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The Way Back: Garnering Gavels

Unlocking the vault of UT history Among UT’s vast collection of artifacts are 160 gavels that once belonged to John Nance Garner. In 1931, as Speaker of the...

 
 

The Days After: Students Pay Tribute to UT Stabbing Victims with Candlelight Vigil

Pain throws your heart to the ground, Love turns the whole thing around, Fear is a friend who’s misunderstood, But I know the heart of life is good. Those...

 
 

Writers He Has Known

After 23 years as director of the Michener Center for Writers, esteemed author James Magnuson is moving on.   When James Magnuson was first asked to run the...

 
 

The Sage

David Courtney, BA ’93, on being The Texanist Since 1973, Texas Monthly has been an authority on all things Texan. But in 2007, the magazine went one step further...

 
 

Cold Shoulder

More than 50 years after the Cold War began, the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History H.W. Brands discusses why Russian-American relations are still at odds today....

 
 

Out of the Vault

Some of UT’s rarest and most valuable artifacts are unearthed in a new exhibit.   Fan made of feathers and tortoise shell belonging to Zelda Fitzgerald, ca....

 
 

The Art of Teaching

UTeach has been preparing America’s teachers for 20 years. Wander along the fourth floor of T.S. Painter Hall and you’re likely to encounter goggle-clad co-eds...

 
 

Curiouser and Curiouser: Blanton Museum Hosts Artist Nina Katchadourian

Mounted on the first wall visitors see upon entering the Blanton Museum of Art‘s “Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser” exhibit is a line of popcorn-filled...

 
 

Professor Yale Patt Receives 2017 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship

The white walls in Yale Patt’s office aren’t decorated with much. A calendar where he’s penned in his trips to Sweden, Barcelona, and China hangs on one wall....

 
 

The Big Get: Governor’s University Research Initiative Brings Alumna Back to UT

Nine top researchers are packing up their labs and heading to Texas this year—and UT is getting one of them. A $34 million program, the Governor’s University...

 
 
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