Dr. Mary Gentile introduces her Giving Voice to Values curriculum, which trains students to navigated ethically complex situations by "pre-scripting," or practicing what to say and do in advance of moral challenges. Discussion will follow.
Jessica Huff, a current Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) student, is in Washington D.C. as an Archer Fellow for the semester. She is reporting for the Texas Tribune and the Horn on the Abigail Fisher case currently being heard in the Supreme Court.
Members of the original enrolled class of UGS students are on track to graduate in four years at a higher rate than the university as a whole. Interim Dean Abraham presented this and other new initiatives in the annual State of the School meeting.
Ellie Nielsen left for Honduras hoping for a quick look at a field she was considering. She came back sure of two things: she wants to study medicine, and continue learning Spanish so that she can return to a country that needs help.
In his State of the University address, the president characterized Undergraduate Studies as an important piece of the university’s strategic plan and productivity. He also announced the new university-wide career center.
Nidhi Reddy adapted the feminist short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” to video for her Bridging Disciplines Programs connecting experience. The double Math and RTF major drew nearly 2,000 images by tracing over footage she shot frame-by-frame to hauntingly beautiful effect.
Students pursue interests outside their majors without adding time to their degrees. The program integrates major, core curriculum, and elective requirements around a theme. The interdisciplinary certificate program celebrates 10 years of excellence on Friday.
Danny Nouri channeled his desire to do graphic design and travel into a Bridging Disciplines Programs internship designing at Sony Pictures in Los Angeles. Danny gained experience and connections working on promotional material for Breaking Bad, The Amazing Spider-Man, Community, and other TV shows.
The second University Lecture (of two in the series) collects three diverse perspectives on the upcoming presidential election. Professors from the History, Journalism, and Government departments faced off.
The Texas Book Festival has invited former dean of Undergraduate Studies Paul Woodruff to speak about his most recent book, The Ajax Dilemma. This year’s festival is scheduled for October 27-28.