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New Blanton Exhibit Showcases Prominent but Underrecognized Figure of the Second Harlem Renaissance

“‘Black Is Beautiful’ was my directive,” writes photographer Kwame Brathwaite, in the monograph that accompanies his upcoming exhibition at the Blanton...

 
 

UT’s New Men’s Basketball Coach Wants to Bring the First NCAA Championship to his Alma Mater

Chris Beard, BA, ’95, has been back to Austin many times since his days as a student manager for Tom Penders’ Running Horns. But when you’re an opposing...

 
 

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Editor’s Note: As of Aug. 9, 2021, The LBJ Presidential Library is closed. The National Archives and Records Administration is temporarily closing the...

 
 

Stepping Into the Spotlight: New College of Fine Arts Dean Comes Home to UT

When Ramón Rivera-Servera steps into his new role as dean of the College of Fine Arts this summer, it’ll be both a homecoming and a milestone for the...

 
 

UT’s 2021 Graduating Class Leaves a Campus that Became Almost Unrecognizable During the Pandemic

When the class of 2021 enrolled at UT, most members likely pictured a typical graduation day: crossing the stage in sweltering midday heat, hugging pals under the...

 
 

Four Summer Reads from Longhorn Authors

With One Hand Tied Behind My Brain A Memoir of Life After Stroke by Avrel Seale, BS ’89, Life Member Seale learns that wasting time is wasting life...

 
 

How February’s Once-in-a-Generation Storm Altered Life on Campus and Across the City

Sunday, February 14, 2021 As lovebirds hunker down together to celebrate Valentine’s Day with what looks to be a romantic evening snowfall, rumors swirl...

 
 

UT Researchers On What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs

In 2016, Sean Gulick and a team of researchers extracted asteroid dust from sections of dark brown, silty claystone and greyish-green marlstone buried beneath...

 
 

How a Blind Iraqi Refugee Overcame Enormous Obstacles to Earn a UT Degree

“Four days,” Qusay Hussein tells me, echoing an experience many in Austin and across the state went through in mid-February when an overloaded electricity...

 
 

David Heska Wanbli Weiden Sets a Mystery on the Reservation in ‘Winter Counts’

With his debut novel, Winter Counts, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, PhD ’07, became one of just a handful of Native American writers ever nominated for an Edgar...

 
 
 
 
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