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New Summer Reads Introduce You to Important Trailblazers

Lone Star Vistas Travel Writing on Texas, 1821-1861 by Astrid Haas   As Texas became a destination for large-scale immigration in the wake of Mexico’s...

 
 

New Coming-of-age Novel from Longhorn Author Tackles Questions of Faith and Family

In Kelsey McKinney’s debut novel, the Texas landscape—sun-baked soil, vast blue skies, and oppressive heat—serves as a vibrant backdrop for the secrets...

 
 

New Blanton Exhibit Showcases Prominent but Underrecognized Figure of the Second Harlem Renaissance

“‘Black Is Beautiful’ was my directive,” writes photographer Kwame Brathwaite, in the monograph that accompanies his upcoming exhibition at the Blanton...

 
 

UT’s New Men’s Basketball Coach Wants to Bring the First NCAA Championship to his Alma Mater

Chris Beard, BA, ’95, has been back to Austin many times since his days as a student manager for Tom Penders’ Running Horns. But when you’re an opposing...

 
 

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Lyndon B. Johnson oversaw a tumultuous time in American politics, culture, and society. It was an era of unrest, new ideas, and emerging distrust in institutions....

 
 

Stepping Into the Spotlight: New College of Fine Arts Dean Comes Home to UT

When Ramón Rivera-Servera steps into his new role as dean of the College of Fine Arts this summer, it’ll be both a homecoming and a milestone for the...

 
 

UT’s 2021 Graduating Class Leaves a Campus that Became Almost Unrecognizable During the Pandemic

When the class of 2021 enrolled at UT, most members likely pictured a typical graduation day: crossing the stage in sweltering midday heat, hugging pals under the...

 
 

Four Summer Reads from Longhorn Authors

With One Hand Tied Behind My Brain A Memoir of Life After Stroke by Avrel Seale, BS ’89, Life Member Seale learns that wasting time is wasting life...

 
 

How February’s Once-in-a-Generation Storm Altered Life on Campus and Across the City

Sunday, February 14, 2021 As lovebirds hunker down together to celebrate Valentine’s Day with what looks to be a romantic evening snowfall, rumors swirl...

 
 

UT Researchers On What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs

In 2016, Sean Gulick and a team of researchers extracted asteroid dust from sections of dark brown, silty claystone and greyish-green marlstone buried beneath...

 
 
 
 
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