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Dean Woodruff Plans Return to Full-Time Teaching

The inaugural dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies announced this week that he plans to step down from his post, effective Aug. 31. An interim dean will be named in the coming weeks, and a national search will be held for a new dean.(read more)

Welcome New Students

Undergraduate Studies hosts its first orientation sessions of the summer, welcoming the first members of the class of 2016 to campus. Click through for schedule.(read more)

Innovation Rewarded with McDowell Award

Dr. Barbara Brown Wilson and Matthew Fajkus received the Cale McDowell Award for Innovation for their collaboration in creating the "life-changing, radically different" Signature Course, "Skyscrapers and Polar Bears: Perspectives on Sustainable Design."(read more)

Ethics Class Gives Away $100,000

Dean Woodruff's Ethics & the Art of Giving class awarded money to two charities, KIVA and Lone Star Paralysis. Woodruff's students have organized to mentor those in next year's class, which will taught by Pamela Paxton. (read more)

Meet an Undergrad Researcher

Ashvin Bashyam can’t get enough of the thrill surrounding a new discovery that he unexpectedly makes after long hours of work. Learn more at Research Week, April 16-20.(read more)

Wild About UGS

Figure out where to study abroad or how to improve your resume, view fascinating student research projects, and meet the deans during "Wild for UGS" April 16-20. (read more)

First-year Student Stands Up for Signature Courses

Kayla Oliver writes that "the signature course program’s goals are indisputably commendable, and the courses offer a valuable introduction to campus resources and faculty."(read more)

Student Grant Deadline

Undergraduate Studies offers competitive grants to students seeking funds to promote academic and career exploration. Candidates are encouraged to be creative with their planned exploration, and can request any amount up to $2,000.(read more)

Deadline: McDowell Award Nominations Due March 30

The Cale McDowell Award for Innovation recognizes a member of the UT Austin community who has put extraordinary effort towards improving the core curriculum.(read more)

Dean Woodruff Asks: Are You Ajax or Odysseus?

In the March 28 Game Changers talk, Dr. Woodruff used a parable from classical Greece to shed light on a very contemporary business dilemma: how to reward outstanding players without damaging the team. (read more)