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October 23, 2009

Dean Woodruff hosts UGS family breakfast

Families of Undergraduate Studies' first class of students joined Dean Paul Woodruff for breakfast Saturday morning in the UT Tower's historic and beautiful Life Science Library. Assistant Dean for Advising David Spight and advisors from the Center for Strategic Advising also attended. (read more)

October 01, 2009

Signature Courses see King Lear

65 students from two Signature Course seminars will see and discuss the Actors of the London Stage production. Dr. Stephen Hoelscher's class, "American Spaces and Places," is looking forward to one of the actors joining the class discussion.(read more)

September 25, 2009

Bridging Disciplines Programs adds concentration in Human Rights and Social Justice

The Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) are pleased to announce a new certificate in Human Rights and Social Justice. The nineteen-hour program will introduce students to the interdisciplinary study and practice of human rights at home and around the world. (read more)

September 23, 2009

University Lecture Series wraps up third year

The University Lecture Series completed its second and final large lecture with Dean Paul Woodruff's How to Spot a Tyrant When You See One. The series also includes smaller linked events that will continue into the fall.(read more)

September 22, 2009

Dean Woodruff to lecture on tyranny & freedom in theater

Dean of Undergraduate Studies Paul Woodruff will speak tonight on tyranny, freedom, and democracy in theater. Masters students from the Department of Theater and Dance will perform scenes from _Antigone_, _Measure for Measure_, and _A Doll's House_. (read more)

September 21, 2009

University Lecture tonight

Dean Thomas Gilligan will speak about the factors that contribute to global economic growth, and reveal our role in the miraculous process. Tonight's lecture is the first of two in the third annual University Lecture Series. (read more)

August 28, 2009

UGS professors receive Regents' awards

Over half of the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award recipients who teach at UT Austin are involved with Undergraduate Studies. (read more)

August 24, 2009

First-year students read up for Reading Round-Up

Over 850 students will gather the day before fall classes begin to meet with outstanding UT Austin faculty. Incoming first-year students will discuss their optional summer reading with a small group of peers and the professor who recommended their book as a must-read. (read more)

August 24, 2009

Undergraduate Studies welcomes new class with barbeque

The School of Undergraduate Studies welcomed its first class of enrolled students with barbeque on Tuesday evening. (read more)

August 13, 2009

BDP & Longhorn Scholars graduate to Teach for America

Ashley Lemell, a recent graduate of the Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) and a Longhorn Scholar, was selected from a record 35,000 individuals who applied for Teach For America this year. Ashley will be teaching ninth grade biology at Peak Preparatory, a charter school located in East Dallas.(read more)