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Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection Celebrates 100 Years at UT

Sitting at a table at Sid Richardson Hall on campus, I lean over and try to look as closely as possible to a hundreds-of-years-old document while also trying not...

 
 

Fenves and Johnston: Kirk Watson Transformed Health and Health Care in Austin

Dear Senator Watson, In your final week as a Texas state senator, we have been reflecting on the extraordinary impact you have had on our community and your special...

 
 

Longhorns Helping in the Fight Against COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to impact our day-to-day lives like never before, many have found themselves in need of support from their communities. Whether it’s in Austin...

 
 

History of the Texas Exes Life Membership

In 2012, I arrived on campus as a journalism student from McAllen, Texas. I didn’t come from a family of Longhorns. There was no burnt-orange paraphernalia adorning...

 
 
 

Reframing History with the Blanton’s New Modernist Latin American Art Exhibit

“What was that? I can’t hear you,” is the refrain on a crackling telephone line intermittently cutting out only to have the sound return as an echo. We’re...

 
 

Five New Books By Longhorns to Dive Into This Spring Break

The Trials of Apollo, Book Five: The Tower of Nero By Rick Riordan, BA ’86, Life Member   The Percy Jackson and the Olympians author released the fifth and...

 
 

How the Harry Ransom Center Led Author Jenn Shapland to Her Debut Novel

Jenn Shapland, MA ’12, PhD ’16, has always been a snooper. Growing up, she loved sneaking around the houses of people she babysat for, contemplating the secrets...

 
 

Watching UT Professor John Goodenough Receive the Nobel Prize in Sweden

Orchestral music filled the packed concert hall. The guests were dressed in tails and gowns. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden sat in ornate chairs,...

 
 

From Gospel to the Opponent’s Fight Song: How UT Women’s Basketball Gets Pumped Up

After reading about the UT Women’s Basketball team’s historic 1,100th win last month, I couldn’t help but dwell on the program’s achievement. What does...

 
 
 
 
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