acquiring the skills it takes to be a Longhorn.

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