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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)