Sept | Oct 2015


The Young Ones

The Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award, initiated in 1980, recognizes consummate professionals whose career achievements are matched only by their service to the university....


September|October Alumni Authors

The Carriage House by Louisa Hall, MA ’09, PhD ’14 Louisa Hall’s debut novel is set in her hometown in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The story focuses on what...


The Way Back: Life Before Lycra

When the UT women’s athletics program was formalized in the 1920s, Lycra hadn’t been invented. And considering the attitudes of the day, that’s probably just...


September|October 2015 Crossword Solution

Click here to see the solution to the September | October 2015 Alcalde crossword.


Boomerang Days: Reptile Rampage!

A Longhorn does college all over again. I hate snakes. As a rule, I avoid them, steering clear of zoo reptile houses, skipping the early chapters of Genesis, and...


Glorious Greece

In Greece, the Flying Longhorns discovered a country at once ancient and new. It’s easy to see why the ancient Greeks believed that Delphi was the center of...


Great Dane

What’s the future of space travel? And what do you do if you’re wearing a spacesuit and your nose itches? Astronaut Andreas Mogensen, PhD ’07, answers these...


Seeing Race

In his class on the history of the Black Power movement, Leonard Moore ditches political correctness in favor of open, honest, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations...


What the Buzz is All About

Meet the university’s unlikely student leaders. This spring, Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu delivered a surprising upset, winning Student Government’s...


First Impressions

Greg Fenves took office this summer as the 29th president of UT-Austin. We spoke with him about his plans for the university and his emphasis on what he calls...

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