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How the Texas Exes’ Founding Shaped the State’s History

It’s a story nearly as old as the state of Texas itself, dating back to when the university was just a 40-acre piece of land, and Old Main grandly stood upon...

 
 
 

Four New Books From the Longhorn Universe

Mercados By David Sterling Following the success of his James Beard Award-winning cookbook Yucatán, chef David Sterling returns with Mercados—a love letter to...

 
 

UT Professor’s New Book Explores the Economic Value of Slaves In American History

UT history professor Daina Ramey Berry has dedicated her professional life to filling in the gaps of American history. Growing up in an African-American family just...

 
 

Setting the Bar: Meet the 2019 President’s Leadership Awards

Every year, a few special students reveal themselves to possess a sense of passion and ambition that turns heads. Whether they’re mentoring peers, creating nonprofits,...

 
 

How a UT Professor Found the Perfect Juniper Berries for Gin in West Texas

Last summer, Molly Cummings stood atop a ladder at the broad waist of a juniper tree in Texas’ Davis Mountains, filling her apron with plump berries collected...

 
 

Longhorns and Aggies Unite for Orange & Maroon Legislative Day 2019

­­ For just one day every two years, Longhorns and Aggies come together to storm the Texas State Capitol in the name of higher education for Orange & Maroon...

 
 

TXEXplainer: Net Tuition and Affordability at UT Austin

Editor’s note: Additional context regarding tuition deregulation has been added to the story. With week one of the 86th Legislative Session in the books,...

 
 

A Tribute to Breckyn Hager’s Hair

It finally happened, folks. Breckyn Hager, the self-proclaimed Young Prophet and defensive lineman for the Texas Longhorns, has rid himself of those famous golden...

 
 

‘Bowlaway’ Takes Readers Into the Mysterious Lives of a New England Family

As a Boston native now living in Texas, UT’s James A. Michener Chair in Fiction Elizabeth McCracken knew she wanted her next book to be a “very New England”...

 
 
 
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