Teaching English Abroad: Panel Presentation

April 20th, 2016

Teaching English Abroad: Panel Presentation

Friday, April 22, 4:30-5:30pm

MEZ 2.124

Learn about Teaching ESL/EFL from a panel of professionals in the field.

Topics include: rewards and challenges of teaching English abroad, how to get a job,

what to know before you go, and how to get a CELTA certificate at UT-Austin.

Please RSVP at: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/events/

All Majors Welcome!

Teaching English in China

April 19th, 2016

Ameson Year in China (AYC) is designed to help graduates launch global careers after spending a year teaching, learning, and making a difference in schools across China.

AYC Program Benefits

  • Stipend of 5000RMB (about $800) a month
  • Free Chinese language lessons
  • Free housing at or near the school where you will be teaching
  • Sponsorship for obtaining a Z-type working visa
  • Reimbursement for your flight to and from China at the end of your program for 7500RMB (about $1,200)
  • Free health insurance inside China
  • Free airport pickup and arrival support
  • All of this with NO PROGRAM FEE!

 Any native English speaker holding a bachelor’s degree or higher and possessing a physical copy of his/her diploma and U.S., Canada, or UK citizenship may apply.

Founded in 1994, Ameson Foundation is headquartered in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, and maintains numerous offices and operation centers worldwide. Ameson’s honorary Chairman is Dr.  Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former Secretary General of the United Nations.

For more information, or to apply, please visit our website at  http://www.goayc.org. You are welcome to call me if you have questions.

Best Regards,

Merry Zhao

Regional Coordinator

Ameson Education & Cultural Exchange Foundation


An Evening of Hindustani Music

April 19th, 2016

Please join us for an evening of Hindustani music this Friday, April 22 at 7:30 pm at Bates Recital Hall.

Dr. Stephen Slawek, Professor of Ethnomusicology and an exponent of the Indian sitar, and Maestro Gourisankar Karmakar (tabla) will present a performance of Indian classical music featuring ragas and talas performed in the style of the Maihar Gharana as taught by Pandit Ravi Shankar.

The concert is free and open to the public. 


Lunch with the Mongolian Ambassador to Cuba, Tsedendamba Batbayar

April 19th, 2016

Please join us this Thursday, April 21 in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118) at noon for a lunch and talk with Dr. Tsedendamba Batbayar, the Mongolian Ambassador to Cuba.

Lunch will be provided (12:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

Dr. Batbayar, the Mongolian Ambassador to Cuba, will speak on Mongolia’ s transition from communism to democracy and the evolution of its independent foreign policy.  A U.S. Senate resolution, passed on December 16, 2015, “congratulates Mongolia for its successful and peaceful transition to democracy” and “acknowledges the shared interest of the United States and Mongolia in promoting peace and stability in North East and Central Asia.”

A graduate of Leningrad State University (B.A. 1981) and the Russian Academy of Sciences/Institute for Far Eastern Studies (PhD. 1987), Dr. Batbayar was a Visiting Fellow at the prestigious Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. (2001-2001).  From 2009-2012, he served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Mongolia to the People’s Republic of China in Beijing and, until his appointment to Cuba in July 2015, was the Director General for Policy Planning and Analysis at the Mongolian Foreign Ministry in Ulaanbaatar.

Dr. Batbayar will be accompanied by Ambassador (Ret.) Pamela Slutz and Ronald Deutch.  Ms. Slutz served as U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia from 2003-2006 and is currently the Chairman of the North America-Mongolia Business Council.  Mr. Deutch served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar from 1997-1999.  Married, they served together in the U.S. Foreign Service and have retired to Kerrville, Texas.

RTF Courses for Summer and Fall

April 19th, 2016

Summer 2016

RTF s305 (web-based) (second session) and will be open to non-majors.

The following RTF 301N sections will be open to non-majors:

RTF f301N – Social Activism in Film (first session)

RTF s301N – Superhero Genre/Contemporary Hollywood (second session)

RTF s301N – Deconstructing Disney’s Worlds (second session)

RTF f308, RTF s317 & RTF f318 will be open to non-majors from the beginning of registration. This is the best (and oftentimes only) opportunity for non-majors to take RTF 317 and RTF 318.

All upper-division RTF classes will be restricted to majors only.


Fall 2016

RTF 306 – Introduction to World Cinema History is a brand new introductory film course taught by Caroline Frick and open to non–majors! 

Explore how the movies developed from a circus amusement to multinational industry as well as how film can be understood as socio-cultural, technological, aesthetic and economic artifact.  Global in scope, this course will sample a variety of “national cinemas” in order to compare and contrast how moviemaking developed uniquely in different parts of the world.  We will also address how decades of popular and critical attention to the glamour and gossip surrounding Hollywood movies has affected our understanding of “American” cinema.  Designed for students who have not taken previous coursework in film or media studies

The following RTF 301N sections will be open to non-majors:

RTF 301N – I Love Lucy, TV, and the 1950’s

RTF 301N – Global Bollywood

RTF 305 (web-based) will be open to non-majors.

More information on RTF courses always available to non-majors here.

RTF 307, RTF 308, RTF 317 & RTF 318 will remain restricted to majors during the initial registration period. If there are remaining seats, they will open during add/drop in June or August.

Non-majors may be able to enroll in certain upper-division media studies courses (RTF 322C – Film History, etc.) provided they have upper-division standing and the course is not listed as restricted. Interested students should frequently check the online course schedule as restrictions may be lifted during any registration period.

Talk: “A World to Lose: Working Class Formation in China

April 19th, 2016

The Center for East Asian Studies will host a talk by Professor Marc Blecher on “A World to Lose: Working Class Formation in China,” on Friday April 22nd at 3:30-5:00 pm, preceded by a reception with refreshments at 3:00 pm in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118).

Marc Blecher is Professor of Politics and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA. He is the author of Micropolitics in Contemporary China: A Technical Unit During and After the Cultural Revolution; China: Politics, Economics and Society: Iconoclasm and Innovation in a Revolutionary Socialist Country; Tethered Deer: Government and Economy in a Chinese County; China Against the Tides; and dozens of articles on rural politics and political economy, labor politics, and local government in China.

Registration Advising

April 14th, 2016

It’s Registration Season!  

There are sign-up sheets on the table outside my office; as I am not seeing students in any particular order this year, anyone is welcome to sign up.

The Asian Studies Area List will be posted on the Asian Studies website SOON (and emailed to you guys) but keep in mind it’s subject to change (some classes may be cancelled and others will be added).

Seniors shouldn’t have bars (unless you’re new to the major or on academic probation), but if you’re within a semester of graduating, you should definitely come in to ensure you’re on track to graduate.

You’re welcome to email me with any questions or concerns, but I won’t be answering the phone during registration advising, so don’t rely on leaving me a voice mail.

The Course Schedule for Fall 2016 will be available here: http://registrar.utexas.edu/schedules

Your registration times and bar information can be found here: http://registrar.utexas.edu/students/registration/before/ris

You can find the list of Asian Studies course descriptions by visiting our website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/asianstudies/courses/

Degree Audits: You can view your degree audit through the Interactive Degree Audit (IDA) system: http://registrar.utexas.edu/students/degrees/ida

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of April 14th

April 14th, 2016

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.


UBS Financial Services, Inc. – UBS is one of the world’s leading financial firms. We are one of the world’s leading wealth management businesses a global investment banking and securities firm a leading asset manager the market leader in Swiss retail and commercial banking. Our first priority is our clients’ success. UBS is hiring for their Wealth Strategy Associate, the application deadline is 4/17, click here to explore the position.


You currently have access to 25,600+ job and internship postings in the Indeed.com system. To access the system, login to your BTT Gateway account > search for jobs/internships (or leave the search criteria empty to view all opportunities) > click on the Indeed.com tab.

BTTG APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of April 14

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.

  • 4/15 – The Thinkery (Austin Children’s Museum), Internships, BTT Gateway Job ID 11651
  • 4/15 – GradLeaders, Customer Support Associate, BTT Gateway Job ID 11674
  • 4/15 – A+ Federal Credit Union, Member Services Officer, BTT Gateway Job ID 11194
  • 4/15 – A+ Federal Credit Union, Contact Center Consultant, BTT Gateway Job ID 11193
  • 4/15 – A+ Federal Credit Union, Lending Support Representative, BTT Gateway Job ID 11192
  • 4/15 – Texas Senator Kirk Watson, Campaign Academy 2016 Student, BTT Gateway Job ID 11698
  • 4/17 – iKey, Ltd., Entry Level Sales, BTT Gateway Job ID 11678
  • 4/17 – UBS Financial Service, Wealth Strategy Associate, BTT Gateway Job ID 11680
  • 4/20 – ihiji, B2B Social Media Specialist, BTT Gateway Job ID 11587
  • 4/20 – ihiji, Creative Designer, BTT Gateway Job ID 11588
  • 4/20 – Foresters Financial, Financial Representative, BTT Gateway Job ID 11718
  • 4/20 – Modern Woodmen of America, Financial Representative, BTT Gateway Job ID 11591
  • 4/20 – AustinCSI, Consultant, BTT Gateway Job ID 11682
  • 4/20 – PERI Software Solutions, Inc., Programmer Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 11683
  • 4/20 – Arrive Logistics, National Account Executive, BTT Gateway Job ID 11695

EVENTS for the week of April 14

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

  • 4/14 – Linkedin Basics Webinar, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


HireUTexas, UT’s job board, currently has 222 jobs and internships posted since April 7.  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.


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.

Looking for an Art History Course?

April 14th, 2016

Attached is a list of ARH course descriptions and a list of VAPA courses offered by ARH. 

These courses below have special notes:

ARH 339R Art, Art History, and Medicine

20243, TTH 12:30-2pm, ART 1.110

Dr. Susan Rather

open to all majors, prerequisites not enforced

ARH 330J Gothic Cathedral: Amiens – WR flag!

20230, TTH 9:30-11am, DFA 4.104

Dr. Joan Holladay

Flag: Global Cultures, Writing

Restricted to department of art + art history majors

Professor consent only for non majors, if open seats remain on April 29.

*Before April 29, email your name, EID and a brief statement of why you want to register for this course, to Dr. Holladay: holladay@austin.utexas.edu

Approved non majors should be able to self register on April 29, or future registration periods, if open seats remain.

ARH 331K Early Italian Renaissance Art to 1470: Cathedrals, Courts, and Classicism

20235, TTH 9:30-11am, DFA 2.204

Dr. Ann Johns

Flag: Global Cultures


No professor consent required (even though listed as such on the course schedule).


Same as:  LAS 328, ARC 342C

20280, TTH 9:30-11:00, GOL 3.120

Juan Miro

Flag: Global Cultures


ARH 374 Mexican Art Since 1968

20285, TTH 11-12:30, DFA 2.204

Dr. George Flaherty           


Elana Logsdon

Associate Academic Advisor

Undergraduate Office

Department of Art + Art History

College of Fine Arts

University of Texas at Austin

DFA 1.103

512 475 7036

*please include your UT student EID in all messages*

Don’t Know What to do After Graduation?

April 14th, 2016

ACE is hiring tutors to serve for the 2016-17 school year. This is a great opportunity for students who don’t know what they want to do after graduation but would like to gain professional experience and stay in Austin!

If you know of any students who are looking to commit to a year of service as they apply for grad school, a career in non-profits, education, or want to practice their Spanish, please feel free to send them my contact information and this video to help them learn more. They receive an education award of $5,775 that can go towards grad school or student federal loans.

Click here to read the tutor position description and click here to learn about our application process. To learn more about ACE and the life-changing experience they would have as a tutor, watch the ACE video or visit the ACE Blog to learn what tutors have to say about their experience.

Cristina Flores

Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator

ACE: A Community for Education

Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin

1616 Guadalupe, Suite 3.206, Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-232-6324



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