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Grant Makes Student's Journey Possible

Ellie Nielsen left for Honduras hoping for a quick look at a field she was considering. She came back sure of two things: she wants to study medicine, and continue learning Spanish so that she can return to a country that needs help. (read more)

President Powers: UGS is "Vital Part of University's Agenda"

In his State of the University address, the president characterized Undergraduate Studies as an important piece of the university's strategic plan and productivity. He also announced the new university-wide career center. (read more)

Hand-Painted Animation Created for BDP Creative Project

Nidhi Reddy adapted the feminist short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" to video for her Bridging Disciplines Programs connecting experience. The double Math and RTF major drew nearly 2,000 images by tracing over footage she shot frame-by-frame to hauntingly beautiful effect.(read more)

10 Years of the Bridging Disciplines Programs

Students pursue interests outside their majors without adding time to their degrees. The program integrates major, core curriculum, and elective requirements around a theme. The interdisciplinary certificate program celebrates 10 years of excellence on Friday. (read more)

The Unforgettable Summer Internship

Danny Nouri channeled his desire to do graphic design and travel into a Bridging Disciplines Programs internship designing at Sony Pictures in Los Angeles. Danny gained experience and connections working on promotional material for Breaking Bad, The Amazing Spider-Man, Community, and other TV shows.(read more)

Three Views of Presidential Politics

The second University Lecture (of two in the series) collects three diverse perspectives on the upcoming presidential election. Professors from the History, Journalism, and Government departments faced off.(read more)

Former Dean Woodruff Celebrated at Texas Book Festival

The Texas Book Festival has invited former dean of Undergraduate Studies Paul Woodruff to speak about his most recent book, The Ajax Dilemma. This year's festival is scheduled for October 27-28.(read more)

New University Recruiting Career Center Hires Director

Karen Landolt will lead the brand-new University Career Interview and Recruiting Center in serving all UT Austin undergraduate and graduate students. The center is overseen by the School of Undergraduate Studies.(read more)