Summer With Shakespeare

Shakespeare at Winedale 2014 performance of Troilus and Cressida
July 17, 2015

Ride a roller coaster of love, march toward war or brave the perils of the sea during performances of Shakespeare’s plays at Winedale. A cast of students is spending two months — and 18 hours a day — studying the Bard’s work and bringing the plays to life in performances this summer. 

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From the Forty Acres to Pluto: Longhorns in Space

This picture shows the Gulf of Mexico coast at night from outer space.
July 13, 2015

As NASA’s New Horizons approaches Pluto, one alumnus will have particular cause to celebrate the accomplishment. From leading historic missions to out-of-this-world research, explore how Longhorns are changing the world with space-related projects.

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The Mystery of the Brownbanded Bamboo Shark

Divers observe a great white shark from the safety of a cage.
July 9, 2015

Sharks are splashing across TV screens all week as viewers who love (or fear) the kings of the sea are tuning into shows about the allure (or revulsion) of great whites, hammerheads, makos and more. But if you want to unravel a great shark mystery – and learn why it gives researchers hope about the future of threatened shark populations – turn off your TV and listen to what this UT student helped discover. 

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Briscoe Collection Shows Evolution of Old Glory

The Centennial Flag of 1876
July 1, 2015

However you’re celebrating the Fourth of July, you’ll surely see Old Glory waving over the land of the free and the home of the brave. Look inside the Briscoe Center for American History’s flag collection to see how the star-spangled banner has changed over time. 

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Finding Your Longhorn State of Mind at Orientation

Poster for 2015 Longhorn State of Mind
June 29, 2015

Throughout the summer, incoming students are exploring the Forty Acres, making new friends, registering for classes and getting in a Longhorn State of Mind during Orientation. Take a look at what the newest Longhorns are saying about the upcoming school year.

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Five Great UT Medical Education Innovations

Dean Clay Johnston, surrounded by medical students and residents
June 29, 2015

What can students expect from enrolling in the first new medical school in decades to be opened at a Tier 1 research university? An education thoughtfully crafted to reflect the reality of practicing modern medicine.

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