Community Engagement

Campaign for Texas Goes Out with a Bang
The state's most ambitious fundraising campaign to date concluded Aug. 31, topping its $3 billion goal by $115 million and breaking records in the process.
LIVESTRONG Gift Pushes UT Past $3 Billion Goal
The $50 million gift will establish the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School. Read more about how the partnership will advance a new model of patient-centered care.
"All we have to do is never give up" – UT Hosts Africa's Next Great Entrepreneurs
25 young African entrepreneurs spent the summer at UT for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the White House's signature effort to invest in Africa's emerging leaders. Learn more.
Around the World Tour: Longhorns Play Asia, London
Summertime is world tour season for big-time musicians: Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. That's right! The UTWE just returned from Asia and Europe.
The Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer at Blanton
The new Blanton Museum of Art exhibit, "In the Company of Cats and Dogs" provides a look at our relationship with felines and canines through the ages, from ancient Egypt to YouTube.
Know - Your connection to a world of ideas
The state's most ambitious fundraising campaign to date concluded Aug. 31, topping its $3 billion goal by $115 million and breaking records in the process.
The $50 million gift will establish the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School. Read more about how the partnership will advance a new model of patient-centered care.
25 young African entrepreneurs spent the summer at UT for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the White House's signature effort to invest in Africa's emerging leaders. Learn more.
Summertime is world tour season for big-time musicians: Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. That's right! The UTWE just returned from Asia and Europe.
The new Blanton Museum of Art exhibit, "In the Company of Cats and Dogs" provides a look at our relationship with felines and canines through the ages, from ancient Egypt to YouTube.

News Stories

Published: Sept. 15

On Monday, Sept. 15, the university celebrates its 131st birthday. Monday night, the university’s Tower will glow burnt orange to celebrate our 131st year as a “university of the first class.” Learn about UT Austin’s history from UT History Central: A comprehensive guide to University of Texas history.

What’s your favorite UT memory? Let us know in the comments and share your answer on social media using #UTat131.

Published: Sept. 15

The University of Texas at Austin is routinely lauded as an elite university in well-known academic rankings like the U.S. News and World Report survey, which places UT as the #17 public university and names 30 graduate programs to the top-15 nationally.

The University of Texas at Austin is — and always has been — a university for the people of Texas. Whether we are teaming up with community organizations to tackle health care issues, bring the arts to underserved areas or solve environmental problems, we take seriously our mission of service.

The university has a rich tradition of working with communities across the state through collaborative activities and programs that involve our faculty, staff and students. Such partnerships are mutually beneficial to the university and the community. Not only are university resources shared with communities, but community knowledge and experiences are shared with the university, helping improve learning and scholarship.

Visit the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to learn more about community-university partnerships that transform lives.

Events

Tuesday, Sep. 16, 11 a.m. - noon.:
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 3:30 p.m. -6 p.m.: