July | August 2013

 

Fake Trees, Real Potential

By mimicking a tree’s approach to photosynthesis, the Surface-Adhering Bioreactor grows crops of algae with unheard-of efficiency. Assistant professor of mechanical...

 
 

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A Field Guide to the 40 Acres

UT is an urban university in the heart of the city, yet the campus and its environs teem with fascinating plants and animals—from tropical parakeets to the world’s...

 
 

July|August Good Reads

Need a compelling summer read? Dive into one of these new books of interest to the Longhorn Universe. If you’re a fan of the Old West… The Son By Philipp Meyer In...

 
 

July|August Alumni Authors

Cowboy Stuntman By Dean Smith, ’55, with Mike Cox Dean Smith’s biography is so colorful, it could easily be a film. After growing up in a small Texas town,...

 
 

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The Lawn Rangers

Can’t see the video? Click here. A Longhorn captures the sport of lawn mower racing in all its gritty glory. Above: Jay Kelly, 71, shows off his custom...

 
 

Texas Quidditch Takes Flight

Laugh all you want—Quidditch has arrived. As a late-spring evening turns to dusk, UT’s Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field bustles with activity....

 
 

What’s Next for Players?

In spring of 2012, UT reached a deal with Players Restaurant to purchase the land the burger joint sits on at the corner of MLK and Whitis Avenue. Longhorn owners...

 
 

Big Man on Campus [Podcast]

History senior Horacio Villarreal is UT’s 2013-14 student-body president. What does he hope to achieve in the role once abolished by its own constituents, and...

 
 

Lifelike

A paper bag, an apple core, a doctor’s waiting room—these everyday objects and locations don’t exactly come to mind when you think of beautiful works...

 
 

The Way Back: The Water’s Fine

Anne Burchart Boucher, left, and Billy Sunday, ’52, posed for this photo at Barton Springs on June 5, 1952. Our city’s favorite pool hasn’t changed much in...

 
 
 
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