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Julian Cantu

5 Questions with Administrative Associate Julian Cantu

Mar. 21, 2024 - If you’ve met Julian Cantu, his positivity probably made an impression on you. As an administrative associate in Planning, Design and Construction, he juggles multiple priorities: welcoming guests, managing schedules, responding to emails, preparing reports, arranging travel plans, organizing documents, and much more. A true team player, he says one of his motivators is the success of others.


Shining the light on who lights the tower

February 26, 2024—As the UT Tower ticks one year closer to 87 years since its dedication, lighting the beacon of the Forty Acres orange looks much different than it did in 1937. Preset with an astronomical clock that glows at sunset and shines orange to celebrate athletic achievements and recognitions on the president’s command, the job of turning the Tower orange falls under the University’s Planning, Design and Construction department.


Hogg Memorial Auditorium Undergoes Exciting Renovations

Dec. 30, 2023 - Not many 90-year-olds look this good. In fact, Hogg Memorial Auditorium has never looked better. After a two-year, $27.8 million renovation, the first auditorium at The University of Texas at Austin has reopened and is already reclaiming its role as a lively hub of student activity.


It's the last Christmas for the Frank Erwin Center

Dec. 20, 2023 - Love it or hate it, the Frank Erwin Center has been a landmark at the corner of I-35 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard since 1977. And while it’s been a year and eight months since it hosted any events, its status as a landmark is soon to end.


Frank Erwin Center demolition underway

Dec. 6, 2023 - This time next year, another Austin landmark will be gone. Demolition of UT's Frank Erwin Center is underway, and FOX 7 got an exclusive look inside the massive project.


Conversation Corner: Ana Thiemer, Director of Operations Support, Campus Operations

November 11, 2023 - Ana's promotion to Director of Operations Support shows her hard work and dedication. She will lead the Operations Support teams to improve efficiencies, save costs, and deliver better client services. Ana is excited about her new role and will inspire others with her passion for taking on challenges.

Dan on Building Excellence

Dan Cook on Building Excellence

July 31, 2023 - UT Austin’s Dan Cook collaborates with a talented team to bring forth major projects that unite students with best-in-class buildings.

Carpentry Shop

5 Questions with Cabinetmaker Zach LeBlanc

April 20, 2023 - What started as a hobby to help pay for college—cabinetry and furniture making—ended up becoming Zach LeBlanc’s career. Prior to joining UT in 2021, LeBlanc worked in residential cabinetry, and today he’s of two cabinet makers currently working in the Campus Construction Carpentry Shop, building and installing everything from resilient countertops for research labs to ornate bookshelves for office suites.

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UT Honors Employees with 2023 President’s Staff Awards

April 10, 2023 - The University of Texas at Austin celebrated its 2023 Staff Service and Outstanding Staff and Supervisor Award recipients.

The Outstanding Staff and Supervisor Awards Program honors invaluable contributions of eligible non-teaching employees whose outstanding dedication, competence, conscientious performance, excellent customer service, or ingenuity/innovation has had a significant impact on the university.

Ribbon Cutting at MSI

Patton Center for Marine Science Education Center Ribbon Cutting

August 29, 2022 - The University of Texas Marine Science Institute hosted a ribbon-cutting event on Saturday, Aug. 14, for the sponsors and donors who supported its newly renovated visitor center, now renamed the Patton Center for Marine Science Education, to commemorate contributions by Bobby and Sherri Patton.

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Ground broken for new UT-Marine Science Institute student housing in Port Aransas

April 19, 2022 — The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey more than 4 years ago, and one of the biggest impacts was on its student housing. Now, work has finally begun on a new housing complex for those students. Ground was broken Tuesday morning for what will be known as the Wilson Cottages.

New Blanton Museum Coming 2022

The New York Times: Blanton Museum Redesign Aims to Raise It's Profile

Jan. 12, 2021 - The $35 million initiative at the University of Texas museum, led by the firm Snohetta, features a Carmen Herrera mural commission.

Blanton Museum of Art shares a $35 million campus redesign

Jan. 12, 2021 - The Blanton of Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin will break ground later this year on a dramatic $35 million revamp of its grounds with refreshed landscaping and architectural features including a new central outdoor space framed by a cluster of 15 petal-shaped shading structures.