Library Job Opportunity

South Asian Studies students,

I am looking for a student assistant (graduate or undergraduate) to help me with collection development, outreach and other related projects this fall.  The hours will be a maximum of 5 per week and the salary rate is $9/hour.  The successful candidate will:

  • have a reading knowledge of one or more South Asian language(s) with Tamil, Telugu and/or Malayalam strongly preferred and then Hindi preferred
  • have good organizational and time management skills
  • be able to effectively use basic computer programs (Word, Excel, Adobe Reader)
  • be eligible to work on campus/in the U.S.

If you’re looking for work and feel that you have these skills, please contact me ASAP.


Mary Rader

Fall 2015 Liberal Arts Career Courses

Liberal Arts Students – – 

Are you participating in an internship this summer or fall? 

Would you like to learn how to conduct a strategic job/internship search and to create professional application materials?

If so, consider enrolling in the following fall career courses.


Liberal Arts Internship Courses — Course Details  

LA 320wb | Unique #29310 | Application Deadline: 8/31/15 at 4pm

LA 110wb | Unique #29285 | Application Deadline: 8/31/15 at 4pm | Restricted*

The Liberal Arts internship courses are open to all College of Liberal Arts students, regardless of major, who meet the following requirements: 2.25 or higher GPA; 30+ credit hours by the start of the course; active BTT Gateway account; and in good academic standing at UT Austin.

* Restricted: During the fall and spring semesters, LA 110wb is available only to students interning at sites that require you to earn academic credit to participate in the internship.


LA 101M: Liberal Arts Major in the Workplace — Course Details

Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 PM, Sept 16 – Nov 4 | FAC 18 | Unique #29210 | Application Deadline: 9/18/15 at 12pm

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM, Sept 17 – Nov 5 | FAC 18 | Unique #29215 | Application Deadline: 9/18/15 at 12pm

This 7-week course is designed for Liberal Arts students interested in developing and implementing comprehensive job or internship search strategies. Students will create targeted resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing and networking techniques, identify their professional strengths and design a personal brand for the job search. By the end of this course students will be prepared to confidently apply for jobs or internships immediately and for years to come.

Thank you,


The University of Texas at Austin | | 512-471-7900 | FAC 18 |

Still Need a Visual and Performing Arts Credit?

Many seats for the Fall 2015 semester are still available in the following Art History courses:

ARH 339K/AMS 325 : American Art: Civil War to the Armory Show

20150, MWF 2-3pm ART 1.110

Dr. Susan Rather

This course offers a selective examination of American painting and architecture during the half-century between the Civil War and the infamous New York exhibition of modern art known as the Armory Show.  This period saw the transformation of the United States from an agrarian nation to the world’s leading industrial power.  Against that background, we will examine the development of new building types and technology, the demand of America’s new moneyed elite for the trappings of European high culture and its effect on native artists, the increasing pressure on artists to gain European training and experience, the dialogue between commerce and aestheticism, and the valorization of masculinity in what came to be seen as a distinctly American aesthetic.  Particular emphasis will be given to painters Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, and John Singer Sargent and to architects H. H. Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright. No textbook; readings will be online through Canvas or UTCat.  Essay exams, teamwork, and a variety of writing assignments constitute the basis for final grades.

ARH 345K : Contemporary British Artists of the African Diaspora

20165, MWF 12-1pm, ART 1.120

Dr. Eddie Chambers

This class will look closely at the emergence of Black Britain, through an examination of the visual arts. Since the middle of the 20th century, the demographics of the United Kingdom have altered markedly. Though Black people had been coming to Britain for centuries, it was not until the relatively large scale Caribbean migration of the post-war decades that substantial and tangible ‘Black’ communities emerged. Thereafter, large parts of Britain were transformed from relatively monocultural ‘white’ societies to a nation in which the Black presence was as substantial as it was noticeable.  The class will examine the work of a wide range of Black British artists, particularly as it relates to the changing face of British society, and the changing nature of the visual arts in Britain. The course will look at the work of painters, sculptors, printmakers, filmmakers and others, in an attempt to explore the ways in which these artists have intervened in debates about race, racism, Britishness, empire, Black identity, and so on. Artists to be looked at include Eugene Palmer, Keith Piper, Sonia Boyce, Donald Rodney, Tam Joseph, Sokari Douglas Camp, and Vanley Burke

ARH 346K:  Intro to African Art 

20167, MWF  2-3PM, DFA 2.204

Dr.  Moyo Okediji

This course is a comprehensive study of the visual arts of Africa, in the social and cultural contexts within which people make and use these images. Students will explore historical, contemporary, and diasporic aspects of African art, as part of a larger expressive complex that includes music, dance, literature, and cinematography.  The course will present the works of major artists, art groups, ethnicities, and communities, as a lively dialog between the creative imaginations of those who make the objects, and the philosophical responses of those to whom the artists address the objects.

ARH 348P : Art in the Himalayas

20190, MWF 1-2pm, DFA 2.204

Dr. Janice Leoshko

This course surveys art produced in Himalayan cultures with a focus upon Tibet.  Through consideration of certain subjects and styles, students learn about the roles of art in shaping cultures and societies.  While there are many aspects underlying specific developments, the emphasis is upon three main themes.  By the end of the course students should be able to discuss how these themes enhance understanding Tibet and its visual traditions.  The  themes are: (1)  “Constructions” of Art & Ritual  (2) “Geographies” of Tibet and (3) “Viewing” Tibetan Art: Now and Then.  Requirements include attendance, discussion, short writing assignments and 3 exams.