July | August 2015

 

The Underdogs

A definitive history of Student Government’s offbeat candidates On Feb. 11, 1977, the regents of the University of Texas were being addressed by a UT-Austin...

 
 

The Inventor

UT physicist John Goodenough changed our lives with his pioneering battery research—and he isn’t done yet. On a Monday morning in March, a thunderstorm is pelting...

 
 

The Big Picture: Preparing for What’s Next

The Association is looking ahead to what future Exes will need and want. On May 22, dangerous thunderstorms forced the University of Texas to do something it...

 
 

Letter From the CEO: Honorable Tony

The former ambassador to Mexico is our new Texas Exes president. Every July 1 is a bolded date on the Texas Exes calendar. It’s the day when the new volunteer...

 
 

Old Age Is a Gift

At 100, Margaret Berry is letting loose—and appreciating the thrill of a life well-lived. For almost 80 years, Margaret Berry, BA ’37, Life Member, Distinguished...

 
 

Boomerang Days: Ghost World

A Longhorn does college all over again.   It’s an eerily quiet night on campus. The moon reflects off the darkened windows of the aged granite buildings and a...

 
 

Good Reads [Summer Edition]

The lazy days of long, luxurious summer vacations may be gone for most of us, but the tradition of summer reading is still one of our favorites. The Alcalde asked...

 
 

Spinning Wheels

In the northwestern corner of New Mexico, massive sheets of rock shoot out of the earth 7,000 feet high. It’s Shiprock—an iconic formation found among the 27,000...

 
 

July|August Alumni Authors

Inclusive Veritas and Justice by Richard Walker, BA ’99 Criminal justice expert Walker argues that restorative justice is a key component in reducing both violent...

 
 

Shutterbugs

Behind the camera with UT insect photographer Alex Wild Portrait of a Mexican honey wasp, Brachygastra mellifica Ten million known species of insects call this...

 
 
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