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After Life: Remembering Don Graham

Don Graham took his last breath on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 6:33 a.m., as I held his hand in mine in a narrow room at St. David’s Hospital in Austin. It...

 
 

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Longhorns’ Most Invaluable UT Objects and Their Heartfelt Stories

Most everyone who attended The University of Texas has a boatload of school spirit and the tendency to end phone calls with a quick “hook ’em!” instead of...

 
 

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A Glimpse Into the Life of Trailblazing Architect John Chase

John Chase was a man of firsts. He was the first Black graduate student to sign enrollment papers at UT Austin. Chase was the first licensed Black architect...

 
 

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The Places Where We’ve Rooted for the Longhorns—and How Much They Mean to Us

A crowd at Memorial Stadium, circa 1960. In 1924, Texas played its first-ever game at what was originally a 27,000-capacity War Memorial Stadium.   A...

 
 

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Briscoe Center’s New Acquisition will be a Mecca for Architectural and Urban Environmental Research

When Steven Hoelscher saw Robert Polidori’s photographs for the first time, he was blown away. The images, depicting the devastating flooding and...

 
 

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The Year of The Longhorn

With three national championships, 13 top-10 teams, and 13 Big 12 championships, Texas is an football volleyball golf swimming and diving every sport school. If...

 
 

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Steve Sarkisian’s Path to Texas Football Glory is Paved with Offensive Wizardry and Self-Reflection

For as many touchdowns as the quarterback scored in his career, if you type “Vince Young touchdown” into Google, one dominates the results. You know which...

 
 

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How UT’s Sustainability Infrastructure Reduced Waste in a Time of Crisis

It’s early on a Sunday morning last October and the parking lot outside Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium is unusually empty. The night...

 
 

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Renowned Texas Newsman Neal Spelce Remembers Getting His Start in the Television Business

In an excerpt of the Longhorn’s forthcoming memoir, With the Bark Off,  renowned Texas newsman Neal Spelce remembers getting his start in the television...

 
 

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Six UT Professors Envision how the Global Pandemic Will Transform their Industries Forever

Life will never be the same after COVID-19. We know this instinctively, and we know this from history books. There’s the intangible, collective grief...

 
 
 
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