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From the College of Natural Sciences

David Vanden Bout is the dean and a professor of chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences.

Flexible Work Arrangement Survey and Performance Appraisal Update

Dean David Vanden Bout sent messages to staff and supervisors about annual performance appraisals happening in Workday this year and with the opportunity to take a survey on flexible work arrangements. Staff and supervisors can find the links in their emails.

State of the College Address

State of the College Address

On March 3, 2022, Dean David Vanden Bout presented to members of the college community his vision and reflections on core college values and the strategic impact the College of Natural Sciences can make.

Moving Forward Together

Moving Forward Together

On the day he was announced as the permanent dean for the College of Natural Sciences, David Vanden Bout sent the following message to the community of students, faculty, staff and supporters.

Commitments to Care and to Science

​Interim Dean David Vanden Bout sent a message to all students, faculty and staff ahead of another academic year when COVID-19 demands attention. 

Mourning the Loss of Professor Steven Weinberg

The interim dean alerted faculty, staff and students about the passing of world-changing scientist and Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg.

A Big Week This Week

Dear CNS Students,When a lot is going on, sometimes it's helpful to have a quick snapshot that rounds up everything happening. We hope this weekly newsletter serves that purpose, including at those peak-of-busyness times like right now. So here are some reminders in handy bullet-point form:The CNS Annual Student Survey helps college staff and leade...

First Day Message from Interim Dean David Vanden Bout

​Updates from the College of Natural Sciences dean's office on a day of transition cover educational, research and staff priorities.

Step Up for a Sprint

​This Week's Messenger: Lynda in TIDESHi CNS Students, Experiential learning has not stopped with the COVID 19 pandemic, and there are plenty of opportunities available this spring. The team in TIDES (that's the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science) is here to support your getting involved. Here are five ways:1. Try a Sprint...

Your Future’s Calling

This Week's Messenger: Karen in Career ServicesDear CNS Students, What can I do with my science degree? Should I go directly to graduate school or get some work experience first? What do I say at a career fair? Is anyone even hiring in the pandemic? These are questions we hear often in Career Services, and we are happy to help you answer ...

Shine a Light on Your Achievements

Dear CNS Students, We are fortunate to have so many gifted and hardworking students in the College of Natural Sciences. To celebrate your accomplishments and thank you for your contributions to our college, each year we recognize students for the Aspire Awards and the Distinctions Awards. The annual Aspire Awards celebrate Black and Latin...