University Lecture Series
Designed to create a campus-wide conversation, the University Lecture Series gives first-year students an opportunity to interact with leading members of our faculty—scholars, scientists, and civic leaders who are nationally and internationally renowned. All students, faculty, alumni, staff and community guests are invited, but the events will be aimed at entering first-year students. The series is funded by the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Excellence Fund for Undergraduate Studies.
Fall 2017 Event
Hot Science – Cool Talks
Featuring Majora Carter, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, and Dr. Michael Webber
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Paramount Theatre
Texas is a demographic and climatic hot spot. In the 21st century, our region is projected to undergo a doubling of its population and a shift to a more drought-prone climate. This poses synergistic challenges for our state’s resources, economy, cities, and public health. Planet Texas 2050 is a lively discussion of Texas’s challenges and potential solutions by leading experts in their fields. $10 student tickets available.
Fall 2017 Lecture Series
Featuring former UT Presidents William Cunningham and William Powers, Jr.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Careers are often not linear in trajectory, and today’s students need to prepare for a dynamic and unpredictable workplace. Many will undoubtedly take on multiple positions, likely involving opportunities that unexpectedly come their way. In the first fall 2017 lecture, former UT presidents, William Cunningham and William Powers Jr., discussed memorable turning points in their lives that led them to their important positions at UT Austin.
To Your Health!
Featuring Professor Patricia Carter, School of Nursing; Professor Jaimie Davis, College of Natural Sciences; and Dr. Reginald Baptiste, Dell Medical School
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
In our second lecture of the fall series, To Your Health! focused on the science of sleep as a predictor of physical and emotional health, provided nutrition tips to maintain weight and boost energy in your first year of college, and educate you about heart health from a cardiothoracic surgeon.