Announcing the Blackstone LaunchPad at The University of Texas at Austin

The Austin entrepreneurial community came together on Wednesday, April 12 to celebrate the grand opening of the Blackstone LaunchPad at The University of Texas at Austin. President Greg Fenves, Vice President of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation Tony Tolentino, School of Undergraduate Studies Dean Brent Iverson, and Cristal Glanchai, director of the LaunchPad, were on hand to cut the ribbon and officially open the space.

Transfer Summit Brings Students from Across Texas to the Forty Acres

Students and staff from 11 colleges around the state convened to participate in the first-of-its-kind Transfer Student Leadership Summit from March 31 to April 1. The Transfer-Year Experience (TYE) program in the School of Undergraduate Studies brought 60 attendees together to share their transfer experiences, identify common themes, share their own initiatives, and build a network.

Undergraduate Studies Celebrates Transfers and Graduates

The School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) hosted a celebration for upcoming graduates and students who have transferred into a new college at UT. Over 100 students met at the Turtle Pond on Tuesday, April 4 to enjoy Amy’s Ice Cream, play lawn games, and visit with Vick Center academic advisors, UGS staff members, and Dean Brent Iverson.

Longhorn Research Bazaar

The Longhorn Stream Team will be tabling and presenting at the Longhorn Research Bazaar. This organization takes water quality measurements on Texas rivers and promotes conservation and awareness of waterways. Members will showcase their research and creative work on the team and invite the audience to engage in demonstrations with scientific instruments, paddling gear, and visual displays.

Academic Success Celebrated at Honors Day

Ten students in the School of Undergraduate Studies will be recognized for their academic achievements during the 69th annual Honors Day ceremony on Saturday, April 8. Nine of the students will be recognized with the distinction of college scholar and one student is honored with the title of distinguished college scholar. Students must meet a rigorous set of guidelines to earn these distinctions.

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