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Walt Whitman

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Texas State researchers ID meteor storm in Whitman poem

Texas State researchers recently identified a mysterious meteor appearance from a poem in Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass," using a painting by Frederic Church as a clue.

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Texas State astronomers say they’ve solved Walt Whitman meteor mystery

The researchers applied an unique brand of forensic astronomy to the question, rediscovering one of the most famous celestial events of Whitman's day--one that inspired both Whitman and famed landscape painter Frederic Church--yet became inexplicably forgotten by...

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Juilliard comes back to Texas State Thursday

The Juilliard School will once again perform at Texas State as part of the Common Experience Program. The Thursday event will showcase music and choreography and is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The Weekend: Baffled with one spear of grass

The last weekend before public school lets out features two performances by the Diamond Line dance team at San Marcos High School.