Jan | Feb 2013

 

Eye on the Hurricane

Clint Dawson isn’t exactly a thrill-seeker. The soft-spoken engineer has never lived through a hurricane and says the only way he’d agree to see one firsthand...

 
 

The 83rd Texas Legislature

The past 10 years have seen higher education catapult to the top of the legislative agenda. This year, everything’s on the table. The Texas Legislature is back...

 
 

Four Questions For Senator Kel Seliger

Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) is the chair of the Texas Senate Committee on Higher Education. What’s your top priority for the 83rd Legislature? The priority for...

 
 

National Instruments CEO Donates $10 Million for UT Engineering Epicenter

It’s a classic success story, and it never gets old. An innovator nurtures a great idea from humble beginnings into a multinational company with a positive impact...

 
 

2012 Distinguished Alumnus Awards: In Their Own Words

Oscar acceptance speeches are sometimes amusing, occasionally tearful, and usually rote as each recipient thanks her producer, manicurist, and second cousins. If...

 
 

Illuminating Bike Safety

The dusk settled in on UT’s LBJ Library Plaza one evening in November—but it didn’t get dark. Instead, the night was illuminated by LED light-adorned student...

 
 

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Frontier U

 In 1958, during the height of the Cold War, University of Texas Provost Harry Ransom wrote of a “counterfrontier” that challenged the stereotypical image...

 
 

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Longhorns on Mars

At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a group of UT-educated scientists known as the “Texas mafia” is using robots to explore a new frontier. Two and a half...

 
 

Talk Back: Responses to our November | December Issue

Readers were struck by the excerpt from Pulitzer Prize-winning Longhorn Karen Elliott House’s new book, On Saudi Arabia. Gordon Novak, BS ’69, MA ’71, PhD...

 
 

Coach, Remembered

Legendary former head football coach Darrell K Royal, who died in November at age 88, left a lasting impression on everyone he met. The Alcalde asked fans, alumni,...

 
 
 
 
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