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How Did DNA Kits Become so Popular—and What’s Next?

  When I first think about signing up for 23andMe in early 2018, the direct-to-consumer genetics testing company is running a campaign called “DNA of a Champion,”...

 
 

Introducing the 2018 Distinguished Alumni

  As is tradition, this fall several hundred Longhorns will gather to celebrate a group of their most accomplished peers with moving video tributes, heartfelt...

 
 

UT’s First Student Startup Fund Gets a Major Boost

Less than two days after the Genesis Program launched it’s Hornraiser campaign, it is already 98 percent of the way toward its ambitious goal of $1,200,000—thanks...

 
 

Wall to Wall: Finding Majesty in the Intricacies of Egypt’s Past and Present

On my first day in Cairo, jetlagged and disoriented, I boarded a bus with 27 other intrepid Flying Longhorns and was shuttled off through the dusty, bustling streets...

 
 

After Surviving the Holocaust, Adam Heller Works to Make the World a Better Place Through Engineering

On a balmy March day last year around lunchtime, students squeezed into a standing-room-only lecture hall on the bottom floor of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering...

 
 

New Book by UT Journalism Professor Looks at Life of Counterculture Icon Timothy Leary

In the early 1970s, an ex-Harvard professor named Timothy Leary, who had become the “High Priest of LSD,” became something else: President Nixon’s public...

 
 

Ahead of the Game: Honoring the 2017 Outstanding Young Texas Exes

This past October at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, before kickoff for what turned into a close and hard-fought victory for the Longhorns against Kansas State,...

 
 

The Results Are In: New Survey Shows UT Austin Alumni Are Thriving

According to a survey of UT’s undergraduate alumni conducted this past spring, Longhorns are doing alright, alright, alright. Since 2014, the Gallup-Purdue Index...

 
 

Honoring the 2017 Distinguished Alumni

Each year, some of UT’s finest return to campus for a weekend to celebrate their accomplishments and receive the highest honor awarded to UT Austin alumni:...

 
 

President Fenves Honored by Holocaust Museum Houston

On Thursday at the Hilton Americas-Houston, the Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) presented their 2017 Guardian of the Human Spirit award to The University of Texas...

 
 
 
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