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A New Book Tells the Story of Longhorn O.H. “Bud” Frazier and His Quest to Build an Artificial Heart

Texas Monthly executive editor and Houstonian Mimi Swartz says that, in some ways, the subject of her latest book was always right under her nose—she just didn’t...

 
 

Fifty Years Later, Longhorn Siblings Gift Their Mom a Class Ring

Despite the nasty weather, sisters Christina Stock and Jodi Lowther couldn’t stop grinning on their drive from Dallas to Austin this past Friday afternoon. “We...

 
 

UT Alumni Advocate for Higher Ed at Fourth Annual Longhorns on the Hill

Around nearly every corner of the bustling U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from the Rayburn building to Longworth, you could spot burnt orange....

 
 

UT en México: A Growing UT Presence Nearly 1,000 Miles South of the Forty Acres

On an unusually warm June Saturday afternoon in Mexico City at the base of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Santa Fe Campus, a gaggle...

 
 

How Did DNA Kits Become so Popular—and What’s Next?

  When I first think about signing up for 23andMe in early 2018, the direct-to-consumer genetics testing company is running a campaign called “DNA of a Champion,”...

 
 

Introducing the 2018 Distinguished Alumni

  As is tradition, this fall several hundred Longhorns will gather to celebrate a group of their most accomplished peers with moving video tributes, heartfelt...

 
 

UT’s First Student Startup Fund Gets a Major Boost

Less than two days after the Genesis Program launched it’s Hornraiser campaign, it is already 98 percent of the way toward its ambitious goal of $1,200,000—thanks...

 
 

Wall to Wall: Finding Majesty in the Intricacies of Egypt’s Past and Present

On my first day in Cairo, jetlagged and disoriented, I boarded a bus with 27 other intrepid Flying Longhorns and was shuttled off through the dusty, bustling streets...

 
 

After Surviving the Holocaust, Adam Heller Works to Make the World a Better Place Through Engineering

On a balmy March day last year around lunchtime, students squeezed into a standing-room-only lecture hall on the bottom floor of the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering...

 
 

New Book by UT Journalism Professor Looks at Life of Counterculture Icon Timothy Leary

In the early 1970s, an ex-Harvard professor named Timothy Leary, who had become the “High Priest of LSD,” became something else: President Nixon’s public...

 
 
 
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