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How a Brand-New Med School Faces the Biggest Health Care Crisis in a Century

As soon as Clay Johnston’s video pops up on Zoom on the morning of June 19, the dean of Dell Medical School apologizes to me. “I’m a little distracted...

 
 

Traveling by Train Through Southern Africa as the World Shut Down

 
 

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,...

 
 

This Austinite Voted Dell Med into Existence—Now She’s One of the School’s First Graduates

Eight years ago, Travis County residents had a decision to make: did they want a medical school badly enough they were willing to pay higher property taxes to fund...

 
 

Discovering Lost Literary Works on the Forty Acres

Inside UT’s historic Gregory Gym is a modern-looking annex that was surely not part of the campus institution’s original floor plan in 1930. Or at the very...

 
 

Rising Literary Stars Lara Prescott and Maya Perez Compare Notes on Their Careers

Lara Prescott is barely a year out of her MFA program at UT’s Michener Center for Writers, but her debut novel, The Secrets We Kept, is already in its third...

 
 

UT’s New Urban Lab Hopes to Improve Texas Cities

Each year, 60 million or so people around the globe leave their rural areas to move into a city. By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 70 percent of the world’s...

 
 

Back to School: How to Win at Life

“New seat, new human,” humanities lecturer Daron Roberts repeats over and over, almost like a mantra, as nearly 100 students shuffle into his 9:30 a.m....

 
 

Meet the Longhorn Serving as Chairman of the UT System’s Board of Regents

  After graduating from high school in Tyler, Texas, Kevin P. Eltife wanted to stay close to home, so he enrolled at Southern Methodist University. But, as...

 
 

Longhorn Gary Kelly Is Remaking the Once-Tiny Southwest Airlines

“I don’t like to lose,” Gary Kelly says to a room full of Texas football players, who nod their heads in agreement. The 64-year-old chairman of the board...

 
 
 
 
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