Family Weekend!

Looking for a chance to show off the Forty Acres? Invite your family to check it out for themselves at UT Family Weekend, Oct. 16-18. Choose from over 100 events and activities on campus and around Austin. Register at bit.ly/UTFW2015 to take part in the action!

NSSLHA’s First Meeting

Students,

NSSLHA will be having their first meeting this upcoming Tuesday, September 22nd at 5:00pm in Welch 2.304.

NSSLHA is the national organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication. NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

NSSLHA has approximately 13,000 members with chapters at more than 300 colleges & universities. NSSLHA membership is available to any part- or full-time, graduate or undergraduate student interested in the study of communication disorders.

Students pursuing academic study as speech-language pathology assistants, students pursuing a doctorate of philosophy or doctorate of audiology, as well as students enrolled in a CSD program outside of the United States can be members of national NSSLHA.

Thank you on behalf of the NSSLHA Officers and Advisors.

Info Sessions for Journalism Maymesters

Earn UT credit abroad with other UT students on the faculty-led programs in Prague and Australia!

Queensland, Australia: Reporting on our Changing Environment (Maymester)
·         Examine the environment of one of the most exotic, isolated, and ecological diverse places on Earth through the lens of environmental journalism.
·         Earn UT in-residence credit for:
o   J 346F / J 362F/ J 395
·         Course taught by Dr. Kristopher M. Wilson
·         Attend an info session to learn more!
o   Monday Sept 28th 12-1 pm         BMC 3.378A
o   Thursday Oct 15th 5-6 pm            BMC 3.378A
o   Wednesday Oct 21st 12-1 pm     BMC 3.378A
Click here for:
-Program details, dates and costs
-Scholarships and Financial Aid
-Application(Deadline Nov. 1)

Prague, Czech Republic: Documentary Photography (Maymester)
·         Gain practical experience and learn documentary photographic techniques and aesthetic principles in historic Prague.
·         Earn UT in-residence credit for:
o   J 330J / J395
·         Course taught by Dr. Dennis Darling
·         Attend an info session to learn more!
o   Tuesday, Sept 29th 4-5 pm          BMC 3.378A
o   Wednesday, Oct 7th 4-5 pm        BMC 3.378A
o   Monday, Oct 19th 3-4 pm             BMC 3.378A

Click here for:
-Program details, dates and costs
-Scholarships and Financial Aid
-Application(Deadline Nov. 1)

Best,
LAURA KAPLAN, M.A.  Program Coordinator, Study Abroad
International Office  |  The University of Texas at Austin  |  (512) 232-9596  |  lauraf@austin.utexas.edu |  world.utexas.edu
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HPO: Medical School Speaker Series

If you are interested in medical school, we recommend you attend the Medical School Speaker Series. This semester we have representatives from the following schools making presentations on new topics. These schools are hosted by the Health Professions office and sponsored by different student organizations. Students can also find the events on our HPO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/uthealthprofessions

Upcoming Medical School Speaker Series

Dell Medical School
Topic: Multi Mini Interviews (MMI)
Tue – 09/22/2015
6:30-7:30pm
FAC 21

UNTHSC- Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Topic: Why is professional identity formation important?
Mon –  10/19/2015
6:30-7:30pm
PAI 3.02

Texas Tech School of Medicine
Topic: Diversity in Healthcare
Tue –  10/27/2015
6:30-7:30pm
FAC 21

University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Topic: How do you choose a medical school?
Thu – 11/12/2015
6:30-7:30pm
PAI 2.48

University of Texas Medical Branch
Topic: What is competency based education?
Thu – 12/03/2015
6:30-7:30pm
BUR 212

Thanks,

SHANNON GUTHEIL M.Ed., LPC, Pre-Health Professions Coach | JAMP Program Manager
The University of Texas at Austin | Health Professions Office | 512.471.3172 | sgutheil@austin.utexas.edu |

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/shannongutheil
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UT Austin Graduate School Fair- October 6, 2015

UT Austin Graduate School Fair

Meet representatives from graduate programs across the country and around the world at the UT Austin Graduate School Fair, October 6 from 10am – 2pm in the Texas Union Ballroom. Over 60 programs will be in attendance, with more signing up every day.

Visit the Event Page for a full list of represented programs, and for more updates.

During the Grad Fair, there will be simultaneous panel discussions with UT faculty and with current grad students. The panels will talk about the benefits, challenges, and realities of graduate school, to help you decide if grad school is for you! Join us in the Santa Rita Suite from 10:30 – 11:30am or from 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Both events are free and open to all majors at UT. Click here to register.

Graduate School Fair
October 6
10:00am-2:00pm
Texas Union Ballroom

Is Grad School For Me?
October 6
10:30am-11:30am
12:30pm-1:30pm
Santa Rita Suite (Texas Union)
Faculty panel: Hear from faculty members in different areas who can tell you what they look for in successful applicants, how they select students, and the different kinds of funding available to students.
Student panel: Current graduate students can tell you what it is like to be a graduate student on the UT campus.  They can also give tips on how to apply to graduate schools and what to expect when dealing with programs.

Invitation to GitHub Student Meetup – Oct 14

What is Version Control? Learn about Git and GitHub Workshop

When: Wednesday, October 14, 5:00-8:00pm; talks start at 6:00
Where: Perry Castañeda Library, Learning Commons, Learning Lab 1A +1B
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/utgitworkshop
Description: Git/GitHub is used by designers, open government projects, research scientists, and many more. This introductory workshop aims to get you started with GitHub by learning the basic Git workflow and to foster exploration in how to contribute to GitHub resources.

Please bring your laptop to this event.

Speakers:
Sam Burns, Senior IT Manager – School of Information
Jon Gibson, Software Developer- Technology Innovation & Strategy, UT Libraries

Schedule:
5-6pm (optional)
Drop in to get assistance installing GitHub and network with fellow attendees.
6-6:45pm
Overview of Version Control and Introduction to Git (Sam Burns)
6:45-7:00pm
Break w/ snacks
7-8pm
GitHub as a Method and Strategy: How to use GitHub as a student and in the workplace. (Jon Gibson)

RSVP:http://tinyurl.com/utgitworkshop

Event organized byt UT ASIS&T & AWIT

Thanks
Tara Iagulli
Director of Career Development
tara.iagulli@austin.utexas.edu
512-471-8806
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Information
1616 Guadalupe Street, Ste. 5.202
Austin, TX 78701

Free Speech Dialogues

Greetings,

I want to let you know about a continuing series on the UT campus –Free Speech Dialogues – and its next event: a panel discussion on Freedom of Academic Speech.

Please help get the word out by advertising this event to your contacts and to interested students.

è Note: There is a related Essay Contest. First prize is $1500; second prize is $1000; third prize is $700. For more information: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/bbtobjectivism/essay-contest/free-speech.php

What:    A panel discussion
When:   Tuesday September 29th, 2015 –5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: College of Liberal Arts Building (CLA) Room 1.302B
(located on the East Mall near San Jacinto Street)
Cost:      Free and open to the public

Dialogue Panelists:
Robert O’Neil – Former President, University of Virginia
Steve Sanders – Professor, Indiana University, College of Law
Amy Gajda – Professor, Tulane University Law School

Format:
The format is audience-friendly:  brief presentations by the three guests, followed by about 40 minutes of interview-style dialogue, then a half hour of questions from the floor.

Panel Moderator: David Rabban – Professor, UT Law

Subject:
Panelists will consider such topics as:
Speech Codes, Trigger Warnings
Civility – appropriate constraint? disguise for silencing?
Scholarly speech and private speech – is there a difference?
Controversial speakers on campus – who should be heard? And who shouldn’t be?
Do digital media change the rules?

Speaker bios and full information about the Free Speech Dialogues can be found at:
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/bbtobjectivism/free-speech-dialogues/freedom-of-academic-speech.php

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Clair LaVaye at c.lavaye@utexas.edu.

Thanks very much for helping us get the word out.

Tara Smith
Professor, Philosophy
BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism
Free Speech… Let’s talk about it.

Gender and sexuality info

Forum: Connect with campus resources

As a cisgender person — a person whose gender identity is the same as their birth-assigned sex — I experience cisgender privilege daily. For example, I can share information about my gender identity in The Daily Texan without fearing I’ll be treated differently by colleagues and students. For cisgender folks, acknowledging this privilege is one starting point for recognizing discrimination against trans people and making a commitment to work with trans advocates to end that discrimination. As the Gender & Sexuality Center education coordinator, I contribute to the effort undertaken by students, faculty and staff who identify as trans folks and as cisgender folks in allyship to make campus safer and more welcoming for transgender, genderqueer and gender nonconforming people. Some of these efforts include:

Name Changes: For transgender, genderqueer and gender nonconforming students who do not use their legal name, hearing roll call or their name read from their ID can be violent moments of misgendering. Staff at the GSC can work with campus units on your behalf to change your name on rosters, in the UHS medical system and on your ID (your legal name will appear on the back of the card).

Gender Marker Changes: Gender markers appear alongside students’ names on records, including class rosters. To change your gender marker, you may write a letter to the registrar. The registrar does not require that your name has been changed on any legal documentation.

Reporting bias incidents: The UT Nondiscrimination Policy “prohibits discrimination on the basis of … gender identity and gender expression.” If you are a trans person and experience interactions on or connected with campus that make you feel unwelcome, you can share these incidents (anonymously or by name) with the Campus Climate Response Team through the button on several campus websites including the GSC. The CCRT responds to situations following the lead of the person who filed the report, and they publish an annual document illustrating trends of incidents on campus.

All gender bathrooms: Transgender, genderqueer and gender nonconforming people who have experienced violence in bathrooms might think twice before taking a necessary drink of water on a hot day. The GSC has worked with UT Facilities Services since 2007 to identify single-stall bathrooms that can be converted into all gender bathrooms and to designate all gender bathrooms in new buildings or renovations. Among more than 100 buildings on campus, there are 32 with all gender bathrooms. Look for a map and list of these bathrooms on the GSC website.

Gender confirming medical services: Some transgender, genderqueer and gender nonconforming people seek gender confirming medical services. Students can reach out to the Counseling and Mental Health Center for more information about getting documents necessary for hormones or gender confirming surgery.

Mental health services: In addition to the stress of daily life as a student, the stress of dealing with oppression and discrimination can have a huge effect on a person’s well-being. CMHC provides services and support for students to be healthy, safe and successful at UT.

Trans communities: Transgender, genderqueer and gender nonconforming students create their own spaces to share information and create necessary change. Students are organizing through the GSC to revive TransAction. Contact the GSC if you are a trans-identified student and want more information about TransAction and other LGBTQA student groups. LGBTQA students can also gather with cisgender ally Joey Hannah at the GSC on Thursday afternoons for the Queer Voices group discussion.

Education for Advocates: Making campus welcoming for transgender folks requires a campus-wide commitment. Through the GSC, I facilitate requested and open workshops including “Transgender Identities,” “LGBTQA Identities,” and “Practicing Allyship.” These workshops provide spaces for people (including LGBTQA people) to learn and practice talking about gender identity and gender expression and to think about how each of us can make campus safer and more welcoming for trans folks. Contact or visit the GSC for more information and handouts including “Transgender 101,” “Tips for Transgender Students” and “Tips for Working with and Teaching Transgender Students.”

Kristen Hogan is an Education Coordinator in the Gender & Sexuality Center. Visit the Gender & Sexuality Center’s website at www.utgsc.org.

Volunteer Call: Job and Internship Fair Volunteer Opportunity

Career Services would like to inform you that the Communications Job and Internship Fair is just around the corner, and we are seeking volunteers!

As active members and leaders of this college, we would really like your assistance in helping us make this a memorable experience for employers, students, and staff.
Here are the details of the event and volunteer registration directions…

The fair will be held on Wednesday, October 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the DKR Stadium.

Below is the direct link to our volunteer registration page on VolunteerSpot.
http://vols.pt/wTXfgU

Please sign up for Fall 2015 Job & Internship Fair – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click the link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact CCS and we sign you up manually.

You may also gain access to this site by logging onto the Career Services website under “Students” and “Communication Job and Internship Fairs”. Click the link “#careercrewvolunteer” and it will direct you to the registration site.

At the event we will keep track of the volunteers that attend and can inform student organizations of the attendees. Volunteering for the Job and Internship fair is a great opportunity to show involvement and support for the Communication School. We would be thrilled to have you help participate!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact ccsintern@austin.utexas.edu

Thank you and Hook ‘Em!

Angel G. Cantu, Volunteer Coordinator

Cockrell School of Engineering Internal Transfer Info Sessions

Students interested in applying for internal transfer to the Cockrell School of Engineering are encouraged to attend one of our upcoming internal transfer information sessions. The dates, times, and locations are:

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
9:00 – 10:00 am    POB 2.402

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
9:00 – 10:00 am    POB 2.402

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 pm    POB 2.402

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
9:30 – 10:30 am    POB 2.402

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
3:30 – 4:30 pm    POB 2.402

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
4:00 – 5:00 pm    POB 2.402

Students may review the requirements, process, and past GPA cutoffs on the web. After they have completed the Internal Transfer quiz (which can be found by clicking on the “Online Application” link in the first paragraph on our site), they may setup an appointment with an advisor in Engineering Student Services. They’ll be able to answer the questions on the quiz after reading through the website.

As a reminder, we allow students outside of the Cockrell School to apply for internal transfer into Engineering at the end of the Spring semester for the following Summer/Fall.