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News & Events - 2009

Dr. Alvarado chosen for Leadership Texas

Dr. Cassandre Alvarado, Assistant Dean for Learning Communities & Assessment, is “honored to represent UGS and UT” at Leadership Texas. (read more)

BDP Adds New Program

The Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) offers a new interdisciplinary certificate. Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship combines courses from Business, Communication, Fine Arts, and Liberal Arts with a connecting experience to teach students about innovation and commercial ventures. (read more)

UGS Council Hosts Town Meeting

On November 23, the School of Undergraduate Studies Council (UGSC) invites all UGS students to attend the school’s first Town Hall Meeting. Dean Paul Woodruff will provide remarks and answer questions.(read more)

Honors Center Offers Opera Tickets

Tickets to the Austin Lyric Opera performance of La Bohème will be available to students in the honors community. The University Honors Center provides tickets to local and visiting performances complete with a special academic pre-performance seminar or lecture. (read more)

Dean Woodruff hosts UGS family breakfast

Families of Undergraduate Studies' first class of students joined Dean Paul Woodruff for breakfast Saturday morning in the UT Tower's historic and beautiful Life Science Library. Assistant Dean for Advising David Spight and advisors from the Center for Strategic Advising also attended. (read more)

Signature Courses see King Lear

65 students from two Signature Course seminars will see and discuss the Actors of the London Stage production. Dr. Stephen Hoelscher's class, "American Spaces and Places," is looking forward to one of the actors joining the class discussion.(read more)

Bridging Disciplines Programs adds concentration in Human Rights and Social Justice

The Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) are pleased to announce a new certificate in Human Rights and Social Justice. The nineteen-hour program will introduce students to the interdisciplinary study and practice of human rights at home and around the world. (read more)

University Lecture Series wraps up third year

The University Lecture Series completed its second and final large lecture with Dean Paul Woodruff's How to Spot a Tyrant When You See One. The series also includes smaller linked events that will continue into the fall.(read more)

Dean Woodruff to lecture on tyranny & freedom in theater

Dean of Undergraduate Studies Paul Woodruff will speak tonight on tyranny, freedom, and democracy in theater. Masters students from the Department of Theater and Dance will perform scenes from _Antigone_, _Measure for Measure_, and _A Doll's House_. (read more)

University Lecture tonight

Dean Thomas Gilligan will speak about the factors that contribute to global economic growth, and reveal our role in the miraculous process. Tonight's lecture is the first of two in the third annual University Lecture Series. (read more)

UGS professors receive Regents' awards

Over half of the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award recipients who teach at UT Austin are involved with Undergraduate Studies. (read more)

First-year students read up for Reading Round-Up

Over 850 students will gather the day before fall classes begin to meet with outstanding UT Austin faculty. Incoming first-year students will discuss their optional summer reading with a small group of peers and the professor who recommended their book as a must-read. (read more)

Undergraduate Studies welcomes new class with barbeque

The School of Undergraduate Studies welcomed its first class of enrolled students with barbeque on Tuesday evening. (read more)

BDP & Longhorn Scholars graduate to Teach for America

Ashley Lemell, a recent graduate of the Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) and a Longhorn Scholar, was selected from a record 35,000 individuals who applied for Teach For America this year. Ashley will be teaching ninth grade biology at Peak Preparatory, a charter school located in East Dallas.(read more)

New Advisor Joins Undergraduate Studies

Brad Popiolek will advise students & manage content for Wayfinder, an online advising tool. (read more)

Honors Colloquium wraps up

Over 500 rising high school seniors from across Texas participated in the three-day Honors Colloquium. Now in its 28th year, the Colloquium allows academically outstanding students to experience the best that UT has to offer.(read more)

Students arrive for 28th Honors Colloquium

Over 500 rising high school seniors from across Texas arrive at UT today for the three-day Honors Colloquium. Now in its 28th year, the Colloquium allows academically outstanding students to experience the best that UT has to offer. (read more)

New Signature Course Cohort program in trial run

Starting this fall, small groups of first-year students will take interrelated courses from top-notch professors while receiving academic support from peer mentors. (read more)

BDP class explores video game industry

Students in the Digital Arts & Media concentration of the Bridging Disciplines Programs earned industry experience in a spring 2009 game-development interdisciplinary course. Bruce Pennycook, who led the pilot class, collaborated with industry professionals and UT faculty.(read more)

New Undergraduate Studies Student Council

Dean of Undergraduate Studies Paul Woodruff has appointed three students to serve on the first UGS Student Council.(read more)

Learn More About UGS

Register for an orientation session or attend a Longhorn Saturday to meet with an Undergraduate Studies representative to find out more about our programs and applying to our School.(read more)

Undergraduate Studies creates award for core curriculum innovation

The School of Undergraduate Studies has announced plans to create a new annual award to be called the Cale McDowell Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Studies. (read more)

Longhorn Scholars Program featured on Fox News

Longhorn Scholar Crystal Hall, an intern with the Austin Fox News affiliate, reports in a three-minute feature on early class registration and interviews Program Coordinator John Paul Regalado and students about the Longhorn Scholars Program. (read more)

BDP selected as 2009 Outstanding Advising Program winner in NACADA

The Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) has been selected as a 2009 NACADA Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award Winner.(read more)

BDP student wins best paper

Oscar De Los Santos, a Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) student, recently won best paper in the social sciences track at the recent multidisciplinary conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences in Las Vegas, NV. (read more)

BDP student receives 4 awards

Jacob Bintliff, an Environment BDP student, received the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award, Senate of College Councils Undergraduate Research Award, Global Leadership Grant from the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), and the LLILAS Davidson Family Scholarship.(read more)

Dr. Long speaks to SLP graduates

On April 22, Distinguished Alumna Dr. Teresa Long will speak to Senior Leaders Program graduates about leadership & its role in her success. (read more)

New Archer Fellows Selected

30 students from the University of Texas at Austin have been selected to live, work and study for a semester in Washington, D.C. (read more)

President Powers discusses UGS gains

UT president shares undergraduate improvements, details UGS initiatives in campus-wide message. Click to read the full message.(read more)

Research Week 2009

Delve into the exciting research being done by UT undergraduates during Research Week. The campus-wide celebration of research and creative activity takes place from April 13-17. (read more)

Honors Societies Induct New Members

A number of honors societies sponsored by the University Honors Center inducted new members this week as part of Honors Day 2009. (read more)

Dr. Abraham appointed Associate Dean

Dr. Lawrence D. Abraham, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, has been appointed Associate Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. (read more)

Faculty-led book discussions at UT Libraries

Last year's Reading Round-Up professors will meet with undergraduates in UT library event.(read more)

FIG facilitators win five Vick Awards

All five winners of the 2009 James W. Vick Awards for Academic Advising also serve as First-year Interest Group (FIG) facilitators. (read more)

BDP alum named Intern Teacher of the Year

Amir Boroujerdi teaches secondary-level Spanish in Dallas.(read more)

Amy Forestell wins Interdisciplinary Teaching Award

Astronomy graduate student won for her outstanding essay.(read more)

Longhorn Scholar wins Mike Wacker award

The Mike Wacker Award, given by Texas Parents, recognizes students who are successful in the face of extreme adversity.(read more)

UGS courses seek to broaden education

Adam Rabinowitz, a UT assistant classics professor, said he decided to teach an Undergraduate Signature Course because he believes that education should be more than taking tests and making grades.(read more)