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October 08, 2013

Transformative Signature Courses: Young People & Drugs

Signature Course "Young People & Drugs" removes stigma and provide insight on the complexities of addiction.(read more)

October 04, 2013

Lectures Challenge Perceptions of Disciplines and Research

Over 3,000 people attended the 2013 University Lecture Series featuring UT's finest scholars. The themes of the three lectures included: In Pursuit of Health, In the Creative Mind, and In the Lab.(read more)

September 24, 2013

2013 Reading Round-Up by the Numbers

The results of the Reading Round-Up student survey confirm that the event gives students a great head start on meeting new friends and top UT faculty. View an infographic featuring some of the results of the survey. (read more)

September 16, 2013

Student Spotlight: Horacio Villarreal

Horacio is the 2013-2014 UT student body president. He spent two semesters exploring his options as a UGS student and is now double majoring in history and government.(read more)

September 09, 2013

May 2013 BDP Graduates Set Out to Change the World

This spring, over 60 students graduated with BDP certificates. Representing more than 40 areas of study, this outstanding group of students completed 53 internships, 55 research projects, and eight creative projects. These students are now pursuing exciting educational and career paths. (read more)

September 05, 2013

Photo Gallery: Freshman Reading Round-Up

At the Round-Up, freshman discussed summer reading with distinguished UT professors. (read more)

August 30, 2013

Student Profile: Mathew Oldiges

Mathew, a nursing major, spent the summer at the MD Anderson Cancer Center as a clinical ethics intern. While shadowing physicians, he also participated in lectures exploring ethical frameworks and conducted research. He's pursuing a BDP certificate in Ethics & Leadership.(read more)

August 30, 2013

Student Profile: Jordan Metoyer

Jordan is a senior pursuing two BDP certificates: Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits and Social Inequality, Health & Policy. She’s a Rapoport Scholar, a Truman Scholar, and an Archer Fellow. This summer, Jordan interned with Public Advocates, a non-profit law firm and advocacy organization.(read more)

August 30, 2013

Alumni Feature: Global Studies BDP Alumnus Transfers BDP Principles to Career in Shanghai

Dhawal Doshi graduated in December 2009 with a degree in economics and a BDP certificate in Global Studies, with a concentration in International Development. Dhawal currently lives and works in Shanghai, China, where he is a research supervisor for an American-led retail development company.(read more)

August 29, 2013

Photo Gallery: Gone to UGS

At Gone to UGS, the class of 2017 enjoyed barbecue, befriended new classmates, took photo booth pictures with Bevo, and mingled with Undergraduate Studies staff, including academic advisors, career counselors, and the new dean, Brent Iverson. Click through to view photos from the event. (read more)