Nov | Dec 2019


Letter from the Executive Director: Public Figures

On Sept. 10, my Texas Exes colleagues and I were enjoying a change of scenery in our nation’s capital for Longhorns on the Hill, our big day of federal advocacy...



Matthew McConaughey’s Role of a Lifetime

What being Minister of Culture means to UT’s favorite leading man.



How Two Powerlifters Founded One of UT’s Most Unique Places

The Stark Center, UT’s museum and research center dedicated to the study of physical culture, turns 10.


UT’s New Urban Lab Hopes to Improve Texas Cities

Each year, 60 million or so people around the globe leave their rural areas to move into a city. By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 70 percent of the world’s...



As Threats to Campus Safety Evolve, UTPD Tries to Stay Ahead of the Curve

  The glass doors to the Perry-Castañeda Library slide open, and a blast of cool air greets UT police officer John Tesauro as he walks inside. It’s...


Formerly Homeless UT Freshman Sara Escobar Defies the Odds

Four minutes. That was all the precious time that now-UT freshman Sara Escobar had to deliver her salutatorian address on June 1, 2019, to some 2,000 people at...


Michener Center Alumna Domenica Ruta’s Debut Novel Imagines Our Last Days on Earth

Following her bestselling memoir about her relationship with her mother, With or Without You, Domenica Ruta, MFA ’08, is back with her debut novel, Last Day....


The Way Back: Hay Day

The holidays in Austin are hardly chilly. In fact, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, you’re more likely to get a tan than you are to catch a snowflake on...


How UT Alumna Beverly White Became One of the Most Trusted Voices in News

Most television reporters in the 1970s didn’t look like Beverly White, an African-American teenager living in Killeen, Texas. Yet White and her family watched...

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