Austin Alliance for Women in Media Scholarship

I’m contacting you on behalf of the Austin Alliance for Women in Media, as I’m serving on the board as co-chair of the Scholarship Committee. AWM will be awarding a $5000 scholarship this spring and applications are due March 1.

Any help sharing the attached flyer with outstanding students would be most appreciated. More details, including the online application, can be found at

Spring 2019 University Lecture Series

It is my pleasure to invite you and your students to the fourth-annual Spring University Lecture Series. In contrast to our annual two-night, large, fall semester University Lecture Series, the Spring ULS will be held over more frequent, smaller lectures offered throughout the spring. We hope this will give Signature Course faculty and students another avenue to further connect first-year students with distinguished faculty members.

Our events this year will showcase four distinguished faculty members who are leaders in their fields both on and off campus. The information about each lecture is listed below:

Monday, February 11th
7:00-8:00 p.m.- Texas Union Theatre
Dr. Kevin Cokley, College of Liberal Arts
The Role of the Impostor Phenomenon in Ethnic Minority Student Achievement

Tuesday, March 5th
7:00-8:00 p.m.- Texas Union Theatre
Prof. Jordan Steiker, School of Law
The Past, Present, and Future of the American Death Penalty

Tuesday, April 2nd
7:00-8:00 p.m.- Texas Union Theatre
Dr. Patricia Carter, School of Nursing
Sleeping Your Way to Academic Success

Wednesday, April 17th
7:00-8:00 p.m.- Texas Union Theatre
Dr. Livia Eberlin, Department of Chemistry
The MasSpec Pen: Detecting Cancer by Touch

(Please note that the Texas Union Theatre has a capacity of 372 and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

We designed each event to help new students appreciate the value of research, critical thinking, and leadership at a major research university.

The University Lecture Series is open free of charge to the general public, as well as all staff, faculty, and students at the university.

For more information, please see the University Lecture Series web site:

Schwarzmann Scholars Info Session FEBRUARY 8th

Schwarzman Scholars Information Session presented by Admissions Outreach and Selection Officer, Arlie Slonim

February 8
University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas) – 12:00pm, Parlin 101 (PAR 101). Register here

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing. The program was designed to ensure that the next generation of leaders can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders; (2) educating them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in Global Affairs; and (3) linking them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders. You may also find it helpful to view this video introduction, this profile in the New York Times, and/or to download the program’s full brochure (attached).

Application Opens in April 2019
Applications for the 2020-2021 class open April 2019, with selections made in November 2019. Applicants with Chinese passports apply by May 2019, with selections made in September 2019.

Scholars hone their leadership skills through a curriculum designed by leading academics from around the globe and frequent interactions with distinguished lecturers and guest speakers. Additionally, Scholars spend considerable time outside the classroom developing firsthand exposure to China and its people through thematic study tours, a mentoring program and internships with key employers in Beijing. All classes are taught in English, and students have the opportunity to study Mandarin. Schwarzman Scholars recruits an internationally diverse cohort each year, people with the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society, or business with a commitment to build understanding among people from differing perspectives, welcoming applicants up to age 28.

The program has been built with the support of donors from around the world and an Advisory Board consisting of prominent global leaders, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Nicolas Sarkozy, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Tung Chee Hwa, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Hank Paulson, Bob Rubin, Jim Wolfensohn, Richard Haas, Richard Levin, Sir Colin Lucas, Richard Brodhead, Nobel Laureate Chen Ning Yang, John Thornton, Yo-Yo Ma, and Bob Dudley.

Apply Now: 2019 NEW Leadership™ Texas, summer institute for women in American politics

What is NEW Leadership™ Texas?

NEW Leadership™ is a national non-partisan program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics.There are NEW Leadership™ programs in about 25 states. NEW Leadership™ Texas has been at UT since 2012.

NEW Leadership™ Texas is a six-day residential summer institute sponsored by UT’s Center for Women’s & Gender Studies that educates college women about the important role that politics plays in their lives and encourages them to become effective leaders in the political arena.

NEW Leadership™ Texas brings together college women from across the political spectrum to the UT Austin campus each year to discuss the roles of women in leadership and politics. The program exposes participants to new ideas and opportunities as they consider their future careers.

Participants are undergraduate women representing a wide range of socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and educational backgrounds and academic majors.  We encourage applications from non-traditional college students, women of color, and students majoring in fields outside political science.

Learn more about NEW Leadership™ Texas at these links:

Leadership Program aims to Bridge Political Ambition 

Female Texas Students Reach to Shatter Glass and Find Their Voice

UT Program Aims to Improve the Number of Women in Politics

2018 Recap Newsletter

2018 Schedule of Events

For more information on NEW Leadership™ Texas, please contact Nancy Ewert at 512-471-5680 or

Learning From Women Leaders

NEW Leadership™ Texas participants meet women leaders with a wide range of backgrounds, educational experiences, and political views. During the program, students hear from women who are shaping public policy as elected officials, community leaders and issue advocates. These women serve as role models and mentors, illustrating the challenges that women leaders face as well as the opportunities they encounter to make a difference.

Developing  Leadership Skills

Many NEW Leadership™ Texas sessions are interactive workshops and hands-on exercises that encourage participants to practice their leadership skills. Students participate in workshops such as public speaking, conflict resolution, networking and advocacy training.

Addressing Issues of Diversity

Leadership in the 21st century will require the ability to work with diverse groups and constituencies.

Each NEW Leadership™ Texas class includes students from a wide range of racial, ethnic, educational, political and economic backgrounds. During the summer institute, students interact with people who have different ideas and life experiences. NEW Leadership™ provides students with a safe space where they can respectfully address issues of diversity and discuss the difficulties associated with leadership in a diverse society.