Fresh Eyes on the Forty Acres

From the ordinary to the extraordinary, photographer Sarah Frankie Linder gives us a unique visual tour of the Forty Acres and all...



The Texas Ten 2018

Since 2011, the Alcalde has honored UT professors with the Texas 10 awards.


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Tower Girl

At the very top of the UT Tower, lives Austin’s only known year-round peregrine falcon, “Tower Girl.” In January 2018, after...


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Light the Tower

For all the biggest UT moments, the Tower glows orange. Here’s how it happens.


Longhorns Show Their Commitment to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Robert “Bob” Bigham, BBA ’61, and Barbara Bigham, Life Members, were all smiles at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden....


UT’s First Student Startup Fund Gets a Major Boost

Less than two days after the Genesis Program launched it’s Hornraiser campaign, it is already 98 percent of the way toward its ambitious goal of $1,200,000—thanks...


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Where Poe Sat

UT’s Harry Ransom Center has an important artifact from an important Romantic writer on display: Edgar Allan Poe’s writing desk.


Alan Bean Isn’t an Astronaut Who Paints—He’s an Artist Who Used to Be an Astronaut

Alan Bean has a problem. He can’t decide how to paint planet Earth. Should the land appear darker than the water? Or should the ocean outshine the continents?...


An LGBTQ Studies Program Arrives at UT

During the Women’s Liberation movement of the 1970s, new wave feminists handed out condoms and abortion information pamphlets on the quad, protested at the Tower,...


A UT Professor Explains What the Mindfulness Buzz is All About

  Mindfulness is everywhere right now. Articles in magazines tout its effectiveness at reducing stress. People talk about mindfulness as an antidote to the...


Inside UT’s Old-School Lock and Key Shop

When they’re in a hurry—and they often are—members of UT’s Lock and Key Services staff tap three times on the button for the pneumatic tube they use to...


Chapters Celebrate Texas’ Official Dish Featuring Hearty Fare—and Plenty of Heart

Chili, the dish also known as chili con carne, carne con chile Colorado, or simply a bowl of red, is unequivocally Texan. It’s unsurprising, then, that Texans,...


The Way Back: All That Jazz

The Roaring ’20s permeated campus in a variety of ways, one of which was through Tex-ette, the state’s first coed jazz orchestra. Thanks to Tex-ette, one could...


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