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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.
"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."
UT Austin’s Athletic Department will feature this school’s First-Year Experience Office at the halftime of the Texas Basketball game on Saturday, February 9. The First-Year Experience includes programs and events that create communities during students’ initial year at the university.
The Undergraduate Studies offices will be closed until January 2. If there is an emergency and you must get in touch, please check our contact page for how to do so.
A group of thirty UT students gave $100,000 to five charities this week. It’s not their money, or the University’s; it comes instead from an anonymous foundation that wants to do good simultaneously in two ways—give to charity and help students learn the ways of generosity.

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