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...

 
 
 

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History-Making Texans Honored

Longhorn Legends Tom Kite, BBA ’03, and Ben Crenshaw, ’73, Life Members, Distinguished Alumni, were each honored with the History-Making...

 

Four Summer Reads from Longhorn Authors

With One Hand Tied Behind My Brain A Memoir of Life After Stroke by Avrel Seale, BS ’89, Life Member Seale learns...

 
 

Longhorn Roams the Black Hills

Chris Daniel, BS ’05, Life Member, representing the Longhorns at Mount Rushmore in May 2021.

 
 

How UT Researchers Closed the Case on Dinosaur Extinction

Thanks to asteroid dust inside an impact crater in the Yucatán Peninsula, the question of what killed the dinosaurs has been definitively answered—66 million...

 
 
 
 
 
 

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...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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