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A World Away: Traversing Peru as the World Braced for Change

When Alcalde staff photographer Matt Wright-Steel set out for Peru in early March, the Flying Longhorns host was ready to experience the beauty and wonder of South...


Hang In There, Horns

Longhorns everywhere are finding new ways to step up, stay connected, and keep their spirits high as COVID-19 reshapes our world.


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 thoughts.


A Globetrotter Legend

Jimmy Blacklock, the first African-American starter for Texas men’s basketball, recently became just the 33rd person to join the Harlem Globetrotters’...


On Display: The Life and Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez


A Close Look at UT’s Shining Mineral Collection

The Forty Acres is home to minerals and gems from all over the world. Here they are like you’ve never seen them.


For the Bees

For years, UT biology professor Nancy Moran’s, BA ’76, Life Member, groundbreaking research has revealed the secrets of symbiosis. Recently, she developed...


Orange Santa Turns 25

Since 1994, Longhorns have been giving back to UT families in need during the holidays. 


Alcalde Docs: Hypebeast

Hook ’Em can boost just about any Longhorn’s spirits—here’s what it takes to be the student behind the mask.