March | April 2022

 

A Look at the Biggest Fundraising Campaign in UT’s History

When you are a new student at The University of Texas, your freshly minted student ID in hand, the sprawling campus is most easily navigated via acronym. On...

 
 

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How Did Spoon Become One of the Most Enduring Indie-Rock Bands? It All Started at The University of Texas.

The current lineup of Spoon on Austin’s Sixth Street, from left, Ben Trokan, Gerardo Larrios, Alex Fischel (obscured), Britt Daniel, Jim Eno. “On the Radio,” the...

 
 

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Why Seven Beloved Games Have Stood the Test of Time, According to This Journalist

Oliver Roeder in New York City on Dec. 18, 2021. Between March and August 2020, people around the world watched 41.2 million hours of the latest game craze...

 
 

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A Year of Pandemic in Words and Pictures

Day 1, a determined young man People all around the world muddled through the first year of the pandemic—and our collective lockdown—in various ways....

 
 

The Blanton Museum Is Featuring More Works by Black Artists Than Ever Before in Its Permanent Collection

Noah Purifoy, “Restoration,” 2001, mixed media construction, 68 x 41 x 4 1/2 in. The way the Blanton Museum of Art came by the paintings, sculptures, and...

 
 

Art, Autobiographies, and Ann Richards: Discover New Reads From the Longhorn Universe

ANOTHER WORLD   The Art of David Everett  Edited by Becky Duval Reese, Introduction by Stephen Harrigan, BA ’70, Life Member   The...

 
 

The Way Back: State Assembly

Alpha Phi Omega members battle the wind as they try to hold on to the Texas flag during the Texas Sesquicentennial celebration on Feb. 28, 1986. In 1986, Texas...

 
 

Letter from the Executive Director: Story Time

A rendering of a section of the Alumni Center project from the Advent team. Close your eyes and picture yourself walking into the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center....

 
 

The Longhorn Who Brought Us The Oregon Trail Video Game Has Some Unfinished Business

The 1985 Apple II version of The Oregon Trail, the version for which Longhorn R. Philip Bouchard was the project manager and lead designer. If you attended an...

 
 

The Newest Class of Outstanding Young Texas Exes Define ‘Success’—And What It Means to Them

From left, Sujata Ajmera; Lauren Gardner; Virginia A. Cumberbatch; Brian Haley. Olympic athletes Kevin Durant and Cat Osterman. New York Times magazine editor...

 
 
 
 
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