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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.
11 of the 17 UT students profiled are engaged in UGS programs.
Two Signature Course professors will receive the 2013-2014 President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award this spring.
Associate Dean Larry Abraham will receive the 2013 Civitatis Award this spring in recognition of his outstanding service to the university.
Alex Arambula, a FIG mentor and a PLUS senior preceptor, received Texas Parents Outstanding Student Award for her impressive academic record, commitment to service, and strong leadership.

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