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Art Work

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fine Arts students get hands-on experience from donor-funded internships As an intern with Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, Ellen Piazza is learning firsthand what it’s like to work at one of the local music industry’s most iconic venues. “I am constantly handling different and unique projects, and I love working with so […]

Real (Estate) World Experience

Monday, June 19, 2017

McCombs alumnus John Goff gives $6 million to make real estate program No. 1 By Avrel Seale In the late spring of 2015, five MBA students and the dean of the McCombs School of Business entered the Fort Worth office of John Goff with an idea. The moments before reaching his door must have felt like something between […]

Building the Future of Nursing

Monday, April 17, 2017

St. David’s Foundation Funds Critical Renovations to Support Hands-on, Team-Based Learning By Kristin Tommey Three million strong, nurses make up the largest segment of our nation’s medical workforce. Working on the front lines of patient care, they play a vital role in making health care more affordable, accessible, and person-centered. The School of Nursing at UT-Austin […]

Taking Action

Monday, April 17, 2017

Loving Parents Support Suicide Prevention Program to Save Lives on the Forty Acres By Kristin Tommey Do you feel depressed? Are you considering suicide? Will you walk with me to the counseling center? These are not easy questions to ask. But they have the power to save lives. While adults often remember college as the best […]

Practical Activism

Monday, April 17, 2017

Memorial Internship Program Engages Graduate Students in Local Conservation Efforts   By Kristin Tommey Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Its natural beauty is an undeniable draw. Just a few miles from downtown, residents spend free time swimming in spring-fed creeks, climbing limestone cliffs, and hiking in lush forests. But many […]

A Royal Artifact Finds a New Home

Friday, February 10, 2017

After purchasing Darrell K Royal’s 2005 BCS Championship ring at an auction benefiting the DKR Fund for Alzheimers Research back in 2012, Sorush “Shawn” Abboud and wife Christina Cole Abboud decided to donate this valuable piece of memorabilia to join the rest of DKR’s archive at the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. Learn […]

Matches Light a Fire in Liberal Arts

Thursday, February 9, 2017

When Bobby Patton, Jr., and his wife, Sherri, announced in September 2016 that they were giving $20 million to the College of Liberal Arts to support excellence, they saw it as an investment in the college’s future — and an opportunity to challenge others to invest in that future. Alumni have eagerly responded to the […]

On Her Way

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Humble beginnings did not stop Jessica Hernandez from graduating with highest honors — and nothing’s going to stop her now. Growing up in Monahans, Texas, under the primary care of her grandmother, Jessica Hernandez, BS ’16, lived a sheltered life. College wasn’t on her radar. That changed when, at age 11, she and her mother, […]

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