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Zaffirini, First Hispanic woman elected to the Texas Senate, reflects on career
November 30, 2016
When State Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) first visited UT to attend a football game at 15 years old, she wasn’t thinking of going to college.
UT alumna Enchilada Queen follows restaurant success with her first cookbook
November 13, 2016
When UT alumna Sylvia Casares was a little girl growing up in Brownsville, she sat at the small table in her parents’ kitchen, waiting for her mother’s comida casera, home-cooked food, and watching as she pulled piping-hot tortillas straight from the stove.
300: World-traveling UTPD officer stands guard at UT Tower
November 13, 2016
The first person visitors see as they step off the elevator on the fourth floor of the Tower is officer Darrell Halstead.
English assistant professor Donna Kornhaber named Academy Film Scholar
November 10, 2016
As a child, English assistant professor Donna Kornhaber would sneak downstairs late at night to watch the black and white movies shown on public television.
Humanity First Texas Chapter plans for clinic in Mexico
October 26, 2016
When UT graduate student Usama Malik and his friends arrived in Rowlett, Texas, in January, they were dumbfounded by the devastation a tornado had left in its wake.
UT bluegrass musicians bring rhythm and sound to Speedway
October 20, 2016
On any given Friday afternoon, Erica McCormick can be found outside the SAC with a guitar in her hand and a tambourine on her foot, surrounded by other musicians filling the area with their fast-paced bluegrass music.
Chicana feminist malflora poet Veronica Reyes discusses her first poetry book
October 12, 2016
When searchlights flooded her childhood neighborhood, Veronica Reyes joined other kids from el barrio as they ran and hid, playing a game and yelling, “Chopper! Chopper!”
Q&A: Director Lev Spiro discusses professional rise and work experience
October 9, 2016
Radio-television-film alumnus Lev Spiro traveled to Los Angeles with only two short films in his pocket, but has since directed more than 150 episodes, pilots and features for television.
DACA recipients share their stories
October 5, 2016
When anthropology senior Juan Belman was 10 years old a Coyote led him, his mother and his four-year-old brother across the Rio Grande.
VAC exhibit tackles environmental issues of Peru
September 27, 2016
Nancy La Rosa and Juan Salas Carreño recorded conversations with village people who discussed the state of Huepetuhe, Peru, before depletion and its future. for the exhibit "Moving Mountains: Extractive Landscapes of Peru."
Alumna A.C. Rogers showcases Soft Ground Sculpture on campus
September 22, 2016
When alumna A.C. Rogers read the final verse of her father’s poem to her late mother, she found the inspiration she needed to finish the centerpiece for her latest exhibition.