Nov | Dec 2018



For Every Longhorn on Your List: Our 2018 Texas Gift Guide

From stocking stuffers and weekend staycations to burnt-orange boots.


New Books from the Longhorn Universe to Read this 2018 Holiday Season

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? By Chris Barton, BA ’93 New York Times bestselling-author Chris Barton reconstructs the life of Barbara Jordan and her journey...


UT Austin Researchers Use Virus That Killed Bevo XIV to Fight Hepatitis C

It was the fall of 2015, and football season was just getting started when the news broke. For weeks, people had been getting curious: Why is Bevo XIV not at the...


Contemporary African Design Comes to Austin with Blanton’s Latest Exhibit

When you walk into the Blanton Museum of Art’s newest temporary exhibit, the first thing you see is bits of scrap metal and wire that are twisted and melded together...


How Gamedays in Austin Are Bigger—and More Burnt-Orange—Than Ever

With lower prices, more to do, and more burnt-orange pageantry, Saturdays in Austin get a massive upgrade. Big changes have come to Texas football. Possibly on...


Maiden Voyage: Discovering the Magic of Travel on the Emerald Isle

Do you believe in fairy tales? I do. And if you spend just a week in Ireland, you might, too. In the first week of June, I embarked on my very first trip abroad,...


A New Book Tells the Story of Longhorn O.H. “Bud” Frazier and His Quest to Build an Artificial Heart

Texas Monthly executive editor and Houstonian Mimi Swartz says that, in some ways, the subject of her latest book was always right under her nose—she just didn’t...


A Historian Reflects on Frank Denius and the Power of UT’s Regents Room

Frank Denius, LLB ’49, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus, and I were well acquainted when we began collaborating on the book that became his life’s story,...


After Conquering the Business World With Ross Perot, Steve McElroy Turned to Fine Art

Steve McElroy, BBA ’81, knows how to bet on himself. One day in 1988, he sent a letter to business magnate and former presidential candidate Ross Perot about...



World-Renowned Pediatric Surgeon Charles Fraser Comes Home to UT

Baby John Doe lies on the operating table, his brown plastic skin shining under the surgical lights. Nurses at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas...

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