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In UT’s Visual Arts Center, an Underground Skateboard World

You’d never know it from the beige brick exterior of UT’s Visual Arts Center, but inside is an underground skateboard world—complete with a clubhouse,...

 
 

UT Scholar Tells Forgotten Story of African-American Psychiatric Patients

Mental illness has a dark history in the United States—one too often clouded by stigma and ignorance. Now a UT researcher is uncovering the records of tens of...

 
 

The Way Back: Pushball

The freshman-sophomore rivalry at UT back in the teens and ’20s was no laughing matter. Those boys meant business, and the unusual sport of pushball was how they...

 
 

Robert Gates Stresses Study of History at Clements Center Gala

When William Inboden was working for the National Security Council under President George W. Bush, he was invited to a long-term planning meeting at Camp David...

 
 

All the Way: One Longhorn’s Play About LBJ is Headed to Broadway

Robert Schenkkan’s play about President Johnson’s first year in office, which was researched heavily on the Forty Acres, explores LBJ and his many...

 
 

The Blanton Comes Alive with the Sound of 100 Tubas [Watch]

How do you describe the sound of 100 tuba players performing a conceptual, abstract, 40-minute piece with both the musicians and conductors improvising? Well, “controlled...

 
 

Ghost Tree Installed Above Lady Bird Lake

For walkers, runners, and bikers on the trails of Lady Bird Lake, the ghostly tree is hard to miss. Suspended above the waters between the Pfluger pedestrian bridge...

 
 

Ransom Center Snags J.M. Coetzee Archive

The acquisition of Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee’s archive by the Ransom Center is a fitting tribute to the writer’s long-standing ties to The University of Texas...

 
 
 
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