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The Modern Artist

Associate Professor of Performance as Public Practice Paul Bonin-Rodriguez says a degree in fine art is worth much more in today’s world than people realize. Compared...

 
 

I’ll Be Loving You, Esther’s

Esther’s Follies, Austin’s iconic comedy theater, celebrates 40 years. On a late Thursday evening in Downtown Austin, the streets are waking up as bar-goers,...

 
 

May|June 2017 Alumni Authors

Supranational Union & New Medievalism by Lance Kennedy, BA ’09, Life Member Kennedy studies the Scottish National Party’s growth in prominence since the...

 
 

TxExplainer: The 2017 Legislative Session Is Over. So Now What?

As the 2017 Texas Legislative session kicked into high gear, tensions were high—bills were filed, laws were made, and even a fight nearly broke out. From funding...

 
 

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...

 
 
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