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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 […]


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The key to breaking the cycle of alcohol addiction? It could very well be a rodent that can’t get drunk. By Jamey Smith Since medical science has yet to pinpoint the exact molecular processes of intoxication and withdrawal, therapies to treat alcohol-related disorders remain hit or miss. Enter neuroscience professor Jon Pierce-Shimomura and his team […]

Small World

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Working on opposite sides of the globe, two professors and their students join forces to improve lives for people with autism. By M. Yvonne Taylor More than 20 years ago, before the Internet and email, special-education researcher Mark O’Reilly received a letter in his native Ireland. The dispatch marked the beginning of a long, fruitful […]

A Day in the Life

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

In the College of Pharmacy’s Poverty Simulation, students go beyond the classroom for a glimpse of what it means to be truly poor. They gather early on a winter Saturday, not exactly sure what to expect from the next couple of hours. They’ve signed on for the Poverty Simulation. Taking on the persona of one […]

UT Austin Benefits from Permanent IRA Rollover

Friday, December 18, 2015

Since 2006, Individual Retirement Account (IRA) rollovers have accounted for more than $15 million in philanthropy to UT Austin. For 2014, 191 individuals made a total of 842 gifts through this mechanism, setting the record for participation. The record for the total amount raised through rollovers was set in 2011, when alumni and friends gave […]

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