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On March 29, the Office of Undergraduate Research announced the winners of the sixth annual Texas Student Research Showdown at a virtual award ceremony.
Jaden Janak is a Ph.D. student studying African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS). They have served as a teaching assistant (TA) for two Undergraduate Studies Courses: Difficult Dialogues: Gender, Race, Policing and Incarceration; and UGS 303: Blackness and Mass Incarceration.
Thanks to a generous gift from Helen and Jeff Herbert, the University Lecture Series now has a new name: The Helen and Jeff Herbert Family University Lecture Series.
When Sydney Gray’s summer internship in New York City was canceled due to COVID-19, she regrouped and started a podcast and blog where she interviewed leaders and studied social justice issues. Using the Summer Exploration Grant, Gray explored multimedia journalism from her own home, testing out her future path before declaring a journalism major in fall 2020.
Using funds from the 2020 Summer Exploration Grant, Christopher Linares honed his interest in sustainability and biology.
Emails have replaced so many in-person interactions this semester, from chatting with a professor after class to stopping by a teaching assistant’s office hours with a homework question. As you find yourself spending more time composing emails, consider these time-saving tips that will help you communicate your point and make the right impression.
The fourteenth annual fall University Lecture Series (ULS) invited notable professors from across the Forty Acres to discuss two pressing global issues: the novel coronavirus pandemic and race and social justice in America. This year’s lectures were livestreamed from the Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services (LAITS) studios to an audience of first-year students who joined in a question and answer segment after each lecture.
Dr. Richard Reddick, Signature Course professor and associate dean for Equity, Community Engagement, and Outreach in the College of Education, wrote about the current anti-racism work across The University of Austin for the September 2020 Signature Course newsletter.
The U.S. News & World Report recently ranked The University of Texas at Austin’s First-Year Experience (FYE) program as 25 in the nation and only second in universities with over 30,000 students enrolled. UT Austin was also ranked 42 among national universities, the highest the university has ranked since 1985.
At the end of the 2020 spring semester, Undergraduate Studies Council (UGSC) elected four executive officers for the 2020-2021 academic year. Council held its final round of elections for the remaining leadership positions, like Senate representative and auxiliary committee chairs, this fall.