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Good Reads: September | October 2014

New Books of Interest to the Longhorn Universe Above the East China Sea By Sarah Bird, MA ’76 The 82-day Battle of Okinawa claimed the lives of at least 12,000...

 
 

Viva el Mariachi

The UT campus is quiet in the summer, but not at the Butler School of Music—where the second-annual Longhorn Mariachi Camp filled the halls with joyful noise. Ten...

 
 

Punching the Clock

Jon Schorle is an internationally renowned boxing referee, a former correctional officer in one of the nation’s toughest prisons, a family man—and the guy giving...

 
 

Moody College of Communication Dean Hart to Resign in May

Roderick Hart, dean of the Moody College of Communication, has announced he will resign in May after a decade of administrative service, according to the Daily...

 
 

Trending Now: Beer Delivery, Young Adult Lit, and Rompers

BrewDrop Leave it to three Austinites (brothers Matt and Andrew Bell and friend Gerardo Trevino) to create the first on-demand alcohol delivery app in Texas. In...

 
 

A Different Kind of Adult Bookstore

A quirky bookstore is bringing new life to Austin’s poetry scene. Not long after Malvern Books opened a year ago, an elderly gentleman stuck his head in the door,...

 
 

Language Barriers

Since 2007, UT’s Arabic Flagship Program has been training students in advanced Arabic language and culture. The program sends Longhorns abroad for a full year...

 
 

TXEXplainer: What Does the UT System Chancellor Do?

By now you’re aware that Admiral William McRaven, BJ ’77, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus, the orator of possibly the best commencement speech of all time,...

 
 

Livestrong Gives $50 Million to UT’s Medical School

In one of the biggest gifts in UT history, the Livestrong Foundation has pledged $50 million to establish a cancer program at the university’s new Dell Medical...

 
 

UT Hires Vince Young as Development Officer

When reports surfaced as early as April that Vince Young would take a job with UT when his NFL career ended, the obvious choice seemed like he would join the Longhorns...

 
 
September|October 2014 Cover
The Man for the Job
The New Dobie
Economic Forecast Discussion
Red River Showdown 5K
Austin Marriage Project
 
 
 
 
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