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Every year, the School of Undergraduate Studies commissions artwork for its annual Freshman Reading Round-Up program. This year’s art was created by Brave the Woods, an illustration studio run by Krystal and Brad Woodward.
Karin Wilkins, Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement and Strategic Initiatives in the Moody College of Communications, was awarded the 2018 Cale McDowell Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Studies. She has demonstrated a commitment to interdisciplinary education within the School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) and in many departments across the Forty Acres.
Two First-Year Interest Group (FIG) mentors and staff members from the First-Year Experience Office shared their experiences at the ACT Center for Equity in Learning Summit in Austin this June. The group’s presentation centered on social and emotional learning in the FIG program.
The University of Texas at Austin will host the spring 2018 meeting of the Reinvention Collaborative’s UVP network, a national network of Vice Provosts and Vice Presidents for undergraduate education. The three-day meeting will highlight the first-year experience, advising, the major selection process, and the general undergraduate curriculum.
The Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling has been given this year’s Robert Murff Award for Excellence. This award honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding support of career services at The University of Texas at Austin. The award was established in 1998 by the Texas Campus Career Council and is named in honor of the founder of the Career Exploration Center, Dr. Robert Murff, in recognition of his lasting contribution to campus career services.
After a long process of design and production, the School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) now has a processional mace to be carried on ceremonial occasions like commencement and Honors Day.
As students prepare for summer break, four Undergraduate Studies (UGS) students are planning to explore majors and careers. UGS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Summer Exploration Grant: Edenya Asgedom, Kirk Baltzell, Ethan Cavazos, and Evana Wang, whose summer experiences range from interning in South Africa to touring with a world-renowned drum corps.
For the past thirty years at The University of Texas, the majority of Pat Davis’ teaching has focused on infectious diseases, with an emphasis on antibiotic treatment, and an audience of advanced pharmacy students. It was reading about the bubonic plague that kindled his interest in understanding the intersection between disease, science, religion, government, and societal beliefs.
The Blanton Museum of Art and BeVocal, UT’s bystander intervention initiative, will collaborate in the fall semester to facilitate customized workshops for Signature Courses. The workshops will introduce students to bystander intervention using observational skills paired with carefully selected works of art in the gallery.
The Leading & Learning: Student Educator Forum, hosted by the Sanger Learning Center and Be Vocal, was held on Saturday, April 21, at the Perry Castaneda Library Learning Labs. Student educators, peer mentors, and staff members from across the Forty Acres gathered to hear keynotes from university leaders and participate in panel discussions.

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