May | June 2018


Alan Bean Isn’t an Astronaut Who Paints—He’s an Artist Who Used to Be an Astronaut

Alan Bean has a problem. He can’t decide how to paint planet Earth. Should the land appear darker than the water? Or should the ocean outshine the continents?...


An LGBTQ Studies Program Arrives at UT

During the Women’s Liberation movement of the 1970s, new wave feminists handed out condoms and abortion information pamphlets on the quad, protested at the Tower,...


A UT Professor Explains What the Mindfulness Buzz is All About

  Mindfulness is everywhere right now. Articles in magazines tout its effectiveness at reducing stress. People talk about mindfulness as an antidote to the...


Inside UT’s Old-School Lock and Key Shop

When they’re in a hurry—and they often are—members of UT’s Lock and Key Services staff tap three times on the button for the pneumatic tube they use to...


Chapters Celebrate Texas’ Official Dish Featuring Hearty Fare—and Plenty of Heart

Chili, the dish also known as chili con carne, carne con chile Colorado, or simply a bowl of red, is unequivocally Texan. It’s unsurprising, then, that Texans,...


The Way Back: All That Jazz

The Roaring ’20s permeated campus in a variety of ways, one of which was through Tex-ette, the state’s first coed jazz orchestra. Thanks to Tex-ette, one could...



The Texas Ten 2018

Since 2011, the Alcalde has honored UT professors with the Texas 10 awards.



Meet the Man Watching Over the Oldest Clocks in Texas

Galbraith is the foremost — and perhaps the only — restorer of tower clocks in Texas, an essential skill that, if it isn’t passed down, could be lost...


Wall to Wall: Finding Majesty in the Intricacies of Egypt’s Past and Present

On my first day in Cairo, jetlagged and disoriented, I boarded a bus with 27 other intrepid Flying Longhorns and was shuttled off through the dusty, bustling streets...


May|June Alumni Authors

Red Carpet Rivals by Bobbi Kornblit, BA ’73 With verve, narrative flourish, and vivid detail, Red Carpet Rivals traces the lives of Hollywood’s movers and shakers...

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