Community Engagement

Hear UT's Chart-Topping History Lessons
The "15 Minute History" podcast is one of the most popular collections on iTunes U. Learn something new from these nine standout episodes.
Austin MLK Day Celebration Starts Here
Martin Luther King Jr. visited the Forty Acres in March of 1962. Join Austin's MLK Day celebration, which begins on campus, this Monday, Jan. 20.
The Best of 2013
See the stories, images, tweets, news headlines and videos that cover a remarkable year for Longhorns.
What to See and Do at UT During the Holidays
Captivating art, historical exploration and elite sporting events await campus visitors as UT closes out 2013. Plus, tips on the best photo ops.
Get in the Game with Texas Athletics
Sports fans, take note: U.S. Diving Nationals and men's and women's basketball heat up over the winter break. Plus, volleyball goes for back-to-back championships.
Know - Your connection to a world of ideas
The "15 Minute History" podcast is one of the most popular collections on iTunes U. Learn something new from these nine standout episodes.
Martin Luther King Jr. visited the Forty Acres in March of 1962. Join Austin's MLK Day celebration, which begins on campus, this Monday, Jan. 20.
See the stories, images, tweets, news headlines and videos that cover a remarkable year for Longhorns.
Captivating art, historical exploration and elite sporting events await campus visitors as UT closes out 2013. Plus, tips on the best photo ops.
Sports fans, take note: U.S. Diving Nationals and men's and women's basketball heat up over the winter break. Plus, volleyball goes for back-to-back championships.

News Stories

Published: April 15

The University of Texas Tower will be lit April 16 in recognition of student newspaper The Daily Texan’s outstanding achievements at the College Media Association’s annual convention in New York City. The Texan won the top award as the Best Newspaper at a four-year-school with more than 10,000 students. To be considered for the award, the newspaper submitted their 50-year anniversary coverage of the JFK assassination.

Published: April 15

University of Texas students, alumni and supporters gave more than triple the fundraising goal of the inaugural 40 Hours for the Forty Acres April 3-4. The campaign aimed to raise $40,000 for UT in 40 hours.

The tally when the countdown ended: $128,516.*

Published: April 11

Go up-close and behind-the-scenes at the historic Civil Rights Summit, held April 8-10 on campus at the LBJ Library. The gallery includes images by two former presidential photographers: David Hume Kennerly (Gerald Ford) and Eric Draper (George W. Bush).

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

Friday, Apr. 18, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.:
Friday, Apr. 18, 11 a.m. -3 p.m.:
Friday, Apr. 18, 11 a.m. -5 p.m.:
Friday, Apr. 18, 4 p.m. -5 p.m.: