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Apr 5 2013
St. Mary's School of Law graduate Terry Mitchell poses in a building showing off the Austin view from downtown.

Law Grad Looks to Move People Back to the City

Terry Mitchell (J.D. ‘83) doesn’t want to talk about the woeful realities of modern city living, like stark landscapes and excessive traffic snarls. He would rather talk about his vision of what cities can be — communities with…

Apr 5 2013

What Does it Take to Become a CEO?

“My undergraduate degree got me the job, but it’s the liberal arts that got me the CEO chair,” said Ed Speed (B.B.A. ’70, M.A. ’86), who completed master’s and post-master’s programs in theology. “It’s OK if you…

Apr 5 2013
Rick Casey (B.A. '68)

A Q&A with a Texas Journalism Icon

Name: Rick Casey Occupation: Host of the local PBS affiliate’s TV show “Texas Week with Rick Casey” Hometown: St. Louis, but calls Texas home Today, you’d never know that he: flunked both Latin and typing in high…

Apr 5 2013
Olivia exposing a headdress

Alumna Unearths an Ancient Warrior Queen

Olivia Navarro-Farr, Ph.D. (B.A. ’98), and a team of archaeologists made a career-defining discovery in the summer of 2012: In a collapsed chamber in Guatemala was the tome of Lady K’abel, a powerful Maya queen who ruled…

Apr 4 2013
Patricia Owen, Ph.D., poses in a San Antonio movie theater.

In the Movies, Life Does Not Imitate Art

It’s the kind of happy ending that makes Patricia Owen, Ph.D., shake her head. The 1998 blockbuster “A Beautiful Mind,” starring Russell Crowe, depicts a brilliant mathematician obsessed with his work who mentally deteriorates to the point…

Apr 4 2013
Amber McClung, Ph.D., who teaches Mechanical Engineering, poses with equipment in her lab.

Engineering a Better World

Among her areas of study, Amber McClung, Ph.D., lists creating models for high-temperature polymer-matrix composites. Stay with me here. What that means, to you and me, is that she’s tested materials that are lightweight, yet can also…

Apr 4 2013
Dan Weyland

Denver Daredevil

The scene unfolds rather predictably whenever Dan Weyland tells someone he owns a race car. “They look at me,” the 73-year-old says, “and they say, ‘You’re doing what? Do you mean you own a team?’” Not quite….

Feb 5 2013
Burke Marold

Law Alum Says No to Graffiti, Yes to Giving Back

Burke Marold (J.D., MBA ’11) is a young, entrepreneurial attorney full of ideas and plans for the future. He is taking it upon himself to stimulate corporate philanthropy in the legal community, and he intends to do…

Feb 5 2013
Ted Macrini holding a model of a skull

Professor Asks, “Why Do Mammals Have Big Brains?”

Scientists have wondered for decades why mammals’ brains are so large relative to their body size, but for the most part all they could do was guess. The fossils that could give paleontologists clues to the earliest…

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