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 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.