Jan | Feb 2024

 

Four Longhorns Are Introducing an Old Game to a New Generation of Players

Green Tile Social Club as seen from above at the second GTSC meetup. On Oct. 9, 2023, four UT alumni gathered (with one FaceTiming in) at their friend’s New...

 
 

Hogg Memorial Auditorium Undergoes Exciting Renovations

The newly restored Hogg Auditorium boasts replicas of the decorative plates that used to adorn the aisle seats. Not many 90-year-olds look this good. In fact,...

 
 

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Society Faces Tough Choices About Artificial Intelligence

On a Tuesday night last February, New York Times technology writer Kevin Roose sat down to experiment with an early version of the artificial intelligence (AI)...

 
 

Longhorn Band and Alumni Work to Become the Most Funded College Band in the Country

The Longhorn Band in Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Longhorn Band is more than just a college marching band—it’s the drumbeat of Longhorn pride....

 
 

The Way Back: All-Inclusive

This blanket tax ID card belonged to Jean (Hudson) Caton, ’39, the great-grandmother of the Alcalde’s managing editor, Eliza Pillsbury, BA, BJ ’23,...

 
 

Darden Smith Is UT’s Inaugural Songwriter in Residence

Smith photographed in Austin. It was Darden Smith’s UT English professor who first recognized his talent. When Smith, BA ’85, turned in an essay for...

 
 

Letter From the Executive Director: 50 Years With Carol

Harris and Barrett at the tailgate celebration. When I came to this job at the Texas Exes seven years ago, I confess I knew very little about the ins and outs...

 
 

Q&A: A Writer and Photographer Team up to Tell a New Story of Wild Beauty

Bret Anthony Johnston Keith Carter Swamps aren’t generally considered the most beautiful landscapes—but a new book from the University of Texas Press...

 
 

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Larry Mayo’s Degree Was a Lifetime in the Making

Surrounded by books in a home nestled among the Piney Woods of Lake Palestine in northeast Texas, a 79-year-old former journalist in failing health was doing...

 
 

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Paper Conservation Expert Preserves Campus Treasures

A rare manuscript in the University’s collection, currently under the care of the Campus Conservation Initiative. In the summer of 2022, Rachel Mochon...

 
 
 
 
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