Study Abroad Info Session for Programs in Asia

How will you enhance your education and advance your professional development? With UT Study Abroad, you can earn UT credit for major requirements and distinguish yourself through access to world-class facilities, faculty, and international partnerships.

UT has active programs in nine countries in Asia, including the two largest economies in the world–China and Japan. Learn about the different options available to you, what programs will earn you the credits you need, and how to fund your entire experience abroad.

The Study Abroad office is committed to supporting the development of global awareness and competency for all UT students. Come learn about studying in Asia today!

When: September 29, 2015 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.

Where: JES A207A

New Program for Liberal Arts Undergrads Interested in Business Careers

Greetings, Liberal Arts Undergrads –

Are you considering a career in business and/or applying to MBA programs at some point in the future? If so, this program is for you.

The College of Liberal Arts has partnered with the Forté Foundation to provide Liberal Arts students free access to their Rising Star Initiative, designed to help students explore and prepare for business careers, and to network with business professionals.

Forté’s Rising Star designation benefits undergraduate women of all majors, and earning it demonstrates your career readiness to top employers. Candidates master a five-part curriculum completed at their convenience – throughout college or in one year – focused on career exploration, event participation, job searching, networking, and MBA exploration.

Eligibility: Liberal Arts currently-enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to enroll. This program is designed for female college students, but is open to all applicants who wish to participate in the program. Students can continue up to one year beyond graduation to complete the Rising Star program.

Program Opportunities include: Sessions on confidence, negotiation, personal branding and working with men; MBA planning workshops; leadership conferences; and national career fairs.

Program Rewards include: introduction to corporate sponsors and business school recruiters; access to resume book; invites to networking sessions; and access to GMAT prep modules.

Getting Started:

  1. Complete the College Student Membership form. (Selecting University of Texas at Austin in the Undergraduate Institution field automatically enrolls you)
  2. Watch for your Rising Star welcome pop-up message and email.
  3. Access the exclusive website via your welcome email.
  4. Get started on the Rising Star website (and enjoy your Forté membership)



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Texas Asia Conference 2015

Please join us October 2-3 for the graduate student-run Texas Asia Conference, “Beyond the Spectacular and the Mundane,” to be held in the Glickman Center from 8am-5pm. Below is information on the guest speakers in attendance and the graduate student speakers panel schedule.

Hope to see you there!

Texas Asia Conference 2015

Beyond the Spectacular and the Mundane

Friday October 2 – Saturday October 3, 2015

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Julius Glickman Conference Center, CLA Building, UT Austin Campus

Keynote speakers:

Friday, October 2, 4:30pm: “The Infra-Ordinary in Chinese Documentary”

Paola Iovene is Associate Professor in Chinese Literature, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago. Her work focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century Chinese literature and film. Her book Tales of Futures Past:  Literature and Anticipation in Contemporary China (Stanford University Press, 2014), explores the ways in which normative visions and intimate feelings about the future have shaped literary institutions, editorial practices, and diverse genres and texts (science fiction, children’s literature, experimental fiction; environmental literature) in socialist and postsocialist China.

Saturday, October 3, 1:45pm: “Materializing Sexuality: Calibrating Neoliberalism, Nativism, and Class in Asian Sexuality Studies”

Svati P. Shah is Associate Professor in the department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her book Street Corner Secrets: Sex Work and Migration in the City of Mumbai (Duke University Press, 2014), is an ethnography of sexual commerce and migration among women working in Mumbai’s informal sectors. Her current research focuses on queer and trans movements and the politics of class in India.

Click HERE to view the conference schedule


South Asia Institute

Thomas Ralph Professor in Asian Studies

Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Center for Asian American Studies

Center for East Asian Studies

Department of Anthropology – Smith Centennial Chair

Humanities Institute – Sterling Clark Holloway Centennial Lectureship in Liberal Arts

Chinese Studies Endowment

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forlift Japan Endowment

POSCO Korean Studies Endowment

Program in Comparative Literature