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Exploring Space Is Still Worth the Cost, Says UT Expert

Sunday, July 20, will mark 45 years since the United States put the first two astronauts safely on the moon. The cost for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs...

 
 

Setting the Record Straight: Charles Matthews on the Regent Controversy

This article originally appeared in the Dallas Morning News. There are those of us who welcome a respite in the proliferation of negative political ads now that...

 
 

The Art of the Apology: How Donald Sterling Got It Wrong

UT professor and public relations expert David Junker weighs in on the Donald Sterling fiasco and our country’s public-apology culture. Both lay and expert...

 
 

A Certain Breed of Fascism: Jeremi Suri on Putin

Effective policy-making begins by accurately assessing adversaries. Americans have a tendency to assume that their opponents are either pathetic pipsqueaks, ranting...

 
 

Looking for a Tax Refund? So Are Identity Thieves

The April 15 tax deadline is almost here, and with that comes the perfect time for identity thieves to steal your information and your tax return. UT cybersecurity...

 
 

Paine: Higher Ed Is About More Than Information Delivery

This piece originally ran in the Austin American Statesman on Jan. 11, 2014. Let me start by admitting my bias. I have been a university administrator for more...

 
 

A Most Poignant Farewell

This article originally appeared in The Monitor. This is the season of high emotion for parents of college-bound kids. It’s a joyous moment in which we are filled...

 
 

Guest Column: Colleges Should Use Race in Admissions

This column first appeared in the Texas Tribune. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin, in which the University...

 
 

Guest Column: Race Has No Place In College Admissions

This column first appeared in the Texas Tribune. The issue presented by Fisher v. University of Texas is whether a state university should give preference to some...

 
 

A Medical School Could Change the Game

Institutions, like people, have defining moments. These are times when a decision reverberates in ways that only become clear decades later. The University of Texas...

 
 
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