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WikiProject University of Texas at Austin


Welcome to the WikiProject page for The University of Texas at Austin. This page is designed to streamline collaborative efforts to improve the quality of UT Austin-related articles. We are currently overhauling this project and its accompanying project page (as you may notice below), but that just means it's a great time for you to get involved! Feel free to contact any project members with any questions or to drop us a note on this project's talk page. Hook' em Horns!


Collaboration Current collaboration

This section attempts to focus members on one article in order to give it a concentrated improvement effort.

The current WP:UT collaboration for the period ending August 31, 2009 is:

University of Texas at Austin#History

Our September 2009 project is TBD. If you would like to nominate an article for a future project please add a nomination under that month's section or to see what articles we've already collaborated on, please visit the Collaboration talk page.


Templates in Use Templates

UT Austin templates

This template should be placed below the External links section of every UT Austin-related article.
This template should be placed below the External links section of UT Austin-related stub articles.

User template

Alumni of UT Austin (which includes current students) can add {{user longhorn}} to their userpage for the following userbox:

Texas Longhorns logo.svg This user supports the
Texas Longhorns

WikiProject templates

Use this template on an article's talk page only if:
  • the article is not biographical in nature. Articles about people should use template {{UTTalk people}}
This can be added to a user's talk page as an invite to the UT Austin WikiProject


Navigation Navigation


It is possible to view special pages that are watchlists for changes to articles in a category. For example, see related changes for recent changes to any article in Category:University of Texas at Austin. Note that this does not pick up changes to articles in sub-categories, so one has to view each category separately.


The University of Texas at AustinAlumniPresidentsTexas Student Media

Texas Longhorns athleticsBaseballBasketballFootballSwimming

WikiProjectUniversity-related stubs


Images Images and Image Requests


Featured article Assessments


To Do List To Do List

Never-ending things to do:

  1. Enlist (invite) more members
  2. Help GAs reach FA status
  3. Expand WP:UT stub articles
  4. Help maintain Portal:University of Texas at Austin and bring it to Featured portal status

Specific things that need attention:

  1. First thing's first: the flagship article (UT Austin) needs to get back to GA status
  2. Help transfer names into tables on List of University of Texas at Austin alumni and List of University of Texas at Austin faculty

New Articles:

  1. Create a main article about the Charles Whitman tower shooting.
    1. Discussion found here
  2. Create a main article about the main campus (Ex.: Campus of Texas A&M University).
    1. When started, replace "See also: List of University of Texas at Austin buildings" at the beginning of the Campus section and add it to a section highlighting notable buildings on the future dedicated campus page.
  3. Try to incorporate links in the See also section into article body.
Feel free to add any to-do items you think the project should know about!


Participants Participants

Please add your name below if you are interested in participating in this project:

  1. Jareha (talk · contribs)
  2. Johntex (talk · contribs)
  3. Scm83x (talk · contribs)
  4. Grouse (talk · contribs)
  5. Guðsþegn (talk · contribs)
  6. ChrisKennedy (talk · contribs)
  7. J. Charles Taylor (talk · contribs)
  8. Enoch Lai (talk · contribs)
  9. Bevo (talk · contribs)
  10. VarunRajendran (talk · contribs)
  11. Bradknowles (talk · contribs)
  12. TheMindsEye (talk · contribs)
  13. Andman8 (talk · contribs)
  14. Persiancowboy (talk · contribs)
  15. AndrewSolomon (talk · contribs)
  16. Uttexas (talk · contribs)
  17. ZekeW (talk · contribs)
  18. Another Believer (talk · contribs)
  19. João Do Rio (talk · contribs)

We ask that members make at least one contribution to a UT Austin-related article per month—helping with the Collaboration of the Month is a great place to start. If you no longer want to receive monthly messages, please remove your name from the participation list.


How can I contribute to this project How can I contribute to this project ?

  • Help others catch the UT Austin-article-improvement fever by awarding those who make special, dedicated efforts to improve UT Austin articles
  • Assist in acquiring more Wiki-usable pictures and images related to UT Austin—adding Flickr images to Wikipedia (like "UT Austin"; be sure to include the appropriate "Attribution" or "Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0" license) is a great way to start
  • Label UT Austin-related articles with the appropriate template (see templates to the left)


How can I contribute to Wikipedia How can I contribute to Wikipedia ?

If you have never used Wikipedia, please take the time to read these articles:

Principal advice

To maintain article quality, please follow these rules:

  • Provide sources for your edits. See also the Citations helpdesk below;
  • ALWAYS make sure images you upload are under proper license Image Copyrights;
  • Restrain the number of red links;
  • Ensure external links are active/not broken;
  • AVOID emotional arguments, statements about editors of other nationalities, name calling, and anything that is not perceived as constructive, source-backed argument;


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