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How BookPeople Became the Center of Austin’s Literary Universe

Walking through the doors of BookPeople, near the corner of Sixth and Lamar in downtown Austin, you may be surprised at not only how a brick-and-mortar bookstore...

 
 

UT Student-Run Clinic Offers Real-World Experience in Medicine and Social Work

It’s a sweltering Sunday afternoon in August. Inside the basement of the Trinity Center in downtown Austin, students clad in scrubs and business casual attire...

 
 

Pride Alumni Network and UT Departments Band Together for Austin Pride Parade

As the sun set over the Capitol Saturday night, a sea of rainbow assembled in downtown Austin. Speakers blared Beyoncé and Lady Gaga songs as companies and organizations...

 
 

This Longhorn’s New Book Looks at How Marfa Came to Be

When minimalist artist Donald Judd moved from New York City to the sleepy desert outpost of Marfa in 1971, he paved the way for the small town’s art scene. Now...

 
 

On a Rare Expedition, UT Geoscientists Recover a Possible Energy Resource

  From the helideck of the drilling vessel Helix Q4000, the horizon is a straight line that appears to go on forever, separating the ocean from a mosaic of...

 
 

Stranded on 9/11, The Border, and More Recently Published Books By Longhorns

Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11 By Kevin Tuerff, BS ’88, Life Member On Sept. 11, 2001, Kevin Tuerff found himself stranded in Gander, Newfoundland....

 
 

The Way Back: A Tower By Another Name

Unlocking the vault of UT history During the first two decades of the 1900s, students convened at a lesser-known tower to participate in frowned-upon traditions:...

 
 

Special Education Professor Katie Tackett Wins Massey Award

Special education professor Katie Tackett, MA, ’04, PhD ’09, gets nervous before every class. Sitting in her office, stocked with a coffee maker and...

 
 

UT Professor and Colleague’s Work Sheds Light on Little-Known Artist at Venice Biennale Exhibition

A cursory Google search reveals a wealth of information on the mid-century Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti. When studio art professor Teresa Hubbard...

 
 

Meet Author Bret Anthony Johnston, the Michener Center’s New Director

When a new group of writers descends upon the J. Frank Dobie house this August, a new director will greet them. Following in the footsteps of James Magnuson, who...

 
 
 
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