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Jordan Humphreys writes about his experience leading a discussion-based course on innovative video game design as a way to solve societal problems like public health issues, building relationships in online environments, and helping autistic children better express themselves.
"You're about to graduate, and that's a good feeling, but you don't want to kick back too much and let things slip," said David Spight, assistant dean for advising at the Center for Strategic Advising.
This week, advisors in the Center for Strategic Advising will host walk-in advising about academic and future careers, plus spring advising for UGS students. All UT undergraduates are welcome; no appointment necessary. T-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ethics and the Art of Giving is a philosophy course with a philanthropic twist. An anonymous foundation approached Dean Woodruff about donating $100,000 toward it. If UT would offer the course, the students could choose at the course’s end where to give that money away. (via the Alcalde)
A research team in the School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $150,000 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) grant to develop a set of online training modules for Texas educators.
Undergraduate Studies will be closed from 5 p.m. December 22 until 8 a.m. January 3. In case of emergency, please call 512-475-7000 for up-to-date contact information.
The Ajax Dilemma applies ancient Greek dilemmas to contemporary life: is it fair to lavish rewards on the superstar at the expense of the rank-and-file?
The award comes with five thousand dollars to support costs associated with course development, and is sponsored by the EU Center of Excellence Grant in the Center for European Studies.
Dean Woodruff & Associate Dean Abraham led discussions and answered questions about tuition, the internal transfer process, and advising. Hosted by the Undergraduate Studies Council.
President Powers writes that Dr. Woodruff “takes the lofty concepts of classical Greek thought and leverages them ingeniously as potent tools for understanding the modern world in fresh and interesting ways.”