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Signature Course Teaching Assistant Reflects on Lessons Learned

As a graduate student in the LBJ School, Emily Kao Kopfensteiner had never been a TA; teaching 18-year-olds was a new experience. She had to count heavily on the support of her fellow Signature Course teaching assistants & guidance of the professor. It ended up being a transformative semester.(read more)

Learning from the Best: Students Gain Career Advice from Top Event Producers

Students sat down with the owner & employees of boutique event production firm Caplan Miller. The open discussion covered everything from whether event production is as glamorous as it seems (no!) to starting your own business to whether it's ok to be friends with a client.(read more)

Forty Acres Scholarship a First for Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies will offer its first full-ride merit scholarship to a student enrolling in this school in the fall of 2014. The award is in partnership with the Texas Exes & was made possible by alumni Judy & Dudley Oldham.(read more)

Three Undergraduate Studies Staff Win President's Outstanding Staff Awards

Of the 30 staff to be recognized by this year's university-wide Outstanding Staff Awards, three are from Undergraduate Studies. Winners are: Will Grindle (University Honors Center); Kin Hau (Signature Courses); and Rose Mastrangelo (Bridging Disciplines Programs & Archer Program).(read more)

Explore Careers, Majors & Research at UT

This weekend, explore the School of Undergraduate Studies at Explore UT, the biggest open house in Texas. Click through to view all Undergraduate Studies event details.(read more)

Classroom Data Analysis Enriches Class Experiences

Eric Mazur, Ph.D., of Harvard University will speak Thursday about a new online resource being launched by a team in Undergraduate Studies, and about changing the way his students learn by analyzing data collected in the classroom. (read more)

Rewards for Core Curriculum Innovators

The McDowell award, which rewards extraordinary effort or strong individual commitment to improving the undergraduate experience at UT Austin, is now accepting nominations. The award honors Cale McDowell (BBA ’05, MPA ’06, JD ’09), a founder of this school and former Deputy to the Dean.(read more)

Grants for Students Exploring Academics & Careers

The School of Undergraduate Studies is now accepting applications for Summer Exploration Grants. The grant awards up to $2,000 to students enrolled in Undergraduate Studies whose summer plans help them explore academic & career options.(read more)

$9,000 Awarded in Course Development Competition

In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Core Curriculum is pleased to congratulate our course competition winners. Two grand prizes were given to for creating and converting an existing course to address ethical issues through a sustainability framework. (read more)

Inaugural Dean Woodruff is "Champion" to President Powers

"Having a champion, someone who wakes up each morning & ...drive(s) change forward is critical," Powers explained. "When we wanted to make real change in undergraduate education, I appointed Paul Woodruff to be the champion, eventually becoming the inaugural dean of undergraduate studies."(read more)