Nov | Dec 2013

 

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A Classroom at the Edge of the World

A journey to the arctic, where polar bears outnumber people, the sun never sets, and the frozen tundra is a geologist’s paradise.

 
 

From the Oil Field to the Classroom [Infographic]

With oil fields in West Texas booming once again, the Permanent University Fund (PUF) is seeing a major rise in royalty payments. How much of that money actually makes...

 
 

Writing on the Wall

Can’t see the slideshow? Click here. When you ask him to describe one of the best things he’s seen in his nine years working at the Perry-Castañeda Library,...

 
 

McDonald Observatory: 75 Years of Studying the Stars

When banker William Johnson McDonald died in 1926, he left nearly $1 million to the The University of Texas at Austin in his estate, and for a very particular purpose:...

 
 

Arctic Adventure

When it comes to finding the best stories about The University of Texas at Austin, the Alcalde will go to the ends of the earth. For this issue’s cover story,...

 
 

Geoffrey Tumlin on Better Communication for a Better Life [Podcast]

Communications guru Geoffrey Tumlin explains how people can improve their daily lives through better communication—and his advice might surprise you. Geoffrey...

 
 

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The Seeker

Post-NFL, Ricky Williams has been everything  from TV host to spiritual healer. Can the record-setting running back ever stand still? John Bianco has a favorite...

 
 

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Dallas 1963

In 1963, Dallas was simmering with characters who were against the Kennedy presidency. In a new book coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the assassination, two...

 
 

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The Miracle of Flight

Decades ago, one huge discovery by a UT graduate student changed the field of paleontology forever. The Great Hall of UT’s Texas Memorial Museum is a towering...

 
 

Almost Famous

A team of Longhorn filmmakers pays homage to the greatest sports movies of all time by making the greatest intramural flag football movie … of all time. In the...

 
 
 
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