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On the Taco Trail

Two self-proclaimed taco journalists made it their mission to document the best of the best in Texas. Seven thousand miles, 10 Texas cities, 500 tacos, and two...

 
 

Bigger or Brighter

Texas Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes, BA ’64, PhD ’73, Life Member, says the state’s future depends on Latinos’ educational success. But...

 
 

January|February 2017 Good Reads

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe The Enchilada Queen Cookbook by Sylvia Casares, BS ’76 Sylvia Casares’ latest cookbook is truly a Texas-Mexico...

 
 

Lucy in the Sky: UT Study Says Ancient Human Ancestors Climbed Trees

It’s 3.2 million years ago and you’re traveling through the forests of Ethiopia. There’s no familiar sign of civilization in sight, though the wet, warm weather...

 
 

Texas Students Remember Campus in the Wake of Pearl Harbor

Nearly 75 years ago, Ida Sample, BBA ’44, sat attentively in her morning math class. It was the second semester of her sophomore year of college, and 1942...

 
 

D’Onta Foreman is NFL Bound

College football and men’s basketball present a familiar paradox for fans: The more prolific your favorite player is, the more likely he is to bolt for the...

 
 

An Underground Journalism Pioneer On His Counterculture Days at UT

Bill Helmer (far right), on a campus visit from NYC, circa 1962 When writer and editor Bill Helmer, BJ ’59, MA ’68, returned to Austin in the early 1960s after...

 
 

Student Art Show Grapples With Violence Against LGBTQ+ Community

“It Might Get Better” On June 12, 29-year-old security guard Omar Mateen entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and opened fire, killing 49. It was the...

 
 

Firestarter

Meet the UT chemist who gets kids excited about science by blowing stuff up. Whether she’s blowing up hydrogen balloons in college classrooms or playing the role...

 
 

A Beautiful Mind

Emma Scribner’s brain isn’t quite like anyone else’s—and that’s just the way she likes it. It’s so cool how we can see colors in music,” a young Emma...

 
 
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