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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 […]

Lab Tested

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

DIY Diagnostics turns freshmen into health-science researchers—and could save lives in the bargain. By Emily Nielsen Summer is synonymous with fun in the sun, but those carefree days come with a downside: the increased risk of skin cancer. Rachel Graubard was thinking about ways to fight this widespread health threat even before her freshman year. […]

Thrusters Engaged for Innovation

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fans of Star Trek are excited as the pop-culture juggernaut marks its golden anniversary this fall. But move over, Enterprise. UT has launched a futuristic five-year mission of its own. Project 2021 will explore new technologies, seek out better ways of teaching and learning, and boldly go where no university has gone before in the […]

What Can Happen When People Believe in You

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Born to a family of modest means in Uvalde, west of San Antonio, Dick Evans, BBA ’68, was 14 when his father died. “I had to grow up fast,” he says. “I took a job as a janitor for the office building next to the local bank.” That’s where he met two individuals who would […]

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