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May | June 2015 Good Reads

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe Homegrown: Austin Music Posters From 1967 to 1982 Edited by Alan Schaefer, with Joe Nick Patoski, ’75, and Nels...

 
 

Restoring Order

A new disciplinary method is keeping kids in school with a solution that sounds startlingly simple: talking it out. Picture this: 10-year-old Ben trips his classmate....

 
 

Strange Days

Monday through Friday, Ralph Eugene Meatyard was an ordinary optician and family man—think coach of his son’s Little League team and president of the local...

 
 

The Healing Spirit

Ask Briana Donis how she’s feeling, and she doesn’t hesitate: “Amazing!” she says. That answer isn’t what you might expect, considering...

 
 

Mixed-Use Plan Approved for UT Tower

The most iconic building on the Forty Acres is about to get a major facelift. In a joint press conference Wednesday, officials from UT-Austin and the City of Austin...

 
 

#NotOnMyCampusUT Campaign Gains Steam

One night last fall, UT senior Edwin Qian got a text message from a friend who had been at a campus party. “I was raped,” it said, “and I don’t...

 
 

Fungus, Thy Name is Bevo

When Cockrell School of Engineering researchers uncovered a never-before-identified strain of fungi in their lab at the University of Texas, they made sure it would...

 
 

UT Shines in U.S. News’ Grad School Rankings

With an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, UT’s Graduate School is one of the biggest in the country. And if you put any stock in the latest U.S. News...

 
 

String Theory

A young girl picks up her violin, steps up to the microphone in the center of the small stage in her school’s cafeteria, and excitedly begins her speech. She...

 
 

Mapping Modern Slavery

More people are enslaved now than at any point in human history. The Texas Slavery Mapping Project aims to change that. Not long ago, Noël Busch-Armendariz visited...

 
 
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