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Dr. Cassandre Alvarado works to help teachers better understand student success. She recently won best paper at a national conference for work on understanding student success dynamics & is currently working to launch a teaching website to help educators harness the power of data.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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