Survey: access to sexual/reproductive health information

Attention Graduate Students -

I am currently working with a group of our fellow Social Work grad students to discover what types of sexual / reproductive health information and services UT students have access to.  Some background information: A very large grant awarded to a local group, will go towards providing a large number of health services to young adults in Travis County. Before we can determine where exactly this money should go, we need input from the UT Austin community.

We have a very quick survey that will directly benefit the community to more easily access the health resources they deserve. If you could take 3 minutes to fill out the below survey, we would really appreciate it!

http://bit.ly/ZePRCT

Again – thank you so much and have a great week!

Best,

Molly Platz

 

GRADUATE STUDENT WRITING GROUP

If you are a graduate or professional student at the University of Texas at Austin, we invite you to check out our site and become involved in the Texas Graduate Student Writing Group.   Whether you have a term paper, a lab report, a grant application, or your entire dissertation, we are here to connect you with the help and support you need.  

Join us today!
 

Time Management for Researchers

Time Management for Researchers
Friday, October 24, 2014 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) , 1.124
Scholarship on graduate student and faculty success strongly suggests that academics who publish on a regular basis don’t necessarily work more than anyone else, but use their time strategically. This three-hour workshop will provide a quick overview of the research on scholarly writing and its relationship to time management and procrastination. The final third of the workshop will concern apps, programs, and practical strategies for managing the writing process effectively. 
 

 

FIND FUNDING

FIND FUNDING

Tuesday, September 30 at 10:00am to 11:00am 

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), 1.124 101 21ST ST E, Austin, Texas 78705

Learn to find scholarships and grants using online sources. This class focuses on funding databases, government, foundation, and professional and philanthoropic society web sites. And the instructors show how to set up a personalized alerting service to learn about new funding opportunities as they arise. This class is especially useful for graduate students and faculty.

Instructors: L. Dallas and P.G. Moreno

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/instruction/classes/

East Asian Languages and Cultures Graduate Student Conference @ University of Southern California

Call for papers:
Memory, Moment, and Mobility in East Asia
East Asian Languages and Cultures Graduate Student Conference
University of Southern California
April 11-12, 2015
Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California Graduate Student Conference invites graduate students from around the world conducting research in all disciplines related to East Asia to submit abstracts for our 2015 conference, to take place April 11 – 12, 2015. This conference aims to investigate and formulate new theorizations of memory, moment, and mobility as well as rethink how communities and individuals construct narratives in the context of East Asia. All three topics can be interpreted widely in relation to various fields, including linguistics, history, religion, literature, visual studies, new media, and cinema.

Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • The role of mobility in second language acquisition
  • Constructed narratives of history or remembering in film, literature, and/or language
  • Intersection between transpacific movement and religion
  • Construction of memory in transnational cinemas
  • The interplay between memory and moment in literature
  • Representations of memory and history in East Asia
  • Examining local communities in relation to global migration

The conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on East Asia with each other and invited faculty panelists. All panels will be moderated by USC faculty. The keynote panel will address the topic of “Memory, Moment, and Mobility in East Asia.” The conference provides a venue for participants to meet other scholars in their fields conducting similar research and to forge new professional relationships. Submissions are welcome from graduate students in all disciplines. Papers should be related to East Asia, including East Asian interactions with the wider world.

Applicants should submit an abstract (max. 300 words) and a short biography (max. 150 words) touscgsea@gmail.com by November 30, 2014 (5:00 p.m. PST).

Timeline:
Proposals due: November 30, 2014 (5:00 p.m. PST)
Notification of acceptance: January 17, 2015
Acceptance response due: February 1, 2015
Full papers due: March 11, 2015
Conference date: April 11-12, 2015

_____________________________________

Jongmin Paek

Co-Owner/Moderator

Korean Studies Online Discussion List

Information Meeting: UT Graduate Portfolio in Museum Studies

Information Meeting

UT Graduate Portfolio in Museum Studies

Monday, October 13

5:00 – 6:00 PM

SAC (Student Activity Center) Room 3.106

The Portfolio in Museum Studies allows students already enrolled in graduate programs across the university to develop an academic and professional concentration on contemporary issues and practices in the world of museums, galleries, archives, curating, and conservation.

You’ll meet faculty and career services representatives who can help you learn more about this opportunity to build a cross-disciplinary concentration of courses (including internship opportunities) that is tailor-made to your own interests and career goals in museum studies.

Open to everyone with an interest in any aspect of Museum Studies.

Louis A. Waldman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor, Department of Art and Art History

Director, Museum Studies

The University of Texas at Austin

1 University Station

DFA Bldg. 2.110 D1300

Austin TX 78712

http://museumstudies.finearts.utexas.edu

Ward Endowed Fellowships

 
To support graduate student research and writing and for short-term periods of foreign study or academic travel and/or work experience, with preference for Southeast Asia or China.
 
Amount of awards:  maximum $4,000
Deadline: October 16
 
Scholarship Restrictions:
  • For graduate students currently enrolled in Asian Studies, Government or Economics.
  • Completion of a minimum of 9 hours of coursework in residence, at time of application.
  • UT-Austin GPA of at least 3.5
Other Requirements:
  • Demonstrated scholarship in the fields of political or economic development.
  • American foreign relations related to Asia with preference for Southeast Asia or China.
  • Demonstrated scholarship, evidence of leadership ability and interest in public and private international careers.
  • Submission of a two-page description of your research.
  • One letter of recommendation from your advising UT faculty member.
  • IRB approval as necessary (if awarded)
  • A thank you letter and a report on use of funds will be required, if awarded.

Free workshops at the UT Library

Time Management for Researchers

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

PCL 1.124

Scholarship on graduate student and faculty success strongly suggests that academics who publish on a regular basis don’t necessarily work more than anyone else, but use their time strategically. This three-hour workshop will provide a quick overview of the research on scholarly writing and its relationship to time management and procrastination. The final third of the workshop will concern apps, programs, and practical strategies for managing the writing process effectively.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/time-management-for-researchers-tickets-13284764087 for 10/24

A Learning Commons Workshop brought to you by UWC and UT Libraries

Calendar entry here: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/calendar/time-management-researchers

 

And

 

Writing the Literature Review

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:00am to12:00pm

PCL  1.124

This two-hour workshop will cover the genres of literature reviews, how they vary from one discipline to another, how to infer specific intra-disciplinary conventions, and how to use library resources to write effective literature reviews in your discipline.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-the-literature-review-tickets-13284844327 for 11/6

A Learning Commons Workshop brought to you by UWC and UT Libraries

Calendar entry here: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/calendar/writing-literature-review-0

 

Career and Internship Fairs

U.S. Department of State Internships – Information Session

Thursday, October 2, 2014

5-6pm

CLA 1.302E

 

Fall 2014 Career and Internship Fair, hosted by Liberal Arts Career Services

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

11am-3pm

Texas Union Ballroom

 

Thank you,

MONICA CHARTIER, Programs Manager

The University of Texas at Austin| Liberal Arts Career Services | 512-232-4894 | utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/ | linkedin.com/in/monicachartier/

Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy

Live, Learn and Intern in Washington, D.C, earning UT credit!  The Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy is a summer program for graduate students of the University of Texas System interested in interning in Washington, D.C., while learning about the federal policymaking process as it pertains to their own academic and career goals.  Please visit the Archer Center website at www.archercenter.org to learn more and download an application.

The Summer 2015 Graduate Program in Public Policy application deadline is Friday, January 23, 2015.  

INTERNSHIP

Graduate Fellows choose their internships based on personal, professional, and academic goals. From Capitol Hill to the White House, from media outlets to nonprofit organizations, Archer Graduate Fellows gain invaluable real world experience in D.C.’s most prestigious institutions.  Fellows are responsible for researching and applying to the internship of their choice.  However, Archer Center staff and our vast contacts from throughout D.C. and the UT System provide guidance throughout the process.

SCHOLARSHIP

Fellows earn 9 hours of in-residence credit at their UT System home institution. The Graduate Program’s 3 hour Federal Policymaking course is an on the ground and behind the scenes study of the federal policymaking process and the institutions  and people that comprise the federal government. This course supplements the 6 hour internship component of the Graduate Program.  All students participating in the Graduate Program in Public Policy pay a flat Archer Center Program Fee in lieu of tuition and fees at their home institution, as well as the cost of books, housing, transportation, meals and incidentals. The Center currently provides some partial stipends to help fund this time in Washington, D.C., and will actively assist student in fundraising and identifying potential scholarship opportunities, if needed.

FELLOWSHIP

Fellowship – or friendship – is the last aspect of the Program.  Archer Graduate Fellows have the opportunity and the choice to live together in historic homes in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, as part of an arrangement with WISH (Washington Intern Student Housing - www.internsdc.com).  Students often say that this is one of the most fulfilling personal aspects of the Program and their time in D.C.  Strong and lasting friendships are formed as well as an instant network of UT System colleagues and contacts in Washington, D.C.