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Getting There: How Longhorn Joan Darling Became One of the First Female Television Directors

When Joan Darling began her television career in the early 1970s, the directors yelling “action!” and “cut!” on her sets were invariably male. Her success...

 
 

A Word With the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award Winners

Each year, the Texas Exes bestows on six Longhorns The University of Texas’ highest honor: the Distinguished Alumnus Award. On Nov. 2, once again, alumni and friends...

 
 

June Rodil’s Journey From Wine Geek to Restaurateur

“Bro,” she says, and lets out a sigh. June Rodil, BA ’03, initially has a one-word answer when I ask about opening up Clark’s in Aspen, Austin-based McGuire...

 
 

Texas Exes France Chapter Cheers on the Horns Halfway Around the World

At 7:34 p.m. in Paris on Oct. 6 it was a near-certainty that almost everyone in the city was oblivious to the tense Red River Showdown playing out nearly 5,000...

 
 

Alumna Photojournalist Documents Peru’s LGBT Community with Debut Book, ‘A Light Inside’

Since her last semester of college in the spring of 2013, Danielle Villasana, has spent every year traveling the world and using her photography skills to bring...

 
 

Hook ’em From the Miyajima Shinto Shrine

Sandra Esquivel, BA ’87, Life Member, along with her son and future Longhorn, John, show their horns at the Miyajima Shinto Shrine in Japan. Esquivel lives in...

 
 

Horns Up From Hamburg

Proud 93-year-old Longhorn grandmother Vera Hannusch took her family on a trip to Europe to celebrate the graduation of Dennis Hannusch, BA ’18. Three generations...

 
 

Texas Exes Welcomes 2018 Distinguished Alumni Home to the Forty Acres

Each year, some of UT’s finest alumni return home to the Forty Acres for a weekend to celebrate their accomplishments and receive Texas Exes’ highest...

 
 

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...

 
 
 
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