Sept | Oct 2018

 

A New Website Developed at UT is Leveling the Playing Field for Texas Students

Before we meet for coffee on a summer afternoon, Michelle Snyder is showing a high school student how to set up a bank account. “She didn’t know if she needed...

 
 

One of America’s Greatest Living Artists Pops Up at UT

It’s hard to overstate the influence Edward Ruscha has had on contemporary American art. His body of work, pieces of which are exhibited in the likes of the Metropolitan...

 
 

UT en México: A Growing UT Presence Nearly 1,000 Miles South of the Forty Acres

On an unusually warm June Saturday afternoon in Mexico City at the base of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Santa Fe Campus, a gaggle...

 
 

Creator of UT’s Famous ‘Beyoncé Class’ Combines Memoir and Study in New Book

In one of the closing scenes of Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, the final segment of her 2016 viral visual album Lemonade, she stands in front of the...

 
 

UT Professor Explains How Language Shapes Our Thoughts

Maybe you haven’t spent that much time thinking about it, but it is a weird facet of the human experience that a collection of sounds you make by blowing air...

 
 

Longhorn Brené Brown Is Leading a Self-Help Revolution

Best-selling author and social scientist Brené Brown is a self-described authentic mess—and her fans love her for it. As she stood backstage waiting to kick...

 
 

Four Books From the Longhorn Universe to Kick Off Fall 2018

Never Lost Again by Bill Kilday, BA ’90, MPA, MBA ’94 These days avoiding traffic jams and getting from Point A to Point B is as easy as plugging in information...

 
 

September | October Alumni Authors

Sammie & Budgie By Scott Semegran, BA ’93 Simon Burchwood has always known that his young son Sammie is special—most recently after discovering the boy...

 
 

UT Austin Astronomers Are Recreating the Cosmos on Earth

It’s a seemingly average day in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The sun is blazing, the mountains loom in the distance, and the people in the rows of neighborhoods go...

 
 

A UT Alumna Is Houston’s Teacher of the Year in Just Her Second Year in the Classroom

People don’t often look back on middle school longingly. But ask Alejandra Ortega, BS ’15, and she’ll tell you those hormonal years provided some of her fondest...

 
 
 
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