Museum Studies Symposium

Museum Studies and the Blanton Museum will be hosting their second annual Museum Studies Symposium this Saturday in the Blanton Auditorium (Smith Building). Three distinguished UT alumni who are directors of museums of art and industry on the East Coast will talk about how they are preparing for the future. For full details, including titles and abstracts of the three talks, and biographies of the speakers, click here:

http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/aah/event/museum-studies-symposium

A reception will follow at 5:00 on the second floor of the building, where you can meet our speakers (open only to UT students, faculty, and staff).

See you there!

Louis A. Waldman, Ph.D.

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

Director, Graduate Portfolio in Museum Studies

The University of Texas at Austin

1 University Station

DFA Bldg. 2.110 / Mail Code D1300

Austin TX 78712

http://museumstudies.finearts.utexas.edu

Open Access Advocate Speaks to Impact of Open Access on Graduate Success

Open Access Advocate Speaks to Impact  of Open Access on Graduate Success

What: Open access advocate and SPARC representative Nick Shockey discusses the impact of OA on graduate students, universities and other public research institutions. This event is free and open to the public.

When: 12-1:30 p.m.,Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Where: Perry Castañeda Library (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin.

Background: As the core informational resources needed to succeed beyond the undergraduate experience have become less accessible to those wanting to continue their education, graduate students from around the world are increasingly coming together to promote open access to research.

While in Austin to meet with legislators, Nick Shockey — Director of Programs & Engagement for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and founding Director of the Right to Research Coalition — will visit The University of Texas at Austin to talk about his work with student groups around the world and share concrete ideas for how graduate students at the university can advocate for increased access to the work they create through the creation of open access (OA) policies. Students will have an opportunity to learn how to be part of an international effort to improve the way research is shared and elevate their own research profile.

Open access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. OA is closely related to open data and open education — parallel movements designed to increase access to and reuse of both data and educational resources.

What are the new OA requirements at various granting agencies? How would a university OA policy improve overall research at UT?  And why does OA matter? Shockey will touch on these questions and more for attendees who want to have a better understanding of or get more involved with the issues surrounding broader access to public research.

The program is free with pizza and drinks provided to attendees who RSVP by March 27.

To help us accommodate everyone, please RSVP to the Eventbrite page by Friday, March 27.

For more information on Open Access, please visit http://www.sparc.arl.org/issues/open-access or http://www.righttoresearch.org/index.shtml.

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Dancing Against the Law: Critical Moves in Bangalore’s Queer Nightlife

Friday 3/27@2 PM in WIN 2.112
Dr. Kareem Khubchandani, Dancing Against the Law: Critical Moves in Bangalore’s Queer Nightlife”
For Bangalore’s gay middle class communities, the social and legal policing of queer identities is made doubly stringent by sanctions against social dance in nightclubs and bars. This lecture moves between nightclubs and kothas, house parties and seedy bars, to document the perpetual displacement of queer subjects from public spaces. Using cultural analysis, ethnography, interview, and performance historiography, Dr. Khubchandani explores the possibility for social dance to model a response to legal and moral policing that justice systems have refused to grant sexual dissidents.
Kareem Khubchandani (Ph.D., Performance Studies, Northwestern) is the Embrey Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s and Gender Studies at UT.

Women and Gender Studies graduate portfolio program fellowships

Women and Gender Studies graduate portfolio program fellowships
Applications are being accepted now through April 6, 2015, for the following awards to be presented at the annual CWGS Spring Awards Reception:
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Dissertation Fellowship
  • Women’s and Gender Studies MA Thesis Award
  • Ellen Clarke Temple Award in the Study of Women in History
  • Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender
 
Details and application information for each graduate award can be found on the following CWGS web page: 
 
 
 

 

Feminist Geographies: Mapping Spaces, Nations and States of Being

22nd Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies Conference
“Feminist Geographies: Mapping Spaces, Nations and States of Being”

Wed, March 25, 2015 • 12:00 PM • College of Liberal Arts Glickman Conference Center

The Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies conference is an annual event hosted by the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies (CWGS) at The University of Texas at Austin. This conference provides an opportunity to share new and innovative research in women’s, gender, and/or sexuality studies with the students and faculty affiliates of CWGS, The University of Texas at Austin community, and CWGS community partners.

The 2015 conference, “Feminist Geographies: Mapping Spaces, Nations and States of Being” will be held in the Student Activities Center and the College of Liberal Arts Building (CLA) Glickman Center.

Professor Simone Browne, CWGS Core Faculty and in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, whose scholarship focuses on place, borders, race and surveillance, will deliver the pre-conference key note address on Tuesday, March 24 at 6pm in the College of Liberal Arts Glickman Conference Center in CLA 1.302E

Professor Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, CWGS Core Faculty and in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, will deliver the keynote address at a luncheon on Thursday, March 26 at 12:00pm in CLA 1.302E.  will be the speaker. with a reception to follow.

Moderated panels will take place from 12pm-5pm Wednesday on March 25th and from 9am-6pm Thursday on March 26th at the Student Activity Center (SAC), Rooms 3.106 & 3.116.

Interested students should contact Garrett Sawyer <sawyerg@utexas.edu> for more volunteer information.
Co-sponsored by: Office of the President, Department of American Studies, Center for Asian American Studies, Comparative Literature, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Theatre and Dance, Department of Classics

Free Registration available.

RSVP/Registration/Accommodations: http://sites.utexas.edu/feministgeographies/registration/
Conference Program: http://sites.utexas.edu/feministgeographies/program/

 

Career Fairs

UT Austin Liberal Arts students are invited to attend a variety of career fairs, including the following spotlighted events. View the campus-wide career fair calendar to explore other events and to determine whether you are eligible to attend.

 

SPRING 2015 CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The Texas Union – Ballroom
Attire: Professional Attire Required (no jeans, shorts, running shoes/sneakers or flip flops; visit our Dress for Success page to learn more about professional attire.)
Co-Hosted By: Liberal Arts Council
Research: Explore the list of attending employers and the positions they are offering – View attending employers here

All Majors Welcome!

Prep Assistance for Liberal Arts Majors:

 

SPRING 2015 NONPROFIT & GOVERNMENT CAREER FAIR

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The Texas Union – Ballroom
All Majors Welcome!

Explore event webpage here.

May 14: Lavender Graduation

May 14: Lavender Graduation
 
Lavender Graduation is a special graduation ceremony that honors the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally students on campus.
 
Lavender Graduation is co-hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Center and the UT Queer Students Alliance (QSA). Our goal is to provide a venue to demonstrate the success of our community members in a personal, entertaining and celebratory way. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony includes exhilarating speeches from UT faculty, administrators, students, and alumni; the chance to cross the lavender stage to celebrate your success and to receive a Lavender Graduation certificate as well as a rainbow tassel; and music, cake and food to share with friends, family and well-wishers!
 
Do you want to show your support even though you are not graduating? Attend the event, and bring your friends! Sign up on the GSC listserv to get updates and reminders closer to the event.
Would you like to volunteer at Lavender Graduation? Students, staff and faculty are welcome to help make this a successful event by providing assistance with event set up and clean up. Email us to learn how you can help, or get on our mailing list: gsc@austin.utexas.edu!
More information about Lavender Graduation http://ddce.utexas.edu/genderandsexuality/lavender-graduation/

Women & Gender Studies Awards

Applications are being accepted now through April 6, 2015, for the following awards to be presented at the annual CWGS Spring Awards Reception:
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Dissertation Fellowship
  • Women’s and Gender Studies MA Thesis Award
  • Ellen Clarke Temple Award in the Study of Women in History
  • Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender
 
Details and application information for each graduate award can be found on the following CWGS web page: 
 
 
 
Alma J. Salcedo, M. Ed.
Program Coordinator for Academic Affairs
Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Position at Strauss Center

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law is hiring a student research assistant for a project investigating the reasons for organizational successes and challenges within the special operations forces (SOF) community. More information about the position opening can be found here on our website and in the attached materials. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.
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The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

2315 Red River Street Stop E2700

Austin, TX 78712

P: 512 471 6267

F: 512 471 6961

strausscenter.org

Alash Tuvan Throat-Singing Ensemble

Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

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Alash Tuvan Throat-Singing Ensemble

Friday, March 6 | 7pm

Scottish Rite Theater

We are pleased to announce that renowned Tuvan throat singing ensemble Alash will again be joining us for a concert this Friday!

Alash performs traditional music from the Republic of Tuva, located in southern Siberia bordering Mongolia, using throat singing and Tuvan folk instruments, all subtly infused with Western influences. Its members formed their first group, Changy-Xaya, as students at the Kyzyl Arts College in Kyzyl, the capital city of the Republic of Tuva, and first toured in the United States in 2006. The group’s members include Bady-Dorzhu Ondar (vocals, igil, doshpuluur, and guitar), Ayan-ool Sam (vocals, igil, doshpuluur, and guitar), and Ayan Shirizhik (vocals, kengirge, shynggyrash, shoor, murgu, and xomus).
The trio of master throat singers has toured the US annually since 2006, playing with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones (who were on tour to promote their CD “Jingle All the Way,” which features Alash on several tracks), at SXSW, at UT several times, and on air at public radio stations across the U.S.

More information about this event can be found here, and more information on Alash can be found at their website and on their Facebook page.

The concert is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will be at the Scottish Rite Theater, located at 207 W. 18th Street, Austin, TX 78701. Directions to the theater and parking information can be found here.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and the UT College of Liberal Arts.

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