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.


Student Volunteers Spruce up Rundberg Neighborhood

Feb. 23, 2017
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The Project 2017 - UT's largest day of service - returns to the Rundberg, where hundreds of student volunteers will spruce up schools, parks, bridges and other locations in the Northeast Austin neighborhood.

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The VETTED Foundation

Feb. 20, 2017
Michael Sarraille VETTED

The VETTED foundation, started by UT MBA student Michael Sarraille, is transforming proven military leaders into tomorrow's industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

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UT Austin Leading Efforts to Support Lower-Income Students

Feb. 15, 2017
UT Austin

In a new report from the American Talent Initiative (ATI), UT Austin is one of five colleges and universities highlighted for its success expanding opportunity and boosting graduation rates for low- and moderate-income students.

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A Future Face of Energy

Feb. 9, 2017
Karan Jerath

At the age of 20, Karan Jerath has invented a device that could prevent oil spills, became the youngest member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy list, and was selected as a UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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UT Speech and Hearing Center Offers Free Screenings

Feb. 9, 2017
children hearing

Through a new program in the Moody College of Communication at UT Austin, Central Texans can now access free screenings to identify and assess children with possible speech or language delays. 

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