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Reimagining the Blanton

Friday, October 14, 2016

Come February 2017, when you walk into the Blanton Museum of Art’s second-floor galleries, you’ll feel like you’re entering a new museum. After a decade in its present campus home, the Blanton is organizing a complete rehanging of its wide-ranging holdings to inspire and engage audiences in new ways. Collectively titled You Belong Here: Reimagining […]

Coming Full Circle with the College of Liberal Arts

Friday, October 14, 2016

A businessman makes a $20 million investment in the college that gave him his start. Bobby Patton, Jr., BBA ’85, enjoyed matching wits with some of the university’s top professors when he was a Plan II Honors student in the early 1980s. But after two years in the program, he switched his major to business administration, feeling he […]

$20 Million Gift to Benefit the Eyes of Texas

Friday, October 14, 2016

Austin’s Wong family helps launch an eye institute at Dell Medical School to train the next generation of ophthalmologists. By Avrel Seale On a summer day in 1939, the first Chinese-American was born in Austin, Texas: Mitchel Wong. Little did anyone suspect that the Wongs, who had been grocers for generations, would raise a son who would […]

Visionaries Welcome

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The university takes a multifaceted approach to help people turn ideas into businesses. Time and again, UT has demonstrated that extraordinary things can happen when enterprising minds from industry and academia share the same goals — and the same space. As the university works to advance society through the development of new knowledge, it also […]

Startup: ‘Charge It’ to Make a Difference

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Larry Garten always impressed upon his son, Stephen, the importance of doing the right thing and giving back to his community. When Larry died of cancer at age 53, Stephen, then a college sophomore, vowed to honor him by upholding that ethic. Stephen Garten grew up in Baltimore and went to school at Washington University […]

Dreams Fulfilled

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

From grade school to graduate school, UT helps students from diverse, low-income backgrounds reach their full potential. Alexis Blackman has called herself a Longhorn since she was a kindergartner on a new campus with a promising name: the University of Texas Elementary School. Now it’s official. Having earned a full scholarship from the University Co-op, […]

Shedding Light

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Intelligence Studies Project offers fresh perspectives on how to keep the nation safe. Fifteen years after the September 11 attacks, the United States has successfully prevented additional catastrophic terrorist attacks by dealing critical blows to Al Qaeda and affiliated terrorist groups. While those extremists are in decline, ISIS and other jihadist groups are on […]

Challenge for Mcketta a $28 Million Success

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Cockrell School of Engineering named the Department of Chemical Engineering for Professor Emeritus John McKetta four years ago, when its Challenge for McKetta hit the $10 million mark. But those were still early days. The multiyear effort to advance the department and honor one of its most revered teachers and leaders ultimately raised nearly […]

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