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Two Longhorns Revisit a 15-Year-Old West Campus Murder in New Podcast

In August of 2005, Jennifer Cave’s body was discovered in the Orange Tree Condos in West Campus. The primary suspect and a potential accomplice were soon...

 
 

Documenting Latinos’ Experiences in the COVID-19 Pandemic

In mid-March, UT journalism professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez had no way of knowing how long the pandemic would last. She certainly didn’t expect that Latinos...

 
 

Meet the New Women’s Basketball Coach Vic Schaefer

When University of Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte was contemplating moving on from women’s basketball head coach Karen Aston, the first person...

 
 

New Landmarks Installation Is an Ode to Evolutionary Science

Against a background of subtle, shifting hues and periodic flashes of lightning, branches, twigs, leaves, petals, and feathers fall as air bubbles flow upward....

 
 

Renowned Trumpeter Billy Hunter Joins the UT Faculty

Many college professors are struggling with distance learning this fall. Between technology issues and wrestling with the ways in which different students best...

 
 

Matthew McConaughey Takes Stock of His Life in New Memoir ‘Greenlights’

Last year, Matthew McConaughey packed his bags and headed to Fort Davis, Texas, where his story first begins (“That’s where I was conceived,” he explains)....

 
 

Texas Longhorn Football Players March to the State Capitol in Honor of George Floyd

June 4, 2020; Austin, TX, USA; Members of the Texas Longhorns march to the Texas State Capitol from the UT Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lola Gomez/American Statesman...

 
 

Two Longhorns Land a Life-Changing Opportunity with Target

When Ariel Lee got the chance to attend NextGen Summit, a three-day conference built for rising entrepreneurs in New York City, she jumped at the chance. It...

 
 

Longhorn Daron K. Roberts’ New Children’s Book Offers a Lesson in Empathy For All Ages

When I speak with Daron K. Roberts, BA ’01, Life Member, over the phone one early morning in June, the former NFL coach, UT lecturer, and founding director...

 
 

Reflecting on the Beauty of Waller Creek Amid Massive Campus Construction

AS a student at UT in the early ’80s, I walked across Waller Creek at 21st Street and San Jacinto Boulevard hundreds of times.  I would head...

 
 
 
 
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