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Student Highlights: Larisa Martirosova

May 12, 2014

The last four years at UT have been incredible. As I prepare to move into the next chapter of my life, I can’t help but to feel bittersweet about leaving a place I called home for the last few years. Even though first semester of freshman year was a bit rough for me, getting adjusted […]

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Featuring LLP Senior Joseph Gallardo: Mentor and Role Model

March 31, 2014

Joseph Gallardo has gone from being a high school dropout to one of the top students in his class, a mentor to other students at The University of Texas at Austin, and is currently preparing to take the LSAT. Gallardo, a senior who is majoring in public relations, government and business foundations, was a high […]

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Taylor Turner Selected for Archer Fellowship

February 18, 2014

Taylor Turner, a third-year Gateway scholar and mentor, was selected for the prestigious Archer fellowship where she is spending the semester learning and interning in Washington D.C.  As she experiences life in our snowy capitol, she reflects upon her journey thus far. “What starts here…” Gateway helped smooth my transition onto the 40 acres, built […]

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Dr. Moore Serves as Keynote Speaker for American Football Coaches Association

January 21, 2014

Dr. Leonard Moore, associate vice president for academic diversity initiatives and director of the African American Male Research Initiative in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver a keynote address on Jan. 14 during the American Football Coaches Association annual meeting in Indianapolis in a session […]

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Ja’Michael Darnell: A Young Man with Great Ambition

December 18, 2013

“Taking the IE journey helped me realize I can confidently graduate from this university with the knowledge and skills needed to become a passionate and successful playwright or actor.” [Fall 2013 IE Kuhn Scholar Ja’Michael Darnell, the first in his family to attend college] Ja’Michael also notes: “As a result of IE I wrote a […]

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Dr. Chen: Leaving LCAE

December 11, 2013

On Tuesday, December 3rd, Dr. Ge Chen celebrated her retirement with a room full of staff and faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Chen, Assistant Vice President of Academic Diversity Initiatives at UT, has been with the university for 20+ years.  Before becoming Assistant Vice President, Dr. Chen was the Executive Director for the […]

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Gateway’s Merry White Elephant Gift Exchange

December 6, 2013

On November 21, the Gateway Scholars mentors held a white elephant gift exchange. While the game started off calmly with mentors opening up new presents, it soon became exciting with presents being stolen, restolen, and destolen. Among the most popular gifts were holiday socks from Urban Outfitters, a glow-in-the-dark soccer ball, and a toy rocket. […]

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The Grand Commission on Young African American Males

November 11, 2013

African American males are frequently portrayed as troublesome thugs; however, four African American male graduate assistants from the Longhorn Center of Academic Excellence (LCAE) disproved this stereotype. On October 26th at the Grand Commission on Young African American Males at Sigma Pi Phi’s Southeast Regional Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, these young men discussed their desire […]

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Dr. Charles Lu and STEM

November 11, 2013

Dr. Charles Lu, Postdoctoral Fellow and Academic Director of the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence, was recently quoted in the Brown Daily Herald, the official newspaper of Brown University, as an expert on STEM education in a series entitled “Missing Scientists.”  Dr. Lu’s research, which focuses on the underrepresentation of minority groups in the STEM disciplines, […]

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LCAE Opens New Journalism Writing Center

November 1, 2013

Do you dream of a career in journalism yet struggle with writing tight leads and strong nut graphs? The Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence, through Gateway Scholars, is launching a pilot for a Journalism Writing Center designed to bridge that gap. A journalism writing coach will work one-on-one with you at the Belo Center for […]

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