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.

An Eco-Friendly Way to Boost Texas Cotton Production

June 13, 2016
Bee hovers near flower

Increasing the diversity of pollinators can dramatically increase cotton production. In South Texas alone, it could boost annual revenue by more than $1.1 million.

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Hands-On Courses Boost Graduation Rates and Stem Retention

June 1, 2016
Freshman Research Initiative Lab

UT's Freshman Research Initative is a real solution for addressing the shortfall in the STEM workforce anticipated over the next decade.


Advancing Renewable Energy in the Lone Star State

April 29, 2016
John Kerry's visit to Pickle

John Kerry applauds the university's contribution to the future of alternative energy and renewable technologies.


Austin City Leaders Recognize Healthy Student Organizations

April 22, 2016
UT student org leaders

Basking in the City of Austin’s spotlight, Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Tovo recognized 17 UT Austin student organizations for their commitment to health and wellness

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Drug Engineered at UT to Treat Anthrax Gains FDA Approval

April 4, 2016
Colonies of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax

Researchers at UT Austin successfully culminated years of work when a drug they engineered for the treatment and prevention of inhalational anthrax, sold as Anthim, received approval from the FDA.

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