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Powers Takes His Leave

After nine years as president, Bill Powers reflects on a long, productive, and sometimes rocky journey. On June 2, 2015, William C. Powers Jr. will step down as...

 
 

The Weight of the World

The longest war in American history is over, but the mission is not accomplished. Now more than ever, the world needs our country to lead. On Dec. 28, 2014, after...

 
 

Adventures of a Super Crip

What life is like when everyone assumes you are a hero. Earlier this year, as I was boarding a flight, the gate agent watched me approach the entrance to the jetway,...

 
 

The Longhorn Post

These burnt-orange postcards from the collection of professor emeritus Waneen Spirduso offer a colorful look at UT history. Ah, the humble postcard. Americans mailed...

 
 

The View from Parlin

An English professor pays tribute to his home on campus. The girl just ahead of me is talking excitedly on her iPhone. She is in a world of her own, and I listen....

 
 

Through the Unthinkable

The UT social workers who help the sickest children have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Toby is finally asleep. Three years old, with a surfer’s tousled...

 
 

Up in the Air

The drone revolution isn’t coming—it’s already here. Can UT expertise help us navigate the future? The stadium was buzzing. It was a balmy day in...

 
 

The Devil’s Backbone

Bill Wittliff’s inventive first novel is the story of a boy’s quest to find his missing mother in the anything-can-happen frontier of the 1880s. In this exclusive...

 
 

Excuse My French

An American professor studies abroad. In early May 2013 I was sharing some wine in the Paris apartment of a young couple, an American man and a French woman, and...

 
 

Why Don’t We Go to the Moon Anymore?

This summer marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing. Support for NASA continues to shrink, yet many Americans yearn for a return to the aggressive era...

 
 
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