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Getting There: How Longhorn Joan Darling Became One of the First Female Television Directors

When Joan Darling began her television career in the early 1970s, the directors yelling “action!” and “cut!” on her sets were invariably male. Her success...


How a Blind UT Grad Student is Solving Ancient Puzzles With His Fingertips

Daniel Smith runs his fingers over a mysterious relic. On the fifth floor of Burdine Hall, he wonders what it belongs to and where it has been. It may just hold...


Alan Bean Isn’t an Astronaut Who Paints—He’s an Artist Who Used to Be an Astronaut

Alan Bean has a problem. He can’t decide how to paint planet Earth. Should the land appear darker than the water? Or should the ocean outshine the continents?...


The Herman Center is Filling Critical Gaps in Mental Healthcare

Travis County has long suffered from a shortage of mental health services, especially for people in crisis. A new center named after UT alumnus Judge Guy Herman,...


Japan’s Famous Deep-Sea Divers Give Clues to Better Vascular Health

A woman bobs up and down in the cold Pacific Ocean surrounding Japan’s Shima peninsula. She remains on the surface just long enough to release a breath she’s...

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