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How the Harry Ransom Center Led Author Jenn Shapland to Her Debut Novel

Jenn Shapland, MA ’12, PhD ’16, has always been a snooper. Growing up, she loved sneaking around the houses of people she babysat for, contemplating the secrets...

 
 

Fifty Years Later, a Look Back at UT’s Inaugural Earth Day Celebration

The year was 1970. Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson had just proposed the nation’s first Earth Day, encouraging citizens to promote environmental awareness through...

 
 

This Texas Exes Chapter Plants a Tree for Every Longhorn Football Win

About 60 miles west of Houston is Bellville, a place some 4,000 people call home. It’s the county seat of Austin County and not far from Brenham—famous for...

 
 

Match Made in Texas

Whether you believe in destiny or fateful meetings beneath the glow of the Tower, one thing is certain: UT is a beautiful place to fall in love.

 
 

After Conquering the Business World With Ross Perot, Steve McElroy Turned to Fine Art

Steve McElroy, BBA ’81, knows how to bet on himself. One day in 1988, he sent a letter to business magnate and former presidential candidate Ross Perot about...

 
 

Creator of UT’s Famous ‘Beyoncé Class’ Combines Memoir and Study in New Book

In one of the closing scenes of Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, the final segment of her 2016 viral visual album Lemonade, she stands in front of the...

 
 

Four Books From the Longhorn Universe to Kick Off Fall 2018

Never Lost Again by Bill Kilday, BA ’90, MPA, MBA ’94 These days avoiding traffic jams and getting from Point A to Point B is as easy as plugging in information...

 
 

Texas Exes Shanghai Chapter Looks at China and UT’s Icy Explorations

James Bond hopped in the cockpit of a DC-3 airliner in Quantum of Solace. Indiana Jones, too, took a ride on the gleaming aircraft. More recently, the plane made...

 
 

UT Alumnus’ Debut Novel Takes Readers on a Texas Panhandle Adventure

Randy Kennedy, BA ’91, grew up in Plains, Texas, a small cotton-farming town in the Panhandle. It was isolated, flat, and dry. He filled his time with books,...

 
 

Meet the Alumni Who Helped Get Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin’ to UT

[For an in-depth look at the story of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, check out “Sacred Space: Look Inside Ellsworth Kelly’s Last Work at the Blanton Museum,”...

 
 
 
 
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