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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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How UT Research Led to the Development of the COVID-19 Vaccine in Record-Breaking Time

Jason McLellan in his lab on January 18, 2021. Credit: Matt Wright-Steel On January 6, 2020, Jason McLellan and his wife, Jinelle, were in Park City, Utah, for...

 
 

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Our 2020 Outstanding Young Texas Exes on How They Got Here—and What’s Next

These four Longhorns have achieved big success before even turning 40. Initiated in 1979, the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award recognizes Texas Exes age 39 and...

 
 

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Two Longhorns Lead the Charge on Reopening the Rothko Chapel

Walking through the lawn that separates the Menil Collection and its park to the east from the Rothko Chapel in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood, I am not...

 
 

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An Oral History of the Texas Blazers

In the spring of 1994, then-sophomores Paul Massingill and Robert Bleker were walking back to their dorms after a Student Leadership board meeting. It was...

 
 

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How a ‘Cactus’ Yearbook Helped One Longhorn Escape War-Torn Saigon

It has been an emotional Tuesday morning for Dean Hien Nguyen, MS ’73. The 90-year-old retired electrical engineer and I are speaking over FaceTime,...

 
 

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A Look at Some of Longhorn David Lake’s Most Stunning Architectural Designs

In 1971, the same year David Lake arrived on the Forty Acres, the very first Schlotzsky’s opened amid a row of small, shuttered storefronts on South Congress...

 
 

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Can Public Schools Overcome the Pandemic?

UT’s College of Education has a few ideas. When Alexandria Smith, MEd ’17, learned in late March that she wouldn’t return to her English classroom...

 
 
 
 
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