July | August 2023

 

Men’s Basketball Head Coach Rodney Terry Led the Longhorns to Their Best Season in 15 Years and Is Looking Ahead

Rodney at the Texas vs. Rice game, 2023. It was one heck of a birthday present, even if Rodney Terry would have gladly taken it belated. On March 27, the...

 
 

Two UT Austin Professors Snag the ‘Nobel Prizes’ of Their Fields

By Marc Airhart and Nat Levy Winning a Nobel Prize brings unmistakable cachet, but for many of the sciences—essentially anything outside of chemistry,...

 
 

LBJ School Unveils the Willie Nelson Endowment for Uplifting Rural Communities

This September will mark 38 years since music legends Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp organized the first-ever Farm Aid concert to raise money...

 
 

Q&A: A New Memoir from a Longhorn Astrophysicist Looks Up

Sarafina El-Badry Nance, author of “StarStruck” Sarafina El-Badry Nance has always loved looking up at the stars. It’s one of the first things...

 
 

Cain & Abel’s Says Goodbye to its Original Location—and Begins a New Chapter

Bartenders kept the drinks flowing to meet high demand in the final weeks. Sitting on the porch of their former neighborhood bar, a pitcher of cheap beer between...

 
 

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The Blanton Museum of Art Debuts Its Stunning New Entrance and Grounds to Austin—and the World

When it first opened on campus in 2006, the Blanton Museum of Art was tucked away like a secret. It had one entrance, which directly faced its companion building...

 
 

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On Some of Texas’ Tallest Peaks, Star Parties Attract Visitors From All Over the Planet

Hundreds of miles into the desert, atop the highest point on the Texas state highway system, this remote university research center is not an obvious destination....

 
 

Camp Texas Celebrates 30 Years

From the drop-off and the mountains of luggage to the bus ride and the arrival, camp counselors—who are often former campers themselves—show campers the ropes. At...

 
 

Letter from the Executive Director: Moment in the Sun

After more than five years heading up the Texas Exes, I had one of my favorite UT experiences recently on the field at DKR, and it had nothing to do with football....

 
 

The Way Back: Bevo in Bronze

The bronze longhorn statue is lifted onto the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center patio by crane. One of the more recognizable statues on the Forty Acres is a bronze...

 
 
 
 
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