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UT’s New Student Body President Plans to Bring Longhorns Together

Kiara Kabbara has never met a stranger. At least, that’s how her friends often describe the gregarious UT Austin senior who hails from South Dallas. She’s...

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

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...

 
 

Thirty years after “Friday Night Lights,” Robert Clark takes us back to the world of the Permian Panthers

Don Billingsley prepares for a game. When I answer the phone to speak with photographer Robert Clark, the Kansas native is calling from his car as he makes the...

 
 

UT Students and Faculty Find New Ways to Feel Connected During the Pandemic

One afternoon in August, just a few days before the fall semester was set to begin, my roommate let out a long sigh. She was gearing up for her first year of...

 
 

TxExplainer: What the 2021 Texas Legislative Session Has in Store for UT Austin

AS the U.S.—and the world—continues to adapt to unprecedented times, so must the Texas Legislature. From the upcoming topics of discussion to how lawmakers...

 
 

Faces in the Crowd: Taking a Closer Look at Who Filled DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium

During the summer of 2020, no one knew what the Texas Football season was going to look like—or if there would be a season at all. But as Texas Athletics...

 
 

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...

 
 
 
 
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