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The Herman Center is Filling Critical Gaps in Mental Healthcare

Travis County has long suffered from a shortage of mental health services, especially for people in crisis. A new center named after UT alumnus Judge Guy Herman,...

 
 

The Results Are In: New Survey Shows UT Austin Alumni Are Thriving

According to a survey of UT’s undergraduate alumni conducted this past spring, Longhorns are doing alright, alright, alright. Since 2014, the Gallup-Purdue Index...

 
 

Madeleine Albright Marks Opening of “Read My Pins” at the LBJ Library

On Oct. 26, Madeleine Albright clasped a commemorative pin on the left shoulder of her jacket. She was in Texas, so her pin featured a lone star, a Stetson cavalry...

 
 

New Briscoe Center Photography Exhibit Captures Civil Rights Movement

There’s no one way to approach Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography, the newest exhibit out of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American...

 
 

Sara Martinez Tucker on Becoming New Chairman of the Board of Regents

After a long career in the corporate, not-for-profit, and political worlds, Sara Martinez Tucker, BJ ’76, MBA ’79, Life Member, and Distinguished Alumna, is...

 
 

Q&A With Tracy LaQuey Parker, Newest Member of the Internet Hall of Fame

As an early adopter and advocate of the internet, Tracy LaQuey Parker, BA ’86, Life Member, authored two best-selling guides to the web as it was just getting...

 
 

UT Researchers Study Role of Social Media in Aiding Hurricane Harvey Victims

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall near the end of August, it relentlessly pummeled the Gulf Coast as it stalled over the southern flank of the state. With Houston...

 
 

President Fenves Honored by Holocaust Museum Houston

On Thursday at the Hilton Americas-Houston, the Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) presented their 2017 Guardian of the Human Spirit award to The University of Texas...

 
 

Good Reads: 4 New Books from the Longhorn Universe to Read This November

Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldy Advice for Everyday Troubles By Taisia Kitaiskaia, MFA ’15 For years, Kitaiskaia ran an advice column for The Hairpin titled “Ask...

 
 

Japan’s Famous Deep-Sea Divers Give Clues to Better Vascular Health

A woman bobs up and down in the cold Pacific Ocean surrounding Japan’s Shima peninsula. She remains on the surface just long enough to release a breath she’s...

 
 
 
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