July | August 2019


Making the UT Ring a Longhorn Tradition

On an exceptionally bright Friday afternoon this past April, nearly 1,500 students and their loved ones stood eagerly before the UT Tower, teeming with excitement...


Meet the Longhorn Serving as Chairman of the UT System’s Board of Regents

  After graduating from high school in Tyler, Texas, Kevin P. Eltife wanted to stay close to home, so he enrolled at Southern Methodist University. But, as...



Unearthing the Ancient ‘Texas Serengeti’

Long-buried fossils collected before World War II are leading UT researchers to think the Texas coast once resembled the African Serengeti.


How a Recent UT Grad Became an Ambassador for Bumble on Campus

Like many of us lucky enough to attend college, my time in school was spent attending class, working a part-time retail job, studying abroad, and spending hours...


The Way Back: Moon Unit

A small chunk of the moon resides on the Forty Acres. Between 1969 and 1972, American astronauts brought back 842 pounds of similar specimens of moon rock....


Getting There: How Swimmer Joseph Schooling Became an Olympic Champion

Joseph Schooling is a member of an elite club: He is among a handful of Longhorn swimmers to have won an NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship during all...


Back to School: Learning How We Talk About Gender

This past spring, I donned my pink backpack festooned with enamel pins and began my cross-campus trek from the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center to the CMB—a walk so...



Longhorn Gary Kelly Is Remaking the Once-Tiny Southwest Airlines

“I don’t like to lose,” Gary Kelly says to a room full of Texas football players, who nod their heads in agreement. The 64-year-old chairman of the board...


Women’s Storybook Project Bridges the Gap Between Incarcerated Mothers and Their Children

Midday on a Thursday this past April, the Austin Country Club was the site of a luncheon to garner new volunteers and donations for a local nonprofit that has changed...



The Tyler Rose: The Story of UT’s Recruitment of Earl Campbell

In 1973, Darrell K Royal faced challenges landing top African-American high school football players, so he enlisted a team of recruiters. Led by Ken Dabbs, they...

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