The University Of Texas

Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, sunrise, Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium
Austin, University of Texas, campus, live oak, tree, Quercus virginiana, South Mall, Batts Hall, Six Pack
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Hall of Noble Words, ceiling
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Texas Union
Austin, University of Texas, campus, gate, George Littlefield, house, home
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, Swimming and Diving, Big XII championship, Big 12 championship
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Scottish Rite Dormitory
Austin, University of Texas, campus, live oak, tree, Quercus virginiana, staircase, limestone
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Main Building
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, Swimming and Diving, national championship
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Main Building
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, Will C. Hogg Building, Dorothy Gebauer Building, Swimming and Diving, national championship, 1
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Main Building
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, LBJ Fountain
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, live oak, tree, Quercus virginiana
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Battle Hall, dusk
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, sunrise
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, Swimming and Diving, national championship, Garrison Hall, arches
Austin, University of Texas, campus, lantana, flowers, Goldsmith Hall, courtyard
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Flawn Academic Center, Torchbearers, statue, sculpture
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Main Building
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Sid Richardson Hall, LBJ Fountain, live oak, tree, Quercus virginiana
Austin, University of Texas, campus, longhorn, statue, John W. Hargis Hall, Little Campus
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Dorothy L. Gebauer Building
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, swimming and diving, national championship
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Main Building, seal, Explore UT
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Architecture and Planning Library, Reading Room
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Littlefield Fountain, Homer Rainey Hall, Six Pack
Austin, University of Texas, campus, snapdragons, Benedict Hall, Six Pack
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Littlefield Fountain, dawn
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Texas Memorial Museum, live oak, trees, Quercus virginiana, night
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Barbara Jordan, statue, Battle Oaks, dawn
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, Turtle Pond
Austin, University of Texas, campus, George W. Littlefield, house
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Texas Union, West Mall, Tower, dawn
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Sutton Hall, dawn
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, Swimming and Diving, national championship, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis, yucca, prickly pear cactus, Opuntia engelmannii
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Waggener Hall, dusk
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, Texas State Capitol, dome, dusk
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Gregory Gym, night
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, Littlefield Fountain, reflection
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Arno Nowotny Building, Little Campus, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, East Mall, fountain, commencement, 2014
Austin, University of Texas, campus, East Mall, fountain, Liberal Arts Building, live oak, tree, Quercus virginiana, dusk
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, UT Remembers
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Architecture and Planning Library, Reading Room
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Texas Memorial Museum, sunset
Austin, University of Texas, campus, live oak, trees, Quercus virginiana, Tower
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Main Building
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Flawn Academic Center, Torchbearers, statue, sculpture
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, LBJ Fountain, dusk
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Welch Hall, live oak, tree, Quercus virginiana
Austin, University of Texas, campus, sotol, Dasylirion texanum, Texas bluebonnets, Lupinus texensis
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Battle Hall, live oak, tree, Quercus virginiana
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, Golf, national championship, 2012
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Olmec head, Sid Richardson Hall
Austin, University of Texas, campus, live oak, tree, Quercus virginiana, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, dawn, Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Main Building, live oak, tree, Quercus virginiana
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Tower, Golf, national championship, 2012
Austin, University of Texas, campus, longhorn, statue, John W. Hargis Hall, Little Campus
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Barbara Jordan, statue, Battle Oaks
Austin, University of Texas, campus, Parlin Hall

About The University of Texas

The University of Texas is many things to many people. To some it is as simple as a football team and a place to spend Saturdays during the fall. To others it is a Tower bathed in orange light on the Austin skyline in commemoration of some event or achievement. And still to others it is one of the most esteemed institutions of higher learning in the world, which has molded the lives of young men and women from all over the globe for over one hundred and thirty years. To me it is all of these things and more.

Its history is almost as old as the state of Texas itself. “An Act to Establish the University of Texas” was considered by the Texas Congress as early as 1838, only two years after Texas won its independence from Mexico. Over forty years of legislative wrangling would take place before Texas’ flagship university would open its doors in 1883 on forty acres of land in Austin originally known as College Hill. Strangely enough, the original name of the plot of land was apparently not as memorable as its size since the campus is affectionately known to students and alumni today as the Forty Acres.

As the campus grew, buildings came and went. The original Main Building, built in three phases in the late nineteenth century and known as Old Main, was razed in the early 1930s and replaced with the now world-famous University of Texas Tower. Brackenridge Hall, built in 1890 and known as B. Hall, was torn down in 1952. But many of the other buildings which constituted part of the early campus, such as the Gebauer Building, Battle Hall, and Sutton Hall are still standing and in use today, over one hundred years after their construction.

The remainder of the twentieth century saw considerable expansion of the University’s footprint, even away from the main campus. Garrison Hall, Waggener Hall, Goldsmith Hall, Hogg Memorial Auditorium, Painter Hall, Welch Hall, Gearing Hall, the W.C. Hogg Building, the buildings of the Six Pack (Benedict Hall, Mezes Hall, Batts Hall, Parlin Hall, Calhoun Hall, and Rainey Hall), along with several others, form the core of the campus today. Others are continually added or rebuilt. In fact, the only constant at the University of Texas seems to be its unending evolution and growth.

I have known the University of Texas since the early 1980s, having been introduced to it as a fan of its sports teams from a young age. The walks I took across the campus as a child are indelibly etched in my memory and, subconsciously, served to become the foundation of this portfolio. Certain sights, even smells, transport me back to that time. Years later when I became a student there, my connection with the University became inevitably much more personal. The University of Texas is a collection of photos created as an attempt to maintain that personal connection to an institution that has played a significant role in my life. It is my hope that the work inspires my fellow alumni to remember fondly the time they spent on the Forty Acres.

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