IE News and Publications

News and Publications


IE Founder and Director Dr. Richard Cherwitz Retires, September 3, 2019.

UT President Gregory Fenves Honors IE Founder and Communication Studies Professor Cherwitz on the Occasion of His Retirement, July 5, 2019.

Patrick Beach, “Separating Political Bias from Academic Expertise—The Role of Public Intellectuals,” University Business, July 2, 2019  [Beach discusses how IE founder Cherwitz exemplifies what it means to be a public intellectual].

Patrick Beach, “Iowa Alumnus Sets Example for Public Intellectuals,” Iowa City Press-Citizen,  June 29, 2019 [Beach salutes IE founder and professor Cherwitz for his contributions as a public intellectual.]

Patrick Beach, “UT Professor Exemplifies the Importance of Public Intellectuals,” San Antonio Express-News, June 25, 2019. [Beach praises the important work done by IE founder professor Cherwitz over the past four decades.]

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Become a Public Intellectual?—Reflections of a Communication Scholar,” Liberal Education, Summer, 2019. [IE founder and director Cherwitz argues how his experience with IE prompted the need to engage a larger public audience to help reform higher education.]

IE Alumni Receive Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, June 1, 2019.

IE Pre Grad Intern Samuel Garcia Receives Law Degree from Harvard [His personal story is amazing, and his accomplishments and future plans are laudatory.], The Monitor, May 28, 2019.

IE/St. Edward’s Pre Grad Mentor Stephanie Valenzuela (UT Organic Chemistry Doctoral Student) Spotlighted, The Orbit, Spring, 2019 (page 3).

Richard Cherwitz, “Universities Must Learn to Engage Society—Public Universities Positioned to Lead Way with Bold Measures,” Herald Banner, March 16, 2019.

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Universities Should Embrace Intellectual Entrepreneurship,” Fort Worth Business Press, March 4, 2019

Richard Cherwitz, “Intellectual Entrepreneurship Asks, ‘What is Possible,’” University Business, January/February, 2019.


"IE Alumnus Making a Contribution on the Southern Border,” December 29, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Diversifying Graduate Education through Intellectual Entrepreneurship: What Forty Years Taught Me,” Medium, October 21, 2018

Richard Cherwitz, “Universities Served Well by ‘Intellectual Entrepreneur’ Mindset,” Austin Business Journal, October 19, 2018.

Aaron Barlow, “Stop Disparaging Professors—They Work for a Better America,” Medium, October 2, 2018 [Barlow spotlights UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) initiative and other efforts by IE founder Cherwitz as a rhetorical scholar to be a public intellectual].

Aaron Barlow, “The Professors,” Houston Chronicle, August 19, 2018 [Barlow documents the contributions of IE founder and director Cherwitz. He uses Cherwitz’ IE initiatives and essays in rhetorical studies as examples of what professors can do in the public sphere as participants in the American experiment—not for any particular political or social cause but as "public intellectuals."].

University of California Names UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Initiative a “Mentoring Best Practice,” July 24, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz and Stefanie Sanford, “Communication and Knowledge in the 21st Century—Lessons for Higher Education,” University Business, August, 2018 [The authors argue that IE represents one way higher education in the 21st century can prudently balance professional and academic realms.]

College of Liberal Arts Life and Letters Spotlights IE Pre Grad intern Bahar Sahami in the Summer Issue of Their Magazine, July 2, 2018.

Richard Cherwitz, “Why Do So Few Talented Minority Students Pursue Doctorates?,” Dallas Morning News, May 21, 2018. [Cherwitz documents the impact IE has on increasing diversity.]

St. Edward’s University Orbit Magazine Spotlights IE mentor Marta Sans and Her SEU McNair Scholar Sarahi Enriquez, Spring, 2018 [see page 7]

Salma Ayoub Wins 2018 IE JoyLynn Hailey Reed Graduate Student Achievement Award, DDCE News, May 9, 2018

“IE Citizen Scholars Hosts Seventh Annual Research Contest,” May 1, 2018

“Ayoub Receives IE Program Mentorship Award,” UT Biomedical Engineering News, April 12, 2018

Aaron Barlow, “Fighting Fire with Fire: Reinvigorating the Language of American Universities,Planning for Higher Education Journal, April-June, 2018. [Barlow lauds IE and brings it into the larger conversation about higher education, documenting how debates about higher education reform and the battle IE has been waging for over 20 years are ultimately about language.]

Rick Cherwitz, “Universities Must Engage Society,” Houston Chronicle, May 11, 2018.

Salma Ayoub Wins 2018 IE JoyLynn Hailey Reed Graduate Student Achievement Award, April 12, 2018.

UT Liberal Arts Dean Endorses IE, April 9, 2018.

Rick Cherwitz, “It's Time for Public Universities to Replot Their Course to Better Serve Society,” Austin Business Journal, March 9, 2018.

Rick Cherwitz, “Research Universities Must Strive to Collaborate with Community,” Austin American-Statesman, March 8, 2018

Rick Cherwitz, “Intellectual Entrepreneurship—Engaging Universities with Society,” Dallas Morning News, March 1, 2018.

Meet the Citizen Scholars: Haley Turner, Media Ethics Initiative, February 15, 2018. [Media Ethics Citizen Scholars is a collaboration of the Media Ethics Initiative (MEI) and the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate School Internship program.]

Project MALES Mentor Leonor Ramirez Selected as a Spring 2018 IE Kuhn Scholar, February 14, 2018

IE Kuhn Scholars Receive $20,000 Matching Grant from Alice and Michael Kuhn, February 12, 2018

Meet the Citizen Scholars: Anna Rose Isbell, Media Ethics Initiative, February 12, 2018. [Media Ethics Citizen Scholars is a collaboration of the Media Ethics Initiative (MEI) and the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate School Internship program.]

“Awarded Scholars Bettering the World,” McCombs Today, January 22, 2018 [McCombs Business School-IE Kuhn Scholars spotlighted].

Richard Cherwitz and Stefanie Sanford, “Rhetoric and Knowledge in the 21st Century,” San Antonio Express-News, January 14, 2018 [A discussion of IE’s unique approach to education and impact in the last twenty years]

“Celebrating Our Immigrant Students,” DDCE News, January 4, 2018. [Six IE Pre Grad interns and IE Kuhn Scholars spotlighted]

President Gordon Gee on IE’s 20th Anniversary, January 4, 2018


“Solutions that Work,” President to Presidents (Excelencia in Education’s Newsletter to University Presidents), December, 2017 [The success of IE is spotlighted.]

IE Pre Grad Intern Tess Johnson Selected Finalist and Audience Award Winner for the Texas Student Research Showdown, November 15, 2017

IE Launches Media Ethics Citizen Scholars Program, November 15, 2017

Excelencia in Education President Lauds Success of UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, November 10, 2017
[President Brown spotlights a fall 2017 IE Kuhn Scholar.]

UT Social Work Spotlights IE Kuhn Scholars, November 9, 2017

St. Edward’s University-University of Texas IE Collaboration Awarded Five Year Grant, October 7, 2017

Two IE Students—Marisa Ortega and Steven Santoyo—Spotlighted for Disability Awareness Month, October 2, 2017

First IE JoyLynn Hailey Reed Graduate Student Award Recipient Honored, September 30, 2017

IE Program Announces Fall 2017 Kuhn Scholars, September 27, 2017

IE Celebrates 2016-2017 Successes, September 5, 2017

India’s ANSYS and Cummins Foster Academic Research and Innovation through IE, September 1, 2017 [UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship is utilized to foster a culture of research and innovation for female engineers].

IE wins Badge of Excellence from Excelencia in Education, August 23, 2017

IE Pre Grad Intern and Kuhn Scholar Changing the World by Advocating for Disability Rights, July 31, 2017

IE Pre Grad Intern and Kuhn Scholar Publishes Important Research Findings,” July 5, 2017. [This research began during the IE Pre Grad Internship. As President Greg Fenves noted in his Twitter post on July 6: “Good scientific sleuthing by a UT undergrad has raised a few eyebrows.”]

Eight Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre Grad Interns and IE Kuhn Scholars Share Their Family Immigration Experiences,” June 28, 2017

IE Pre Grad Intern and Kuhn Scholar Jesus Olivo Thrives as a Researcher, June 27, 2017

Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program Announces 2017-18 Officers, June 23, 2017

Excelencia in Education Spotlights UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Grad Internship, May 12, 2017 [IE, a past recipient of the Examples of Excelencia award, continues to be one of the nation’s most successful initiatives for increasing diversity in higher education.]

“Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre Graduate School Internship,” Access & Excellence, May 16, 2017, pages 17-18. [This article spotlights the success of 2009 IE Pre Grad intern Daniel Conroy-Beam who now has earned his PhD, become a faculty member at a top-tier research university and is one step closer to realizing his stated goal set during the IE internship: “to become the Barack Obama of Evolutionary Psychology."]

IE Citizen Scholars Hosts Sixth Annual Research Contest, May 4, 2017

Celebrating the Class of 2017: IE Kuhn Scholar Stephanie Suarez, May 2, 2017.

IE Announces First Recipient of the JoyLynn Reed Hailey Graduate Student Achievement Award, May 2, 2017.

IE Partnership with St. Edward’s University McNair Scholars Program Spotlighted in the Spring 2017 Issue of “The Orbit” (the official publication of the St. Edward’s McNair program). [See page 7.]

Spring 2017 IE Students Conduct Original Research, March 6, 2017

IE Program Announces Spring 2017 Kuhn Scholars, March 3, 2017

IE Helps Communication Alumna Graduate with Highest Honors and Prepare for Graduate School, February 21, 2017

IE Kuhn Scholar Aims to Inspire Next Generation of STEM Researchers, January 25, 2017

IE Pre Grad intern and Citizen Scholars President Jelisa Jay Robinson Named Finalist for Seattle Public Theater's Inaugural Emerald Prize, January 11, 2017.


Joseph Gallardo, “I’m a Living Argument for Affirmative Action,” Access & Excellence, December 12, 2016. [Joseph, a former IE Pre-Grad Intern, is a student at Harvard Law School (class of 2019)]

IE Kuhn Scholars Help the Homeless, November 30, 2016

Two IE Pre Grad interns—Denise Cavazos (B.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders) and Brianna Holt (B.S., Communication Studies)—Named Moody College of Communication Outstanding Fall 2016 Grads, November 29, 2016

2016 Andrew Mellon Foundation Report (“Reforming Doctoral Education, 1990 to 2015: Recent Initiatives and Future Prospects”) Applauds UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Initiative

IE Students Take Second Place and Honorable Mention in the 2016 UT Research Showdown, November 17, 2016.

“New Program Prepares African American Students for Graduate School,” October 28, 2016. [IE Consortium partners with the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA).]

“IE Pre Grad Interns Julia Caswell (Visual Studies) and Keun-woo Lee (CSD) Named UGS Research Showdown Finalists,” October 24, 2017. [Julia Caswell also was the winner of the Showdown audience award as determined by student votes and will receive an iPad.]

IE Program Featured in New Publication, October 7, 2016.

IE Program Announces Fall 2016 Kuhn Scholars, October 5, 2016.

Visual Arts Studies Student Selected for IE Pre-Graduate Mentorship Program Kuhn Scholars Award, October 3, 2016

UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Initiative Discussed in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, September, 2017.

IE Pre Grad Intern and Kuhn Scholar Irnela Bajrovic Interviewed by Austin Women Magazine, August, 2016

Read about Irnela’s IE Experience and Her Op-Eds about the Program

IE Program Highlighted in Texas Diversity Magazine, DDCE News, July 11, 2016

TACC/IE Launch First Verizon Innovative Learning Summer Entrepreneurship Experience for Underrepresented and Underserved Students, June 29. 2016

DDCE Story

“Leadership through IE Starts Early at East Austin College Prep.” June 17, 2016
[IE Pre Grad Mentorship director and Heisman winner lead East Austin College Prep Academy initiative.]

Raasha Suleman, “The Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium,” Texas Diversity Magazine, June 9, 2016
[This article spotlight’s IE unique and significant role in promoting diversity in higher education.]

IE Citizen Scholars Program Announces 2016-17 Co-Presidents, June 8, 2016

Joseph Gallardo, “I'm a Living Argument for Affirmative Action,” USA Today, June 3, 2016 [Joseph is an IE Pre Grad intern who will begin Harvard Law in the fall, 2016.]

Rick Cherwitz, “University, Community Collaboration Is Critical,” Austin American-Statesman, June 1, 2016 [IE director shows how recent Austin-University of Texas collaborations are an example of intellectual entrepreneurship.]

IE Pre Grad Internship Alumni Complete Ph.D. and Secure Faculty Positions, Spring, 2016.

IE Kuhn Scholar Shama Momin Headed to Columbia for Grad School, May 20, 2016

UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium Celebrates 20th Anniversary, May 18, 2016


2015-2016: Another Banner Year for UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium, May 17, 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016: IE Pre Grad Intern and Kuhn Scholar Heather Caudle, May 6, 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016: IE Pre Grad Intern Laura Dafov, May 5, 2016

Celebrating the Class of 2016: IE Pre Grad Intern Kassandra Martinez, May 4, 2016

“Intellectual Entrepreneurship Internship: Mentor’s Perspective,” The Orbit, Spring 2016. [On page 6, the St. Edward’s University McNair Scholars program recognizes the important role played by the IE Pre Grad Internship program and its graduate student mentors.]

IE Citizen Scholars Hosts Fifth Annual Research Contest, May 2, 2016

Texas Senator Judith Zaffirini Endorses UT’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE), May 2, 2016.

IE Program Announces Spring 2016 Kuhn Scholars, February 12, 2016

Discover Law /IE Program Aims to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession, January 29, 2016.

Richard A. Cherwitz and E. Johanna Hartelius, “Creating Engaged Universities: What the Discipline of Rhetoric Teaches Us,” Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Vol 15(7) 2016, 63-76. [The authors use the “Intellectual Entrepreneurship” (IE) model and philosophy of education to document how best to create engaged universities.]

Kuhn Foundation Awards $35K to IE, January 13, 2016

Seven years later, Pre Grad Mentorship Alumna Tammie Beassie Banko Reflects on How IE Changed Her Life, January 5, 2016. [Like so many alumni, Tammie realized that IE was more than a course—it is a philosophy of learning encouraging students to discover, own and be accountable for their education].


UT Vice President Vincent Lauds IE’s Success in Placing Underrepresented Minorities at the Nation’s Best Graduate Schools, December 17, 2015

Tara Trower Doolittle, “A Defense of UT’s Diversity,” Austin American-Statesman, December 18, 2015

IE Documents the Academic Success of African American Students, Austin American-Statesman, December 17, 2015

Chris Parr, “Affirmative Action: If It Goes, How Can US Universities Ensure Diversity?” Times Higher Education, December 15, 2015. [UT’s IE initiative cited as one alternative for increasing diversity if affirmative action is terminated.]

Moody College of Communication Spotlights Outstanding Fall 2015 Graduates, December 2, 2015. [IE students Valadez and Johnson among the 5 outstanding graduates featured.]

Journey of Jobs, November 20, 2015 [IE student shares her inspiring story and project to help others pursue the American Dream.]

IE Students Named Finalists for UT's Office of Undergraduate Research Texas Student Research Showdown, October 27, 2015 [Fall 2015 IE Pre Grad interns and Kuhn Scholars Nicole Gloris and Tarale Murry were named two of the six finalists and, IE Pre Grad intern Chelsea Jones was named honorable mention.]

IE Students Take 2nd and 3rd Place in Research Showdown, November 16, 2015.

Small Town Students See Big Potential at UT Austin, October 16, 2015 [IE interns and grad student mentors help first-generation and underrepresented minority high school students interested in STEM]

Photo of IE Students Who Participated

IE Program Receives $25,000 JoyLynn Hailey Reed Endowment to Support Graduate Student Mentors, October 14, 2015.

IE Program Announces Fall 2015 Kuhn Scholars, October 12, 2015

"23 IE Students Named Fall 2015 Kuhn Scholars," Daily Texan, October 16, 2015

UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Initiative Honored at Excelencia in Education's Celebracion, Washington DC, September 22, 2015. [IE honored for remaining "at the forefront of advancing educational achievement for Latino students in higher education."]

Read the News Release

Q&A with Samuel Garcia, Author of How Goats Can Fight Poverty, ShelfLife@Texas, September 4, 2015. [Interview of IE student whose new book presents one solution to the problem of poverty.]

Rick Cherwitz, "A Contract for Academia: Escaping Separate and Unequal Faculty Citizenship," University Business, August, 2015

IE Student's Book Aims to Help Fight Poverty, August 7, 2015

How the IE Experience Keeps on Giving-Social Worker Continues to Make a Difference, August 6, 2015

Mission Moments: A Q&A with IE Director Rick Cherwitz, July 27, 2015

"Intellectual Entrepreneurship: Work in Pharmacy Research Lab Brings Clarity, Confidence to Pursue Graduate School," Longhorn Pharmacy Focus, Spring 2015. {On page 8 Kuhn Scholar Irnela Bajrovic discusses her IE experience].

Rick Cherwitz, 'Faculty Contract' Would Aid Teacher, Institution, Dallas Morning News, June 17, 2015

"IE Director Rick Cherwitz Proposes an Entrepreneurial Approach to Faculty Roles," DDCE News, June 17, 2015.

Celebrating Latino Graduation: IE Student Vanessa Chorush, May 22, 2015.

Why Invest in UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Initiative, May 22, 2015 [Watch IE's just released development video.]

Celebrating the Class of 2015: IE Citizen Scholars President Ignacio Cruz, May 19, 2015

IE Students Irnela Bajrovic, Lakeem Wilson, and Emily Ybarbo Among 12 Seniors Featured in UT Story on the Class of 2015, May 15, 2015

Celebrating the Class of 2015: IE Kuhn Scholar Irnela Bajrovic, May 8, 2015

Intellectual Entrepreneurship Newsletter, Spring 2015. [Read about the amazing accomplishments of IE students.}

IE Student Takes on Global Water Crisis, April 30, 2015

IE Graduating Seniors Placed in Top Grad Schools Across the Nation, April 29, 2015

"Intellectual Entrepreneurship Internship: A Mentor's Perspective," St. Edward's University McNair Scholars Newsletter, Spring 2015. [Page 6 spotlights one of UT's graduate students who serves as an IE mentor for the St. Ed's McNair program.]

IE Citizen Scholars Hosts Fourth Annual Research Contest, March 24, 2015

UT Alumna Touts IE Program for Demonstrating the Value of Scholarly Work, April 22, 2015. [In her TEDxTalk Professor Amy Young praises IE director Rick Cherwitz (2:50) and the IE initiative (4:29) for encouraging scholars to become public intellectuals.]

Spring 2015 IE Kuhn Scholars Recognized, Austin American-Statesman, April 5, 2015.

Meet the Leaders of the IE Program, March 30, 2015

IE Student Research Profiles Featured by UT School of Undergraduate Studies, March 26, 2015:

Spring 2015 IE Student Research Report, March 25, 2015 [Samples of the wide array of research projects undertaken by spring 2015 IE Pre Grad interns]

IE Students Use Social Media to Reflect on Their Experiences at Academic Conferences

Ignacio Cruz, "Reimagining the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Through the Lens of Intellectual Entrepreneurship," Planning for Higher Education (Volume 43, Number 2, January-March 2015).

"This Semester I'm Working On. . . Researching Autism and Parental Stress," UT Know, March 9, 2015. [IE Student's Work Spotlighted on UT home page}

Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Citizen Scholars President Ignacio Cruz Named Texas Exes President's Leadership Award Recipient, Alcalde, February 27, 2015.

IE Announces Spring 2015 Kuhn Scholars, February 12, 2015

Irnela Bajrovic, "Research Opportunities at UT Give Students Tools to Change the World," Austin American Statesman, January 20, 2015

Irnela Bajrovic, "Program Helps Students Gain Clarity about Majors--From Bosnia to biochemistry at UT Austin," San Antonio Express-News, January 16, 2015 [IE Kuhn Scholar describes her journey from Bosnia to Ebola research at UT].


Jessica Sinn, "Pre-Grad Interns Share Experiences in the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program," DDCE News, December 10, 2014.

IE Kuhn Scholar Delivers Fall 2014 Social Work Convocation Speech, December 9, 2014.

IE Alumna Timi Komonibo Presents TEDx Talk on How I Found My Heart in a Walk-In Closet, November 4, 2014

Read about how Timi is "Giving Back in Style Via Style Lottery"

Komonibo Earns Orange Circle Award for Philanthropy

Robert Weisbuch, "Staying Small and Getting Large: Liberal-arts Colleges Need to Embrace Partnerships with Other Entities in a Big Way," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 29, 2014. [Weisbuch lauds IE's ties to the community which helped confront local and regional problems facing a nonacademic entity.]

"IE Alumna Changing the World," Longhorn Network, October 25, 2014. [Former IE student Jordan Metoyer turned her family's economic adversity into a new major and a new mission, taking her experience to the White House.]

Jessica Sinn, "USA Today Features Artist Activist, IE Senior Lakeem Wilson," October 24, 2014

Vanessa Chorush, "Living Your Passion through IE," October 13, 2014 (This video documents how IE has touched the lives of thousands of students since its inception in 1997.)

Answering the Call: IE Scholars Join Teach for America, October 8, 2014

IE Announces Fall 2014 Kuhn Scholars, October 5, 2014

Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Former Howard University Vice President Endoreses IE-DDCE, September 25, 2014.

Dr. Lovell Jones, "Perception versus Reality Part I: Explaining White privilege to People, Especially Some People of Color," Houston Style Magazine, September 3, 2014 [Jone lauds the work of IE in increasing diversity.]

Virginia A. Cumberbatch, IE Pre-Graduate School Internship Program Works to Diversify STEM Graduate Programs, August 27, 2014

Grant in Communication Sciences to Help Support IE Mentors, August 1, 2014

UT Student Produces a Video Documenting IE's Impact, August 1, 2014

IE Citizen Scholars Announce Leadership Team 2014-15, July 5, 2014

Madison Hamilton, "Intellectually Curious Undergrads Thrive in IE Program," McCombs Today, June 27, 2014.

IE Director to Serve Second Term on Journal of Hispanic Higher Education Editorial Board, June 25, 2014.

Arizona State President Michael Crow Lauds IE, June 24, 2014. [President Crow, an innovative leader in higher education and architect of the "New American University," applauds the Division of Diversity & Community Engagement's Intellectual Entrepreneurship initiative for being one of the leading programs in the country.]

IE Students Named 2014 Liberal Arts Dean's Distinguished Graduates, Life & Letters (College of Liberal Arts Magazine), May 19, 2014. [Among the twelve honoress were four IE students: Daniel Munoz, Cintia Hinojosa, Samuel Kieke and Ana Laura Rivera]

IE Director Receives National Diversity Council 2014 DiversityFIRST Award, May 13, 2014.

Lovell A. Jones, "Why Isn't Education Being Used as a Weapon to Change the World?," Burnt Orange Report, May 4, 2014. [IE spotlighted as one of three programs nationally for its success in increasing diversity.]

Lovell A. Jones, "For Minorities' Educational Needs, Funding Lags Far Behind Effort," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, May 5, 2014.

Leslie Blair, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Citizen Scholars Hosts Annual Research Contest," April 21, 2014

Philosophy Student Daniel Munoz Spotlighted in "Life & Letters," the College of Liberal Arts Magazine, April 16, 2014.

Ruth Ortiz, "IE Pre Grad Intern and Kuhn Scholar, Cortney Sanders, Receives the 2014 J. J. Jake Pickle Citizenship Award," April 15, 2014.

IE Kuhn Scholar Produces Inspirational Video about UT's IE Pre Grad Internship Program, April 11, 2014

"Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate Students Make Waves with Innovative Research Projects," April 9, 2014

Patrick Beach, Former IE Professor Continues African-American Oral History Project in Tennessee, Austin American-Statesman, April 6, 2014.

IE Student Has Gone from Being a High School Dropout to One of the Top Students in His Class, March 26, 2014

Virginia A. Cumberbatch, "IE Student Queen Ekejija Receives Nelson Mandela Scholarship from National Black Law Student Association," March 22, 2014."

New Book on Public Intellectuals Lauds IE for Promoting Engaged Scholarship in Universities, March 14, 2014.

200 Undergrads Participating in Spring IE Program, March 10, 2014. [Read about this diverse group of students and the research they are conducting.]

2013-2014 IE Students Receive Awards and Contribute to the Community, March 1, 2014.

Art Markman, "Why Businesses Should Rediscover Apprenticeships," Austin Business Journal, February 7, 2014. [Markman contends that IE "is wonderful example of the kinds of learning that go on at universities outside of the classroom and a good model for the way any organization can add apprenticeship to its leadership training."]

UT's College of Liberal Arts Poduces IE Promo Video, February 3, 2014.

"Intellectual Entrepreneurship," UJIMA Magazine, January 13, 2014. [Interview with Deone Wilhite about the value of IE]


Three IE Students (Ana Laura Rivera, Cortney Sanders and Jordan Metoyer) Among Business Insider's "17 Incredibly Impressive Students at The University of Texas."

Josh Mitelman, "UT Entrepreneurship Program Helps Students Launch App," Austin Business Journal, December 20, 2013. [Former UT student Jordan Ramirez credits his business venture to the IE Pre Grad Internship.]

Lovell A. Jones, "Mandela Left Us with Lesson on Education," Austin American-Statesman, December 11, 2013.

  • Lovell A Jones, "Mandela, Knowledge & Will," Houston Style Magazine, December 8, 2013. [UT's IE program is featured as a model for increasing diversity.]

IE Kuhn Scholars Give Back, December 2, 2013 [UT's IE Kuhn Scholars spent the chilly Sunday before Thanksgiving serving the homeless by volunteering for the Great Thanksgiving Banquet.]

Natalie England,"Taking the Initiative," November 19, 2013. [This story features a UT student who created his own business as part of the IE Pre Grad Internship.]

  • [At the launch party in Washington, DC on November 20, Ramirez
    presented the company's promo video.]

Texas Parents Association Spotlights IE in November Newsletter, November 15, 2013

Nate, Kreuter, "Advising Outside Our Experience," Inside Higher Education, October 28, 2013. [UT's IE initiative is offered as a tangible and enduring structure for mentoring students]

UT Regent Steven Hicks Shares His Thoughts on IE, October 24, 2013.

William McKenzie, "UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program is Trying to Expand Minority Graduate School Enrollment," Dallas Morning News, October 11, 2013.

Richard A. Cherwitz, "The Challenge of Diversifying Higher Education in the Post-Fisher Era," Planning for Higher Education, September 20, 2013. [Documentation of how IE offers one viable approach to increasing diversity in a race neutral era]

Adebiyi Julius Abosede and Adegbemi Babatunde Onakoya, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: Theories, Purpose and Challenges," International Journal of Business Administration Vol. 4, No. 5; 2013, 30-37. [UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) program and philosophy of education, as developed by Beckman, Cherwitz, Darwin, and Hartelius, is featured.]

"Jelisa Jay Robinson: New IE Citizen Scholars President," September 9, 2013.

IE Citizen Scholars President Debuts New IE Program Video, September 6, 2013. [Paulina Sosa, former IE student and last year's President of the IE Citizen Scholars who now is a global health policy graduate student at George Washington University, produced a new video about UT's IE program.]

Chris Parr, "US Explores How to Increase Diversity without Prejudice," Times Higher Education, September 5, 2013.

"What I did During My Summer Vacation," Life & Letters (College of Liberal Arts Magazine), August 28, 2013. [Three IE scholars--Ana Rivera, Stacy Drake, Jordan Metoyer--are spotlighted.]

"Former IE student receives post doc at Stockholm University," August 19, 2013.

Joshunda Sanders, "Three Students Describe Spending the Summer Building on Their Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program Experience," DDCE News, August 9, 2013

IE Director Cherwitz Interview, "Arts Entrepreneurship Movement," August 6, 2013. [Dr. Jim Hart, Director of the Arts Entrepreneurship Program at SMU, interviewed leading voices in the Arts Entrepreneurship Movement--a project including dozens of the nation's elite public and private universities.]

Representative Donna Howard, "In Support of IE," August 1, 2013

Richard Cherwitz, "Increasing Diversity in the Post-Fisher Era," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, July 11, 2013.

Laura Pereyra, "Affirmative Action and the Future of Diversity Initiatives in Higher Education," NerdScholar, July 3, 2013. [Discussion of IE's Pre Grad Internship and "It Could Be U/IE Mentoring and College Readiness Camp".]

Ana Lucia Hurtado, "Intern Program Helps Build 'Citizen-Scholars'--UT Offers Students Chance at Discovery before Graduation," Houston Chronicle, June 29, 2013

UT Alum JoyLynn Reed Leaves IE Program as Legacy, June 20, 2013

Terri E. Givens, "Entrepreneurial and Innovative," Inside Higher Education, June 3, 2013. {UT's IE initiative is applauded for its approach to the challenges facing higher education.]

Jessica Sinn, "Paulina Sosa: Aiming to End Extreme Poverty," Life & Letters, May 15, 2013. [UT's College of Liberal Arts profiles IE Citizen Scholars President Paulina Sosa.]

Class of 2013: What Starts Here Changes the World. May 13, 2013. [IE students Paulina Sosa and Isaac Gomez were two of only a handful of students selected for UT's 2013 Commencement spotlight].

Banner Year for IE Students, May 7, 2013

IE Pre Grad Intern Isaac Gomez wins George H. Mitchell Award, May 6, 2013

Winners Announced for 2013 IE Citizens Scholars Research Contest (April, 23, 2013)

Keith McDowell, "UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program Does it Right by Cultivating Citizen-Scholars--IE Allows Students to Find Their Own Intellectual Sweet Spot," Austin American Statesman, April 14, 2013. [Former vice chancellor for research and technology transfer for the UT System lauds IE as model for education in the 21st century.]

IE Dissertation Resources Web Site Selected One of "Top 100 Thesis & Dissertation References on the Web" [ judges IE site "a great reference for anyone doing writing and research in a higher education setting."]

H.L. Goodall Jr., "The War We Lost and the Revolution Yet to Come," Cultural Studies--Critical Methodologies, June, 2013. [This article spotlights UT's IE initiative as an innovative educational program.]

Four IE Students Receive Honors, April 7, 2013

Leslie Asher Blair, "UT-Austin Student Leveraging Knowledge for the Social Good," Hispanic Outlook Magazine, April 1, 2013. [IE Citizen Scholars President Paulina Sosa spotlighted for her active role in community engagement.]

IE Kuhn Scolars Honored, March 27, 2013

Keith McDowell,"The Only Thing Stopping Us Is Ourselves," Go Forth and Innovate, March 25, 2013. [Former research scientist and vice chancellor for research and technology transfer at The University of Texas System lauds IE's role in preparing tomorrow's leaders.]

Damita Miller-Shanklin, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium," Ujima Magazine, March, 2013 (See page three.) [This is the first in a series of stories about UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) initiative.]

Richard Utz, "English Prof as Entrepreneur," Inside Higher Education, March 4, 2013 [UT's IE initiative spotlighted as an encouraging sign in the humanities.]

Jack McBee,"The Texas 10: Cherwitz," ALCALDE, March/April, 2013. [Nominated by UT alumni, IE Director Cherwitz was selected as "one of this year's best and most inspiring professors on the Forty Acres."]

Chris Parr, "Texas Awaits Verdict That May Tear Up Rules on Race," Times Higher Education, January 31, 2013. [UT's IE initiative is referenced as a successful strategy for increasing diversity.]

Laura Pereyra, "UT Program Is Helping Collegians Find Careers," Austin American-Statesman", January 19, 2013. [Former UT student describes how IE stretches tuition dollars.]

"Making College Count: UT Austin's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Helps Students Maximize Their Tuition Dollars," NerdWallet, January 11, 2013.

Dr. Roger Davis, "I've Got Some Antique in Me: The Discourse of Authenticity and Identity in the African American Blues Community in Austin, Texas." (Vol 39, issue 2), January 4, 2013. [This research was part of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Interpreting the Texas Past Project (ITP).]


Community Leaders Endorse UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Initiative, December 16, 2012.

Kuhn Family Foundation Funds First-Generation Students in IE Program, December 12, 2012.

"IE Citizen Scholars President Paulina Sosa Is Changing the World," DDCE News, November 29, 2012.

"IE Mentor Miki Tesh Wins International Award," DDCE News, November 7, 2012.

Paulina Sosa, "Millennials Need to Speak Up, Break Out of Electoral Apathy," Austin American-Statesman, November 2, 2012 [Affirming the IE philosophy of "synergy" and "leveraging knowledge for social good," IE Citizen Scholars President discusses the importance of student voting and community engagement.]

IE's Successes Documented in the "2011-2012 Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) Impact Report," November, 2012. [Read pages 54-55.]

"IE Promotes Self-Awareness," DDCE News, October 10, 2012. [Story features how a first generation student and her mentor benefit from the IE Pre Grad Internship]

IE Citizen Scholars President Selected for KLRU-TV (Austin PBS) and KUT News Dialogue on Civic Engagement, October 2, 2012.

"Synergy at its Best," Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Citizen Scholars President Invited to Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), October 1, 2012. [Paulina Sosa discusses her CGI experience and the importance of students becoming engaged scholars by leveraging their knowledge for social good.]

IE Citizen Scholar Named Texas 4000 Ride Director, September 9, 2012

"DDCE Pipeline Programs Share Successes with UT Partners," August 23, 2012
[The Division of Diversity and Community Engagements Pipeline Council features the success of IE at its first ever UT Partners Appreciation Reception.]

"IE Director Wins Higher Education Teaching Excellence Award" UT News Release, August 22, 2012

Leslie Blair, "IE Participant Mayra Hernandez Changing the World," DDCE News, August 6, 2012.

IE Citizen Scholar President Sarah Kettles Profiled on UT's "BE A LONGHORN" Web (the official site for UT Admissions), July 2012.

"Expanding the Definition of an Entrepreneur" [UT Launches Texas Tribune Ad Featuring IE's Role in Preparing Future Leaders], July 17, 2012

"Intellectual Entrepreneurship Makes a Splash in June Education Publications," Division of Diversity and Community Engagement News, July 10, 2012

"The Entrepreneurial Mindset: A University/Community Collaboration," Texas Guaranteed: Adventures in Education, June 25, 2012 [Discussion of how IE is partnering with community groups to give high school students an opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills in order to develop a pathway to college].

Rick Cherwitz, "Why Intellectual Entrepreneurship Can Increase Diversity," Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, June 25, 2012.

Marcus Speir, "Finding the Voice of a Generation": Pruneda Wins First-Place in the VOCES Oral History Project, Credits IE Program, June 18, 2012.

SPOTLIGHT: "The Entrepreneurial Mindset on Campus," Adventures in Education, June 18,2012 [UT's efforts to reform education via IE are discussed.]

Aida Prazak, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: Connecting the Dots," June 12, 2012. [Former IE student produces a video capturing IE's theme within the context of UT's "What Starts Here Changes the World" narrative.]

IE Students Pruneda, Kettles Great Examples of How IE Students Succeed, DDCE News, May 30, 2012.

2011-2012: A Banner Year for IE Programs and Students. [Read about this year's accomplishments of IE students and the impact of IE locally and nationally.]

IE Student Wins First Prize in the 2012 VOCES Oral History Contest and is Showcased on, May 21, 2012. [Rosa Pruneda's award winning video was her project for the spring 2012 IE Pre Grad Internship.]

"A Clarified Career Path: Undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders Students Learn from Graduate-Level Research, Mentors," May, 2012 [UT story features winners of the IE Citizen Scholars Research Poster Contest.]

Columbia University President Bollinger Joins Growing List of Presidents Who Endorse UT's IE Initiative (May, 2012).

E. Johanna Hartelius,"Revisiting Vico's Pedagogy of Invention: The Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship," Quarterly Journal of Speech, May 2012, 153-177. [Former UT Pre Grad Internship director and NIU professor captures IE's unique approach to learning--one grounded in problem-solving and engagement.]

Rick Cherwitz, "Toward Entrepreneurial Universities for the 21st Century," Stanford Social Innovation Review, March 5, 2012.

Rick Cherwitz, "Increasing Diversity through Intellectual Entrepreneurship," Huffington Post, February 28, 2012.

Rui Shi, "Improving the Value of a College Degree," Daily Texan, February 24, 2012. [UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship program is lauded for allowing undergraduate students to pursue their creative interests and enhancing the learning experience.]

Richard Reddick, Kimberly Griffin, Richard Cherwitz, Aida Cerda-Prazak and Nathan Bunch, "What You Get When You Give: How Graduate Students Benefit from Serving as Mentors." Journal of Faculty Development (26) 2012. [This research analyzes the impact of mentoring on IE Mentors.]

Jelisa Robinson, "One Step at a Time," Longhorn Confidential, February 7,2012. [Jelisa, a third year LAS student and official UT blogger, discusses her experience in the IE Pre Grad Internship.]

University of Texas President Bill Powers Endorses IE. February 2, 2012. [Powers joins the chorus of presidents and chancellors who support the work of IE.]

"Gaining the Edge on Graduate School," UT Know, January 4,2012. [This story features the success of the IE Pre Grad Iternship program.]


"Empowering Minorities in Higher Education," KEYE TV (CBS) and Telemundo Austin, November 4, 2011. [UT's IE Pre Grad Internship program and students are featured in a special television news report by Karla Leal.]

"IE Leads Student to Ralph Bunche institute," DDCE Feature Story, October 19, 2011.

Shabab Siddiqui, The Dropout Paradox: Universities Provide More than Just Degrees, Houston Chronicle, October 16, 2011. [Siddiqui lauds the success of UT's IE Consortium and recommends greater support.]

IE Student Receives Research Award, UT Know, October 3, 2011. [IE Citizen Scholar Sarah Kettles awarded Researcher of the Month by the Senate of College Councils; the award is for research she began as an IE Pre Grad intern.]

"Hitting PAYDIRT: Students Integrate Coursework, Project and Personal Goals," August 31, 2011. [This article describes the Texas Program in Sports and Media's collaboration with IE to equip undergraduate students with a comprehensive understanding of the economic and cultural environments of the sports and media industries.]

IE Intern and Mentor Speak at Gone to Texas, August 23, 2011. [For the 4th consecutive year an IE intern/mentor pair were featured speakers at the University's welcoming event for new students.]

Esther Cepeda (Washington Post Writers Group), "Linking the Classroom More Tightly to a Realistic Career," Dallas Morning News, August 21, 2011. [This op-ed was published in several other newspapers around the country and features the IE experiences of two students.]

"Science Rangers 2: Irrigation Squad," August 13, 2011 [Intellectual Entrepreneurship students put knowledge to work to build an irrigation system.].

Director of The University of Texas Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) Presents at Austin's E4 Youth Summit, August 13, 2011. [Dr. Richard Cherwitz talks about the paradigm change in education embraced by IE that is at the heart of E4 Youth Initiative.]

Fox News 7 Story/Interview about the Intellectual Entreprenseurship Consortium (IE)/Media Communications Council (MCC) E4 Youth Summit, August 10, 2011.[IE Mentor Justin Jefferson among those interviewed.]

Yasmi Adriansyah, "Revitalizing Intellectual Entrepreneurship," Jakarta Post, July 20, 2011. [Director of "Projecting Indonesia" argues that Intellectual Entrepreneurship, begun at UT and exported to Australia, holds promise for developing Indonesia.]

James Hikins and Richard Cherwitz, "On the Ontological and Epistemological Dimensions of Expertise: Why 'Reality' and 'Truth' Matter and How We Might Find Them," Social Epistemology, 25 (2011), 245-262. [This article documents how IE's approach to critical thinking, problem-solving, and the generation of intellectual capital provides a model of education ideally suited to address the problems confronting contemporary life.]

"Over There," UT Law Magazine, Summer, 2011. [Former UT Law graduate and PhD underscores the role of IE in his life.]

Director Cherwitz Discusses the IE Consortium and Educational Philosophy on "Austin Lifestyles" (989 The Big Talker, 1049 The Horn, True Oldies 92.5, 1530 ESPN Austin, and 1260 ESPN), July 3, 2011.

"It Could Be U: Mentoring and College Readiness Have Never Been So Much Fun," Diversity and Community Engagement Newsletter, June 30, 2011. [Article features the work of IE student mentors' with Austin area middle school students.]

Terri E Givens, "The Professor as Entrepreneur," Inside Higher Ed, June 29, 2011. [Givens discusses UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship initiative as a platform for faculty engagement.]

IE Recognized by Texas House of Representatives for Innovative Leadership, June 27, 2011

Rick Cherwitz, "Building Connections between Universities and Society," Houston Chronicle, June 23, 2011.

It Could Be U Camp Underway with IE Students Leading the Way, June 21, 2011

Rick Cherwitz,"Engaged Public Research Universities for the Twenty First Century," The Dallas Morning News, June 16, 2011.

Carl Settles, Jr., Radio Interview (1530 AM/98.9 FM, Austin, Texas), June 12, 2011. [Settles discusses the upcoming E4 Youth Summit at UT and the collaboration between the Media Communications Council (MCC) and the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE)--to help local youth find their passion, build a portfolio, and go on to college.]

Richard Reddick, Kimberly Griffin, and Richard Cherwitz,"Answering President Obama's Call for Mentoring: It's Not Just for Mentees Anymore." Planning for Higher Education, 39:4 (July-September, 2011), 59-65. [Research documents IE's positive impact on mentors.]

IE Announces E4 Youth Summit [Media Communications Council and the University of Texas at Austin Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Consortium help students identify their passions and then build an education around those aspirations.]

Intellectual Entrepreneurship Student to Intern in the Office of Representative Doggett, June 1, 2011.

President Bill Powers, "Fostering Innovation at UT," Tower Talk, May 25, 2011. [Alumni, faculty, students, and members of the community attest to the role IE plays in creating an academic culture supportive of innovative, entrepreneurial thinking in all disciplines.]

IE Student Justin Jefferson Speaks at UT's Spring Commencement, May 24, 2011. [Justin describes being the first in his family to attend college, graduating as a scientist from a tier-one research institution, and on the necessity of reciprocating for future students by passing on wisdom.]

IE Student to Intern with City of Austin, May 19, 2011

"In Their Own Words: Spring 2011 Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre Grad Interns Reflect on Their Experience" (Excerpts from final class meeting, May 5, 2011).

Media Communications Council Director Carl Settles, Jr. Discusses Partnership with IE to Help Youth Identify and Create Value, Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club, April 29, 2011.

Media Communications Council/Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) "It Could Be U Collaboration: Intensive Mentoring & College Readiness Program." [Update of the students, the philosophy, the project, and the upcoming E4 Youth Summit in July], April 24, 2011.

  • Listen to the entire audio interview (including a fuller discussion of the IE model of education begun at UT in 1996 and how it responds to current calls for educational reform). The audio may take up to 60 seconds to load.

Fox News Broadcast Features "IE's Potential to Reduce Time to Degree and Record of Diversifying Education," April 11, 2011.

Marilyn Gilroy, "Universities Make Progress in Diversifying Graduate Schools, but Obstacles Remain," Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, April 4, 2011. [UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) spotlighted as an effective initiative for increasing the number of underrepresented students who attend graduate school.]

"Shifts in Philosophy of Higher Education Stirring across U.S.-Controversy surrounding UT System official illuminated ideas on changing Universities," Austin American Statesman, April 4, 2011. [UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) initiative featured as an example of the new philosophy of education.]

Reeve Hamilton, "Calls for University 'Entrepreneurship' at UT, Around the Country," Texas Tribune, March 29, 2011 [This article spotlights UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) and its national presence in the movement to create engaged public research universities.]

Stanford University President John Hennessy Praises UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship project, March 11, 2011. [Hennessy contends that IE leads nationally in attracting a diverse student population to the critical areas of science and technology and in meeting the challenge of preparing an educated workforce.]

"IE's Growth Tied to Strong Alumni Base," "It Could Be U Offers Mentoring Opportunities to Local Youth," and "Pre Graduate Internship Earns Accolades from Students, Press, and Higher Ed Leaders," University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 2010-2011 Impact Report [See pages 13-14]. (pdf)

IE Alum Featured in Austin Woman Magazine (February, 2011).

IE Student and Director of the "IE Citizen Scholars" Student Organization Selected to Represent UT at Capitol to Showcase Undergraduate Research and its Impact on Texans, February 14, 2011.

IE Initiative and Core Principles Cited as Way to Increase Arts Entrepreneurship (February, 2011).

Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre Grad Intern Accepted into Teach for America, January 20, 2011

Johanna Hartelius and Richard Cherwitz, "The Dorothy Doctrine of Engaged Scholarship: The Rhetorical Discipline 'Had It All Along.'" Quarterly Journal of Speech, November 2010. [Claiming that academics have a professional obligation to serve society (the philosophy of IE), the authors demonstrate an inherent connection between scholarship and action.]

Academic Accolades for IE Program and Professor Cherwitz: IE to be Honored at December 1 UT/Lamar Basketball Game


IE Alum Tammie Beassie Accepted into Teach for America, November 11, 2010.

Emory University Executive Vice President and Provost Proclaims IE as a Model for Reenvisioning Doctoral Education, November 10, 2010. [Lewis singles out IE for its success in engaging scholars across the academy and re-imagining the Ph.D.]

"Intellectual Entrepreneurship Partners in Mentoring and College Prep Program with Media Communications Council and Texas Diversity Council", November 2, 2010. [IE receives funding for graduate student mentors as part of It Could Be U program.]

"UNC Chancellor Thorpe Endorses IE as a Way for Research Universities to Reach Their Potential," October 28, 2010. [Chancellor Thorp says that complex problems call for an interdisciplinary approach, bringing diverse ideas and perspectives to the table--just as IE does at UT.]

UTSA President Ricardo Romo Salutes UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) as a National Model of Academic Excellence, October 20, 2010. [President Romo describes IE as an academic engine for fostering service by educating undergraduates and graduates to be leaders prepared to address society's challenges.]

IE Student Selected by White House Internship Program, October 11, 2010.

Excelencia in Education President Lauds the Educational Impact of UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) on Campus and Nationally (October 1, 2010). [President Brown underscores IE's particular success with first generation and underrepresented students by engaging their passions and desire to contribute to the community.]

UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Consortium and Philosophy Featured in Two Presentations in the United Kingdom. [Dr. Tommy Darwin speaks about IE at Oxford University (2/2/2010) and the University of Manchester (10/1/2010)].

Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Interpreting the Texas Past (ITP) Student's Oral History Project Published in Living Blues Magazine (October, 2010).

Syracuse Chancellor Nancy Cantor Lauds UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) initiative for Engaging Citizen Scholars in the Work of the World and Fulfilling the Social Compact.

Carolyn Roark, "University of Texas IE Consortium: Creating a New Breed of Entrepreneurs," Wisepreneur, September 3, 2010.

Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre Grad Intern Oscar Ayala and Grad Mentor Daniel Spikes present at UT's "Gone to Texas," a celebration welcoming the incoming freshman class (August 24, 2010).

Patrick Beach, "Black Austinites Share Stories for UT Oral History Project: Students Get Different Perspective on City's History as They Talk to African American Residents," Austin American-Statesman, August 15, 2010. [This article features Dr.Martha Norkunas' Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) African American Oral History Project.]

Thomas Darwin (IE Pre-Grad Internship Director), "From the Town Hall into the Studio: Design, Democracy, and Community Resilience," The Journal of Design Strategies, Spring 2010, 29-33. [Drawing on IE principles Dr. Darwin discusses the "Community Studio," a partnership with United Way Capital Area in Austin, Texas launched to address local issues by encouraging participants to approach community problems as "designers."]

"University of California President Endorses Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program" [Yudof cites IE as a national model of academic-community engagement that has produced significant results for graduate and undergraduate and urges other universities to follow UT's lead.

James W. Hikins, "Rhetoric and the Human Dimensions of Disaster: An Overlooked Lesson from the Gulf Oil Spill," Huffington Post, July 8, 2010. [Hikins lauds UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) initiative and the capacity of "intellectuals entrepreneurs" to provide a new type of expertise requisite to solving society's serious problems.]

"University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere Endorses IE" [Lariviere encourages the investigation of intellectual entrepreneurship by other universities.]

J.D. Meyer, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin--An Answer to Industry Growth Initiative Strategy #1: Higher Education Consortium," The Daily You, June 15, 2010.

"Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee Endorses IE" [Gee addresses the importance of UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) initiative to the future of higher education.]

Rick Cherwitz, "The Challenge of Creating Engaged Public Research Universities," Planning for Higher Education, 38:4 (July-September), 2010, 61-64.

James Hikins and Richard Cherwitz,"The Engaged University: Where Rhetorical Theory Matters," Journal of Applied Communication Research, 38 (2010), 115-126.

Leslie Blair, "Student Gets Hooked on East Austin Blues History," UT Know, April 12, 2010. [IE Interpreting the Texas Past student's work spotlighted; excerpts taken from his article in Living Blues magazine.]

Jeremy Burchard (for the Editorial Board), "UT Students Must Find Their Passions, Quickly," Daily Texan, March 25, 2010. [Burchard argues that the proposed IE Academic-Community Mentorship offers one positive solution to the enrollment/graduation problem].

James T. Parsons, "It's Time to Reconsider How Lawyers Are Trained: Approach Toward Solving Problems is Far More Useful," Houston Chronicle, March 25, 2010. [Parsons argues that IE's approach to education might help future attorneys focus on problem-solving.]

John Young, "For Students, College is More Than Just a Numbers Game," Austin American Statesman, March 20, 2010. [Young applauds IE's effort to help students make the most out of their college education, especially those who are underrepresented and first-generation.]

Vicki B. Matustik, "Test-Driving Graduate School: Pre-Graduate School Internship Gives Students a Glimpse Into Journey of Graduate Education" Longhorn Pharmacy Focus, March, 2010. [This article spotlights Pharmacy students who have participated in the IE Pre-Grad Internship.]

Cameron Ingram, "Innovative Learning," Daily Texan, March 10, 2010. [This Op-Ed contends that IE provides an innovative vehicle for improving undergraduate education.]

Rick Cherwitz, "Linking College Academics to Careers," Washington Post, March 3, 2010.

Rick Cherwitz, "Creating Engaged Public Research Universities," Huffington Post, February 22, 2010.

UT Unveils Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Development Video, February 1, 2010.

Rick Cherwitz, "Better Way to Tie University to a Real Job" Dallas Morning News, January 28, 2010

Rick Cherwitz, "How Can We Help Undergraduates Navigate Education?" Austin American Statesman, January 28, 2010.


"Intellectual Entrepreneurship Shows Long-Term Positive Outcomes," University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement 2009 Impact Report. [See pages 60-65]

Roger Gatchet, "Matthew Robinson: Still a Wild Mustang," Living Blues, December 2009. (This article is based on work done as part of Dr. Martha Norkunas' IE Interpreting the Texas Past: African American Texans Oral History Project).

Sarita E. Brown, "Making the Next Generation Our Greatest Resource," The NEA Higher Education Journal, Fall 2009, 151-162. [UT's IE Pre-Graduate Internship Program lauded for its success in growing Latino talent and scholarship.]

Richard Cherwitz, "How Undergraduate Institutions Can Diversify the Graduate Student Body," National Audio Forum, Inside Higher Education, October 21 2009.

"Intellectual Entrepreneurship Undergrads Find Their Passion"--UT Austin Video Spotlights IE Pre Grad Internship Program

Jennifer Epstein, "Mentoring, Texas-Style," Inside Higher Ed, September 29, 2009.

Liora Bresler, "University Faculty as Intellectual Entrepreneurs: Vision, Experiential Learning, and Animation," Visual Arts Research, 35 (2009), 12-23. [Bresler builds on the IE concept developed at UT, showing how it can enhance faculty roles and add impact to scholarship, teaching and service.] (pdf)

Dallas Morning News Story Discusses IE Plan to Include Freshmen, August 9, 2009.

Gary Beckman and Richard Cherwitz, Richard, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: An Authentic Foundation for Higher Education Reform," Planning for Higher Education, 37:4 (July-September, 2009), 27-36.

Behnaz Abolmaali, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program Gives Undergraduates a Taste of Life as a McCombs Graduate Student," McCombs Today, May 27, 2009

Gregory Vincent and Sarita Brown, "Nurturing Latino Educational Opportunities," Austin American-Statesman, May 20, 2009.

UT Home Page Honors Class of 2009 Doctoral Student (and IE Mentor) Rita Stephan [Video includes Rita discussing her participation in the IE Program and footage of her working with her IE undergraduate intern.]

"IE Pre-Grad Intern and Mentor Win at A&M Symposium," Spring 2009.

"Keeper of Untold Stories Closes Book on Work at UT: History Project Spotlights Racism," The Daily Texan, May 11, 2009. [This story features the IE Oral History and Diversity Project and the work of Dr. Martha Norkunas.]

"Success Stories: Two seniors are the first Georgetown Upward Bound participants to graduate from Southwestern," Southwestern, May 5, 2009. [Southwestern University Upward Bound student discusses the importance of her experience in the IE Pre-Grad Internship.]

Veronica Luna and Linda Prieto, "Mentoring Affirmations and Interventions: A Bridge to Graduate School for Latina/o Students," Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, April 2009 (8:2), 213-224. [This article is a report of a study of the IE Pre-Graduate School Internship's unique approach to mentoring.]

Johanna Hartelius, "Leaving the Program, Finding the Vision," Entrepreneur the Arts: Innovating Through Artistry, April 27, 2009.

Capitol Hill Showcase Spotlights IE for Accelerating Latino Success in Higher Education, March 26, 2009 (Rayburn Office Building, Washington DC). [NOTE: This event was held in cooperation with U.S. Representative Ruben Hinojosa, Chairman, Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness.]

Tommy Darwin, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship and New Minds for the Future," Entrepreneur the Arts: Innovating Through Artistry, April 6, 2009.

Jeannie Kever, "Hispanics Travel Rough Road to Higher Education---Ethnic Group is the Fastest Growing, But the Least Likely to Enroll in College," Houston Chronicle, April 5, 2009 (this article spotlights the IE Pre-Graduate School Internship and its impact).

"The Eyes of Texas Are Upon the Future," ALCALDE, March/April, 2009. (This letter spotlights IE's innovative work and its place in UT's Capital Campaign.)

Johnson & Johnson Executive Touts IE as a Philosophy of Innovation for the Post-Crisis World (Boston Globe, February 2, 2009).


Kira Taniguchi, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: A New Educational Philosophy Promoting Discovery, Ownership and Accountability," Our Campus, December 2008, pp. 2-3.

Dustin Stonecipher, "A program to sign up for," Daily Texan, November 26, 2008.

Gary Beckman and Richard Cherwitz, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship as a Platform for Transforming Higher Education," Metropolitan Universities Journal, 19:3 2008, 88-101.

Justin Jefferson, "Housing Projects to Research Projects: How an Undergraduate Internship Helped a Student from the Projects Explore his Love of Science," ALCALDE, November/December 2008.

IE Oral History, Identity and Diversity Project Featured in the Daily Texan, October 24, 2008.

IE Receives "Examples of Excelencia" Award (as top program for graduate institutions in the United States), September 23, 2008.

Michelle D. Anderson, "University of Texas Program Demystifies Graduate School for Minority Students," DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education, September 4, 2008. (The article includes an audio recording from a former IE mentor and current director of the Pre-Grad Internship program.)

Ruby Morúa Olmanson, "Nurture Texas' New Crop of Citizen-Scholars: Mentoring Those from Upwardly Mobile Backgrounds Makes All the Difference," Houston Chronicle, August 10, 2008.

Eleanor Clift, "The 'Process' President: Obama's Cool, Cerebral Style may be Just What We Need," Newsweek, August 8, 2008 [Clift discusses process, comparing Obama's campaign to Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE).]

Justin Jefferson, "A Head Start: How an Undergraduate Internship Helped a Student from the Projects Explore His Love of Science," The Scientist, August, 2008, 25.

Gary Beckman, "Artists as Entrepreneurs," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 7, 2008.

James H. Johnson, Jr. and John D. Kasarda, "Jobs on the Move: Implications for U.S. Higher Education," Planning for Higher Education, 2008, 36(3), 22-33. [IE cited as a philosophy and curriculum that colleges and universities should adopt to prepare students to compete in the 21st-century.]

Justin Jefferson, "Creating a Phalanx of Citizen-Scholars," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 11, 2008

Johanna Hartelius and Richard Cherwitz, "Promoting Discovery and Ownership: Graduate Students as Intellectual Entrepreneurs," Getting the Most from Your Graduate Education in Communication: A Student's Handbook, 2008, pp. 83-95.

ITP "African Americans in Austin before 1865" Online Exhibit Spotlighted by the City of Austin (Parks & Recreation Department), April 2008

Avrel Seale, "Why Am I Here?" ALCALDE, March/April, 2008 (IE lauded for its interdisciplinary initiatives that engage society) (.pdf)

Exploring All the Options: With Help of Mentors, Students Find New Paths to Graduate School

IE Consortium Spotlighted in UT's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) 2008 Impact Report

Grad Students from Four UT Colleges Win 2008 Interpreting the Texas Past Fellowships

UT's Office of Development Spotlights IE $50 Million Capital Campaign

"The Rise of the Citizen-Scholar: IE Pushes Students to the Next Level," Chronicle of Higher Education, February, 2008.

UT's IE Consortium Featured in a Five-Year Study on Doctoral Education undertaken by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, The Formation of Scholars: Rethinking Doctoral Education for the Twenty-First Century (2008: Jossey-Bass).


Ralph K. M Haurwitz, "UT mentoring project to aim for $50 million: Introduction to graduate study is popular among minorities" Austin American Statesman, December 24, 2007.

In 2007, IE Pre-Grad Internship Named one of the "Examples of Excelencia: What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education."

Liora Bresler (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), "Social/Intellectual Entrepreneurship in Academe." (.ppt download) The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Inspiring and Developing Enterprising People: Entrepreneurship and Global Impact Conference, October 4, 2007.

Fortune (Small Business) Magazine Names UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium One of Nation's Best Cross-Pollination Programs (September 2007)

UT WEB Feature Story Spotlights IE Oral History and Diversity Project.

Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Blue-Ribbon Advisory Committee Spotlights IE's Success in a 2007 Report to Congress on "Graduate Education: The Backbone of American Competitiveness and Innovation."

Richard A. Cherwitz, From the Student Up: Re-imagining Undergraduate Education through an Experiment in 'Intellectual Entrepreneurship,' University Business, April 2007.

Jessica Sondergroth, "Professor Promotes Mentoring," Daily Texan, April 3, 2007.

Historian W. Barksdale Maynard Singles Out UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Initiative as an Effort to Re-instill Woodrow Wilson's "In the Nation's Service" Vision, Johns Hopkins Magazine, September, 2007.

Cherwitz, Richard and Hurtado, Ana Lucia. "Interns as Intellectual Entrepreneurs." Academe, 93:1 (January/February, 2007).

Hurtado, Ana Lucia. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: Improving Education and Increasing Diversity." Change, January/February, 2007, pp 48-50.

  • Excerpted in On Campus, March 2007 (page 6).

Cherwitz, Richard and Hartelius, Johanna. "Making a Great 'Engaged' University Requires Rhetoric." Fixing the Fragmented Public University: Decentralization With Direction, Joseph Burke, Ed. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2007), pp. 265-288.

Gibb, Allan and Paul Hannon, "Toward an Entrepreneurial University." International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 2007


Texas Alumni Magazine (ALCALDE Nov/Dec 2006) Features the IE Internship and Proposed Mentorship Course as Part of UT's Undergraduate Curricular Reform

Texas Parents Association Magazine (Fall 2006) Spotlights IE Pre-Grad Internship

Cherwitz, Richard. "Academic Entrepreneurship." The Daily Texan, August 25, 2006.

Cherwitz, Richard and Beckman, Gary. "Re-envisioning the Arts Ph.D.: Intellectual Entrepreneurship and the Intellectual Arts Leader." Arts Education Policy Review, 107:4 (2006), 13-20.

Association of American Colleges and Universities Spotlights IE Consortium as a "Diversity Innovation"

IE Pre-Grad Internship's Impact on Diversity Featured by U.S. News and World Report, June 19, 2006.

IE Director's Commentary on Reforming Doctoral Education, January 17, 2006


Renowned Scientist Embraces Intellectual Entrepreneurship

UT's Entrepreneurial Approach to Graduate Education Spotlighted in a New Report Issued by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Cherwitz, Richard. "A New Social Compact Demands Real Change: Connecting the University to the Community," Change, November/December 2005, 48-49.

Hurtado, Ana Lucia. "Don't limit education to the classroom." Dallas Morning News, August 13, 2005.

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's Argus Commission Draws on IE in Making Recommendations.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Creating a Culture of Intellectual Entrepreneurship." Academe, 91:5 (July/August, 2005).

David Spencer Mathis Responds to the IE "Citizen-Scholar" Essays, ALCALDE, July/August, 2005, 4.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship and Diversity." University Business, July 2005.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship Boosts Minority Scholars." Tallahassee Democrat, June 25, 2005.

UT Press Clippings--IE Featured in the Washington Post

Hildebrand, David. "Academics Are Intellectual Entrepreneurs." Peer Review, Spring 2005.

Raspberry, William, "Filling the Racial Gap in Academia," Washington Post, May 31, 2005.

2005-2006 IE "Interpreting the Texas Past" Scholar-in-Residence Awarded

Hildebrand, David. "Why Higher Education Deserves Your Support." Austin American Statesman, April 20, 2005.

Bloomfield, Victor. "Civic Engagement and Graduate Education." Communicator, 38:8 (April, 2005).

Cherwitz, Richard. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: The New Social Compact." Inside Higher Education, March 9, 2005.

Robert Weisbuch and Paul Hobby Respond to the IE "Citizen-Scholar" essays, ALCALDE, March/April, 2005, 5-6.

IE Director Wins Contribution to Graduate Education Award, Austin American Statesman, January 11, 2005.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Citizen Scholars: Research Universities Must Strive for Academic Engagement." The Scientist, 19:1 (January 17, 2005), 10.

Cherwitz, Rick, Ed., "Citizen-Scholar" (a collection of essays by distinguished university and community figures), ALCALDE, January/February, 2005, 51-60.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Diversifying Graduate Education: The Promise of Intellectual Entrepreneurship." Journal of Hispanic Higher Education Vol 4, No. 1 (January, 2005), 19-33.

Tim Green, "Academic Engagement Project's Enterprising Goal is to Gather Stakeholders to Tackle Thorny Issue," Vice President For Research Web Site, The University of Texas at Austin.

IE included in the "Best Practices Mentoring Program," U.S. Department of Education Charter School Dissemination Grant, 2005.

US News and World Report 2005 Best Graduate Schools Issue Features IE Program and Student

Cherwitz, Richard and Darwin, Thomas. "Crisis as Opportunity: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Productivity in Higher Education." Enhancing Productivity in Higher Education, Judith E. Miller and James Groccia, Eds (Anker Publishing Company), 2005.


University of North Carolina Convocation Speaker Calls for Intellectual Entrepreneurship, The News & Observer, October 24, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Toward an Academically Engaged Academy." Footnotes (American Sociological Association), 32 (September/October, 2004), 16-17.

Guerra, Carlos. "Here is one approach for making more minority scholars," San Antonio Express News, September 28, 2004.

Nelson, Paul. "Civic Engagement and Scholarship: Implications for Graduate Education in Psychology." American Psychological Association Directorate, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "A Quest to Get Scholars Engaged in Community." The Austin American Statesman, August 16, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Capitalizing on Unintended Consequences: Lessons on Diversity From Texas." Peer Review Volume 6, No. 3 (2004), 33-35.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Grad School Diversity is the Next Goal." The San Antonio Express-News, August 12, 2004.

Larissa Hall, "Internships Seek to Increase Diversity at Graduate Level," On Campus, May 5, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sievers, Julie. "All History is Local: UT Historians Take History Back to Where it Happened." ALCALDE, May/June, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. "Rethinking the Whole University." Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 23, 2004.

Texas Innovator (April 2004), a Publication of the State Comptroller's Office, Spotlights IE Program

Austin American-Statesman Highlights IE Director's Yale Diversity Lecture and the Program's Recent National Attention, April 13, 2004 (Daily Texan Story, April 15, 2004)

Cherwitz, Richard and Alvarado-Boyd, Susan. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: Educational Vision and Recruitment Strategy." Journal for Higher Education Strategists 2:1 (Spring, 2004), 57-65.

Cherwitz, Richard and Sievers, Julie. "Historians as Intellectual Entrepreneurs: Citizen-Scholars Build Bridge Between University and Community." American Studies Association Newsletter, March, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. “A Call for Academic and Civic Engagement.” ALCALDE, January/February, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. “To Diversity…and Beyond.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 12, 2004.

Cherwitz, Richard. “Capitalizing on Unintended Consequences: Lessons on Diversity From Texas.” Peer Review Spring 2004.

Cherwitz Richard and Alvarado-Boyd, Susan. “Intellectual Entrepreneurship: A New Approach to Increasing Diversity in Graduate School.” College & University Journal, 79:3 (2004) 37-39.


Kleiner, Sarah. "Program Addresses Minority Numbers: Mentors Help Show Undergrads Benefits of Graduate School," Daily Texan, December 3, 2003.

Cherwitz, Richard. “Universities Must Operate Within Society.” The Austin American Statesman, October 11, 2003.

Cherwitz Richard and Alvarado-Boyd, Susan. “Intellectual Entrepreneurship: Successfully Engaging Hearts, Minds in Graduate Education.” Black Issues in Higher Education, October 9, 2003.

Richard Cherwitz and Susan Alvarado Boyd, "Increasing diversity by engaging hearts, minds," Austin American Statesman, September 6, 2003.

Richard Cherwitz, "The Real Problem of Diversity in Graduate Education," Austin American Statesman, July 22, 2003.

Abe Louise Young, "The Project in Interpreting the Texas Past," The Austin Chronicle, July 4, 2003.

Richard Cherwitz, Sarah Rodriguez and Julie Sievers, "Ethical Commitments, Professional Visions, and Intellectual Choices: Students Call for Changes in Graduate Education," Communicator, July, 2003

"Two IE Faculty Receive Academic Innovation Awards"

JunJay Tan, "Graduate Program Offers Opportunities: Students given chance to realize potential as professionals," Daily Texan, July 2, 2003

Vive Griffith, "Emergency Room Remedies: Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program Enables Grad Students to Apply Academic Expertise to Complex Community Problems," UT Web Feature Story, June, 2003

Richard Cherwitz, Sarah Rodriguez and Julie Sievers, "Creating Classrooms Without Walls," Austin American-Statesman, May 19, 2003

Sarah Rodriguez, "Preparing Future Faculty," ALCALDE, May/June, 2003.

Rachel Hartigan Shea, "A God in Ruins," America's Best Graduate Schools 2004 (US News), April, 2003. [This story spotlights Theatre doctoral candidate Jane Barnette's experience with IE.]

Richard Cherwitz, Sarah Rodriguez and Julie Sievers, "On Stage, Among the Trees: Scholars are Changing Research, Lives with Community Collaboration," Austin American-Statesman, March 16, 2003.

Sarah Rodriguez, "Diversity Matters," ALCALDE January/February, 2003.


Richard Cherwitz, Sarah Rodriguez and Julie Sievers, "History in the Making: 'Citizen-Scholars' Build Bridge Between Yesterday, Today," Austin American-Statesman, December 30, 2002.

Richard Cherwitz, Sarah Rodriguez and Julie Sievers, "In UT Program, 'Citizen-Scholars' Put Knowledge to Work," Austin American-Statesman, December 1, 2002.

Richard Cherwitz and Daniel, Sharan. "Rhetoric as Professional Development and Vice Versa." JAC: A Quarterly Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Culture, Literacy, and Politics, 2002, 795-814. [This article examines the underlying philosophy of Intellectual Entrepreneurship.]

Alice Chu, "The Value of 'Learning Backwards' in Higher Education," Anthropology News, 43 (9) December, 2002.

Richard Cherwitz and Charlotte Sullivan, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: Vision for Graduate Education," Change, November/December, 2002.

Richard Cherwitz and Teresa Sullivan, "Postdocs as Intellectual Entrepreneurs," Science's Next Wave, September 13, 2002.

Alice Chu, "Higher Education Producing 'Citizen-Scholars'," On Campus, May 10, 2002.

Erik Rodriguez, "Graduate Education for the Real World," Austin American Statesman, June 3, 2002.

Alice Chu and R. Scott Evans, "The Value of 'Learning Backward,'" Science's Next Wave, May 31, 2002.

Richard Cherwitz, Charlotte Sullivan and Theresa Stewart, Theresa, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship and Outreach: Uniting Expertise and Passion," The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 7 (Spring/Summer, 2002).

Laura Grund, "Graduate Students Discovering New Opportunities Through IE Program," On Campus, March 1, 2002.

Ellen Fussell, "Transcending the Ivory Tower," InTech, March 4, 2002.

Richard Cherwitz, Thomas Darwin and Laura Grund, "Citizen-Scholars Taking Action in Aftermath of September 11," ALCALDE, January/February 2002.


"The Citizen-Scholar: Collaboration, Discovery, Action," Texas Tribute, Fall/Winter 2001.

Richard Cherwitz, Thomas Darwin and Laura Grund, "Graduate Education as Intellectual Entrepreneurship: University of Texas 'Citizen-Scholars' Taking Action in the Aftermath of September 11," Communicator, December 2001.

Richard Cherwitz, Thomas Darwin and Laura Grund, "Learning to be a Citizen-Scholar," Chronicle of Higher Education, December 3, 2001.

Laura Grund, "The Collective Wisdom of Citizen-Scholars: University of Texas at Austin Graduate Students Empowered in Wake of Sept. 11 Tragedy," On Campus, October 25, 2001.

Sarah Shipley, "Graduate Program Helps Solve Local Problems," Daily Texan, September 27, 2001.

Laura Grund, "UT Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program Promotes Social Change Via 'Synergy Groups'; Program Educates Students to be Citizen-Scholars Through Collaborative Partnerships," On Campus, June 27, 2001.

Alka Agrawal, "The All-Important Research Talk: Learning How to Do It," Science's Next Wave, June 1, 2001.

Christopher Shea, "UT Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program Cited in the Washington Post," May 13, 2001.

Kate Devine, "Developing Intellectual Entrepreneurship," The Scientist, March 5, 2001.

Robert Weisbuch, "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: The New Academic Spirit," On Campus, February 27, 2001.

Laura Grund, "UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program Producing 'Citizen-Scholars' Worldwide," On Campus, February 27, 2001.

"UT Grad School Preparing Students to Teach," Dallas Morning News, January 22, 2001.

"Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Lauds UT Program as Best in the Country, Daily Texan, January 18, 2001.

"UT Humanities Institute Echoes Graduate School Citizen-Scholar Theme," Austin American-Statesman, January 16, 2001 (Editorial by Evan Carton).


Laura Grund, "Graduate Students Work Across Disciplines as Part of Cutting-Edge Portfolio Program at UT Austin," On Campus, November 16, 2000.

Lily Whiteman, "Wanted: Articulate Scientists," and "Signs of Intelligible Life," Science's Next Wave, November 10 and 24, 2000.

Laura Grund, "UT Austin Joins Distinguished Educational Leaders at Conference on Linking Academics with Society," On Campus, October 17, 2000.

Patrick Badgley, "UT Graduate Program Wins Top Fellowship," Daily Texan, August 14, 2000.

Sharan Daniel and Kim Upham, "Woodrow Wilson Foundation Echoes UT Graduate School Professional Development Themes," On Campus, July 27, 2000.

Patrick Badgley, "UT Program Teaches Practical Career Skills: Graduate 'Citizen Scholars' Model Gains Attention," Daily Texan, July 14, 2000.

"Council of Graduate Schools President highlights UT's Graduate Professional Development Program in Conference Presentation," February 20, 2000.

Juan Alanis, Jr., "Doctoral Students Urged to Find Non-Academic Employment," Daily Texan, March 23, 2000.

Mark Sincell, "New Program Helps with Professional Development," Science's Next Wave, January 7, 2000.

Peter Partheymuller, "Plain English 101: Professional Development Program Aims to Improve Communication Skills and Job Opportunities," Texas Alcalde, January/February 2000

Kimberly Garcia, "Project PhD: More Community Colleges Snagging Professors with Doctorates" Community College Week, January 2000


Michael Erard, "Ivory Tower: Pimping a Ph.D.," Salon, December 13, 1999

Pew Charitable Trusts Laud UT's Professional Development Program, Trust, Fall 1999

Stefanie Sanford, "The Grad School Survey," HMS Beagle: The BioMedNet Magazine, December 10, 1999

"PhDs More Employable," Science's Next Wave, December 3, 1999

Sharan Daniel, "National Discussion on Graduate Education Opens at UT," On Campus, December 2, 1999

Kendall Anderson, "UT Grad Program Offers Look at Life Outside Ivory Towers: Students Learn About Nonacademic Opportunities," Dallas Morning News, November 28, 1999

Stefanie Sanford, "Educating Educators in the Information Age," Converge, December, 1999

Alexi Baker, Survey Released at UT Because of Innovative Professional Development Program, Daily Texan, November 15, 1999

Angela Shah, "University classes are helping doctoral students make the transition to teaching," Austin American-Statesman, October 20, 1999

Courtney Leatherman, "A University Decides That It's Ph.D.'s Should be Able to Talk to Average Joes: Texas offers for-credit courses to graduate students in communicating with the public," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 8, 1999

Sharan Daniel, "Seminar prepares graduate students for life after UT," On Campus, October 12, 1999

Rebecca Bycott, "More Than an Elective: Professional development courses endow graduate students with tools for success," Cactus 1999

Chris Oliver, "Program Boosts Life Skills", Daily Texan, June 21, 1999

Angela Shah, "Degrees of Difficulty: Jobs inside academia are scarce, and UT program aims to help," Austin American Statesman, May 24, 1999

Stefanie Sanford, "Dissertation workshop helps graduate students succeed," On Campus, March 12, 1999

Wendy Erisman, "Is There Life After Graduate School?" Graduate Student Assembly Newsletter, Vol. 4 Number 2 (Spring, 1999)

"Partnerships Pair UT Doctoral Students with Faculty," St. Edward's University News, Winter 1999


Mary Ann Roser, "UT students learn to cut the jargon: Graduate program teaches academics how to speak, write in plain English," Austin American-Statesman, December 7, 1998

Melissa Mason, "Speak to Me: Students, "TAs Battle Language Deficiencies," Daily Texan, September 28, 1998

Ed Mahon, "Grad Student Event Focuses on Job Search," Daily Texan, September 28, 1998

Erika Allen, "Office of Graduate Studies offers array of programs," On Campus, May 14, 1998

Benjamin Shults, "Mentoring Programs: UT's Preparing Future Faculty," Science's Next Wave, Spring 1998