Summer 2017

From the President

The arts and humanities are vital to The University of Texas at Austin’s mission to educate the next generation of leaders, who will confront humanity’s most complex challenges.

Key Supporter

Why Sheryl Goodnight is supporting UT Austin’s piano and flute studentsSheryl Goodnight remembers everything. A flute and piano virtuoso who earned a Bachelor of Music in applied piano with a certificate in flute from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992, she...

Faculty Spotlight

An Air Force veteran and first-generation college student receives a life-changing opportunity when he’s admitted to The University of Texas at Austin.

The Last Masterpiece

With the help of donors, Ellsworth Kelly's Austin will captivate campus visitors in FebruaryAt the Blanton Museum of Art, there are temporary exhibits, there are permanent exhibits, and then there is Austin, the most permanent exhibit of all. This work is not going in...

The Best Preparation

Bobby and Sherri Patton invest in Liberal ArtsWhat is the difference between a vocational school and a university? To Bobby Patton Jr., the difference is important, so important that he and his wife, Sherri, are investing $20 million to make sure UT Austin remains in...

Long Exposure

Lewis Smith’s photo collection deepens Harry Ransom Center's archiveIn the stairwell just outside the President’s Office is a stained glass window, salvaged from the Old Main Building that once stood on that spot. On it, two words appear side by side on a shield:...

Stories of Impact


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