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A New Program Is Filling Dell Seton Medical Center’s Halls With a Joyful Sound

The inaugural performance of the Red River Ensemble on May 11, 2022, in the hospital’s atrium. Even in Austin, the so-called live music capital of the world...

 
 

How Title IX Helped Level the Playing Field

Texas Softball vs. Texas A&M, May 2, 2009. When the Anna Hiss Gymnasium opened at The University of Texas in 1931, it broke barriers as the first space on...

 
 

Discover These New Reads From the Longhorn Universe

FORAGING TEXAS   Finding, Identifying, And Preparing Edible Wild Foods In Texas   By Eric M. Knight, BS ’10, Life Member, and Stacy...

 
 

A New Book Unpacks the Meaning of the Misplaced Objects We Miss the Most

Author Rob Walker. In an essay about ruining the magic of a long-lost childhood toy by attempting to replace it as an adult, Alex Balk posits that lost things...

 
 

A New UT Research Center Is Looking Into How Psychedelics Can Help Those Struggling With Mental Illness

Marcus Capone felt beyond hope. He was having trouble sleeping and suffering from headaches, cognitive impairment, and depression. He turned to alcohol to cope,...

 
 

Digital Archive at the Ransom Center Shows How the Theatre Industry Made It Through the Pandemic

The National Theatre in London during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. March 12, 2020, was the night the lights went out on Broadway. The curtain came down on...

 
 

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...

 
 

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...

 
 
 
 
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