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DemTex Students Design In-Depth Courses

Students explore a creative, specific topic in-depth by creating a class in Democratic Education at Texas. Students write a syllabus, prepare readings, and lead discussions in a seminar course that differs from a conventional college course. (read more)

EUREKA Debuts New Features

EUREKA is a database that connects motivated undergrads with faculty research mentors and research experiences for a deeper, more involved experience of a world-class research institution.(read more)

30th Annual Colloquium a Success

On July 23rd, 574 of Texas's brightest high schoolers bellowed out "The Eyes of Texas" in a closing ceremony marking their introduction to UT Austin. Many of these students will enroll in first-year honors programs and compete for UT Austin’s most prestigious scholarships.(read more)

Welcome 2011 Colloquists

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

Dean Woodruff: 3 Ways UGS Boosts Graduation Rates

Dean Woodruff writes in the Alcalde about Undergraduate Studies's mission to improve UT's graduation rates, and how the school tackles the challenge.(read more)

Signature Course Seminars Increase Educational Productivity

President Powers writes in the Statesman that "exposing our freshmen to a rich learning experience with our best faculty is central to our mission."(read more)

Stanfield Wins McDowell Award for Innovation

Registrar Shelby Stanfield received the Award for Innovation for his work as a force for change in the university's ongoing effort to reform its core curriculum.(read more)

Wayfinder Honored by National Advising Organization

Wayfinder, the UGS dynamic advising tool, received a certificate of merit.(read more)

UGS Board Member Speaks About the Arts in Austin

Watch Jo Anne Christian speak to Fox Austin about her role in the creation of the Long Center, and why the arts are critical to Austin. Christian has been involved in Austin arts for many years, and is featured in this month's Austin Woman magazine.(read more)

Outstanding New Advisor Award for UGS Employee

Brad Popiolek was awarded a certificate of merit for his work with Undergraduate Studies students. The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) annually chooses several new advisors with strong interpersonal skills who make an impact on their advisees lives.(read more)