July | August 2022

 

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Bless the Mood

At the Moody Center’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in April, Matthew McConaughey, duly dressed in a white-trimmed burnt-orange suit and cowboy hat, sang a strange...

 
 

A New Program Is Filling Dell Seton Medical Center’s Halls With a Joyful Sound

The inaugural performance of the Red River Ensemble on May 11, 2022, in the hospital’s atrium. Even in Austin, the so-called live music capital of the world...

 
 

How Title IX Helped Level the Playing Field

Texas Softball vs. Texas A&M, May 2, 2009. When the Anna Hiss Gymnasium opened at The University of Texas in 1931, it broke barriers as the first space on...

 
 

Discover These New Reads From the Longhorn Universe

FORAGING TEXAS   Finding, Identifying, And Preparing Edible Wild Foods In Texas   By Eric M. Knight, BS ’10, Life Member, and Stacy...

 
 

A New Book Unpacks the Meaning of the Misplaced Objects We Miss the Most

Author Rob Walker. In an essay about ruining the magic of a long-lost childhood toy by attempting to replace it as an adult, Alex Balk posits that lost things...

 
 

A New UT Research Center Is Looking Into How Psychedelics Can Help Those Struggling With Mental Illness

Marcus Capone felt beyond hope. He was having trouble sleeping and suffering from headaches, cognitive impairment, and depression. He turned to alcohol to cope,...

 
 

Digital Archive at the Ransom Center Shows How the Theatre Industry Made It Through the Pandemic

The National Theatre in London during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. March 12, 2020, was the night the lights went out on Broadway. The curtain came down on...

 
 

The Way Back: Willie’s Picnic 

A crowd gathered for Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic concert, Austin, 1979. Mention the Fourth of July in Texas, and one person immediately comes to...

 
 

Letter from the Executive Director: Hangman

Movie stars—are they just like us? Or another species entirely? I got to meet Glen Powell recently when he came back to campus and the Alumni Center to chat...

 
 

Wielding the Golden Gloves

James Park (left) and Daniel Meza (right) work the mitts, Caven-Clark Field, 2022. It’s the pugilist’s dilemma, inherent to the sport. In the ring, it’s...

 
 
 
 
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