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Play chronicling LBJ’s presidency holds Texas premiere at Zach Theatre
January 23, 2017
“The Great Society” is the second of UT alumnus Schenkkan’s plays chronicling former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in office, and it details the creation of the social programs from which the play gets its namesake.
300: UT librarian sheds light upon century-old murder mystery
January 18, 2017
Austin’s moontowers are bright beacons in the nighttime skyline, but information tucked away in the Travis County archives reveals a dark history that UT-Austin librarian James Galloway is dead set on illuminating.
Photojournalist captures Vietnam War protests, realities of war
December 2, 2016
Images captured by a cheap plastic camera allow veteran Alan Pogue’s memories of violence in Vietnam to remain as clear as the day he took them.
Feminist Martha Cotera fights to represent Chicanas in academia
November 29, 2016
In a library filled with the sounds of shuffling books and beeping scanners, librarian and Chicana activist Martha Cotera found the words she needed to fuel her movement.
Texas Conference for Women provides opportunity to rise above gender inequality
November 15, 2016
Pantsuits and briefcases, symbols of professional feminism, will be abundant at the 17th annual Texas Conference for Women, where women will fight patriarchy by building their careers.
Save Austin Cemeteries’ Halloween tour comes to Oakwood Cemetery
October 26, 2016
Texas governors, local legends and ordinary townspeople lie six feet beneath the surface of Austin’s Oakwood Cemetery. They met their end in various ways — some at the hands of Native Americans, others struck by lightning — but all were laid to rest in Oakwood, weaving them into Austin’s historical narrative.
WWCode’s Diversity Hackathon tackles stereotypes in computer science
October 19, 2016
Computer science sophomore Brianna Vargas hadn’t experienced gender discrimination until her first hackathon.
Author Winston Groom returns to fiction unsuccessfully with “El Paso”
October 12, 2016
Two parallel worlds spin on the axis of historic El Paso. In his latest novel, Winston Groom, celebrated author of “Forrest Gump,” explores the collision that occurs when the inhabitants of these worlds come together.
Documentarians fight to preserve dying Texas-German dialect
October 5, 2016
The voices of the rare Texas-German dialect are singing their swan song, but documentarian Chase Honaker is on a mission to capture their final notes on film.
Longhorns in Love: UT professors find love in Parlin basement
October 5, 2016
A noise coming from the hallways in Parlin Hall’s basement brought professors Thomas Garza and Elizabeth Richmond-Garza together for the first time.
Six local bands to catch at ACL
September 29, 2016
In its 15 years, Austin City Limits Music Festival has expanded to include music’s brightest stars, but organizers haven’t forgotten the local gems that make the festival unique.
Local Tejano musicians discuss Austin’s underground scene
September 23, 2016
Back home in San Antonio, radio-television-film junior Rigo Navaira and his sister, UT alumna Destiny Navaira perform Tejano music for a crowd of all ages. But here in Austin, they notice a different vibe.
Lawrence Wright talks jihadis, religious radicalism, 9/11
September 19, 2016
In his latest book, “The Terror Years,” Austinite Lawrence Wright explores the evolution of jihadism in the Middle East.
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