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September 04, 2012

New UT Professorship Creates Legacy of Improved Education for Future Longhorns

A group of Dean Paul Woodruff's colleagues, former students, and supportive fans have started an endowment to honor the dean on the occasion of his return to full-time teaching. (read more)

September 04, 2012

Interim Dean Steps In

Undergraduate Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Lawrence Abraham as interim dean. Dr. Abraham previously served as this school's associate dean under Dr. Paul Woodruff, and will continue to serve as co-Director of the UTeach Natural Sciences program. (read more)

August 28, 2012

Gone to Undergraduate Studies

New Undergraduate Studies students shared a meal, met the Dean and Undergraduate Studies Council, and got ready together for Gone to Texas.(read more)

August 23, 2012

Dr. Tom Palaima Lauds Dean in Statesman

Dr. Tom Palaima, a professor in the Classics department, has written an opinion piece that praises Dean Woodruff's inclusion of an ethics requirement in the flagged courses that are required of all undergraduate students. In retrospect, he says, "I know that one person can make a difference."(read more)

August 22, 2012

Books Connect Incoming Students with Top Faculty

The day before classes start, UT Austin's finest faculty volunteer to lead cozy book discussions for first-year students. The Freshman Reading Round-Up, now in its ninth year, asks faculty to suggest a favorite summer read that can open young minds to new ideas or new ways of thinking. (read more)

August 22, 2012

Honors Colloquium Brings Brightest High School Seniors to Campus

573 rising high school seniors spent a summer weekend on campus, getting a taste of college classes and culture at the Honors Colloquium. The recruitment event invites the brightest Texas high school students to explore UT before applying to schools.(read more)

August 22, 2012

Undergraduate Studies Welcomes Biggest Incoming Class

1,400 students will enter Undergraduate Studies this fall, up more than 50% from last year's incoming class of 900. Increased staff, new Signature Courses, and new FIGs will serve the record number of students. (read more)

August 22, 2012

Tower Lighting Honors Dean Woodruff's Contributions to UT

Dean Woodruff "embodies the very traits we want new college students to see and emulate," says President Powers as the dean prepares his return to full-time teaching. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Abraham will begin as interim dean September 1. (read more)

August 06, 2012

Biggest Incoming Class for UGS

Signature Courses have added 1,300 seats to this school year, bringing the total to 11,300. FIGs also added sessions, and the advising center increased collaboration between UGS and other colleges.(read more)

July 17, 2012

Welcome Colloquists

Hundreds of the brightest rising high school seniors arrive on campus Thursday for the 30th annual Honors Colloquium. The free, invite-only program invites the highest-achieving students from all over the state to experience UT. (read more)