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Discover New Summer Reads From the Longhorn Universe

MY SUMMER DARLINGS   By May Cobb, BA ’96  Cobb swept up readers with 2021’s sensational The Hunting Wives, which told the twisted story...

 
 

Writer Sindya Bhanoo Explores the Lives of Ordinary Women in New Short Story Collection

Sindya Bhanoo wants you to pay attention to the mundane, ordinary moments in life. It’s one of the center themes of her collection of short stories, Seeking...

 
 

UT’s Student-Run Microfarm Is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary—and a New Period of Growth

Students work at UT’s first student-run organic urban farm, on March 6, 2022. On a recent early spring day behind the tennis courts at UT’s Wright-Whitaker...

 
 

The Ransom Center Spotlights the Women Who Helped Bring James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ to Life

Sylvia Beach and James Joyce in the doorway of Beach’s Paris bookshop, in 1922. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s...

 
 

UT Researchers Might Solve the Mysteries of the Universe With the Most Powerful Telescope Ever

The James Webb Space Telescope at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, 2017. There’s never been a way to clearly see the past here...

 
 

The First Lady of Texas Football Talks Gameday Fashion

Sarkisian at the Longhorns’ season opener, Sept. 4, 2021. This past football season, all eyes were on the field per usual. But for some, it wasn’t in anticipation...

 
 

A Look at the Biggest Fundraising Campaign in UT’s History

When you are a new student at The University of Texas, your freshly minted student ID in hand, the sprawling campus is most easily navigated via acronym. On...

 
 

Novelist Sarah Bird’s New Book Goes Back in Time to Dance Marathons and 1930s Galveston

Novelist Sarah Bird at Austin Central Library in 2018. Growing up, Sarah Bird’s fairy tales weren’t the usual classics. Instead, she was regaled with true-life...

 
 

Researchers at UT’s Dell Medical School Are Using Virtual Reality and Video Games to Help Teens With Epilepsy

Each year, around 4,000 Americans undergo surgery to treat epileptic seizures. The procedure typically involves excising a small portion of the patient’s...

 
 

A Photojournalist’s Star-Studded Archive Spanning 40 Years Lands at the Briscoe Center

President George H.W. Bush and photojournalist Christopher Little at the White House in 1989. Standing in George H.W. Bush’s bedroom at his summer home in...

 
 
 
 
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