The School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) hosted several events to welcome students to The University of Texas at Austin for the 2018-2019 school year.
Students interested in learning more about human rights through the lens of the UT School of Law have a unique opportunity in the newly created Barbara Harlow Internship in Human Rights & Social Justice with the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.
The day before classes begin, students are busy preparing for the fall semester. Two Undergraduate Studies events, Freshman Reading Round-Up and Gone to UGS, help first-year Longhorns connect and introduce them to the Forty Acres.
Senior nursing major Claire Slote’s experience in an antibiotics lab—alongside the Undergraduate Research Fellowship that supported her work—have allowed her to experience first-hand the positive impact of undergraduate research experience on nursing education.
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.