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New UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken Speaks at Texas Tribune Festival

Just two weeks into his role as the new UT System chancellor, James B. Milliken took the stage at the Stateside Paramount Theater for the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival. “This...

 
 

Class of 2018 Records Highest Four-Year Graduation Rate in UT History

When they crossed the stage in May, the Class of 2018 broke multiple records, including becoming the class with the highest four-year graduation rate of any public...

 
 

Fifty Years Later, Longhorn Siblings Gift Their Mom a Class Ring

Despite the nasty weather, sisters Christina Stock and Jodi Lowther couldn’t stop grinning on their drive from Dallas to Austin this past Friday afternoon. “We...

 
 

How Tinder’s New Feature Changes the Dating Game on the Forty Acres

On a college campus your smartphone can check you into class, hold your digital textbooks, and—even at a school with 40,000 students—it can help you find your...

 
 

UT Alumni Advocate for Higher Ed at Fourth Annual Longhorns on the Hill

Around nearly every corner of the bustling U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from the Rayburn building to Longworth, you could spot burnt orange....

 
 

Five Highlights From President Fenves’ Fall 2018 State of the University Address

As the fall 2018 semester gets underway, President Greg Fenves gave the annual State of the University Address on Thursday, marking his fourth year as president...

 
 

Amazon Alexa Fellowship Expanded to UT

In 2018, Alexa is a household name. The top-selling artificial intelligence device from Amazon occupies space in millions of homes around the world, always ready...

 
 

A New Website Developed at UT is Leveling the Playing Field for Texas Students

Before we meet for coffee on a summer afternoon, Michelle Snyder is showing a high school student how to set up a bank account. “She didn’t know if she needed...

 
 

One of America’s Greatest Living Artists Pops Up at UT

“Pool #2,” from the Portfolio Pools, 968; printed 1997. © Ed Ruscha It’s hard to overstate the influence Edward Ruscha has had on contemporary American...

 
 

Creator of UT’s Famous ‘Beyoncé Class’ Combines Memoir and Study in New Book

In one of the closing scenes of Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, the final segment of her 2016 viral visual album Lemonade, she stands in front of the...

 
 
 
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