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The day before classes start, UT Austin’s finest faculty volunteer to lead cozy book discussions for first-year students. The Freshman Reading Round-Up, now in its ninth year, asks faculty to suggest a favorite summer read that can open young minds to new ideas or new ways of thinking.
573 rising high school seniors spent a summer weekend on campus, getting a taste of college classes and culture at the Honors Colloquium. The recruitment event invites the brightest Texas high school students to explore UT before applying to schools.
1,400 students will enter Undergraduate Studies this fall, up more than 50% from last year’s incoming class of 900. Increased staff, new Signature Courses, and new FIGs will serve the record number of students.
Dean Woodruff “embodies the very traits we want new college students to see and emulate,” says President Powers as the dean prepares his return to full-time teaching. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Abraham will begin as interim dean September 1.
Hundreds of the brightest rising high school seniors arrive on campus Thursday for the 30th annual Honors Colloquium. The free, invite-only program invites the highest-achieving students from all over the state to experience UT.
Following Dean Woodruff's return to teaching, Dr. Lawrence Abraham has been appointed interim dean. Abraham has served in a number of leadership roles at the university, including 8 years as chairman of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and co-director of UTeach Natural Sciences.
Patricia Micks, the First-Year Experience Senior Program Coordinator, was awarded a staff development scholarship for her dedication and commitment to academic advising.
The inaugural dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies announced this week that he plans to step down from his post, effective Aug. 31. An interim dean will be named in the coming weeks, and a national search will be held for a new dean.
Undergraduate Studies hosts its first orientation sessions of the summer, welcoming the first members of the class of 2016 to campus. Click through for schedule.
Dr. Barbara Brown Wilson and Matthew Fajkus received the Cale McDowell Award for Innovation for their collaboration in creating the “life-changing, radically different” Signature Course, “Skyscrapers and Polar Bears: Perspectives on Sustainable Design.”

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