Serving the State

At UT Austin, we like to say that what starts here changes the world. That change begins in Texas. Every year, our researchers help make Texans safer, smarter, and more economically secure. Every day, Longhorns help make Texas a beacon of opportunity for the country and the world. These stories, drawn from across the Forty Acres, are just a sample of the many ways UT Austin students, faculty, staff and alumni serve the state.


How Taxes Affect Our Wallets and Our Health

April 6, 2018
Health and Taxes

When Dr. Michael Hole was a pediatrician in Boston, he discovered a key to unlocking a healthier future for many families – help with taxes.

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Students Step-Up for a Greener Future

Feb. 23, 2018
energy_olympiad 2018

UT undergraduates host the first Energy Olympiad, a research competition focused on fostering the next generation of energy sustainability.

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Discrepancies in Water Storage Trends Across the Globe

Jan. 22, 2018
amazon river

Research led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that calculations of water storage in many river basins from commonly used global computer models differ markedly from storage estimates from GRACE satellites. 

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How Tiny Tetherballs Can Lead to New Antibiotics

Jan. 10, 2018
Peptide Tethered to a Bacteria

Biologists engineer bacteria to make tiny tetherballs to combat antibiotic-resistant infections

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Helping Others Be Heard

Dec. 11, 2017
Lang Stuttering Institute, Kids, Moody College of Communication

The Lang Stuttering Institute assists people who stutter to communicate effectively and with confidence. 

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