40 Acres

 

Discovering Lost Literary Works on the Forty Acres

Inside UT’s historic Gregory Gym is a modern-looking annex that was surely not part of the campus institution’s original floor plan in 1930. Or at the very...

 
 

Five New Books From the Longhorn Universe to Kick Off the New Year

Texas Seafood: A Cookbook and Comprehensive Guide  By PJ Stoops, BA, BA ’99, and Benchalak Srimart Stoops   Readers can set sail across the northwest Gulf of...

 
 

Back to School: Medical Students Practice Empathy Through Art

As I walk into the Blanton Museum of Art on a cool, fall day, I laugh to think that the experience ahead of me—yes, in an art museum—is the closest I might...

 
 

Three Longhorns Want to Change the Way Music Makes Onto Your Playlists

You know the feeling. You’re cruising down the highway listening to a playlist curated specifically for you by a major music service you pay for each month. You’re...

 
 

UT Researchers Are Testing How Household Products Affect Our Environments

On a sunny autumn afternoon, wires are taped to the walls and ceiling of UTest House, a nondescript three-bedroom, two-bath structure on the corner of an otherwise...

 
 

New Janis Joplin Biography Reveals the Woman Behind the Superstar Persona

It was the summer of 1962 when a blues-loving, wild-haired hippie with a soulful voice left her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, and arrived in Austin. Janis Joplin...

 
 

First-ever American Sign Language Accessible Video Game Launches on Campus

Video games have come a long way since the ’80s, when “Oregon Trail” had kids act as wagon leader, guiding 19th-century settlers, and friends duked it out...

 
 

The Modern Movement Lands at UT’s Harry Ransom Center

Annette Campbell-White should have been overjoyed to collect her auction fee. But as she stood at the Sotheby’s cocktail party, staring at the last 30 years...

 
 

UT’s New Urban Lab Hopes to Improve Texas Cities

Each year, 60 million or so people around the globe leave their rural areas to move into a city. By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 70 percent of the world’s...

 
 

Formerly Homeless UT Freshman Sara Escobar Defies the Odds

Four minutes. That was all the precious time that now-UT freshman Sara Escobar had to deliver her salutatorian address on June 1, 2019, to some 2,000 people at...

 
 
 
 
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