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A Storied Summit at the McDonald Observatory, 75 Years Later

Sandra Preston, BBA ’79, has spent 35 years building the education and outreach programs for the McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin where...

 
 

The Way Back: Willie at the Armadillo [Watch]

In the early ’70s, the Armadillo World Headquarters was the epicenter of Austin’s growing live music scene and a favorite Longhorn hangout. Housed in an abandoned...

 
 

Giant and Gentleman: John Graves, Remembered

This week, we said goodbye to a Texas literary icon and former UT faculty member. Author and journalist, Jan Reid, MA ’72, remembers the life and unforgettable...

 
 

UT Engineering’s Patron Saint Turns 105

One of UT’s quirkiest campus icons celebrates its 105th birthday this week. Meet Alec, the Cockrell School of Engineering’s patron saint. On the evening...

 
 

A UT Legend Celebrates a Century

John Henderson—the oldest living former UT football player—has a lot to celebrate: 100 years of life, 73 years of marriage, and 80 years attending Longhorn football...

 
 

Darrell K Royal Remembered

Hundreds of friends, family, and fans gathered yesterday for an on-campus memorial service honoring former Texas head football coach, Darrell K Royal. Coach Royal,...

 
 

Longhorn Legend Darrell K Royal Dies

He was the football coach who brought The University of Texas its first-ever national championship—then two more. He was the innovator of the wishbone offense,...

 
 

Still Cheering

1955-1967 UT Cheerleaders Reunite at the Alumni Center Ask Bill Melton how cheerleading has changed, and he gets nostalgic. Not that he has anything against the...

 
 

Hard-Charging Former Arts and Sciences Dean John Silber Dies

One of the nation’s foremost university presidents—a native Texan who first made a name for himself at The University of Texas at Austin—died Thursday....

 
 

Tex! ’Horns! Fight!

Yell Leader & War Hero Bob Bearden: A UT Legend at 90 In 1949, Bob Bearden was elected head yell leader by his fellow UT students. For the next four years,...

 
 
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