Nov | Dec 2015

 

Lost Art

Anyone who has ever found themselves scrolling through Instagram while at dinner with friends knows that, in the wake of modern technology, in-person interaction...

 
 

Fresh Eyes

The original manuscript of “The Eyes of Texas” gets some TLC. In 1903, a University of Texas student named Lewis Johnson was in a bind. He was producing a...

 
 

The Wizarding World of Giancarlo Bernini

Getting to know a magical Forty Acres Scholar. The résumés of super-achieving high school students often look the same. But Giancarlo Bernini, a recipient of...

 
 

The Way Back: Over the Top

In 1974, ZZ Top rocked Memorial Stadium. By the time the music began at 3 p.m., it was 90-plus degrees and Memorial Stadium was packed with 80,000 people. The barbeque...

 
 

The Big Picture: Dos Gregs

Our governor and university president are both finding new frontiers with our Southern neighbor. In September, I had the privilege of attending a reception for...

 
 

Editor’s Letter: Lights, Camera, McRaven

The behind-the-scenes story of how UT’s chancellor became a reluctant YouTube star. William McRaven, BJ ’79, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus, was still an...

 
 

North of the Border

Finding extraordinary beauty in the Canadian Rockies. The first thought I had upon my arrival at Moraine Lake was: Do I deserve to see this? It was part self-deprecation,...

 
 

Boomerang Days: From Here to Fraternity

A Longhorn does college all over again. When I attended UT, I was proud to be unaffiliated with a fraternity. I was a confirmed hippie with slightly liberal leanings...

 
 
 
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