Texas Hillel, 2105 San Antonio Street

Come listen to Dr. Rick Hodes speak about his experience living and practicing in Africa for over 25 years. He is known all over the country for his work, don’t miss the amazing opportunity to hear his inspirational stories at UT!

FREE and Open to the Public
Dessert Reception to Follow 

Dr. Rick Hodes, a CNN hero and the subject of the HBO documentary, “Making the Crooked Straight”, is an American physician in Ethiopia and has also worked with refugees in Rwanda, Zaire, Tanzania, Somalia, and Albania. Currently, he is helping the impoverished and sick with heart disease, spinal deformities, and cancer at the Mother Teresa’s Catholic mission as well as throughout the country.

The event is presented by Liberal Arts Honors at The University of Texas at AustinGlobeMed at The University of Texas at AustinJewish Community Association of Austin (JCAA), and Texas Hillel

More details on the attached flyer: rickhodes_email

The Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft is seeking applications for its 2015 Maymester in London program titled “The British Strategic Tradition and Its Influence on the United States.” The course, taught primarily by the world-renowned War Studies faculty at King’s College London, will provide students the opportunity to learn firsthand about the Anglo-American tradition of history and strategic studies. Possible excursions include the Churchill War Rooms, Imperial War Museum, Dover Castle, and D-Day sites in Normandy.

The program is open to all undergraduate students and credit will be awarded by UT’s Department of History. The program fee is $1,200. Scholarships are available; students will not be turned away based on financial need. Applications are due Monday, October 13th by 5:00pm (see attached).

To learn more, students are encouraged to attend an information session on:

Thursday, September 18th at 12:30pm in the UNB 3.128

For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.clementscenter.org/program-overview/item/66-seay-partnership-in-history-strategy-and-statecraft or contact Jacqueline Chandler, Clements Center Programs Manager, at jchandler@austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-2773.

Drop-in Workshops CMA 5.136 Thursdays 3:15 to 4:30 pm

These open, drop-in workshops are aimed at helping students increase their interpersonal skills. Each week will feature a different theme in the area of interpersonal relationships. Workshops will be a combination of educational content, as well as activities. Students may elect to attend weekly or based on topics of interest. Open to all ages and genders.

9/18 – Making Connections: Improving Your Interpersonal Skills

9/25 – Can You Hear What I’m Saying?: Assertive Communication Skills

10/2 – Grounding the Helicopter: Setting Boundaries with Parents

10/9 – What’s Your Deal?: Resolving Conflict Productively

10/16 – Pros and COMMs: Improving Your Professional Communications

10/23 – Language of Love: Communicating with a Partner

11/6 – Social Literacy: Skills for Reading People Better

11/13 – Positive Sandwich: Giving and Receiving Feedback

For more information, please call: 512-471-3715

New Workshop Series

BUR 214 (Burdine Hall) Tuesdays 3:00 to 4:15 pm

This is an 11-week, open workshop series featuring a different topic each week, aimed at helping students explore themes of mind-body-emotional wellness. Each week students will learn and practice new mind-body grounding and relaxation techniques, as well as explore common themes that impact our daily thriving.

9/23: Turning Stress into an Ally
9/30: Focusing Our Distracted, Multitasking Minds 10/7: Sleep! (Too Much, Too Little, Just Right)
10/14: Art and Music for Stress Relief
10/21: Exploring Our Relationship to Time Management 10/28: Better Success without Perfectionism
11/4: Art and Music for Stress Relief
11/11: Strategies for Working with Anger
11/18: Conflict & Communication
11/25: Navigating Families, Holidays, Finals
12/2: Art and Music for Stress Relief

Workshops are free of charge. No registration necessary. Attend as many as you would like. For more information, please call CMHC at: 512-471-3715.

Join Us at UT Austin’s
5th Annual Sustainability Symposium

Come out on Friday to learn about sustainability at UT Austin and discover new opportunities for collaboration and innovation! 

Friday, September 19, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
AVAYA Auditorium, POB 2.302
Free and open to the public

Keynote Address by Provost Fenves at 12 p.m.

The President’s Sustainability Steering Committee at The University of Texas at Austin will host a full day symposium dedicated to highlighting the scholarly and practical sustainability efforts of the university community. The symposium will feature 24 presentations by students, faculty, and staff in the following sessions:

  • Climate Change, Drought, & the Energy-Water Nexus
  • UT in the City: Waller Creek, the Campus Landscape Plan, & Dell Medical School
  • Bridging Academics and Operations: Campus as a Living Laboratory
  • Best of Research and Initiatives
  • Ecological Economics, Green Infrastructure, & the Value of Sustainability

For more information and to see the schedule of the day go to:
http://www.utexas.edu/sustainability/pssc/symposium/

You need to attend an internal transfer session if you want to switch into or add Economics as a major.  You MUST RSVP and attend a session in order to start the major declaration process for economics. We provide personalized advising materials for all attendees, and our hope is that we can provide as much relevant information in a group setting to manage the large influx of students we and more effectively monitor timely graduation rates.  Students can find more information, as well as the RSVP links, on our website as well: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/economics/undergraduate/advising.php

College of Liberal Arts Scholarships

September 12, 2014 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Applications are now being accepted for merit-based, research and study abroad scholarships for fall 2014!

See if you are eligible on the Liberal Arts scholarship website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Scholarships-and-Awards/index.php

Deadline for most scholarships is October 16, 2014.

For Liberal Arts students from Shelby County, Texas or adjoining countieshttp://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/scholarships-hidden/Strong-Shelby-County-Scholarship.php

For Liberal Arts student from Franklin County, Texas or adjoining countieshttp://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/scholarships-hidden/Styles-Franklin-County-Scholarship.php

Normandy Scholars and History Honors

September 11, 2014 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Applications are now being accepted for the

The Normandy Scholar Program  (Interested in World War II? – all majors welcome with 3.5 g.p.a.)

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history/normandy-scholars/overview.php

&

The History Honors Program ( independent historical research and thesis for History majors)

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history/undergraduate/honors.php

Graduate School Fair

September 11, 2014 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Graduate School Fair

October 7

10am-2pm

Texas Union Ballroom

Meet representatives from graduate programs across the country.  This event is free and open to all majors at UT.

Learn more about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/355048561319422/

In order to expedite your registration, you can RSVP in advance here: https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_begU7RazgI5s7bf

An RSVP is not required to attend the fair.

Presented by the Graduate Coordinator Network.

Texas 4000 for Cancer Accepting Applications

September 4, 2014 | by lshipley | | 2 Comments

Texas 4000 has a competitive application process that will begin again in September 2014 for recruitment of the 2016 Texas 4000 Team. We offer applicants the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to fight cancer and share hope, knowledge and charity with communities large and small while riding across North America.

If you’re interested in applying, read more and download the application at the link below. Still have questions? Email t4k2016recruitment@gmail.com or come to an info session: http://www.texas4000.org/riders/apply-ride/