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KUT’s Art Markman on the Mandela Effect

I grew up watching the original Star Wars trilogy. A central part of the drama of these films (spoiler alert!) comes from Darth Vader’s revelation at the end...

 
 

A New Student Record Label is Amplifying Longhorn Music

The light turned red at the Guadalupe Street crosswalk and Maria Tangarova strolled alongside dozens of other students toward campus. She heard Julian Max before...

 
 

New Book by UT Journalism Professor Looks at Life of Counterculture Icon Timothy Leary

In the early 1970s, an ex-Harvard professor named Timothy Leary, who had become the “High Priest of LSD,” became something else: President Nixon’s public...

 
 

White Out: How Climate Change is Killing Earth’s Coral Reefs

While most people think of evolution as something that happens over millennia, it can actually occur much more quickly. That could have major implications for the...

 
 

Working the Problem: How Gregory L. Fenves is Making His Mark on UT

Fenves has been president of UT Austin for only two and a half years, but it has been a remarkably eventful, painful, and consequential period of time.

 
 

McRaven, Castro, Brennan, and Inman Talk Leadership at LBJ School

On Feb. 15, 2018, two retired admirals and a pair of Obama-era cabinet members joined forces to dispense leadership advice and observations from their lives of...

 
 

Secretary of State Tillerson Stops by UT Ahead of Latin America Tour

On the morning of Jan. 29, the UT community received an unexpected email blast. The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, BS ’75, Distinguished Alumnus, would...

 
 

UT Landmarks Reveals 4,000-Square-Foot Mural “Amistad América”

Facing a 28-by-5-foot blank canvas, José Parlá imagines he is 5 inches tall. Standing in his New York City studio, he is preparing for his most ambitious project...

 
 

UT Astronomer Discovers New Planet in Our Rival Solar System

Kepler-90i might not have piqued anyone’s attention had it been discovered under different circumstances. The rocky, super-earth-sized exoplanet is about 2,545...

 
 

Kevin Durant Gives $3 Million to UT Austin

Kevin Durant, named 2007 Naismith College Player of the Year after his lone year at Texas, will donate $3 million to the university. The majority of the donation—$2.5...

 
 
 
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