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UT Alumnus’ Debut Novel Takes Readers on a Texas Panhandle Adventure

Randy Kennedy, BA ’91, grew up in Plains, Texas, a small cotton-farming town in the Panhandle. It was isolated, flat, and dry. He filled his time with books,...

 
 

Two UT Schools Seek to Capitalize on Blockchain

Blockchain is all the rage these days. Best known as the backbone of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the technology has taken the world by storm. Blockchain boosters...

 
 

How One Campus Complex Powers the Entire Forty Acres

When asked what keeps him up at night, Juan Ontiveros, associate vice president for utilities, energy, and facilities management at UT, gives a surprising answer:...

 
 

UT’s First Student Startup Fund Gets a Major Boost

Less than two days after the Genesis Program launched it’s Hornraiser campaign, it is already 98 percent of the way toward its ambitious goal of $1,200,000—thanks...

 
 

An LGBTQ Studies Program Arrives at UT

During the Women’s Liberation movement of the 1970s, new wave feminists handed out condoms and abortion information pamphlets on the quad, protested at the Tower,...

 
 

A UT Professor Explains What the Mindfulness Buzz is All About

  Mindfulness is everywhere right now. Articles in magazines tout its effectiveness at reducing stress. People talk about mindfulness as an antidote to the...

 
 

Inside UT’s Old-School Lock and Key Shop

When they’re in a hurry—and they often are—members of UT’s Lock and Key Services staff tap three times on the button for the pneumatic tube they use to...

 
 

Alumna Kayleen Schaefer on Her Debut Book ‘Text Me When You Get Home’

Journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s new book looks at modern female friendship and what makes it so special. Over the course of just one weekend I found myself saying,...

 
 

Go-Getters: Meet the 2018 President’s Leadership Award Winners

Call it a participation trophy. The six recipients of the President’s Leadership Award, given annually by the Texas Exes, represent some the most active participants...

 
 

Four New Books From the Longhorn Universe to Kick Off Summer

The Austin Cookbook By Paula Forbes Whether it’s smoked turkey from La Barbecue, fried chicken from Lucy’s, or pumpkin bread from Kerbey Lane, The Austin Cookbook...

 
 
 
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