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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)

UT President Offers Advice, Reflections to UGS Students

President Powers offered advice to an intimate group of Undergraduate Studies students in the most recent Magellan's Circle talking classes and career paths, reflecting on the nature of regret, and sharing opinons about who today's Faulkners are. (read more)

New Interdisciplinary Certificate Program

The Bridging Disciplines Programs has added a new concentration in Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies. Students take strands of courses grouped to help them become more flexible thinkers while preparing them for the professional world with experience that supplements a regular degree.(read more)

Undergraduate Research Shines at Annual Celebration

Lindsay Taraban is a Psychology & English double major researching self-explanation & children's understanding of relational nouns for her honors thesis. She is one of hundreds of undergraduate researchers whose work is being featured as part of Research Week 2012. (read more)