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UT President Highlights Signature Courses

Signature Courses help UT offer the highest quality undergraduate education. In a recent message to the UT Austin community, President Powers explained his vision for a 21st century public research university, which includes offering "the highest-quality undergraduate education."(read more)

Successful 2011 Research Week

The fourth annual Research week offered over 40 unique ways to find out about research opportunities all over campus. The event brings together programs in the various colleges and schools that showcase undergraduate research and creative activity. (read more)

Social Caps UGS Week

Undergraduate Studies Council hosted the first UGS Week to highlight opportunities for students. Events included Donuts with Dean Woodruff and a resume-building workshop.(read more)

Research on Perceptions of Art

Margaret Sanders designed and conducted her own psychology study from start to finish, focusing on categorization & engagement with pieces of art. She says that conducting research has been one of her best experiences at UT. (read more)

Psychology Research Spotlight

Martinique Jones combats hegemonic notions surrounding the academic performance of African American students.(read more)

Research Week 2011 Highlights

Carisa Nietsche, Plan II Honors senior and council president, said research allows students to demonstrate intellectual curiosity and is essential for universities, adding value to a UT degree. Events take place from April 11-15.(read more)

Undergrad Research Enlivens Academic Experience

Human Biology major Jose Ybarra says that through research, "what was once a static classroom existence instantly became a dynamic world of discovery." Visit this year's Research Week events to find out more about the exciting work of undergraduates across campus.(read more)

Honors Societies Award New Fellowships & Scholarships

Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma also inducted over 600 new members.(read more)

Dean Woodruff on Education & Plato's Cave

Plato's cave-dwellers are like students who see only what is on the screen in a windowless lecture room, or on the Internet. They have no basis for questioning the PowerPoint slides they are being been shown.(read more)

Entrepreneur Visits with UGS Students

Lee Walker is a former Dell president, award-winning teacher, nuclear physicist, philanthropist, high-tech visionary & investor, and founding board member of the Lance Armstrong foundation.(read more)