Ready for the World honors those who enhance intercultural and international awareness of students and the campus community.
Michael Handelsman is director of global studies, the largest interdisciplinary undergraduate major at UT. He also helped create, and serves as faculty director of, the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships. Handelsman has published nine monographs, multiple textbooks, and countless research articles. Through his work he has developed close ties with the Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar in Ecuador, leading to collaborations between scholars there and at UT. His own efforts to build international relationships, along with the way he has encouraged students to embrace international study, help make UT “Ready for the World.”