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New Tools Help Prospective Students Find Paths

The School of Undergraduate Studies contributed a playful and informative 'wayfinding module' as part of an initiative ultimately aimed at improving four-year graduation rates. The online tools help prospective students evaluate their readiness for college-level instruction and select a major. (read more)

School Recognizes Staff for Outstanding Work

Three Undergraduate Studies staff members will receive the 2012 School of Undergraduate Studies Staff Award: BDP Advisor & Archer Fellowship Program Coordinator Rose Mastrangelo, Administrative Associate Vicki Landrum, and Program Coordinator Will Grindle. (read more)

Program Directors Present at National Conference

Every year, 175 First-year Interest Group (FIG) mentors lead 3,000 students through their first semesters at UT. Two Undergraduate Studies program directors were invited to present significant improvements to peer mentor training at the 32nd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience.(read more)

UGS Student to Represent Austin at Grand Prix

Rocio Tueme will be one of 45 grid girls at the Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday. She was chosen because she is well educated and speaks multiple languages, and feels comfortable carrying on conversation.(read more)

Abramoff Talks Behavioral Ethics in Documentary Premiere

The new Ethics Unwrapped video series premieres with "In It To Win," which explores the internal biases and external pressures disgraced lobbyist and felon Abramoff faced. UGS Curriculum Specialist Jess Miner, Ph.D., was integral in developing the ethics series.(read more)

Join Us in Dedicating the Sanger Learning Center

Interim Dean Larry Abraham will formally dedicate the Sanger Learning Center on Monday, November 12 at 3 p.m. in JES A115. Stop by to see the Center's new, renovated space and hear news about a new endowment.(read more)

November 2 Research Grant Application Deadline

This funding encourages undergraduates to get involved in research early. One winner receives $1,000 to be used towards funding research. Eligible applicants include students assisting a faculty member with a research project and those conducting independent or partnered research. (read more)

Dean Search Under Way

The committee seeks a "strong and visionary leader with a national academic reputation, significant administrative experience, demonstrated ability for consensus building, and a passion for teaching and creating world-class, innovative undergraduate education at a top-tier research university."(read more)

Welcome Families

Interim Dean Larry Abraham and Undergraduate Studies staff welcome Undergraduate Studies families at a Saturday morning breakfast that kicks off Family Weekend.(read more)

Interim Dean Abraham Hosts Town Hall

Undergraduate Studies students are invited to bring questions and concerns to Dr. Abraham on Wednesday afternoon. The interim dean will also speak about the state of the school.(read more)