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Reflections on MLK’s “I Have a Dream”

Reflections on MLK’s “I Have a Dream”

To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic speech, scholars, staff and students reflect on its legacy. With images by the late photojournalist Flip Schulke.

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Teaching and Learning in China

Teaching and Learning in China

Kicking their summer off with a trip to China, a group of Longhorns learned about social entrepreneurship and volunteered at a Beijing school for children of migrant workers. See a slideshow.

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Children in a World of Gangs

Children in a World of Gangs

Donna De Cesare has covered Central American gangs like a war correspondent. Her new book reveals the effects of the violence on youths. Watch a video and see a slideshow.

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George W. Bush: Behind the Scenes

George W. Bush: Behind the Scenes

“Front Row Seat” offers an extraordinary collection of images of the 43rd president by former Chief White House Photographer Eric Draper. See a slideshow.

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International Experiences Take Students Out of Their “Bubbles”

International Experiences Take Students Out of Their “Bubbles”

Through study abroad programs and a diverse population of international students and scholars, Longhorns are everywhere. Learn how UT is leading the way.

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Maya Scholar Deciphers Meaning of Newly Discovered Monument That Refers to 2012

Maya Scholar Deciphers Meaning of Newly Discovered Monument That Refers to 2012

A recent discovery in Maya ruins of Guatemala, deciphered by UT art historian David Stuart, yields only the second reference to 2012. But what does it mean?

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Doomsday Scenarios Make Better Fiction Than Science, Says Researcher Karl Butzer

Doomsday Scenarios Make Better Fiction Than Science, Says Researcher Karl Butzer

For more than 50 years Karl Butzer, a renowned environmental archaeologist at The University of Texas at Austin, has trekked across continents, sifted through countless excavations and pored over collections in some of the world’s greatest libraries and museums in a quest to better understand humanity’s age-old relationship to the natural environment. He has seen …

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Witnesses to civil rights-era life

Witnesses to civil rights-era life

Explore the Briscoe Center’s R.C. Hickman and Calvin Littlejohn photo collections that chronicle Texas’ dynamic African American communities.

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Documenting the rich and famous

Documenting the rich and famous

Bestselling novelist and Vanity Fair writer Dominick Dunne donated his personal and professional documents to the Briscoe Center’s journalism history archives at the university.

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Reporting China

Reporting China

Sixteen students spent four weeks in China navigating the ins and outs of international reporting. View a selection of photographs taken during their time studying abroad.

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Building independence

Building independence

Architecture students design a new green complex to bring education, clean water and sustainable food sources to the Maasai people of East Africa that reflects their unique cultural identity.

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Photographing a hidden world

Photographing a hidden world

Geologist Peter Flaig went to Antarctica in search of fossils. Surrounded by snow and ice, he and his colleagues discovered signs of a much warmer time.

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Quilts offer help for healing

Quilts offer help for healing

The Reflections on 9/11 Quilt Collection at the Briscoe Center for American History features artistic messages of hope, sympathy, love and peace.

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of diversity

Life, liberty and the pursuit of diversity

There are a number of ways to make your mark on the university. Biology major Shannon Allport is a champion of diversity on campus.

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  • Faculty Spotlight video featuring Larry Speck, a professor in the School of Architecture.

    18 to 30: Faculty Spotlight video featuring Larry Speck, a professor in the School of Architecture.