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.

Fenves Welcomes New Students from Rio Grande Valley

Aug. 8, 2017
President Fenves Rio Grande Valley Send-Off 2017

At the 24th annual Rio Grande Valley send-off, President Fenves' message to new freshmen and their families was clear. “We’re in this together.”

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Large-Scale Data Project Will Aid Vulnerable Babies

July 27, 2017
Photo of doctor providing care to child in the NICU

Premature babies face a number of potential health threats after they are born. A sweeping research collaboration of Dell Med, UT Austin and Seton Healthcare Family will aid them using a vital tool: data.

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Nanoparticles and Magnets Remove Oil from Water

June 8, 2017
oil magnet

UT Austin researchers used magnetic nanoparticles to separate oil from water through a simple process that relies on electrostatic force and a magnet. 

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Bringing the Latest to Addiction Treatment and Recovery

June 8, 2017

Social work researchers at UT Austin seek to speed up adoption of new therapies and tools to fight addiction with a major federal grant.

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El Niño and Global Warming Cause Record-Breaking Heat

June 6, 2017
warming graph

Scientists at The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) have found that a devastating combination of global warming and El Niño is responsible for causing extreme temperatures in April 2016 in Southeast Asia.

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