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UT Alumni Advocate for Higher Ed at Fourth Annual Longhorns on the Hill

Around nearly every corner of the bustling U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from the Rayburn building to Longworth, you could spot burnt orange....

 
 

Five Highlights From President Fenves’ Fall 2018 State of the University Address

As the fall 2018 semester gets underway, President Greg Fenves gave the annual State of the University Address on Thursday, marking his fourth year as president...

 
 

Amazon Alexa Fellowship Expanded to UT

In 2018, Alexa is a household name. The top-selling artificial intelligence device from Amazon occupies space in millions of homes around the world, always ready...

 
 

A New Website Developed at UT is Leveling the Playing Field for Texas Students

Before we meet for coffee on a summer afternoon, Michelle Snyder is showing a high school student how to set up a bank account. “She didn’t know if she needed...

 
 

One of America’s Greatest Living Artists Pops Up at UT

“Pool #2,” from the Portfolio Pools, 968; printed 1997. © Ed Ruscha It’s hard to overstate the influence Edward Ruscha has had on contemporary American...

 
 

Creator of UT’s Famous ‘Beyoncé Class’ Combines Memoir and Study in New Book

In one of the closing scenes of Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, the final segment of her 2016 viral visual album Lemonade, she stands in front of the...

 
 

UT Professor Explains How Language Shapes Our Thoughts

Maybe you haven’t spent that much time thinking about it, but it is a weird facet of the human experience that a collection of sounds you make by blowing air...

 
 

Four Books From the Longhorn Universe to Kick Off Fall 2018

Never Lost Again by Bill Kilday, BA ’90, MPA, MBA ’94 These days avoiding traffic jams and getting from Point A to Point B is as easy as plugging in information...

 
 

UT Austin Astronomers Are Recreating the Cosmos on Earth

It’s a seemingly average day in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The sun is blazing, the mountains loom in the distance, and the people in the rows of neighborhoods go...

 
 

UTPD’s Newest Recruit Is Here to Sniff Out the Danger

In the abandoned east University Co-op building on a hot day in early July, eager paws skitter and slide across the linoleum floor as the furry members of UTPD’s...

 
 
 
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