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The Way Back: Office Space

Workspace replicas are fairly common exhibits. People love to revel in the personal spaces of vision-aries like Julia Child (the Smithsonian) or President Lyndon...

 
 

The Way Back: Cirque du Longhorn

In 1906, the UT baseball team was in debt, so students created an event dubbed the Varsity Circus to raise money to get the baseball team out of the red and back...

 
 

Rare Color Photos Show the Forty Acres 100 Years Ago

Believed to be the earliest color images taken on campus, these photos are the handiwork of UT physics professor and photography enthusiast John Matthias Kuehne...

 
 

“Colossal” Dissects the Beauty and Brutality of Football

Andrew Hinderaker’s play Colossal explores the game we all know and love, even if the brutality of football can sometimes make us squirm. The acclaimed play—described...

 
 

The Way Back: Austin’s Changing Skyline

The hottest topic in town—one practically impossible to avoid at a cocktail party—is how fast Austin has grown in the past decade. The hometown of the Longhorns...

 
 

The Way Back: A Poet’s Love of Texas

Borges with UT professor Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth outside Batts Hall. In 1961, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges was aging and mostly blind, but his international...

 
 

1984: The Year Commencement Almost Moved to the Erwin Center

Campus has been buzzing for days with commencement preparations—roped-off lawns, stage and seating construction, speaker system sound checks—all anchored around...

 
 

The Way Back: We Can Do It!

When bombs fell on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the world changed forever—and so did life at UT. The university underwent a drastic transformation as it restructured...

 
 

The Way Back: Willie at the Armadillo

In the early ’70s, the Armadillo World Headquarters was the epicenter of Austin’s growing live music scene and a favorite Longhorn hangout. Housed in an abandoned...

 
 

The World at War [Watch]

A century after the Great War, a new exhibit at UT’s Harry Ransom Center explores the poignant artifacts left behind. Last letters written from the front lines...

 
 
 
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