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Hood Scarves If there is one thing we know about college students, it’s that they love easy clothing like sweatpants. And if there’s one thing we know about...

 
 

Psych Out

Frank Richardson didn’t enter the field of psychology bent on being a radical. As a young professor in the 1970s, he practiced and taught behavior therapy,...

 
 

Giving Away 100 Grand

Ever philosophical, Paul Woodruff was even for deliberative than usual last fall as he selected students for his new class. Not only is it the splashiest course...

 
 

Cold War Monkey Business

Before astronauts, a scientist destined for UT launched the first chimps into space. It was 1957, right before the height of the Cold War. Instead of bullets, the...

 
 

How UT Professors Are Like Chefs

An answer to the citizens of Texas, who pay my salary and lend me their children to educate “What do you do?” I am asked this question frequently, and often...

 
 

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From Ranch to Runway

UT’s Textiles and Apparel program has grown 1,000 percent in the past 15 years. Through its fashion show and UT in NYC dream course, the program is launching...

 
 

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Rare Bird of Fashion—and Academia

At age 90, New York style icon Iris Apfel is UT’s most unusual professor. Her eighties brought Iris Apfel more and more trappings of fame: Her own show at the...

 
 

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Minds on Fire

What happens when disadvantaged adults learn to read Shakespeare and debate philosophy? How the Free Minds Project is changing lives through the humanities “What...

 
 

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A Hippie Market For The Modern Day

The 23rd Street Renaissance Market has a rich history dating to its ’70s heyday. In a tight economy, a changing world, and a deteriorating Drag, what are its...

 
 

The Butterfly Effect

Reva Menson refused to let homelessness define her. How one student’s determination—and the Houston Chapter’s compassion—started a scholarship. It all began...

 
 
 
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