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News & Events - 2010

EUREKA Debuts New Features

EUREKA is a database that connects motivated undergrads with faculty research mentors and research experiences for a deeper, more involved experience of a world-class research institution.(read more)

Undergraduate Studies Closed for Winter Break

All UGS offices will be closed from December 23 at 5 p.m. until January 3 at 8 a.m. (read more)

Interview with UGS Grant Recipient Armando Vera

Armando Vera travelled to Cuzco, Peru this summer to teach English in a troubled school, and decided to pursue international relations as a result. Read, in his words, how he decided to apply for the grant, what the experience was like, and how it's affected his life plans.(read more)

Snack Attack

The Undergraduate Studies Council (UGSC) will host a Snack Attack study break for all School of Undergraduate Studies students.(read more)

UGS Student Gets to Know the Justice System

Andrew Cazavos spent the summer interning at a municipal court, working on preliminary reports, writing warrants, and escorting released inmates. It paid off: he is now majoring in government and thrilled to pursue the law.(read more)

Assistant Dean Rises in Leadership Texas

Dr. Cassandre Alvarado graduated from Leadership Texas, and will serve on the committee of the board of the Foundation for Women's Resources. The Foundation develops programs and projects to advance and improve the personal, economic, and professional status of women.(read more)

CSA Advisor Blogs for National Audience

Brad Popiolek runs NACADA's annual conference social media and writes for USA Today's College blog.(read more)

New Digs for First-Year Experience & Advising Center

All UGS students can now find their academic advisors, First-year Interest groups staff, and Signature Course staff all in one place.(read more)

UGS Family Weekend 2010

Saturday morning, registered UGS students and their families join Dean Woodruff and UGS staff for breakfast in the Life Science Library. 9-11 a.m., MAI 212.(read more)

World Changers: the Great Debate

Faculty from five disciplines debate which of their subjects students should take to change the world.(read more)

Cirque du Politique

Why is Jon Stewart America's most trusted newscaster? Join Communication Studies' Dr. Randy Cox for a lively talk about how the news cycle, the electorate, and personal politics combine to create the circus that is current political discourse. (read more)

President Commends Undergraduate Studies

In his State of the University address, President Powers spoke highly of our Bridging Disciplines Programs, Signature Courses, First-year Interest Groups, advisors in the Center for Strategic Advising, and work on the core curriculum.(read more)

UGS Grant Funds Teaching English in Peru

As a first-year UGS student, Armando Vera was the inaugural recipient of the UGS Summer Exploration Experience Grant. He now plans to study international relations. (read more)

Gone to Undergraduate Studies

Dean Woodruff welcomes Undergraduate Studies's new students with barbeque and fun.(read more)

Great Books Connect Incoming Students

The day before fall classes start, new students meet to discuss books with top professors eager to exchange ideas and share insights in a relaxed setting.(read more)

Will Grindle named Outstanding Advisor

Will Grindle has been named a 2009-10 Outstanding Advisor of the Year by the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta. The award is given annually to five outstanding Alpha Lambda Delta advisors in the United States. (read more)

Undergraduates Present Summer Research

Undergraduates and high school students presented research on everything from environmental science to cellular and molecular biology.(read more)

Coordinating Board awards Undergraduate Studies $490,000

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded two grants to researchers in Undergraduate Studies.(read more)

Honors Colloquium 2010 Gears Up

Every year, the brightest and most promising rising high school seniors meet at UT Austin for the Honors Colloquium. (read more)

First-year Student Awarded Signature Course Information Literacy Award

Rebecca Wortmann, a Business Honors student, received the Signature Course Information Literacy Award. She was awarded $500 for exemplary work done in Dr. Ian Hancock's Signature Course, The Price of Identity: Romani Reality and Gypsy Myth. (read more)

Two UGS Staff Members Win Outstanding Staff Award

Two members of the Dean's Office staff won outstanding staff awards. Lara Harlan (Coordinator, Communication & Special Projects) and Tamela Walker (Administrative Manager in Human Resources & Accounting) received the awards at the May 6 President's staff awards ceremony.(read more)

Moyers to Mention Dean Woodruff During Final Show

Catch Moyers discussing Dean Woodruff's book Reverence during the final episode of PBS's Bill Moyers Journal.(read more)

Spring Social

The Undergraduate Studies Council invites all UGS students to celebrate the end of the year over bowling, pool, and pizza.(read more)

CSA's Rosanna Mastrangelo Named Outstanding New Advisor

Rosanna Mastrangelo was awarded National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit. NACADA selected Rose from a pool of nominees including institutions around the nation. (read more)

Undergraduate Studies Council Gains Vote in Senate

The representative student organization for UGS is now officially a voting member of the Senate of College Councils. The Undergraduate Studies Council (UGSC) was formed in 2009, and the 2010 officers were recently elected. (read more)

Longhorn Research Bazaar Showcases Undergraduate Work

The festive, outdoor event showcases undergraduate research from departments, colleges, programs and student organizations across campus.(read more)

Undergraduates Explore Graduate Study

The Intellectual Entrepreneurship pre-graduate school internship connects undergraduates with faculty and veteran graduate students in their fields of study. For course credit, undergraduates are exposed to unique aspects of graduate study that make it distinct from the undergraduate experience. (read more)

Wayfinder Site Launches

Students looking for guidance and information on majors can now use Wayfinder. The online tool offers customized resources, activities, and practical tools students need to make informed choices about their futures. (read more)

Mortar Board presents annual Last Lecture

Former UT VP and Provost Dr. Sheldon Ekland-Olson will speak about capital punishment as if it were his last lecture as a professor. (read more)

Get a taste of this year's Research Week events

For Sarah Miracle, an architecture undergraduate student, a full course load inhibited her from taking classes in the Textiles and Apparel Technology department. However, Miracle didn’t let her busy class schedule prevent her from doing hands-on materials research...(read more)

Exploration Experience Grants to Promote Academic & Career Searching

Undergraduate Studies is pleased to invite UGS students to submit applications by March 30 for the Exploration Experience Grant to fund career and major exploration.(read more)

UGS Students Explore Futures with Magellan's Circle

UGS students chat with successful professionals about careers, choosing a major, and how choices made in undergraduate careers can affect life after college.(read more)

President Powers Highlights Signature Courses

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with faculty members who are teaching the Signature Courses for first-year students. These courses are designed to expose freshmen to experienced faculty and provide them with a rigorous and engaging intellectual experience...(read more)

Undergraduate Studies Explores UT

Undergraduate Studies staff led interactive workshops at Explore UT, the biggest open house in Texas. Saturday's events included a Choosing Majors workshop & The Inside Scoop, where resFIG mentors offered strategies for creating a positive transition from high school to college.(read more)

Signature Course Professor: "Professor of the Year"

Dr. Debbie Volker received the 2010 Senate Professor of the Year Award. Signature Courses jump start students’ UT experiences with top faculty teaching intellectually rigorous, interdisciplinary classes.(read more)

Archer Fellow Follows Journalist Dreams in D.C.

Larry Dechant, a Broadcast Journalism major and Archer Fellow from UT Austin, discusses his experience as a Good Morning America intern in Washington, D.C. For more information on the Archer Program at UT Austin, visit www.utexas.edu/ugs/utindc.(read more)

University Lecture: Social Life Matters

In a UGS-sponsored lecture, sociologist Dr. Robert Crosnoe argued that high school students' social lives have long-term ramifications. (read more)

Dean Woodruff profiled in the Daily Texan

Paul Woodruff thought he was being exiled to the desert when he moved away from his life at the northeastern Ivy Leagues to teach philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin in 1974. Now, 36 years later and serving as the inaugural dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies...(read more)