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2012 Distinguished Alumnus Awards: In Their Own Words

Oscar acceptance speeches are sometimes amusing, occasionally tearful, and usually rote as each recipient thanks her producer, manicurist, and second cousins. If...

 
 

A New Day for LBJ

Forty years ago, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library became the first on a college campus, despite heavy protests. How an institution born in controversy...

 
 

John McKetta on Energy Changes at UT

Exactly how far has The University of Texas come on energy? Few people have a longer or wiser perspective than 97-year-old John McKetta, Life Member. Watch the former...

 
 
Rewriting the M.F.A.

Rewriting the M.F.A.

An author and professor with advertising experience brought a radical idea to academia: rebranding. But Oscar Cásares’ grand experiment almost failed before...

 
 
The Irish Humor Tour

The Irish Humor Tour

Flying Longhorns trips offer unexpected benefits—in this case, an in-house comedian.     On Galway Bay: “The water temperature is 49 degrees, and if you...

 
 

Texas, Still Wildcatting

A wood and iron platform crouches on a triangle of The University of Texas campus frequented only on six Saturdays each fall. This creaky sculpture has taken on...

 
 

Personal, Inspirational, and Funny: Distinguished Alumni Accept Awards

Oscar acceptance speeches are sometimes amusing, occasionally tearful, and usually rote as each recipient thanks her producer, manicurist, and second cousins. If...

 
 

Six Distinguished Alumni, Six Turns of Fate

It’s our red-letter, red-carpet day here at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center as we honor six of The University of Texas’ most impressive graduates. Tonight...

 
 

UT Makes Plans to Push Deeper Into Space Research

Over his 50-plus-year career, UT Center for Space Research director Byron Tapley, BS ’56, MS ’58, PhD ’60, Life Member, has guided hundreds of...

 
 
Gunman Apprehended Without Incident Near Campus

Gunman Apprehended Without Incident Near Campus

The 69,000-plus subscribers to the University’s text-message alert system got a scare this afternoon when the University Police announced a man with a shotgun...

 
 
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