Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History is an organized research unit and public service component of The University of Texas at Austin named for Dolph Briscoe, the 41st Governor of Texas. The Center collects and preserves documents and artifacts of key themes in Texas and United States history, the Center has permanent and online exhibits available to the public. The Center has five divisions and Collections, the Military History Institute, the Sam Rayburn Museum, the Briscoe-Garner Museum, the Research and Collections Division is located on the University of Texas campus in Austin. The Institute focuses on key military engagements of the United States and its collections are available for research and educational purposes. The Institute does outreach through conferences and lectures, the Sam Rayburn Museum is located in Bonham. It contains exhibits documenting the life and career of former Texas congressman, the Rayburn Museum became a division of the Briscoe Center in 1991 and is open to the public.
The Briscoe-Garner Museum is located in Uvalde, the museum documents the lives of John Nance Garner and Dolph Briscoe, both Uvalde natives and historically important political figures from Texas. On November 20,1999, the City of Uvalde transferred ownership of the Garner Museum to The University of Texas at Austin to become a division of the Briscoe Center for American History. In 2011, the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System approved the renaming of the John Nance Garner Museum to the Briscoe-Garner Museum, Winedale is a complex of nineteenth-century structures and modern facilities situated on 225 acres of land near Round Top. Winedale offers examples of early Texas architecture and crafts, a center, continuing education seminars. Local workers supervised by Newton Peschel were Newton Vokel, Martin Bartels, a mason, Mr. Yoakum, constructed foundations and chimneys. List of museums in Central Texas List of museums in North Texas The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
University of Texas at Austin
Founded in 1881 as The University of Texas, its campus is in Austin, Texas—approximately 1 mile from the Texas State Capitol. The institution has the nations seventh-largest single-campus enrollment, with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 24,000 faculty, UT Austin was inducted into the American Association of Universities in 1929, becoming only the third university in the American South to be elected. It is a center for academic research, with research expenditures exceeding $550 million for the 2014–2015 school year. J. Pickle Research Campus and the McDonald Observatory, among university faculty are recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, the Wolf Prize, the Emmy Award, the Turing Award, and the National Medal of Science, as well as many other awards. UT Austin student athletes compete as the Texas Longhorns and are members of the Big 12 Conference and its Longhorn Network is the only sports network featuring the college sports of a single university. The first mention of a university in Texas can be traced to the 1827 constitution for the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas.
Although Title 6, Article 217 of the Constitution promised to establish education in the arts and sciences. On April 18,1838, An Act to Establish the University of Texas was referred to a committee of the Texas Congress. On January 26,1839, the Texas Congress agreed to set aside fifty leagues of land towards the establishment of a publicly funded university, in addition,40 acres in the new capital of Austin were reserved and designated College Hill. In 1845, Texas was annexed into the United States, the states Constitution of 1845 failed to mention higher education. On February 11,1858, the Seventh Texas Legislature approved O. B,102, an act to establish the University of Texas, which set aside $100,000 in United States bonds toward construction of the states first publicly funded university. The legislature designated land reserved for the encouragement of railroad construction toward the universitys endowment, Texas secession from the Union and the American Civil War delayed repayment of the borrowed monies.
At the end of the Civil War in 1865, The University of Texas endowment was just over $16,000 in warrants, the more valuable lands reverted to the fund to support general education in the state. The legislature additionally appropriated $256,272.57 to repay the funds taken from the university in 1860 to pay for frontier defense, the 1883 grant of land increased the land in the Permanent University Fund to almost 2.2 million acres. Under the Act of 1858, the university was entitled to just over 1,000 acres of land for every mile of railroad built in the state. On March 30,1881, the legislature set forth the structure and organization. By popular election on September 6,1881, Austin was chosen as the site, having come in second in the election was designated the location of the medical department. On November 17,1882, on the original College Hill, smite the earth, smite the rocks with the rod of knowledge and fountains of unstinted wealth will gush forth
Texas Longhorns men's basketball
The Texas Longhorns mens basketball team represents The University of Texas at Austin in NCAA Division I intercollegiate mens basketball competition. The Longhorns currently compete in the Big 12 Conference, the University of Texas began varsity intercollegiate competition in mens basketball in 1906. Among Big 12 Conference mens basketball programs, Texas is second only to Kansas in both wins and all-time win percentage. The Texas basketball program experienced substantial success during the decades of its existence. Since 1977, the team has played its games in the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. The team is led by second-year head coach Shaka Smart. Mainland had been a nationally known basketball player as a student at Wheaton College prior to coming to UT. His Wheaton team placed out of the three competing college basketball teams in the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, the first Olympic Games featuring the young sport. The Longhorns took the court for the first time on March 10,1906, Texas traveled to Waco two weeks for a three-game series with the Bears and won all three games behind the play of Mainland.
The Longhorns ultimately won seven of the eight games scheduled in the programs inaugural season. Due to inadequate funding, the UT Athletic Council canceled the program after two seasons, leaving Texas without a basketball team for the 1908 season. The Athletics Council revived the program in 1909, owing in part to the efforts of Longhorn player Morgan Vining. Metzenthin finished with an record of 13–14, not until 1959 would another UT basketball coach leave with a losing overall record. Taylor, the Texas track coach, assumed head coaching responsibilities for the 1913 season. Taylor came to UT with a reputation for basketball expertise. At the conclusion of the 1912–13 academic year, the UTs Cactus yearbook declared and it always has been so considered until this year Prof. Carl Taylor took charge of the work and infused new life into it, L. Bellmonts teams contributed 25 victories to a winning streak that would ultimately grow to 44 games. Hendersons team recorded Texas third consecutive undefeated season in 1916 to extend the total to 40 consecutive victories.
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Gregory Gymnasium is the 4, 000-seat current home of the University of Texas Longhorn Womens Volleyball team, and former home of the Longhorn Basketball and Swimming teams. The basketball teams moved out in 1977 to the Erwin Center and it serves as the home court for the Austin Aces of World Team Tennis. Originally built in 1930, the gym was named after its main advocate and planner, Gregory, an alumnus of the University, served on the Universitys Board of Regents and as United States Attorney General before the gym was built. All University students can use the gymnasium for free, the gymnasium is available at a low cost to University alumni and their spouses. Gregory Gymnasium at UT Recreational Sports Gregory Gymnasium at Texas Sports
University of Texas School of Law
The University of Texas School of Law is an ABA-certified American law school located on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. The law school has been in operation since the founding of the University in 1883, Texas Law offers both Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees. It offers degree programs with the JD, such as an MBA, MPA. In 2016 the law school was ranked No.14 in the nation by U. S. News & World Report, No.12 by Above the Law, Texas Law is consistently ranked among the top five public law schools in the United States. The school has ranked No.1 for the biggest return on investment among law schools in the United States, the school has 19,000 living alumni, over 4,000 of whom practice law outside of Texas. The law school has graduated the late U. S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark as well as a number of heads of state and corporate executives. According to Texas Laws 2014 ABA-required disclosures,77. 8% of the Class of 2014 obtained full-time, long-term, Texas Law is among the most selective law schools in the nation.
For the class of 2018,4,303 students applied and 21. 9% were accepted with a class median LSAT score of 167, the median GPA for the admitted class is 3.73. The average age of admitted students is 24, and women make up 47% of the class, Texas Law admits students from over 22 US states. Emphasizing its role as an institution, Texas Law reserves 65% of the seats in each first-year class for Texas residents. In 2014, the law school was the subject of a scandal, currently under investigation by Kroll. Records obtained through the Texas Public Information Act revealed that students were admitted with LSAT scores as low as 128. In connection with the inquiry, a study of those UT graduates who failed the Texas Bar on multiple occasions included children of legislators, legislators. The law school suffered one of the lowest bar passage rates in all of the law schools in February,2014. The bar passage rate was the lowest of all Texas schools, the University of Texas School of Law was founded in 1883. In 1914, the school created its first course on oil and gas law, the school was sued in the civil rights case of Sweatt v.
Painter. When the plaintiff first applied to the University of Texas, there was no law school in Texas which admitted blacks. Instead of granting the plaintiff a writ of mandamus, the Texas trial court continued the case for six months to allow the time to create a law school for blacks
Texas Longhorns baseball
The Texas Longhorns baseball team represents The University of Texas at Austin in NCAA Division I intercollegiate mens baseball competition. The Longhorns currently compete in the Big 12 Conference, the University of Texas began varsity intercollegiate competition in baseball in 1894. Texas is the winningest NCAA Division I college baseball program in terms of win percentage, the Longhorns rank second in all-time wins as of May 26,2015, behind the Fordham Rams. As of the end of the 2015 conference season, Texas has won 77 regular season championships and 16 conference tournament championships in baseball. From 1997 to 2016, the Longhorns were led by head coach Augie Garrido, the team plays its home games at UFCU-Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorn baseball program has been stable over the last century. Since 1911, it has had only four full-time coaches—Billy Disch, Bibb Falk, Cliff Gustafson, David Pierce, head coach at Tulane University, was hired as Texas new head coach on June 29,2016. The Longhorns have won titles in 1949,1950,1975,1983,2002.
The Texas Longhorns baseball team started in 1894, with the first game in 1895, records from the first two years are incomplete. The first collegiate victory was over Add-Ran College, what is today Texas Christian University, seven different managers, including some that were the schools football coach, led the team. Four times, the team won a title, including one in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The team played its games in the first Clark Field during this time. In 1911, Billy Disch took over the reins of the program, Disch retired following the 1939 season. During this time, he led the Longhorns to 22 conference titles and this included a run of 10 consecutive conference titles from 1913 to 1922. Disch won 465 collegiate games during his tenure with the Longhorns, in 1928, the team moved to the second Clark Field, which was famous for its limestone cliff and goat path in left-center field. In 1940, former Longhorn baseball and major league outfielder Bibb Falk became the head coach, except for a three-year period from 1943 to 1945, during which the team was led by assistant football coach Blair Cherry, Falk coached the team until 1967.
Under Falks guidance, the Longhorns won 20 Southwest Conference titles, under Falk, Texas won its first two College World Series championships. The Longhorns won 434 collegiate games during his tenure, Falk retired after the 1967 season and was succeeded by one of his former players, Cliff Gustafson
Texas Longhorns athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports teams of The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas at Austin is the institution of the University of Texas System. The womens teams are called the Lady Longhorns, but generally both the mens and womens teams are referred to as the Longhorns, and the mascot is a Texas Longhorn steer named Bevo. The Longhorn nickname appeared in Texas newspapers by 1900, the University of Texas at Austin offers a wide variety of varsity and intramural sports programs. Due to the breadth of sports offered and the quality of the programs, Texas was listed as the number one Collegiate Licensing Company client from 2005–2013 in regards to the amount of annual trademark royalties received from the sales of its fan merchandise. A charter member of the Southwest Conference until its dissolution in 1996, the schools colors are officially Orange and White, with Burnt Orange — known as Texas Orange – being the specific shade of orange used.
The University of Texas Longhorn Band performs the alma mater as well as the university fight song at sporting events. Over the years, Longhorn sports teams have won 52 total national championships,44 of which are NCAA National Championships, the University of Texas currently fields a varsity team in nine mens sports and eleven womens sports. They are, Two Texas Longhorn running backs have won college footballs most prestigious individual award, seventeen Longhorn players and two Longhorn coaches have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, while four are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other Longhorn players have received recognition for their performance. Texas is the third ranked NCAA Division I FBS program in football history, in terms of total wins. As of the end of the 2015 season, the Longhorns all-time record is 886–354–33, the University of Texas team plays home games in Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium which has a seating capacity of 100,119. Renovations began on the stadium November 14,2005, two following the last home football game of the 2005 season.
The improvements were completed before the 2008 football season, and included additional seating, with the new permanent bleacher seating section added behind the south end zone and the total remodeling of the north end zone completed in 2008, the stadiums official capacity now stands at 100,119. This was surpassed when 101,357 saw #3-ranked Texas beat Kansas 51–20 on November 21,2009, the Longhorns are currently coached by Tom Herman, who came to Texas in November 2016 after being head coach at Houston. Mack Brown became the football coach for Texas in 1998. From 1998 through the 2008–2009 season, the Longhorns had a 124–27 win-loss record, in his first six years at Texas, Brown had a winning record but he had not managed to win the Big 12 conference or to lead the Longhorns into a Bowl Championship Series game. He was often lauded for his recruiting while being criticized for failing to win championships and that changed with the 2004 Texas Longhorns football team who played in the 2005 Rose Bowl against the Wolverines of the University of Michigan
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, values and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, teaching, Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has an effect on the way one thinks, feels. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy, in most regions education is compulsory up to a certain age. Etymologically, the education is derived from the Latin ēducātiō from ēducō which is related to the homonym ēdūcō from ē-. Education began in prehistory, as trained the young in the knowledge. In pre-literate societies this was achieved orally and through imitation, story-telling passed knowledge and skills from one generation to the next. As cultures began to extend their knowledge beyond skills that could be learned through imitation. Schools existed in Egypt at the time of the Middle Kingdom, plato founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in Europe.
The city of Alexandria in Egypt, established in 330 BCE, the great Library of Alexandria was built in the 3rd century BCE. European civilizations suffered a collapse of literacy and organization following the fall of Rome in CE476, after the Fall of Rome, the Catholic Church became the sole preserver of literate scholarship in Western Europe. The church established cathedral schools in the Early Middle Ages as centres of advanced education, some of these establishments ultimately evolved into medieval universities and forebears of many of Europes modern universities. During the High Middle Ages, Chartres Cathedral operated the famous, founded in 1088, the University of Bologne is considered the first, and the oldest continually operating university. The Renaissance in Europe ushered in a new age of scientific and intellectual inquiry and appreciation of ancient Greek, around 1450, Johannes Gutenberg developed a printing press, which allowed works of literature to spread more quickly. The European Age of Empires saw European ideas of education in philosophy, arts, the Enlightenment saw the emergence of a more secular educational outlook in Europe.
In most countries today, full-time education, whether at school or otherwise, is compulsory for all children up to a certain age, formal education occurs in a structured environment whose explicit purpose is teaching students. Usually, formal education takes place in a environment with classrooms of multiple students learning together with a trained, certified teacher of the subject. Most school systems are designed around a set of values or ideals that govern all educational choices in that system, such choices include curriculum, organizational models, design of the physical learning spaces, student-teacher interactions, methods of assessment, class size, educational activities, and more
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
The Lyndon B. D. in Public Policy. The school offers a Ph. D. in Public Policy, as of 2011-2012, the LBJ School has graduated 3,508 masters degree students since its first inaugural class of 1972, as well as 56 Ph. D. students from 1992 to August 2013. The school offers a Portfolio Program in Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship, the school sponsors a variety of non-degree programs for public affairs professionals. In 2013, the LBJ School launched a new Executive Master in Public Leadership for mid-career professionals, the first of its kind in Texas, the EMPL at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is a blending of rigorous academic studies and practical learning. The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is committed to improving the quality of service in the United States and abroad at all levels of governance. Many of the Schools centers sponsor a range of activities, including conferences, workshops. The Center partners with a range of stakeholders to conduct timely, relevant research and to translate research into effective policies.
The Centers research addresses pressing issues in philanthropy, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, the Great Society Fund was created by the class of 2005 to finance innovative social entrepreneurship projects started by LBJ students and alumni. The Baines Report is the student publication of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Led by students, the Baines Report publishes student opinion pieces and these are the schools alumni chapters, Austin Alumni Association http, //www. lbjalumni. org Association Webpage] Washington, D. C. Alumni Chapter 1972 Allen E. Pritchard, Jr. incoming Vice President, National League of Cities 1973 J. J. Jake Pickle, congressman from Texas, member of the House Ways and Means Committee 1974 Richard W. Bolling, U. S. Senator from Colorado 1987 James C, wright, Jr. Speaker, U. S. House of Representatives 1988 Yvonne B. Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State, U. S. Department of State 2011 Kathleen A. Merrigan, news & World Report, down from 9th in 2004, 7th in 2002 and 5th in 1998, but up from 16th in 2012.
Cannon Alan K. Campbell Elspeth Rostow Max Sherman Edwin Dorn Bobby Ray Inman James B. Steinberg Bobby Ray Inman Robert Hutchings Angela Evans James Kumar Aiyer,1992 Houston Community College trustee Kenneth S. Apfel, M. P. Aff. 1978, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration from 1997 until his term ended in January 2001 Robert N. Campbell,1973, vice chairman of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. 2003, Speechwriter for Mexicos President Felipe Calderón Rafael Fernández de Castro, Academic Dean of the Department of International Studies,1993, Tourism Secretary, Mendoza Province, Argentina. 1994, Lewis-Sebring Director, Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute Andrea Kane,1996, Secretary of Postgraduate Studies, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina. 1990, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Bill Owens,1975, Governor of Colorado from 1999–2007 Michael Reyna, M. P. Aff