Special LAH 350s and HMN 125K Offered in Spring

Dear Liberal Arts Honors Student,

If you have looked at the course schedule, you will see that we have a rich offering of upper division Liberal Arts Honors classes for the spring semester of 2014.  I want to call your attention particularly to those being taught by Professors Thomas Staley and Steven Isenberg.

Staley just retired from a distinguished career as Director of the Harry Humanities Research Center.  A Professor of English, he is an authority on 20th-century English and American literatures, having written extensively, for example, on James Joyce.  He will be teaching a class not to be missed for English majors or any one interested in modern literature, LAH 350 “Reading the Moderns,” MW 2:00 to 3:30 pm.

Every spring semester between 2003 and 2009, Steven Isenberg came to Austin from his home in New York City to teach some of the most exciting and popular LAH classes we have ever offered.  He left us in 2010 to become the Executive Director of PEN, the world’s oldest literary and human rights organization.  He stepped down from that position recently and is returning to U.T. Austin to teach LAH 350 “The Literature of World War I,” in conjunction with the HRHRC’s World War I Exhibition (TTH 11:00 am – 12:30 pm), and LAH 350  “Modern Masters of the Novel” (TTH 2:00 3:30 pm).

Both will count toward an English major.  For those interested in poetry, you cannot do better than taking Professor Isenberg’s one-hour class, “HMN 125K,” which will focus on the poetry of Phillip Larkin.  Professor Isenberg, who holds degrees from Berkeley, Oxford, and the Yale Law School, brings a fascinating background to the classroom, having served as President and Chairman of the Board of Adelphi University, Publisher of “New York Newsday,” Executive Vice President of the “Los Angeles Times,” and Chief of Staff to New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay.

Every best wish, Larry Carver

Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad Info Session

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are prestigious awards granted to students who choose to study abroad in underrepresented regions critical to U.S. interests (Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Representatives from Boren and UT Study Abroad will provide information during the following information sessions on Nov. 14.


Information Sessions November 14 

Have you considered studying abroad in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East? You could earn up to $20,000 in scholarships or $24,000 in fellowships from Boren.

Boren scholarships and fellowships are prestigious awards granted to undergraduate and graduate students who pursue studies in underrepresented regions that are critical to U.S. interests

Attend an Information Session to find out how you can apply:


Boren Scholarships (up to $20,000) and Fellowships (up to $24,000) for studies abroad in critical regions.*


November 14, 2013

2:00 PM — Graduate Student Fellowship Session

3:30 PM — Undergraduate Student and ROTC Scholarship Session


The International Building, INT, Room 118 (Formerly Wooldridge Hall)


For more information, contact Boren at 1-800-618-NSEP or boren@iie.org, or visit their website at www.borenawards.org. You can also reach UT Study Abroad by emailing studyabroadoffice@austin.utexas.edu.

*Funding is for programs beginning no earlier than June 1, 2014.

American Institute of Indian Studies Language Programs

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Hyderabad), Kannada (Mysore), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune).

We will offer other Indian languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali, Hindi and Tamil we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu.

We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS if available at their institutions for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department’s CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). AIIS has some funding available for summer students who cannot procure FLAS or CLS funding. This funding is allocated on the basis of the language committee’s ranking of the applicants. Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. AIIS is also offering a fall semester program. We offer Hindi, Bengali and Urdu at all levels for the fall; we require two years of prior language study for other languages for the fall.

The application deadline is January 31, 2014.  Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org. For more

information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.

American Institute of Indian Studies

1130 E. 59th Street

Chicago, IL 60637