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The Story of Burnt Orange

On any given Saturday, you might find yourself inside Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, or under the shady oaks of the Etter-Harbin...

 

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Now and Then: Looking at the Lives of Two UT Grads, 80 Years Apart

June 6, 1938, was a perfectly moonlit summer night in Austin. Gathered before the one-year-old Tower were 1,161 students, dressed...

 

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How Did DNA Kits Become so Popular—and What’s Next?

  When I first think about signing up for 23andMe in early 2018, the direct-to-consumer genetics testing company is running a...

 
 
 

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New Hogg Foundation Grant Will Focus on Well-Being in Rural Texas Communities

Head east about 30 minutes outside of Austin and you’ll enter Bastrop County, marked by the skeletons of a once-lush pine forest....

 

LBJ Presidential Library Names Historian Kyle Longley as New Director

On Wednesday, the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum named historian Kyle Longley as the institution’s fifth director, beginning...

 
 

Could Robots Compete in the 2050 World Cup? This UT Team Thinks It’s Possible

For the past month, the world has been watching national soccer teams from across the globe compete in a surprising and nail-biting World Cup. Although the U.S....

 
 

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Sights Unseen: Star Party

A look at the night sky from two very different telescopes perched atop campus buildings.

 
 

Full Circle: Virginia Cumberbatch On Reshaping the City That Shaped Her

In 2010, Virginia Cumberbatch, MPAff ’16, returned to Austin after graduating from Williams College in Massachusetts. Four years later, she had a tough decision...

 
 

How a Blind UT Grad Student is Solving Ancient Puzzles With His Fingertips

Daniel Smith runs his fingers over a mysterious relic. On the fifth floor of Burdine Hall, he wonders what it belongs to and where it has been. It may just hold...

 
 

A UT Professor Explains Why you Don’t Remember Things as They Really Were

  Think back to when you were young. Chances are, you have a couple of fragments of memories from when you were 3 or 4 years old. People generally don’t...

 
 

A New Food Pantry on Campus Addresses the National University Food Crisis

  UT Senior Seth Sageser never thought he would suffer from food insecurity. Until last fall, he didn’t even know what the term meant. He had been at UT...

 
 

The Way Back: Greek Parody

At the turn of the century, Greek organizations ruled the roost at UT. In turn, this led to a string of parody fraternities, the most prominent being “The Rustic...

 
 

New LBJ Library Exhibit Profiles Athletes Fighting Inequality in America

The LBJ Presidential Library and museum is important insomuch that it exists; only a few college campuses in America can claim that a presidential library rests...

 
 
 
 
 
 

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