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University Lecture: Social Life Matters

In a UGS-sponsored lecture, sociologist Dr. Robert Crosnoe argued that high school students' social lives have long-term ramifications. (read more)

Dean Woodruff profiled in the Daily Texan

Paul Woodruff thought he was being exiled to the desert when he moved away from his life at the northeastern Ivy Leagues to teach philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin in 1974. Now, 36 years later and serving as the inaugural dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies...(read more)

Dr. Alvarado chosen for Leadership Texas

Dr. Cassandre Alvarado, Assistant Dean for Learning Communities & Assessment, is “honored to represent UGS and UT” at Leadership Texas. (read more)

BDP Adds New Program

The Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) offers a new interdisciplinary certificate. Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship combines courses from Business, Communication, Fine Arts, and Liberal Arts with a connecting experience to teach students about innovation and commercial ventures. (read more)

UGS Council Hosts Town Meeting

On November 23, the School of Undergraduate Studies Council (UGSC) invites all UGS students to attend the school’s first Town Hall Meeting. Dean Paul Woodruff will provide remarks and answer questions.(read more)

Honors Center Offers Opera Tickets

Tickets to the Austin Lyric Opera performance of La Bohème will be available to students in the honors community. The University Honors Center provides tickets to local and visiting performances complete with a special academic pre-performance seminar or lecture. (read more)

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)

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)

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)

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)