Japanese National Honor Society

October 29th, 2014

Attention: Students who are graduating this December 2014 from UT Austin: 

If you are interested in being nominated for membership in the Japanese National Honor Society, please contact Yukie Aida at aiday@austin.utexas.edu by Friday, November 7th. The criteria are described below.

Academic criteria for student membership in JNHS–CC are as follows:

  • completion of 5 semester- or 7 quarter- courses of Japanese language study (or their equivalent) at the college undergraduate level. All 5 semester courses or 7 quarter courses must be language study taken for a grade (as opposed to audit or pass-fail). Transfer credits from post-secondary institutions other than the institution from which the student will receive the undergraduate degree may count toward these credit requirements up to a maximum of 2 semester courses or 3 quarter courses (or their equivalent);
  • a GPA of 3.5 in Japanese language courses; and
  • an overall GPA of 3.0.

Students should be nominated for membership when they are in the last semester/quarter before graduating.

Visit http://www.aatj.org/studentactivities/jnhs/JNHS-CC.html for more information.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Undergraduate Student Fellowships Info Meeting

October 29th, 2014

There will be an information session for interested staff and students on Monday, Nov. 3rd,

at 12:00 p.m. in the Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302D

What is a FLAS Fellowship?

These highly competitive fellowships, offered by three area studies centers at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and are available for the academic year or the summer. The fellowships assist meritorious students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.

What are the benefits of FLAS Fellowships?

The academic-year fellowship provides a nine-month stipend of $5,000 plus institutional payments (tuition and course-related fees) up to $10,000 per academic year.

The summer fellowship provides a stipend of $2,500 plus institutional payments (tuition and course-related fees) up to $5,000.

Who offers undergraduate FLAS Fellowships?

The Center for European Studies (CES)

The South Asia Institute (SAI):

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES)

What are the eligibility requirements for FLAS Fellowships?

Undergraduate students from all fields of study, and from all departments and colleges are eligible to apply for FLAS funding, as long as the student:

• Is a citizen, or a national or permanent resident of the United States;

• Is a currently enrolled undergraduate student in good standing at UT Austin; and

• Is in a program of study that combines modern foreign language training with an area or international studies emphasis or;

• Is enrolled in a program of modern foreign language training at the intermediate or advanced level of study (please refer to the approved language list for each center);

• Awards will not be made to native speakers of the language nor those who possess fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought.

• New program guidelines require consideration of financial need as part of a two-tiered ranking system; applicants will complete a FAFSA and provide results as part of FLAS application to indicate financial need.

What languages are approved for FLAS funding?

CES offers funding for the following languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian/Croatian, Spanish and Swedish. Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Russian, and Turkish when a contemporary application of those skills will significantly enhance their work as distinctly European Studies scholars.

SAI offers funding for the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, and other pre-approved contemporary South Asian languages.

CREEES offers funding for the following languages: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Persian/Tajik, Polish, Romani, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Yiddish.

Who do I contact if I have questions regarding the specific FLAS Fellowships offered at UT and application materials?

If you have questions please visit each center’s website for more information on the FLAS programs at UT and for the appropriate contact person at each center.

CES website: https://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/european_studies/Funding-Opportunities/About-Funding-Opportunities.php

SAI website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/southasia/FLAS%20Fellowship/Applications.php

CREEES Website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/creees/

What are the important FLAS deadlines?

Applications will be available on November 15, 2014

Applications are due on February 6, 2015

Notifications of awards are sent out at the end of March 2015


CHI 341 Classical Chinese Poetry

October 28th, 2014

If you’re looking for an advanced-level Chinese class, have taken CHI 320L, and are not intimidated by native/advanced speakers of Chinese,  you might be interested in taking Classical Chinese Poetry next spring.

CHI 341 Classical Chinese Poetry

Instructor: Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, Professor

Class times: TTh 3:30-5:00

​The class will read classical Chinese shi poems selected from the Book of Poetry, the “Nineteen Old Poems” of the Han Dynasty, and Tang poetry in both the “ancient-style” and the regulated, “recent-style.”  If time allows, we will also read some ci poems from the Song Dynasty.  Class time will be devoted to translating selected poems into English, analyzing their linguistic and aesthetic features, and discussing their cultural and historical significance.

Students who acquired Chinese as a second language should have completed at least three years of college-level Chinese in an American university (or the equivalents) before enrolling in this class.  Native speakers of modern Chinese vernacular or a specific dialect, such as Cantonese, with an intermediate or advanced level of reading proficiency may enroll without the CHI 320L pre-requisite.  Some knowledge of Classical Chinese would be helpful, but not required.

In addition to two interpretive papers, there will be occasional quizzes on assigned background reading and poetry memorization.  Attendance and class participation are both important.


Class preparation; participation in discussion   40 %

Papers     45% (mid-term, 20%; final, 25%)

Quizzes   15%


Jeannette Faurot, Drinking with the Moon: A Guide to Classical Chinese Poetry

Burton Watson, Chinese Lyricism: Shih Poetry from the Second to the Twelfth Century

Course packet

Reading materials:

Book of Poetry (Shijing)

The Songs of the South (Chuci)

Rhyme-prose or rhapsody (fu) from the Han Dynasty

Music Bureau ballads (Yuefu)

“The Nineteen Old Poems”

Poetry of the Six Dynasties

“Recent-style” poetry from the Tang Dynasty: ​five- and seven-character cut-off verse (jueju) and

five- and seven-character regulated verse (lushi)

“Ancient-style” poetry from the Tang Dynasty

Lyrics (ci) from the Song Dynasty


Beyond Liberal Arts: Professional Development Training Series

October 28th, 2014

Beyond Liberal Arts: Professional Development Training Series

Liberal Arts Students –

This fall, Liberal Arts Career Services is hosting a new series of targeted workshops designed to train liberal arts majors with specific tools for success in the workplace. These practical skills will give job seekers an advantage over the competition in a number of career fields. Our guest instructors bring experience using these tools in their industries, and they’ll train you on using these for yourself. Check out the Fall 2014 workshop schedule below and RSVP today to secure your spot!

Fall 2014 Schedule

From Candidate to Employee – October 30

Presented by: Jamie Gaertner, Group Talent Acquisition Manager with Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Who should attend?: Students who are applying for jobs or internships; students who are interviewing or have accepted an offer for a job or internship; students who are graduating; students interested in working in business professional fields; students about to work in their first professional settings

Social Media Marketing 101 – November 5

Presented by: Drew Carls, Social Media Community Strategist for University Communications at UT Austin

Who should attend?: Students looking for jobs involving social media marketing – fields may include marketing, advertising, PR, development, branding, community outreach, and media; students active in marketing initiatives for causes, campaigns, or student organizations; students involved in campus media

Intro to Tech Writing – November 12
Presented by: Kelly Simmons & Sarah Mendez, Tech Writers and Recruiters at National Instruments
Who should attend?: Students interested in tech writing careers; students in writing heavy majors, especially English and Rhetoric & Writing, or who are writing theses; students interested in technology or computer programming; students with an editing or publishing background

Future Workshop Topics

Spring 2015
  January – Microsoft Office 
  February – Coding (Light) 
  February – Dining Etiquette 
  March – Intro to Adobe Creative Suite 
  March – Project Management 
  April – Feature Writing

Learn more and register for these workshops through our website here!


The University of Texas at Austin | 512-471-7900 | utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/

Liberal Arts College-to-Career Courses

October 28th, 2014

LA 101L: LIBERAL ARTS IN THE WORKPLACE LA101L Unique #29355, Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 PM, FAC 18, February 4 – March 25, 2015

LA101L Unique #29360, Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM, FAC 18, February 5 – March 26, 2015 http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/Students/Courses/CollegeToCareer.php

Description: This course is designed for juniors and seniors who have taken at least 12 credit hours in their major and are interested in learning to articulate the value of their major in whatever career path they pursue.  Students will develop their online brands for the job search and workplace, complete exercises which will help them identify potential careers, understand their strengths related to specific career fields, practice interviewing and networking techniques, and develop a plan for pursuing their career of interest (which might include plans for graduate or professional study).  Due to the limited number of class meetings, attendance is mandatory.

Schedule: This course will meet two hours a week for seven weeks.

Application Deadline: February 2, 2015 at noon

How To Apply: This course has a three-step application process. Each step must be completed by the deadline; however, this course may fill before the deadline – students are admitted in the order in which applications are completed. Applications will not be accepted once the course is full or after 2/2 at noon.

  • Step 1 – Deadline 2/2 at noon: Email Caitlin von Liski (c.vonliski@austin.utexas.edu) with your course section choice (Wednesdays or Thursdays), a job or internship posting that you are interested in applying for and a brief description of how this course will help you in your job/internship search.
  • Step 2 – Deadline 2/3 at noon: Once Step 1 is approved, you will be authorized to add/register for the course. It is fully your responsibility to register for the course. If you do not add the course by the deadline, your spot will be released for a waitlisted student.
  • Step 3 – Deadline 2/4 at noon: You will be sent a StrengthsQuest Assessment code on 1/28; please take the assessment by the deadline and bring your printed results to the first class day.

Questions? Caitlin von Liski, c.vonliski@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-7900


LA 320wb Unique #29410 http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/Students/Courses/ICFS-320wb.php

LA 110wb Unique #29370 http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/Students/Courses/ICFS-110wb.php

Hours Requirement:  You must intern a minimum of 10 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks during the 14-week semester.

Student Eligibility: The Liberal Arts internship courses are open to all College of Liberal Arts students, regardless of major, who meet the following requirements:

  • You have a 2.25 or higher GPA
  • You have at least sophomore status (30+ hours) by the start of the course
  • You are registered with BTT Gateway
  • You are in good academic standing at UT Austin
  • If you have taken any of the LA internship courses in a previous semester, you earned a passing grade in each course (you have never failed an LA internship course)

Spring Application Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM You must complete all three steps in the application process (see details in How To Apply section below) by the application deadline. If you do not complete one or more application steps by the application deadline, the course will be officially closed and you will not be eligible to participate in the internship course.

How To Apply: This course has a three-step application process. All steps must be completed by the application deadline listed above. NOTE: Submit your application as early as possible. If your application is not approved, having a good amount of time before the application deadline allows you to find another internship, change your internship plans or consider taking a different course before your add/drop period closes.

  1. Step 1 – Application Part I:  Part I should be completed once you have secured your internship or if you are in the process of applying for an internship and your employer needs confirmation that you will be eligible for academic credit before hiring you. Access the online [Access the online form HERE.] We will use this information to verify that you meet the student criteria and to make an initial evaluation of your internship site’s eligibility. This first step should be completed as soon as possible.
  1. Step 2 – Course Enrollment: Once Part I is approved, you will be authorized to add/register for the course. It is fully your responsibility to register for the course. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the registration/add times and related fees. Note: registering after the 4th class day during the fall/spring may result in higher fees.
  1. Step 3 – Application Part II & Credit Requirement Confirmation: Download Part II of the Internship Course Application Form [Download HERE]; you and your internship supervisor will complete and sign this form. The completed form should be scanned and emailed to Amira Sounny-Slitine, internship course coordinator, at amira@austin.utexas.edu. If you cannot scan the application, you can drop it off at FAC 18 or fax it to 512-471-7903.

Questions? Contact Amira Sounny-Slitine, amira@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-7900

Bridging Disciplines Program Courses

October 28th, 2014

There are several fantastic BDP courses being offered this spring! BDP 101 courses are open to all first and second year undergraduates and all current BDP students. BDP 329 is open to students with upper-division standing. No special permission is needed to register. Contact Emily Watson if you have any questions: ewatson@austin.utexas.edu

BDP 101: Social Inequality, Health & Policy (62255)

M 12:00-2:00 • FAC 4 • Professor Brad Love

The Social Inequality, Health, and Policy Seminar explores the causes, consequences, and importance of health disparities. The course will cover international approaches to dealing with healthcare and discuss what national and local governments, as well as non-governmental organizations, can do to effectively reduce the most glaring health vulnerabilities. We will discuss a sample of health issues affected by disparities and the factors driving those discrepancies.

BDP 101: Human Rights & Social Justice (62235)

M 3:00- 5:00 • CMA 3.124 • Professor Robert Jensen

The Forum Seminar is one of two required courses in the “Human Rights and Social Justice” Bridging Disciplines Program. In this eight-week course, students will explore key concepts in rights and justice; examine how governments, movements, and individuals try to advance these principles through law and political organizing; and evaluate the possibilities and problems in securing human rights and social justice in the contemporary world. Scholars from various disciplines will visit the classroom to share their research and experiences. In class discussion and written assignments, students will identify and analyze human-rights and social-justice controversies, drawing on the varied intellectual and ideological perspectives from readings and guest lectures. 

BDP 101: Children & Society (62220)

T 2:00-4:00 • FAC 4 • Professor Cathy Echols & Professor Keryn Pasch

Children and Society focuses on children and their development within social systems such as families, schools and communities, as well as the individual characteristics and broader cultural values that influence development.

BDP 101: Intro to the Non-profit World (62250)

T 3:30-5:30 • SSW 2.106 • Professor Cal Streeter

The non-profit sector is the fastest growing sector in the U.S. economy. This phenomenon presents enormous opportunities for communities, non-profit managers, Boards of Directors, and those who fund non-profit organizations. This course introduces students to the non-profit sector and provides them with the knowledge they need to understand the role of non-profit organizations in contemporary American society. Students will learn what distinguishes the non-profit sector from business and government, with particular attention to mission, organizational structure, funding, and culture. We will examine the statutory and regulatory requirements of non-profit organizations and explore the ways in which philanthropic giving and volunteers shape the work of the non-profit sector. Readings and class activities provide students with a broad understanding of the non-profit sector and help them weigh the pros and cons of a career in the non-profit world.

BDP 101: Intro to Cultural Studies (62245)

W 2:00-4:00 • MAI 220A• Professor John Hartigan

Cultural Studies is a dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to the complexities of everyday life. This course samples a variety of contemporary Cultural Studies perspectives, considering their usefulness for making sense of widely circulating media, images, and meanings. We will examine the emergence of public space and the nuanced forms of cultural activity that thrive in diverse sites, such as malls, highways, themes parks, neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, coffee houses, clubs. Students will learn how to apply a range of methods and theories for analyzing objects of popular culture. We will ask how culture generates varied sensibilities, dreams, styles, discourses, and forms of power within the United States. In grappling with these and other wide- ranging questions, we will consider how theories of difference, articulation, conjuncture, performativity and relationality, help us think about the ways culture works.

BDP 101: Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies (62240)

W 3:00-5:00 • MAI 220B • Professor David Edwards

This course will survey the nature and role of conflict and its resolution at various levels, from the global to the interpersonal, focusing on certain key challenges, such as great power conflicts, civil wars, ethnic conflicts, and urban struggles.  We will study the use of conflict as a tool by change agents as well as efforts to resolve conflicts in the interests of peace, justice, and welfare.  Special attention will be given to nonviolent campaigns for social change.  We will read interesting accounts of various conflicts and efforts to deal with them, along with writings by change agents employing conflict.  Class sessions will include presentations by experts from various fields in the University community and beyond.

BDP 101: Exploring Digital Arts & Media (62230)

W 3:30-5:30 • MRH 2.634 • Professor Bruce Pennycook

Exploring Digital Media is a Bridging Disciplines Forum Seminar and one-credit course that aims to present a broad survey of digital art and media. For most of the eight seminars there will be a guest speaker in the first hour then in the second hour there will be a lecture/discussion period based on the presenter’s work and on the general topic. Students in this course will learn about the many areas of specialization that the phrase “digital art & media” covers ranging from the Internet to game design.

BDP 101: Environmental Change & Sustainability (62225)

TH 3:30-5:30 • JGB 3.222• Professor Christopher Bell

In this forum seminar, students will explore the range of environmental challenges that our society faces, including those involving water resources, global change issues, and global and local prospects in Energy technologies and solid waste management.  The roles of science, policy-making, economic interests, and sustainability will be examined in the context of these issues.

BDP 329: Ethics, Law and Health Care  (62275)

M 12:00-3:00 • MAI 220E • Professor William Winslade

This course will explore real medical and legal cases that create ethical controversies.  An interdisciplinary approach will combine legal and ethical case analysis with medical and psychological perspectives. Topics include, among others, emergency lifesaving treatment; organ donation; definition of death; brain injury treatment enhancement and research; mental illness; treatment and punishment of sex offenders; legal responsibility and brain function; competency and consent to or refusal of medical treatment for children and adults; physician assisted suicide and euthanasia; privacy, confidentiality, and privileged communications; termination and treatment of devastated patients; and responses to medical error.  A seminar paper and in class presentation are required. Open to all students with upper-division standing.

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of Oct. 26 – Nov. 1

October 28th, 2014

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.


Pearson - At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. Pearson is hiring for their Leadership Development Program, the deadline is 10/27, click here for more details .

APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of October 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.

  • 10/26 – AT&T, Business Sales Leadership Development Program,  BTT Gateway ID 9232
  • 10/26 – Mosaic Weighted Blankets, Social Media Intern,  BTT Gateway ID 9233
  • 10/26 – Bain & Company, Associate Consultant Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9251
  • 10/26 – Boston Consulting Group, Summer Associate,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9261
  • 10/27 – Pearson Education, Leadership Development Program,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9316
  • 10/28 – Walgreens, Community Management Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8906
  • 10/28 – Walgreens, Assistant Store Manager Trainee,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8905
  • 10/29 – Explore Austin, Marketing Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8878
  • 10/29 – Explore Austin, Programs Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8879
  • 10/29 – Explore Austin, Development/Communication Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8880
  • 10/29 – Gerson Lehrman Group, Multiple Positions,  click here for positions
  • 10/30 – Paycom, Outside B2B Sales Rep,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9265
  • 10/30 – Anthos Capital, VC/Growth Equiity Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9262
  • 10/30 – YES Prep, Teacher-MS ELA,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9266
  • 10/30 – American Junior Golf Association, Communications Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9147
  • 10/30 – American Junior Golf Association, Operations Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9146
  • 10/31 –  The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, Multiple Positions
  • 10/31 – Google, Business Associate Program,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8544
  • 10/31 – The Settlement Home for Children, Houseparent,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8611
  • 10/31 – Grassroots Leadership, WGS 379L: Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies,  BTT Gateway Job Id 8590
  • 10/31 – Macy’s Inc., Store Management Executive Development Program,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8820
  • 10/31 – ­ Macy’s, Loss Prevention Executive Development Program,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9182
  • 10/31 – iSoftStone, Search Engine Evaluator – Spanish,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9128
  • 10/31 – Epic Health Services, Entry Level Service Supervisor,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9318
  • 10/31 – Equal Justice Center, Legal Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9319
  • 10/31 – Google, Associate Account Strategist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9362
  • 10/31 – Farmers Insurance Group, Service Marketing Sales Position,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9320
  • 10/31 – Indeed.com, Account Executive,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9321
  • 10/31 – Mattress Firm, Inc., Manager,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8945
  • 10/31 – Triple Crown, Account Manager,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9324
  • 10/31 – Triple Crown, Technical Recruiter,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9325
  • 10/31 – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nationwide Advisory MC Intern Summer 2015, BTT Gateway Job 9393
  • 11/1 – Makers Technologies, Account Manager Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9385
  • 11/1 – Maker Technologies, Maker Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9386
  • 11/1 – Reynolds and Reynolds Company, Summer Sales Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID  9315
  • 11/1 – Cato Institute, Spring/Fall/Summer Internships,  BTT Gateway Job ID 5542
  • 11/1 – DrillingInfo, Inc., GIS Technician I Part-time,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9310
  • 11/1 – Progressive GE, Oil & Gas Sales Trainee,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9290
  • 11/1 – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NCMEC Internships,   BTT Gateway Job ID 7626

EVENTS for the week of October 26:

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

  • 10/29 – Internships in Asia Information Session, 3:30-4:30 PM, FAC 18 – LACS Library
  • 10/29 – Peace Corps Special Event, 6-8pm International Office (2400 Nueces)
  • 10/30 – From Candidate to Employee – Beyond Liberal Arts: Professional Development Training Series, FAC 18 – LACS Library, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm


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.

Boren Awards Application Now Open

October 28th, 2014

The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 27, 2015

Boren Scholarship: February 4, 2015*

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Tineka Lebrun

Boren Outreach Officer

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Institute of International Education (IIE)

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Himalayan Anthropology Field Expedition

October 28th, 2014

Himalayan Health Exchange (HHE) is organizing an anthropological field expedition to India in the summer of 2015.  Through an independent study/fieldwork in a remote Himalayan Tibetan Borderland, HHE will offer students a practical approach to the study of India and the Himalayan culture in a socio-cultural, medical and religious context.  During the journey, team members will attend a 7-day medical clinic camp and have the opportunity to investigate local history, religious beliefs and practices, modern human adaptations, regional effects of globalization and monastic life. In addition, through trekking and camping in remote areas, they will participate in the interconnectedness of the magnificent natural environment with a daily local existence, as well as adventure. This first-hand experience will be accompanied by daily academic lectures and research assistance.

The program is very comprehensive and provides an unforgettable and highly productive learning experience for students of Anthropology as well as other disciplines through cultural immersion, daily lectures, research assistance, and individual fieldwork. The Anthropology expedition takes place in the Himalayan region of northern India. Students receive course credit through California State University, Fullerton, or Northern Arizona University. These expeditions are very successful and popular, and space is very limited.
Please visit their website at www.himalayanhealth.com and visit the Anthropology Expeditions tab for more information and details.

Lecture topics will include:  Cultural, Medical, Economic, Biological and Visual Anthropology, Religion & Philosophy, Cross-cultural healing, Ayurveda, Public Health, Buddhism, Hinduism, Indian and Tibetan history, High Altitude Adaptation, Psychology, Art/Fine Arts, Geography, Social Work, Sociology, Yoga and Meditation

This is a high-altitude expedition in rugged Trans Himalayan regions. Field camp elevations range between 8,000-15,000 feet, with higher pass crossings. As a participant, you must be in excellent physical shape and health and be willing to work in improvised field sites.
Himachal Pradesh: Spiti Valley & Dharamsala

Once a part of the Guge Empire of Tibet, Spiti lies in the Indian Himalayan region at the edge of Western Tibetan Plateau. This anthropology expedition will take team members on a fascinating journey through this beautiful and ancient Buddhist land, where travel was restricted until 1992, and where only a few adventurers have set foot. In addition to remote village exploration, the field trip will include, among many other destinations, a visit to Kibber, the  highest permanent human settlement in the world; Tabo, an ancient 10th century monastery, and Dharamsala, home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Tibetans in Exile. 

Expedition fee: All-inclusive trip fee is US $3,080 plus international airfare into New Delhi, India
Application deadline: First come first serve for the first 30 spots **Space is very limited

Program Coordinators:

Expedition Director: Crystal Mascaro, PhD current, Int’l Ed,MA, Anthropology, Marshall Islands

Professor: Paul Donnelly, Ph.D, Buddhist Studies & Professor of Religious Studies, Northern Arizona Univ.

Professor:  Hilarie Kelly, Ph.D. Anthropology, California State University, Long Beach

Yoga: Maria Shibaeva-Hykin, San Miguel, Cozumel

HHE Founder: Ravi Singh, Himalayan Health Exchange, Atlanta, GA

For details, please contact:  

Himalayan Health Exchange:  info@himalayanhealth.com, www.himalayanhealth.com   404-929-9399. 


ACL Majors: New Policy concerning ANS 379

October 17th, 2014

In the 2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog, the Department of Asian Studies modified the degree requirements for the Asian Cultures and Languages major. We removed the requirement to take ANS 379, Capstone Seminar in Asian Studies, and replaced it with an additional upper-division Asian Studies class related to their country of specialization (China, Japan, South Asia, etc.)

In the light of this change, we would like to make this option available for all Asian Cultures and Languages majors in all the currently active catalogs.

Please let me (Joni) know if you would like to use another ANS class to sub for your ANS 379 requirement. I will have to request an override in order to make that change to your audit.