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TxExplainer: What the 2021 Texas Legislative Session Has in Store for UT Austin

AS the U.S.—and the world—continues to adapt to unprecedented times, so must the Texas Legislature. From the upcoming topics of discussion to how lawmakers...

 
 

Faces in the Crowd: Taking a Closer Look at Who Filled DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium

During the summer of 2020, no one knew what the Texas Football season was going to look like—or if there would be a season at all. But as Texas Athletics...

 
 

Alumna’s New Book on Burnout Argues Millennials Are Exhausted—and a Beach Vacation Won’t Fix It

There’s a chance we’ll all soon be burned out from talking about burnout, defined as physical or mental collapse due to overwork, reaching the point of...

 
 

My Sister Was Set to Have the Same Great Freshman Year I Had. Then Came the Pandemic.

I don’t know what it’s like to be a mother. But when you have a younger sibling, you find yourself slipping into a pseudo-parent role from an early...

 
 

Inside the McDonald Observatory’s Mission to Preserve the Darkest Skies in West Texas

Bill Wren remembers the night sky rising like wallpaper above him when he was a child in rural Missouri. But after a move to Houston in 1970 when he was 15,...

 
 

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...

 
 
 
 
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