July | August 2012

 

College Degrees Keep the Doctor Away

Everyone knows that a college degree can help you get a better job. But what about lengthening your life? Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD ’11, and UT sociologists Robert...

 
 

New Deans Get Candid

In June, the Forty Acres family welcomed Linda Hicke, former Northwestern associate research VP, to lead the College of Natural Sciences, and Ward Farnsworth, former...

 
 

Trends: Acrobatics, Acronyms, Apps, and More

Draw Something Temple Run may have had its 15 minutes of fame this spring—it was a featured trend in our March|April issue— but it’s now an app of the past....

 
 

The GPS Dot: Friend or Foe?

In the beginning of the 2006 blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, Professor Robert Langdon, played by Tom Hanks, reaches cautiously into his pants pocket, delicately...

 
 
Talk Back: Responses to our May|June Issue

Talk Back: Responses to our May|June Issue

{ May | June 2012 } “The ‘D’ Word” Our cover story on drought prompted everything from praise to complaint to a down-home Texas comeback. Juli Berwald called...

 
 

Reading, Writing, & Revolution

You’ve never taken a flipped class, but your kids and grandkids will. In this learning revolution, homework and classwork are being switched, teachers are...

 
 

Come Hotel or High Water

A West Texan turned urban tastemaker, hotelier Liz Lambert combines a rancher’s steely drive with a South Austinite’s laid-back cool. After kick-starting the...

 
 

Alumni Authors: From James Madison to the Blues

—RECENTLY PUBLISHED— Letters to Alice: Birth of the Kleberg-King Ranch Dynasty by Jane Clements Monday, BS ’63, Distinguished Alumna, and Frances Brannen Vick,...

 
 

Learn to Crack the Maya Code [Watch]

As darkness fell over Antigua, Guatemala, UT Maya expert David Stuart (“Secrets of the Maya,” July|August 2012) and I sat in rocking chairs at UT’s...

 
 

Secrets of the Maya

Could the world really end in 2012—a date referenced on a Maya calendar? The UT expert who helped crack the Maya code says the truth is wilder than you know. [Watch...

 
 
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McCombs on Fracking
UT Libraries: Think space.
University Towers
 
 
 
 
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