Longhorn Welcome: Make the Most of Life at UT

Students pose for a picture with the Hook 'Em mascot before the start of the 2014-15 academic year.
Aug. 17, 2015

Summer is winding down, kickoff is getting closer and students are returning to the Forty Acres for the start of classes August 26. Take a look at how Longhorns are getting ready for the school year, and make plans to attend our signature Longhorn Welcome events.

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Just the Start of the Tour

Workbook for The Pale King
Aug. 12, 2015

The End of the Tour, a new film recounting the final days of David Foster Wallace’s promotional tour for his groundbreaking novel Infinite Jest, is one of the most-buzzed-about indie films to hit theaters this summer. And it has UT Austin connections you may not be aware of.

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Longhorns Put Their Horns Up Across the Globe While Studying

UT Austin offers study abroad programs in 78 countries.
Aug. 11, 2015

As summer comes to a close and students are returning to the Forty Acres, we're looking back at how some Longhorns spent time studying abroad. In 78 countries across the globe, these students experienced an adventure-filled summer. 

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Six Tips for Staying Sharp

illustration of six ways to stay sharp
Aug. 11, 2015

This time of year, students are cramming information into the dark corners of their brains just long enough to survive final exams. Later in life, we may come up against similar challenges with learning and memory. Here are six research-based tips for staying mentally sharp.

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Tower Turns Orange for LHN Filming

UT's tower, lit orange, with fountain in foreground
July 29, 2015

The university Tower will be lit Thursday, July 30 to support a Longhorn Network filming crew. 

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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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