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UGS Assistant Dean for Advising David Spight has been elected vice president of the National Academic Advising Association.
UT Athletics honored the Bridging Disciplines Programs during a Texas basketball game. BDPs allow students to complement their degrees with interdisciplinary certificates that integrate classroom, research, and internship experiences.
UGS Week offers students the chance to meet with the deans and familiarize themselves with UGS services.
Gabriel’s essay on her experience as a TA earned her the 2014 Interdisciplinary Teaching Award.
As we launch our newest BDP certificate in Public Policy this spring, we decided to showcase some of our former BDP students who have pursued policy-oriented careers, volunteer work, or graduate programs since they left UT.
The newest Bridging Disciplines Program certificate will allow students to see first-hand how public policy decisions are made. The Public Policy BDP is a collaborative effort between the School of Undergraduate Studies and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
For her Children & Society BDP, Riojas worked with the Texas Center for Education Policy to organize a conference to increase Latino children’s literature in libraries and schools and helped initiate the process of developing a Mexican American Saturday school.
Staff members won many awards in 2013, and we honored two with the Undergraduate Studies Staff Award.
Jenna Creech, a Social Entreprenuership & Non-profits BDP student and RTF major, spent her final semester at UT producing a documentary about the Austin Classical Guitar Society. Watch the video and learn more about her experience.
From the graduation of our inaugural 2009 class to the arrival of our new dean, 2013 was a year full of exciting changes for Undergraduate Studies. Here are our top five news items of the year.