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.

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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Save the Monarchs

May 31, 2017
Laura Bush at Wildflower Center

Former first lady Laura Bush calls for everyone from homeowners to big corporations to join together to help save the state insect of Texas – the monarch butterfly.

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New Patient Information-Sharing System Will Save Lives

May 31, 2017

Doctors don’t just manage our health — they manage our data. The Texas Advanced Computing Center, with its supercomputing capabilities, offers an unparalleled ability to manage massive data sets and save lives. 

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Monitoring the Country's First Commercial CO2 Sequestration

April 14, 2017
Members of the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Gulf Coast Carbo Center

For the first time in the U.S., a commercial-scale project is taking carbon dioxide emissions from a coal-fired plant and storing them in rocks beneath the ground so they cannot escape into the atmosphere and affect climate.

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