University Lecture

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Texas Union Theatre
(space is limited (372 seats), seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30pm)

Presenter: Dr. Patricia Carter, School of Nursing
Sleeping Your Way to Academic Success

In this talk we will explore the science as it relates to what we know/suspect is true about sleep and roles that sleep plays in learning and memory. We will learn to apply information about sleep improvement to our own lives to strengthen the sleep-wake (circadian) rhythm of our lives. Sleep is health and health is success.

We hope this will give Signature Course faculty and students another avenue to further connect first-year students with distinguished faculty members. We designed each event to help new students appreciate the value of research, critical thinking, and scholarship 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.

Videos of our spring lectures will be posted to the University Lecture Series web site ( ). To view archived ULS event videos (including our most recent events) please follow this link: .

Dell Med Global to Local Conference invitation

You’re invited to the upcoming inaugural Global to Local Conference, hosted at Dell Med (HDB) by the Global Health Interest Group:

What: Global to Local: Global Health — Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?
The Global Health Interest Group is excited to invite you to Dell Medical School’s upcoming “Global to Local” conference, the goal of which is to examine the domestic application of global health care solutions. The conference will include a panel of members of the UT Austin community who are currently engaging in global health work, a screening of global health films, a poster gallery featuring global health work from members of the Dell Medical school community, and our keynote speaker, Dr. Debra Litzelman from the Regenstrief Institute.

When: Saturday, April 13, 7:30 a.m. – noon
Where: Dell Medical School Health Discovery Building
Details: This is a free conference. Registration required. Breakfast and light refreshment included.
Contact: Sharmila Paul, President of DMS Global Health Interest Group

Moody Study Abroad Info Sessions

For any students interested in studying abroad, please share the upcoming study abroad information sessions. These are for students who are just getting started.

We will review featured programs for Moody students, scholarships, credit, and the next steps on getting started. After the session, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions as well.

· Thursday, April 11, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, CMA 3.108
· Tuesday, April 16, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, CMA 3.108

BPP Certificate Applications Open until April 5th!


General Overview:

-Provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to have an
officially recognized concentration in the study of business and public
-18 hour certificate program — Usually requires at least two long
semesters to complete
-Open to all undergraduate students from any major at UT Austin
-Must be a degree-seeking student with upper-division standing
-Completed at least 24 hours in-residence prior to applying
-Admission to the program is based on a student’s overall academic
-Students have up to one year following graduation to complete the
requirements and receive transcript certification.

Please email us at

Applications are accepted through April 5th.

To Apply go to:
Click BPP Admissions and then Apply Now

Peace Corps Campus Ambassador – Apply by April 5th

Join the UT Peace Corps team as a Campus Ambassador!

Positions are open to undergraduate and graduate students–no previous experience with Peace Corps needed. If selected, you will work closely with the UT Peace Corps Campus Recruiter to promote Peace Corps on campus while gaining valuable skills and experience to boost your resume.

Applications are due Apr. 5. Get all the details and apply at

LeaderShape – open to all majors!

Jumpstart your summer with LeaderShape!

LeaderShape is a great professional development opportunity for undergrad students of ALL MAJORS. Enhance your soft skills (communication, teamwork, ethical decision-making, etc.), build your resume, increase your confidence to lead in all aspects of your life, and meet other motivated students.

The Institute is an immersive, six-day leadership development experience for 67 undergraduate students. Through a variety of activities, simulations, discussions and self-reflections, you will gain confidence in your ability to positively impact the world, and will join a close-knit community of passionate people.

Food, lodging and transportation included. Participants can be from ANY undergraduate major.

Session Dates: Sun. May 26 – Fri. May 31, 2019 (week after finals / graduation)
Application Deadline: 4/5/19 at 11:59pm

Info Sessions:
– 4/03 @ 6pm – RLP 1.108

Click here for more info and ONLINE APPLICATION

Check out a video from past participants.

We’d love to welcome you into the LeaderShape family!

Sanger Learning Center is hiring for student positions

Application deadline:  March 31, 2019

Application website:

  • Sanger Learning Center is seeking students to join its dynamic team of student educators! Open positions include academic tutors, peer academic coaches, and many others. The pay is competitive, and the job is rewarding! Learn more here:
  • Do you enjoy helping your fellow peers? Apply for a job with Sanger Learning Center! Positions include public speaking consultants, tutors, outreach specialists, among others. With flexible hours and competitive pay, what are you waiting for? Apply now!
  • Sanger Learning Center is looking for more physics tutors for fall 2019! Apply atly/SLCTutor

Contact:  Sarah Pylant;

Freshman Women: Apply now to INSPIRE, Empowering Texas Women Leaders

Applications are now open for INSPIRE.

Visit our website HERE to learn more about INSPIRE.
View our You Tube video HERE.
Find our application HERE.

▪ Application deadline is May 2.
▪ All applicants will be notified in July 2019 on the status of their application.
▪ Your INSPIRE experience will begin in September.
INSPIRE is a three-year program (sophomore to senior) that encourages undergraduates to think not only about their own future, but also about the future of their communities and what tools are necessary for social change.


• Community service/leadership development
• Mentoring and networking
• Internship/career assistance
• Attending leadership conferences

Four primary criteria guide the competitive selection process:

• Individual leadership potential;
• Maturity, the ability to deal with challenges, and the capacity to reflect on one’s own personal strengths and weaknesses;
• Special interests, unique characteristics and/or diverse experiences, which contribute to the INSPIRE program;
• Willingness to commit to the program.

INSPIRE does not have a course requirement, but we do expect the students in the program to attend twice monthly meetings on Friday afternoons. There are additional occasional activities/ opportunities outside of these meetings.

Questions? Contact Nancy Ewert

ProjectLEAD 2019-2020

The Leadership and Ethics Institute is accepting applications for ProjectLEAD!

ProjectLEAD is a project management and community empowerment program open to all UT students. In partnership with a community partner, students gain real work experience by developing and implementing a project over two semesters. This is a great opportunity for students wanting to develop marketable skills while contributing to the local community.

In the past, ProjectLEAD team members have completed projects in collaboration with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Austin Public Health, and the Colorado River Alliance. Through these partnerships, students gain skills identified by employers such as communication, collaboration, self-awareness, and leadership.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please visit our website to learn more and apply today!

Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort are available on Hornslink through Thursday, April 4th at 11:59PM.

Hook ‘Em

The Leadership and Ethics Institute
Student Activity Center 3.104
(512) 232-5163

Leadership and Ethics Institute Program Recruitment!

The Burnt Orange Leadership Development fellowship is a new initiative from the Leadership and Ethics Institute where students will form a cohort of growing leaders, learn valuable leadership skills, and over the course of two years, discover and develop a network of connections and opportunities on campus.

As a fellow, students will learn to see the full impact of their experiences on campus, as well as identify how those experiences honed the skills future employers will be looking for.

The application for the Burnt Orange Leadership Development fellowship closes April 1, 2019. There will be a retreat for all fellows on April 7, 2019. For more information on the Burnt Orange Leadership Development fellowship email the Leadership and Ethics Institute at or call at 512-232-5163.