In the Shadow of Vocal Publics: Hate speech, Fukushima and the Question of the Silent Majority

February 27th, 2015

Time: Mar. 2, Noon-2 p.m.

Location: Will C. Hogg Building (WCH) 4.118

Description: While the substantial development of digital communication technologies has amplified the sites and occasions in which people express and share their voices and concerns, the limitation of the internet and social media to foster public dialogue has also become evident. This paper considers it from the Japanese cases of the rise of hate speech and the issue of radioactive contamination in Fukushima areas.

It discusses how the digital media promote the pluralization of mediated expression and connection, at the same time engendering the formation of publics in a dissociative manner-people eloquently express diverse ideas and views and share them with fellows, but do not converse with others with different perspectives. Complicatedly interacting with the renewed influential power of mass media, the government’s self-legitimization in the name of national interests and the growing claim of the loyalty to the nation-state, this process works to hinder the facilitation of public dialogue over imperative issues and the engagement with “the silent majority” in the digital age.

Koichi Iwabuchi is Chair Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and Director of Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Melbourne. He is the editor of book series, Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches (Rowman & Littlefield International).

Recent publications include Resilient Borders and Cultural Diversity: Internationalism, Brand Nationalism and Mult iculturalism in Japan (Lexington Books, 2015); Cultural citizenship and prospects for Japan as a multicultural nation’ (in Y. Soysal ed.,Transnational Trajectories in East Asia: Nation, Citizenship and Region, Routledge, 2015); Haafu to wa dareka: jinshukonkou, media hyoushou, koushoujissen, (Who is “half”?: Mixed race, media representation, negotiation practice) (Ed., Seikyusha, 2014).

Student Leadership Opportunities at CMHC

February 27th, 2015

There are some fantastic opportunities right now for students who would like to be involved with CMHC as leaders and role models. These can be great for students who are interested in getting involved, even for future career exploration.

March 3rd:  Student Leadership Open House

A partnership between CMHC and University Health Services (UHS) to provide an open house for students to learn all about the great leadership and academic opportunities we offer.  (Flyer attached and he facebook event can be found here https://www.facebook.com/events/357264007800568)

March 3rd:  “Real Talk: How to Help a Friend in Distress” The open workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 3rdfrom 7-8 PM in BUR 112. This highly interactive, one hour workshop discusses emotional distress and explores how students can support their friends who are going through a tough time. Facilitators engage audience members through conversations and role plays, allowing participants to learn from one another. This workshop is open to all UT students. Here’s a link to the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1545676819037461/

Looking for stories of student resilience

The Counseling and Mental Health Center is currently recruiting students for a video project.  We are looking for students who have experienced some sort of failure or rejection during college and are willing to share their story in a 90 second video.  These stories are meant to inspire and encourage other students who might be encountering similar experiences.  We will be using these videos in a mobile application we’re developing but also potentially online and through social media as well.   If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Steven Stone, CMHC Graduate Assistant at steve.stone@utexas.edu.

Thanks!

Alicia Enciso Litschi, Ph.D.

CARE Counselor

Counseling and Mental Health Center

University of Texas at Austin

 

 

Bridging Disciplines Programs Spring 2014 Application Deadline: March 12th

February 27th, 2015

BDP offers students the opportunity to earn an interdisciplinary certificate in one of 14 topics. Interested students should attend one of our Information Sessions offered every Tuesday 11-noon and Wednesday 3-4 in FAC 4.

Students can learn more about how to apply on our website. Submit an application and essay online by 11:59 p.m. on March 12th. Our next application deadline will be in early October. Contact bdp@austin.utexas.edu with any questions.

All the best,

The BDP Team

Emily Watson

Academic Advising Coordinator

Bridging Disciplines Programs | School of Undergraduate Studies

Office: 512.232.7564 |Fax: 512.232.7188

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of 2/26 – 3/4

February 27th, 2015

Liberal Arts Career Services – helping liberal arts students go “Beyond the Tower!”

To apply for these opportunities or learn more about these events, check out your BTT Gateway account.

Don’t have an account? Register with LACS to access opportunities and to learn about our events, services and resources.

EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT

E & J. Gallo-  At E. & J. Gallo their accelerated, one-of-a-kind program offers a depth and breadth of learning unlike any other. As part of the Management Development Program (MDP), you’ll find a unique level of challenge and opportunity…in a fast-paced environment with exciting career paths and outlets for your initiative. Your drive and determination to succeed could lead to assignments in any number of interesting career areas, such as sales and marketing, brand management, training and recruiting or finance. E. & J. Gallo will be at the Liberal Arts Spring Career & Internship Fair, deadline for this position is 3/4, click here to explore the position and to learn how to apply.

INDEED.COM JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

You currently have access to 23,900+ job and internship postings in the Indeed.com system. To access the system, login to your BTT Gateway account > under the job and internship search you will see results in two tabs: one for BTT opportunities and one for Indeed.com opportunities, click on the Indeed tab to expand your search.

BTTG APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of February 26

Explore BTT Gateway  for details and to apply. If in the list below you see a JOB ID, search the BTT Gateway [Jobs/Internships] tab; if you see a SCHEDULE ID, search the [Interview Schedules/Qualified Schedules] tab. The following are just a sample of the many jobs and internships you will find in BTT Gateway.

  • 2/27 – Explore Horizons, Assistant Director,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9707
  • 2/27 – Mu Sigma, Junior Associate,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9464
  • 2/27 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee (Houston), BTT Gateway Job ID 9807
  • 2/27 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee (Dallas),  BTT Gateway Job ID 9808
  • 2/27 – Keller Williams Realty International, Legal Assistant,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9819
  • 2/27 – Freudigman & Billings, LLC, High School Writing Coach,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9467
  • 2/27 – Schneider, Logistics Sales Account Executive,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9919
  • 2/27 – Office of the Governor, Fellowship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9920
  • 2/27 – Deloitte Consulting, Summer Scholar – Project Analyst,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10041
  • 2/27 – Schneider, Logistics Sales Account Executive,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10032
  • 2/28 – Gerson Lehrman Group, Senior Associate Program,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9930
  • 2/28 – SXSW Eco, Program Curator,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9872
  • 2/28 – SXSW Eco, Programming Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9873
  • 2/28 – Pecan Street Insurance, Part Time Operations Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9923
  • 2/28 – LPL Financial, Investment Support Specialist Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9806
  • 2/28 – DS Laboratories, Brand Manager,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9044
  • 2/28 – Environment America, Political Internships,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9591
  • 2/28 – TexHealth Central Texas, Social Media Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9853
  • 3/1 – AmeriCorps NCCC, Team Leader,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9634
  • 3/1 – AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps Team Leader,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9636
  • 3/1 – Camp Cody, Camp Counselor,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9928
  • 3/1 – PERI Software Solutions, Programmer Analyst,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9929
  • 3/1 – Johnson Center for Child Health and Development, Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 9932
  • 3/1 – Teach for America, Corps Member,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9933
  • 3/1 – UT System Administration, Student Associate-Research,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9926
  • 3/1- Texas State Senate, Legislative Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9785
  • 3/2 – Texas Campaign for the Environment, Community Organizer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10031
  • 3/2 – Bastrop Director Museum and Visitor Center, Executive Director,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9934
  • 3/2 – CarMax, CarMax Strategy Group – Strategy Analyst (Richmond, VA),  BTT Gateway Job ID 10011
  • 3/4 – E.&J. Gallo, Management Development Program,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9977
  • 3/4 – Texas Impact, AmeriCorps VISTA Community Engagement Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9828

EVENTS for the week of February 26

Details available under “Career Events” in BTT Gateway  or the LACS online calendar.

  • 2/26 – YES Prep Math & ELA Recruitment Event, 2/26/15, 5-6:30pm, Houston, TX
  • 2/27 – ATX Women in Tech Panel, UT School of Information, 3:30pm
  • 2/26 – Federal Resume Writing & Interview Techniques, hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Information Session, PAR 308, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • 3/3 – Geosciences Career & Internship Fair, 10-3PM, SAC 2.410 Ballroom North
  • 3/4 – The College of Education Spring KHE Job and Internship Fair, 11-2:30pm, Bellmont Hall 628
  • 3/4 – Creighton School District Job Fair, 2-5pm, Papago Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ

HIREUTEXAS JOB & INTERNSHIP POSTINGS

HireUTexas, UT’s job board, currently has 200 jobs and internships posted since February 19.  Access HireUTexas here to explore these opportunities and for job descriptions and application details. Attached is an overview of the most recently posted jobs and internships.

LACS RESUME POLICY

The first resume you upload to BTT Gateway will be reviewed by a member of LACS for grammar, format, marketing and relevance to help you highlight your experience in a professional format. Please allow up to two business days for the review process, during which you will not be able to submit the resume for jobs or internships in BTT Gateway. If your resume is not approved, we will provide feedback to help you craft a stronger resume. Once your first resume is approved, all subsequent resume uploads will be automatically approved and you will have immediate access to the resume for BTT Gateway applications. Due to the review process, we recommend you upload your resume well in advance of any upcoming deadlines.

Review the LACS Resume Guidelines to learn the criteria for resume approval.

Help with Completing Online FAFSA Application

February 27th, 2015

The time has once again arrived for students to begin applying for financial aid for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application needed at UT-Austin to apply for grants, work-study, and student loans.

Join us at a FAFSA completion session!

All sessions are in MEZ 4.128

Tuesday, 3/3 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thursday, 3/5 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Monday, 3/9 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, 3/11 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Financial aid counselors will be available to assist current students completing the online FAFSA application (paper FAFSA’s available upon request).  Sessions are held in a computer lab setting on a walk-in basis.

NOTE: UT-Austin’s priority deadline is March 15th

Law School Preparation

February 26th, 2015

Beginning this summer, the Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence, in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, will be launching a law school preparation program.  This program is a collaborative partnership with the UT Law School and Huston-Tillotson University. It is designed to help prospective law students develop the critical thinking skills and academic habits they will need to be successful in law school.  Students will participate in a rigorous program that exposes them to the many demands of law school and the legal profession.

More information about this program will be shared with you at an information session that has been set for Wednesday, March 4, from 3-4pm in the Glenn Maloney Room, located in the Student Services Building (SSB G1.408AB).

Please plan on joining us to find out more.  In the coming weeks, we will be sending out an information flier with more details on it.

Thank you,

Aileen Bumphus, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President

The Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement,

The University of Texas at Austin

Office: (512) 471-1205 • Fax: (512) 232-3963

Email: abumphus@austin.utexas.edu

http://ddce.utexas.edu/academiccenter/

 

Sanger Learning Center Job Openings

February 26th, 2015

The Sanger Learning Center is now hiring student employees for summer and fall 2015.  To learn more about the positions available, please attend our job information session on Monday March 2nd, 4-5 p.m. in Jester A121A.  I have attached the Job Info flyer and a list that gives brief descriptions of each job.

Students can apply online at www.hirealonghorn.org as soon as March 2nd. Applications are due on Friday, April 3rd.

Thanks so much,

Tivra Marks

Outreach Coordinator/Learning Specialist

The University of Texas at Austin  |  Sanger Learning Center  |  School of Undergraduate Studies

512-475-8735 |  tivra.marks@austin.utexas.eduwww.utexas.edu/ugs/slc

Writing Center Internship

February 26th, 2015

Would you like to put your awesome rhetoric and writing skills to work helping your fellow Longhorns? Then, apply to become a paid consultant at the Undergraduate Writing Center!

All consultants are required to take the course, RHE 368C: Writing Center Internship, which is now offered every semester. During the first part of the term, the class covers issues relating to writing center theory and practice. Students analyze the goals and practices of writing centers, examine elements of contemporary rhetorical and composition theory (including the writing process), survey typical course syllabi and assignments, and review basics of grammar, mechanics, and usage. During the final five weeks of RHE 368C, members of the class work under supervision for six hours a week as consultants (unpaid) in the Undergraduate Writing Center.

Any undergraduate who meets the upper-division requirement and gains permission from the instructor can register for the course. Priority is given to students who can give the UWC several semesters of service as a tutor. We actively seek students from across various majors and disciplines. For more information, contact Professor John Ruszkiewicz at jr@austin.utexas.edu

Recruiting Student Leaders for Family Orientation

February 17th, 2015

Texas Parents is now accepting applications for the Family Orientation student staff positions: Family Orientation Student Leaders and Membership Recruitment Student Leaders.

Our staff equips Class of 2019 families with the tools to transition to life at UT while at Family Orientation. Visit the Texas Parents website [http://www.texasparents.org/jobs_home.php] for job details and application.

Please note, if individuals have questions and/or want more detailed information regarding the positions, we are offering two Information Sessions.  See below for dates, times and locations.

Information Meeting #1

Tuesday, February 17

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Gregory Games Room, Gregory Gym

Information Meeting #2

Monday, March 2

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Gregory Games Room, Gregory Gym

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of Feb. 12 – Feb. 18

February 17th, 2015

Liberal Arts Career Services – helping liberal arts students go “Beyond the Tower!”

To apply for these opportunities or learn more about these events, check out your BTT Gateway account.

Don’t have an account? Register with LACS  to access opportunities and to learn about our events, services and resources.

EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT

Goldman Sachs - At Goldman Sachs Technology, we build solutions to some of the most complex problems. From application development to managing data, risk analysis to safeguarding information and promoting environmental responsibility, our commitment to best-in-class technology provides Goldman Sachs with a competitive advantage.  Are you considering a position with Goldman Sachs in their Technology Division? The Financial Risk Analyst (Technology Division) deadline is February 15, 2015. Explore the position and learn how to apply in BTT Gateway.

INDEED.COM JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

You currently have access to 23,000+ job and internship postings in the Indeed.com system. To access the system, login to your BTT Gateway account > under the job and internship search you will see results in two tabs: one for BTT opportunities and one for Indeed.com opportunities, click on the Indeed tab to expand your search.

BTTG APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of February 12

Explore BTT Gateway for details and to apply. If in the list below you see a JOB ID, search the BTT Gateway [Jobs/Internships] tab; if you see a SCHEDULE ID, search the [Interview Schedules/Qualified Schedules] tab. The following are just a sample of the many jobs and internships you will find in BTT Gateway.

  • 2/13 – ESPN Media & Advertising Lab, Eye Tracking Research Assistant,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9832
  • 2/13 – Quorum, Consultant, Application deadline for on-campus interview, BTT Gateway Schedule ID 540
  • 2/14 – National Park Service, Rocky Mountain, Summer Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9762
  • 2/15 – Goldman Sachs, Technology Division (Financial Risk Analyst),  BTT Gateway Job ID 9931
  • 2/14 – Technocraft Solutions LLC, Developer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9862
  • 2/15 – City Year, AmeriCorps Position,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9656
  • 2/15 – Annie’s List, Political, Communication, & Finance Intern Positions, BTT Gateway Jobs 9912, 9913, 9915
  • 2/15 – JP Morgan Chase, Leadership Development Program Summer Analyst,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9905
  • 2/16 – Federal Trade Commission, Honors Paralegal Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9898
  • 2/18 – Astanza Laser, Business Development Coordinator,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9882
  • 2/18 – Strive Logistics, Customer Operations,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9874
  • 2/18 – Strive Logistics, Sales Representative,   BTT Gateway Job ID 9875
  • 2/18 – Texas Campaign for the Environment, Community Organizer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9953
  • 2/18 – Rekruiters LLC, Sales,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9876

EVENTS for the week of February 12

Details available under “Career Events” in BTT Gateway or the LACS online calendar.

HIREUTEXAS JOB & INTERNSHIP POSTINGS

HireUTexas, UT’s job board, currently has 155 jobs and internships posted since February 5.  Access HireUTexas here to explore these opportunities and for job descriptions and application details. Attached is an overview of the most recently posted jobs and internships.

LACS RESUME POLICY

The first resume you upload to BTT Gateway will be reviewed by a member of LACS for grammar, format, marketing and relevance to help you highlight your experience in a professional format. Please allow up to two business days for the review process, during which you will not be able to submit the resume for jobs or internships in BTT Gateway. If your resume is not approved, we will provide feedback to help you craft a stronger resume. Once your first resume is approved, all subsequent resume uploads will be automatically approved and you will have immediate access to the resume for BTT Gateway applications. Due to the review process, we recommend you upload your resume well in advance of any upcoming deadlines.

Review the LACS Resume Guidelines to learn the criteria for resume approval.