Nov | Dec 2014


Editor’s Letter: Not Just for the Coffee Table

Whatever you do, do not place this issue of the Alcalde onto your coffee table and forget about it. You should really read it all the way through. I know that the...


Up in the Air [Watch]

In our November|December feature on drones, “Up in the Air,” we lay out the complex landscape of risks, regulations, and potential brought by the rise...


Lego Land [Watch]

Drew Finkel, BA ’08, really loves UT. He also really loves Legos. So he spends hours meticulously designing and building precise models of landmarks like the...


Finding Freddie [Watch]

Directed by Angelo Pizzo (writer/producer of Rudy and Hoosiers), the upcoming movie My All American will tell the story of the 1969 championship-winning football...


Through the Unthinkable [Watch]

In our November|December feature “Through the Unthinkable,” we shared the stories of the UT social workers who help sick kids and their parents walk...


Of Squirrels and Men [Watch]

In his role as the program coordinator of UT’s Irrigation and Water Conservation division, Markus Hogue has reduced the university’s water consumption...



Lego Land

How an ingenious alum became the UT Lego guy



Finding Freddie

The story of Freddie Steinmark is quintessential Longhorn lore, but unknown to the rest of the world. Now, he will be immortalized on film. 


Ash Says Goodbye (For Now) to Longhorn Nation

On September 17, Texas quarterback David Ash made the decision to retire from football on the heels of yet another head injury that the junior suffered during the...



Through the Unthinkable

The UT social workers who help the sickest children have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Toby is finally asleep. Three years old, with a surfer’s tousled...

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