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History of the Texas Exes Life Membership

In 2012, I arrived on campus as a journalism student from McAllen, Texas. I didn’t come from a family of Longhorns. There was no burnt-orange paraphernalia adorning...

 
 
 

Reframing History with the Blanton’s New Modernist Latin American Art Exhibit

“What was that? I can’t hear you,” is the refrain on a crackling telephone line intermittently cutting out only to have the sound return as an echo. We’re...

 
 

Five New Books By Longhorns to Dive Into This Spring Break

The Trials of Apollo, Book Five: The Tower of Nero By Rick Riordan, BA ’86, Life Member   The Percy Jackson and the Olympians author released the fifth and...

 
 

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...

 
 

Watching UT Professor John Goodenough Receive the Nobel Prize in Sweden

Orchestral music filled the packed concert hall. The guests were dressed in tails and gowns. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden sat in ornate chairs,...

 
 

From Gospel to the Opponent’s Fight Song: How UT Women’s Basketball Gets Pumped Up

After reading about the UT Women’s Basketball team’s historic 1,100th win last month, I couldn’t help but dwell on the program’s achievement. What does...

 
 

Discovering Lost Literary Works on the Forty Acres

Inside UT’s historic Gregory Gym is a modern-looking annex that was surely not part of the campus institution’s original floor plan in 1930. Or at the very...

 
 

Five New Books From the Longhorn Universe to Kick Off the New Year

Texas Seafood: A Cookbook and Comprehensive Guide  By PJ Stoops, BA, BA ’99, and Benchalak Srimart Stoops   Readers can set sail across the northwest Gulf of...

 
 

Back to School: Medical Students Practice Empathy Through Art

As I walk into the Blanton Museum of Art on a cool, fall day, I laugh to think that the experience ahead of me—yes, in an art museum—is the closest I might...

 
 
 
 
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