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These UT Sophomores Started a Company That Incentivizes Sustainability

The audience listens as the Gazelle team presents to local stakeholders in Botswana. When Mihir Bendre first arrived in Botswana over the summer, the UT Austin...

 
 

Longhorn Scientists Are on a Quest to Grow the Ultimate Texan Delicacy in a Laboratory

Texas is home to 13 million cattle that are raised on thousands of ranches to feed America’s insatiable appetite for burgers, steaks, and ribs. But no one...

 
 

What to Watch During the 2023 Texas Legislative Session

Every new year brings another semester, another bluebonnet season, and new hopes for Longhorn football. And every other year? The legislature comes together...

 
 

Meet the Network of UT Staff and Faculty Dedicated to the Care of Campus Cats

For UT staff members Christine Huizar, MA ’11, and Patrick Parker, taking care of cats on campus all started with one beloved feline: Domino. The big...

 
 

Q&A: A New Novel Tells the Story of Hurricane Ike

Texas is vast, diverse, and complicated. It can be nearly impossible to describe to people who don’t live here, who didn’t grow up in and around the nuances...

 
 

New Year, New Reads From the Longhorn Universe

THE ROAD TO TEXAS   Incredible Twists and Improbable Turns Along the Longhorns Recruiting Trail   BY MIKE ROACH    The...

 
 

100 Years Young, Big Bertha Is Finally Retired

Big Bertha at the Texas vs. Louisiana-Lafayette game, 2021. The world’s most famous one-note instrument, the iconic Big Bertha, has played her final tune....

 
 

UT Invests in Giant Telescope to Take Us Back in Time

The Giant Magellan Telescope’s primary mirror segment six at the University of Arizona Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab.  About 4,500 miles south of the Forty...

 
 

Happy Campers

After pandemic delays and a virtual interlude, Camp Texas was finally back in full force this summer in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Here’s one counselor’s...

 
 

Holiday Reads From the Longhorn Universe

AT THE TABLE WITH LBJ AND LADY BIRD   History, Humor, and True Texas Recipes   BY JEAN E. SCHULER, BFA ’82   After years of...

 
 
 
 
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