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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 […]

Raising Our Horns

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

What do you get when you combine two of UT’s historic strengths — sports and leadership? The Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation. “Sport has the power to change the world,” Nelson Mandela said. “It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks […]

Teens ‘Byte’ into Computer Science

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

By Jamey Smith When it comes to summer camp, some teenagers may be ready to trade the traditional canoes and archery for something with a bit more flash. Luckily, there’s a camp for nearly every interest these days. And as always, UT is in the vanguard. First Bytes, a one-week camp for high school girls, […]

Liz and Les: From UT Sweethearts to D.C. Power Couple

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Journalists Liz and Les Carpenter made their names in Washington. Now their legacy lives on with a scholarship in their honor. By Jamey Smith Texas and UT are known for producing larger-than-life personalities, but few have been as brashly entertaining as the late reporter and political aide Liz Carpenter, BJ ’42. “With my journalism degree […]

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