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Remembering Distinguished Alumna and Soul Singer Barbara Smith Conrad

Barbara Smith Conrad at University of Texas at Austin commencement, 2000. Photo via UT Austin. Like the November|December 1998 issue of Alcalde wrote, alumna and...

 
 

May|June 2017 Good Reads

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe   Rewrite Man: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Warren Skaaren by Alison Macor, MA ’91, PhD ’00 Rewrite...

 
 

The Way Back: Garnering Gavels

Unlocking the vault of UT history Among UT’s vast collection of artifacts are 160 gavels that once belonged to John Nance Garner. In 1931, as Speaker of the...

 
 

Remembering UT Distinguished Alumna Margaret Berry

Margaret Berry, BA ’37, Life Member, Distinguished Alumna, passed away just after midnight on Sunday morning, taking a piece of UT history with her. She was 101. “I...

 
 

TXEXplainer: 85th Legislative Budget Proposals

As the 85th Texas legislative session picks up, the Senate has proposed a bill to cut funding to higher ed across the state. But what does that mean for UT-Austin?...

 
 

Mark Updegrove Says Farewell to the LBJ Presidential Library

On April 10, 2014, LBJ Presidential Library director Mark Updegrove stood beside civil rights champion and Congressman John Lewis. Together, they had just welcomed...

 
 

March|April 2017 Good Reads

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department  by Carol Dawson, BA ’75, and Roger Allen Polson,...

 
 

Another Place and Time

Two UT professors document the untold history of Hollywood’s greatest scenic artists.  In one of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history, Cary Grant and...

 
 

UT Town Hall Addresses Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Muslim Campus Posters

During a town hall-style forum hosted by UT president Greg Fenves on Wednesday, students voiced their concerns about religion, race, and immigration on campus,...

 
 

Longhorn Family Gifts Father UT Class Ring 31 Years Later

It was a proud day for the Hodges family. The time had come for the youngest of the clan, Clay, a sports management junior at UT, to receive his class ring—a...

 
 
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