The Texas Book Festival has invited former dean of Undergraduate Studies Paul Woodruff to speak about his most recent book, The Ajax Dilemma. This year’s festival is scheduled for October 27-28.
Karen Landolt will lead the brand-new University Career Interview and Recruiting Center in serving all UT Austin undergraduate and graduate students. The center is overseen by the School of Undergraduate Studies.
A group of Dean Paul Woodruff’s colleagues, former students, and supportive fans have started an endowment to honor the dean on the occasion of his return to full-time teaching.
Undergraduate Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Lawrence Abraham as interim dean. Dr. Abraham previously served as this school's associate dean under Dr. Paul Woodruff, and will continue to serve as co-Director of the UTeach Natural Sciences program.
New Undergraduate Studies students shared a meal, met the Dean and Undergraduate Studies Council, and got ready together for Gone to Texas.
Dr. Tom Palaima, a professor in the Classics department, has written an opinion piece that praises Dean Woodruff's inclusion of an ethics requirement in the flagged courses that are required of all undergraduate students. In retrospect, he says, "I know that one person can make a difference."
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.