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How a ‘Cactus’ Yearbook Helped One Longhorn Escape War-Torn Saigon

It has been an emotional Tuesday morning for Dean Hien Nguyen, MS ’73. The 90-year-old retired electrical engineer and I are speaking over FaceTime,...

 
 

Matthew McConaughey Takes Stock of His Life in New Memoir ‘Greenlights’

Last year, Matthew McConaughey packed his bags and headed to Fort Davis, Texas, where his story first begins (“That’s where I was conceived,” he explains)....

 
 

Texas Longhorn Football Players March to the State Capitol in Honor of George Floyd

June 4, 2020; Austin, TX, USA; Members of the Texas Longhorns march to the Texas State Capitol from the UT Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lola Gomez/American Statesman...

 
 

Longhorn Daron K. Roberts’ New Children’s Book Offers a Lesson in Empathy For All Ages

When I speak with Daron K. Roberts, BA ’01, Life Member, over the phone one early morning in June, the former NFL coach, UT lecturer, and founding director...

 
 

This UT Alumnus’ New Book Depicts the Black Student Experience at UT

How “The Black Yearbook” aims to capture the Black student experience at UT.

 
 

UT Austin Students Share Their Thoughts on a College Experience They Never Saw Coming

We asked 10 Longhorns how it feels to be a student in the pandemic.

 
 

UT President Jay Hartzell On Leading Through a Fall Semester Unlike Any Other

As Jay Hartzell comes into focus on my screen, he’s eager to show me his burnt-orange tie, holding it up to his computer camera so I can get a clear...

 
 
Fort Worth and Arlington Texas Exes Chapters Host Student Send-Off

Fort Worth and Arlington Texas Exes Chapters Host Student Send-Off

Every year, Texas Exes chapters wish incoming Longhorns good luck as they set off for Austin. For many chapters, it looked like this year send-offs were going...

 
 

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 on live television...

 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
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