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Alumni Divided

Alumni Divided

These dual UT and A&M grads remind us that the state’s longtime rival schools are all in the same Texas family. A second-generation Aggie, Wade Sims grew...

 
 

Is the Novel Still Novel?

If you have ever feared that paperbacks will one day serve as vintage wall décor for all the nation’s indie coffee shops, then perhaps you are one of those concerned...

 
 

Novelist Chang-rae Lee Advises UT Audience: Make an Oblique Entrance

Novelist Chang-rae Lee. Photo by Matt Valentine “What makes for good fiction is some kind of oblique entrance to the subject that you’re particularly interested...

 
 

Outstanding Young Texas Ex Rik Zafar: No Lame Duck

In his days as a UT undergraduate, Rik Zafar was appointed the “duck” of the Tejas Club, a prestigious position requiring the telling of a joke before each...

 
 

Drought Dries Up Attendance—And Budget—At Wildflower Center

Along with cactus and tumbleweed, the flowers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center continue to flourish despite the summer heat. It’s the drought of...

 
 

Researchers Discover Connection Between West Texas and East Antarctica

On a summer day in Texas, when it’s possible to work up a sweat doing almost anything outdoors, it’s hard to imagine that Texas and Antarctica could possibly...

 
 

As Cultures Unbind, Personalities Unfold

Picasso shows Lump his new plate Upon entering the exhibit, nothing immediately grabs your attention. No modern art or flashy pictures. The Culture Unbound: Collecting...

 
 
YooHoo! Chocolate Milk Gives Big Post-Workout Benefits

YooHoo! Chocolate Milk Gives Big Post-Workout Benefits

Cocoa Puffs gave chocolate a place at the breakfast table. And now sports nutrition expert John Ivy has given it one in the gym. Two recent studies conducted by...

 
 

Take A Look Inside The Alumni Center Expansion (Slideshow)

Can’t see the slideshow? Click here. We at the Texas Exes have been working to the beat of a construction zone soundtrack for so long that it’s the...

 
 

UT Film Alum Wins Student Academy Award (Watch)

An Academy Award without a small golden statue? Can it be? It can if it is the Student Academy Awards. This year UT alum Soham Mehta, BA ’00, MFA ’10,...

 
 
 
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