New Undergraduate Studies students shared a meal, met the Dean and Undergraduate Studies Council, and got ready together for Gone to Texas.
Dr. Tom Palaima, a professor in the Classics department, has written an opinion piece that praises Dean Woodruff's inclusion of an ethics requirement in the flagged courses that are required of all undergraduate students. In retrospect, he says, "I know that one person can make a difference."
The day before classes start, UT Austin’s finest faculty volunteer to lead cozy book discussions for first-year students. The Freshman Reading Round-Up, now in its ninth year, asks faculty to suggest a favorite summer read that can open young minds to new ideas or new ways of thinking.
573 rising high school seniors spent a summer weekend on campus, getting a taste of college classes and culture at the Honors Colloquium. The recruitment event invites the brightest Texas high school students to explore UT before applying to schools.
1,400 students will enter Undergraduate Studies this fall, up more than 50% from last year’s incoming class of 900. Increased staff, new Signature Courses, and new FIGs will serve the record number of students.
Dean Woodruff “embodies the very traits we want new college students to see and emulate,” says President Powers as the dean prepares his return to full-time teaching. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Abraham will begin as interim dean September 1.
Hundreds of the brightest rising high school seniors arrive on campus Thursday for the 30th annual Honors Colloquium. The free, invite-only program invites the highest-achieving students from all over the state to experience UT.
Following Dean Woodruff's return to teaching, Dr. Lawrence Abraham has been appointed interim dean. Abraham has served in a number of leadership roles at the university, including 8 years as chairman of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and co-director of UTeach Natural Sciences.
Patricia Micks, the First-Year Experience Senior Program Coordinator, was awarded a staff development scholarship for her dedication and commitment to academic advising.
The inaugural dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies announced this week that he plans to step down from his post, effective Aug. 31. An interim dean will be named in the coming weeks, and a national search will be held for a new dean.