40 Acres

 

Students Compete in Annual Research Showdown to Make an Impact Beyond the 40 Acres

In the summer of 2018, Plan II and government senior Charlie Bonner grabbed his bags, packed up his burnt-orange Jeep, and took off on a 61-day journey from coast...

 
 

New Books from the Longhorn Universe to Read this 2018 Holiday Season

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? By Chris Barton, BA ’93 New York Times bestselling-author Chris Barton reconstructs the life of Barbara Jordan and her journey...

 
 

UT Austin Researchers Use Virus That Killed Bevo XIV to Fight Hepatitis C

It was the fall of 2015, and football season was just getting started when the news broke. For weeks, people had been getting curious: Why is Bevo XIV not at the...

 
 

Contemporary African Design Comes to Austin with Blanton’s Latest Exhibit

When you walk into the Blanton Museum of Art’s newest temporary exhibit, the first thing you see is bits of scrap metal and wire that are twisted and melded together...

 
 

How Gamedays in Austin Are Bigger—and More Burnt-Orange—Than Ever

With lower prices, more to do, and more burnt-orange pageantry, Saturdays in Austin get a massive upgrade. Big changes have come to Texas football. Possibly on...

 
 

For 35 Years, These Longhorns Have Been Bringing Day of the Dead to Austin

Thirty-four years ago, the Mexic-Arte Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration was small enough to fit inside the main gallery of their 300-square-foot...

 
 

A New Book Tells the Story of Longhorn O.H. “Bud” Frazier and His Quest to Build an Artificial Heart

Texas Monthly executive editor and Houstonian Mimi Swartz says that, in some ways, the subject of her latest book was always right under her nose—she just didn’t...

 
 

UT Professor Art Markman on Fixed Versus Growth Mindsets

Think about the things you are able to do well. Perhaps you play an instrument or paint. You might be a writer or be great at math. Does your ability reflect talent...

 
 

Just in Time for the Midterms, BeVote Is UT’s Nonpartisan Voting Mobile App

As early voting turnout is breaking records across the state, the attention shifts to the youngest eligible demographic: 18-29-year-olds, in recent history the...

 
 

What’s Next for Scooters on the Forty Acres

Last spring, UT campus became the site of a scooter outbreak almost overnight. Seemingly out of nowhere, electric scooters cropped up outside of apartment complexes...

 
 
 
 
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