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D’Onta Foreman is NFL Bound

College football and men’s basketball present a familiar paradox for fans: The more prolific your favorite player is, the more likely he is to bolt for the...

 
 

An Underground Journalism Pioneer On His Counterculture Days at UT

Bill Helmer (far right), on a campus visit from NYC, circa 1962 When writer and editor Bill Helmer, BJ ’59, MA ’68, returned to Austin in the early 1960s after...

 
 

Student Art Show Grapples With Violence Against LGBTQ+ Community

“It Might Get Better” On June 12, 29-year-old security guard Omar Mateen entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and opened fire, killing 49. It was the...

 
 

Firestarter

Meet the UT chemist who gets kids excited about science by blowing stuff up. Whether she’s blowing up hydrogen balloons in college classrooms or playing the role...

 
 

A Beautiful Mind

Emma Scribner’s brain isn’t quite like anyone else’s—and that’s just the way she likes it. It’s so cool how we can see colors in music,” a young Emma...

 
 

November|December 2016 Good Reads

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People by David Todd and Jonathan Ogren, BA ’96, MA ’08 Cartographer and...

 
 

In Search of the Perfect Pass

S.C. Gwynne on the little-known coach who transformed football You’ve probably never heard the name Hal Mumme, but you’ve very likely watched or even played...

 
 

Fighting Impostor Syndrome

We’ve all felt like a fraud at times, but for minority students at elite colleges the specter of impostor phenomenon is especially daunting. I’ll never forget...

 
 

Warhol by the Book

This fall, dive into an unexplored side of the pop-art icon: his lifelong love affair with books. Before he pioneered the pop-art movement and became a bonafide...

 
 

The Other R. Lee

When an Austin elementary school got a new name this year, it honored the legacy of the man who founded UT’s photography program more than a half-century ago. In...

 
 
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