1900s


1900

The Pharmacy Association of The University of Texas initiated a project to have each class adopt colors and hats to improve class spirit.  A hurricane hits Galveston causing vast destruction.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Hurricane winds devastated campus buildings.

1901

Reconstruction of campus buildings following the devastating 1900 hurricane in Galveston resulted in the first expansions and improvements to the school.


1902

By Fall 1902, reconstruction efforts following the hurricane were nearly complete, and pharmacy and chemistry laboratories were returned to operating condition.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Students in a pharmacy lab in Old Red.

1903

Completion of the Galveston seawall provided invaluable protection for the School of Pharmacy against future hurricanes.


1904

Course work in the areas of pharmaceutical, medicinal, and analytical chemistry was added to the curriculum.


1905

The Lambda Chapter of Phi Delta Chi was founded, representing the school’s first student pharmacy fraternity.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Students in lecture hall in Galveston.

1906

A National Syllabus Committee was organized to develop guidelines for pharmacy education throughout the United States.


1907

The Texas legislature passed a bill establishing the State Board of Pharmacy to have jurisdiction over all matters of pharmacy throughout the state.


1908

A Board of Regents’ appropriation to establish a botanical garden distinguished the school as one of the few to offer botanical instruction in this manner.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

1910 handbill makes light of rain-out “hoodoo” during a track and field event.

1909

The demand for pharmacy graduates from the school was growing so rapidly that the school was unable to satisfy it.


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