Press Releases

San Antonio's Camille Buffalo named repeat winner of UT Austin's Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition

April 21, 1998

Camille A. Buffalo, a senior in Virginia Gallegos' class at William H. Taft High School in San Antonio, won first place for the second consecutive year at the Third Annual Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition for her essay titled, "The Buffalo Soldiers: Trailblazers of Texas and the Western Frontier." Buffalo received $2,500 and a gold commemorative trophy at an awards ceremony Friday (April 17) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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AISD officials to honor 'powerful role model' during groundbreaking ceremony for Amÿrico Paredes Middle School on April 27

April 21, 1998

He inspired a new generation of Mexican American scholars with his novels, folklore, poetry and songs of life and death along the Lower Rio Grande border. On Monday (April 27), the contributions of Amÿrico Paredes, professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin, will be celebrated by officials of the Austin Independent School District.

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Maya historian Linda Schele dies

April 20, 1998

University of Texas at Austin scholar Linda Schele, a major figure in the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing and the study of ancient American civilization, died on April 18th in Austin at the age of 55 from pancreatic cancer. In a 25-year period, Schele produced a large number of important works on ancient Maya art, culture and writing.

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James Hill appointed UT Austin vice president

April 17, 1998

Dr. James Hill, who has dedicated his career to personnelmatters and efforts in university community affairs, has been appointedvice president for human resources and community relations at The Universityof Texas at Austin. The appointment, which is effective June 1, wasannounced Friday (April 17) by President Larry R. Faulkner.

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UT Austin prepares to celebrate "Take Our Children to Work Day"

April 15, 1998

This year's "Take Our Children to Work Day" activities at UT Austin on April 24 will allow children of staff and faculty to tour experimental laboratories, see demonstrations of a flight simulator and observe the wonders of archeology, robotics, music and other interesting fields of study.

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