Longhorn Monica Aldama Is the Queen of Cheer

How this Texas Ex became a Netflix star and national champion.


Introducing the 2020 Texas Ten

Every year, the Alcalde flips the script and gives alumni the chance to give their favorite professors an A+.



Dear Class of 2020: Words of Encouragement, Advice, and Wisdom

Longhorns everywhere are keeping UT’s Class of 2020—who had an unimaginable ending to their college experience—in their...


Recent Stories



Siete Family Foods Is Reimagining Mexican-American Cuisine

A health problem led one Mexican-American family to get creative with the food on their table—and take an entire industry by storm. Chatting...


Back to School: Reimagining the World of Fashion From Home

On the day I sit in on Eve Nicols’ “Aesthetics: Theory & Practice” textiles and apparel course, the professor of instruction is waxing poetic about fabric,...


How the Daytripper Became the King of the Road

Chet Garner is easy to track down these days. Pre-pandemic, the host and creator of the PBS show The Daytripper could usually be found, well, day tripping around...


Honoring the 2020 Texas Excellence Awards Winners

Though we couldn’t welcome these recipients onstage this year, we are celebrating them in the Alcalde with a portrait and kind words from faculty and students.


The Way Back: Temperature Rising

By 1918, the Forty Acres had been turned into a quasi-military installation as World War I raged on. But that was the least of students’ worries; the so-called...



From a Distance: The Story of UT’s 2020 Spring Semester

On Wednesday, March 11, Conner Vanden Hoek, BA ’20, sat down to take his speech writing midterm. Before the then-government senior could begin, his professor,...


In the Fight: How UT Researchers Have Been Working Tirelessly to Defeat COVID-19

At UT’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), 448,448 processing cores of the world’s fifth-largest supercomputer, Frontera, transmit signals back and forth,...



Loving the One You’re Quarantined With

An alumna ponders her new socially distant life. My husband, James Pennebaker, PhD ’77, is an academic psychologist and researcher at UT Austin who studies emotional...


Robert Devens on Taking the Helm at UT Press

Robert Devens has an important first hire to make—and he’ll likely have to do it over some form of video chat. “We’re going to be doing it all remotely...