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COVID-19 Update

The First-Year Experience team remains committed to supporting our students, staff, and faculty members during this challenging semester. Students needing to complete their ULS requirement should consult with their professor regarding their options. View the spring semester’s lectures at the links below. All past ULS presentations can be viewed in our archive.

University Lecture Series

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.

View archived ULS events.

Spring 2020 Events

Immigration and Imagination
Thomas Palaima, Ph.D. (with Michael Lesy, Professor Emeritus, Hampshire College and Aloysius Martinich, Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor in Philosophy, UT Austin)
February 25 | 7-8 p.m. | Texas Union Theatre
Watch the lecture.

Opportunity Hoarding or Opportunity for All: The Choice in Education Today
Kevin Foster, Ph.D.
March 9 | 7-8 p.m. | Texas Union Theatre
Watch the lecture.

If Exercise is Good For You, Why Don’t We Do More?
John Bartholomew, Ph.D.
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Featured Video

Hear from University Lecture Series participants about their valuable experiences with the program.