How a Blind Iraqi Refugee Overcame Enormous Obstacles to Earn a UT Degree

“Four days,” Qusay Hussein tells me, echoing an experience many in Austin and across the state went through in mid-February...

 

A Longhorn Astrophysicist Looks to the Stars

Austin native Sarafina El-Badry Nance has been enamored with the night sky since she was a child. She would stargaze with her...

 

David Heska Wanbli Weiden Sets a Mystery on the Reservation in ‘Winter Counts’

With his debut novel, Winter Counts, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, PhD ’07, became one of just a handful of Native American writers...

 
 
 

Letter From the Executive Director: A Shot in the Arm

It occurs to me that you’ve now had a full year of Alcalde letters from me that muse about “the new normal” and the changes in every aspect of our lives—the...

 
 

How Longhorns Came Together During a Hundred-Year Storm

Almost a week after Winter Storm Uri devastated Texas, a long line of hungry, thirsty students snaked around the University Co-op parking lot. It was 9:45 a.m....

 
 

How February’s Once-in-a-Generation Storm Altered Life on Campus and Across the City

Sunday, February 14, 2021 As lovebirds hunker down together to celebrate Valentine’s Day with what looks to be a romantic evening snowfall, rumors swirl...

 
 

UT Researchers On What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs

In 2016, Sean Gulick and a team of researchers extracted asteroid dust from sections of dark brown, silty claystone and greyish-green marlstone buried beneath...

 
 

How a Blind Iraqi Refugee Overcame Enormous Obstacles to Earn a UT Degree

“Four days,” Qusay Hussein tells me, echoing an experience many in Austin and across the state went through in mid-February when an overloaded electricity...

 
 

A Longhorn Astrophysicist Looks to the Stars

Austin native Sarafina El-Badry Nance has been enamored with the night sky since she was a child. She would stargaze with her dad on most nights and listen...

 
 

The Hispanic Alumni Network Is a Home-Away-From-Home for Texas Exes

A  few hundred people sat in the banquet room inside UT’s School of Law. The space was decorated in the vivid reds, blues, greens, pinks, and oranges...

 
 

The Way Back: A Walk Along the Creek

John Matthias Kuehne was a polymath. A professor at UT, he pioneered work on electromagnetism, eventually chairing the physics department. He was tasked with...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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