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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.
Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) student and undergraduate researcher Joy Youwakim was named a top-five finalist in the General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program for her project “Produce Growth Atop Landfills.” Youwakim is a senior studying economics, is pursuing the Environment & Sustainability BDP certificate, and is a research ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).
The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University have a long-standing rivalry on the football field, but as a new initiative for undergraduate researchers illustrates, that rivalry is overshadowed by a spirit of collaboration in the lab and in the library.
The School of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Undergraduate Research hosted events across the Forty Acres showcasing undergraduate research and creative projects for Research Week. We talked with students at the Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDP) poster session and the Longhorn Research Poster Session to get their take on conducting undergraduate research and how it has enhanced their time at The University of Texas at Austin.
On Saturday, April 14, The University of Texas at Austin celebrated its 70th annual Honors Day Ceremony, where seven students from the School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement.
The School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) celebrated graduating seniors and students who have transferred into their intended major. Students enjoyed ice cream and played lawn games while catching up with UGS classmates, Dean Brent Iverson, and their former Vick Center academic advisors and career counselors at the turtle pond on Wednesday, April 11.
Each year, Research Week showcases an array of undergraduate research projects from across the Forty Acres. Students present their projects and promote the impressive opportunities available at a tier-one research institution.
For the second year, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has granted Student Researcher Awards to support undergraduate researchers with their current studies and future careers. The awards encourage undergraduates to participate in research regardless of their financial resources.

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