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.


$20M Gift Launches Leading-Edge Eye Institute at Dell Med

Oct. 6, 2016
Mitchel Wong, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute

The Wong family of Austin is contributing more than $20 million to create the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute, a leading-edge center to train future ophthalmologists and provide the best eye care possible.

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Helping Homeless Youth Become Their Best Possible Selves

Sept. 26, 2016
youth sitting on ground

UT nursing intervention for homeless youth takes a more positive approach to this population. 

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Lawmaker Unveils Vision for Austin State Hospital

Sept. 22, 2016
doctor's white lab coat with Dell Medical School logo

The young Dell Medical School is already viewed as a key force for bringing forward partners, new innovation and updated technology to improve the health care of Central Texans.

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$20 Million to Improve Education for Deaf Young Adults

Sept. 8, 2016
photo of UT Associate Professor Stephanie Cawthon and Principal Investigator Carrie Lou Garberoglio

UT Austin College of Education researchers received $20 million from the U.S. Department of Education to lead a center supporting postsecondary education for deaf and hard of hearing people. 

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Life After Trauma

July 14, 2016
social work people

The School of Social Work examines what happens to trauma patients after thier lives have been saved. 

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