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Unearthing the Ancient ‘Texas Serengeti’

Long-buried fossils collected before World War II are leading UT researchers to think the Texas coast once resembled the African Serengeti.

 
 

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Longhorn Gary Kelly Is Remaking the Once-Tiny Southwest Airlines

“I don’t like to lose,” Gary Kelly says to a room full of Texas football players, who nod their heads in agreement. The 64-year-old chairman of the board...

 
 

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The Tyler Rose: The Story of UT’s Recruitment of Earl Campbell

In 1973, Darrell K Royal faced challenges landing top African-American high school football players, so he enlisted a team of recruiters. Led by Ken Dabbs, they...

 
 

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75 Years Later: The Lasting Impact of D-Day, From France to the Forty Acres

A pivotal moment in the Allied success in World War II, the offensive known as D-Day still reverberates in American culture. Seventy-five years after the largest...

 
 

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Peter Yang’s Journey From The Daily Texan to Photographic Stardom

Peter Yang got his start at The Daily Texan. He’s now one of the world’s most sought-after photographers.

 
 

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How Texas and Longhorns Are Tackling Maternal Mortality in Texas

At my first prenatal appointment, I was given a pink folder. On it were two dolphins jumping and the words: “Have the birth of your dreams.” To be clear, I...

 
 

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How UT Became Home to One of the Nation’s Largest Collections of Latin American Art

A new exhibition at the Blanton explores the intersection of Latin American art and language—and celebrates a field that The University of Texas helped bring to...

 
 

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Meet the New Orleans Obituaries Writer Who Has Spent Four Decades Keeping Stories of the Dead Alive

John Pope, the lanky Louisianan, the recherché raconteur on the river, the slim and sassy scribe, the zany Zelig from the land of Zapp’s, the boisterous bohemian...

 
 

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Match Made in Texas

Whether you believe in destiny or fateful meetings beneath the glow of the Tower, one thing is certain: UT is a beautiful place to fall in love.

 
 

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Looking at Higher Education Funding in Texas—and How We Got Here

Ahead of the 86th Texas legislative session, a comprehensive look at public university funding—and what it means for the future of UT. Brian Haley was driving...

 
 
 
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