The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

Current Fellows

Jefferson Junior Fellows

Fall 2015 Events

Activity Fund

The Junior Fellows Program has an activity fund that students may draw upon to attend cultural events such as plays and classical music concerts both on and off campus. To use the student activity fund, you must

1) select an event and get pre-approval from Assistant Director Erik Dempsey,
2) attend the event in a group comprised of more than one Jefferson Scholar or Junior Fellow, and
3) submit one receipt for the event to the Jefferson Center office in BAT 2.116. For example, if you go to a play, one person should collect money from the entire group and that person will be reimbursed for all the tickets.

Take Your Professor to Lunch

Over the course of the semester, we’ll sponsor a number of luncheons with Junior Fellows and professors at the AT&T Center on campus. At the organizational meeting in early September you’ll be able to nominate and vote on professors you would like to have lunch with. Professors can be anyone on the UT faculty; they do not need to be teaching for CTI. If you cannot make it to the meeting you can email up to three nominations to Mr. Dempsey ahead of time.

Fall 2015 lunches:

Monday, Oct. 19- Paul Woodruff

Tuesday, Oct. 27- Thomas Pangle

Tuesday, Nov. 10- Elon Lang

Thursday, Nov. 19- Erik Dempsey

Please RSVP to All lunches will be held at 12pm at the AT&T restaurant, the Carillon.

Shakespeare at Winedale

The Jefferson Scholars and Junior Fellows will be making a trip out to Winedale to see the Royal Shakespeare Company's performance of Midsummer Night's Dream. Jefferson Scholars and Junior Fellows who are interested in going should write to Mr. Dempsey at

Enchanted Rock Hike and Barbecue

Join us for a hike at Enchanted Rock state park, followed by lunch at the legendary Cooper's Barbeque in Llano, TX. We’ll gather at 9 am on Saturday, October 31 and share rides out to the park. Rides will be coordinated the week before.