Nov | Dec 2020

 

Letter from the Executive Director: All of Us

Sometimes a school like UT can feel a little too big. There are lots of people at the Texas Exes and on the university’s staff who spend their days trying...

 
 

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How a ‘Cactus’ Yearbook Helped One Longhorn Escape War-Torn Saigon

It has been an emotional Tuesday morning for Dean Hien Nguyen, MS ’73. The 90-year-old retired electrical engineer and I are speaking over FaceTime,...

 
 

Two Longhorns Revisit a 15-Year-Old West Campus Murder in New Podcast

In August of 2005, Jennifer Cave’s body was discovered in the Orange Tree Condos in West Campus. The primary suspect and a potential accomplice were soon...

 
 

Documenting Latinos’ Experiences in the COVID-19 Pandemic

In mid-March, UT journalism professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez had no way of knowing how long the pandemic would last. She certainly didn’t expect that Latinos...

 
 

Meet the New Women’s Basketball Coach Vic Schaefer

When University of Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte was contemplating moving on from women’s basketball head coach Karen Aston, the first person...

 
 

New Landmarks Installation Is an Ode to Evolutionary Science

Against a background of subtle, shifting hues and periodic flashes of lightning, branches, twigs, leaves, petals, and feathers fall as air bubbles flow upward....

 
 

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A Look at Some of Longhorn David Lake’s Most Stunning Architectural Designs

In 1971, the same year David Lake arrived on the Forty Acres, the very first Schlotzsky’s opened amid a row of small, shuttered storefronts on South Congress...

 
 

How Ada Calhoun Became a Bestselling Author

In late 2017, Ada Calhoun, BA ’00, felt busted and blue. The UT alumna from New York City had been a freelance writer for two decades. Her work had appeared...

 
 

Robert Killebrew’s Journey From Punishing Linebacker to Pain Reliever

On YouTube, there is a highlights package featuring key plays from Texas linebacker Robert Killebrew’s career, sound-tracked by “Last Resort” by Papa...

 
 

Renowned Trumpeter Billy Hunter Joins the UT Faculty

Many college professors are struggling with distance learning this fall. Between technology issues and wrestling with the ways in which different students best...

 
 
 
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