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The View from Parlin

An English professor pays tribute to his home on campus. The girl just ahead of me is talking excitedly on her iPhone. She is in a world of her own, and I listen....

 
 

Rare Color Photos Show the Forty Acres 100 Years Ago

Believed to be the earliest color images taken on campus, these photos are the handiwork of UT physics professor and photography enthusiast John Matthias Kuehne...

 
 

Borges in Texas

The forgotten story of a literary giant who walked the Forty Acres. A man walks into an enormous auditorium—seats filled, people crowding at the back. Blind,...

 
 

1984: The Year Commencement Almost Moved to the Erwin Center

Campus has been buzzing for days with commencement preparations—roped-off lawns, stage and seating construction, speaker system sound checks—all anchored around...

 
 

The Way Back: We Can Do It!

When bombs fell on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the world changed forever—and so did life at UT. The university underwent a drastic transformation as it restructured...

 
 

What Kind of History Should We Teach?

About two years ago I moved from Madison to Austin because I was convinced that the flagship university in Texas was building the best group of scholars and students...

 
 

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...

 
 

Spielberg’s Lincoln: A Historian’s Review

As Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln draws crowds to theaters, a UT history graduate student reviews the film through a historian’s lens. His verdict: While...

 
 

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...

 
 

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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